Saturday, 28 May 2016

'My Last Love Story' by Falguni Kothari: A Book Review

I, Simeen Desai, am tired of making lemonade with the lemons life has handed me.
Love is meant to heal wounds.
Love was meant to make my world sparkle and spin.
Love has ripped my life apart and shattered my soul.
I love my husband, and he loves me.
But Nirvaan is dying.
I love my husband. I want to make him happy.
But he is asking for the impossible.
I don’t want a baby.
I don’t want to make nice with Zayaan.
I don’t want another chance at another love story. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

'Away' by Swati Hegde // Geek Poetry

Okay, first things first: I am not a poet. I've rarely ever tried poetry, and when I have, I've pretty much sucked at it.
But this is an attempt, and I don't think it's complete crap, so.. here goes!


I want to go
Where I’ve never been
But only dreamt of

I want to go
To places, full of
Sandy beaches and salty shores
Floating clouds and mountain air
In the middle of nowhere
And yet, everywhere

I want to go
Someplace I can be away
From the noise of daily life
And the silence of a lonely heart

I want to go
Where I’ve never been
So I can become
Who I truly am


Do you hate it? Do you like it? Do you love it? Let me know in the comments below. And hey, if you're a poet, why not share your work with me and my readers? Link your poetry down below. 

I'll see you soon! :)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Happy Hunger Games (ft. Invaluable)

I remember the first time I held a copy of The Hunger Games in my hands. I'd thought then that it was just another book, something to read to while the time away.

A couple of days later, after I finished reading Mockingjay, I realised that this series is so much more than your average YA dystopian series. The Hunger Games is about politics, rebellion, revolution, and human nature. It's a series that's second only to Harry Potter. It's a series I will always cherish.

And when the movies followed, I was even more overjoyed. Yes, the first Hunger Games movie left out a lot of important things, but Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 were flawless. I remember dressing up as Katniss Everdeen to go watch the movies, and my only regret was that I didn't have the exact same costume as her.

And if you had that same thought, then I have some good news for you! Invaluable and Profiles in History are bringing to you The World of The Hunger Games Auction, an event that gives you the chance to lay your hands on iconic memorabilia from the movie series.

Still not convinced? Check out some of the amazing props and costumes on sale:

Friday, 13 May 2016

What's On My Playlist (May 2016)

Okay, okay, I went AWOL again on the blog. Sorry about that. Anyway, I'm back today with this month's playlist. Music has really been inspiring me to write my novel, Always You (read it on Wattpad here!), so all these songs are really important to me. Each one of them fits a scene of my book perfectly!

Without further ado, I present to you... the May 2016 playlist!

1) Summertime Sadness | Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is just gorgeous, isn't she? I do feel like a lot of her songs are repetitive - and are meant to be listened to when you're high - but I love this song anyway. It's so hauntingly beautiful.

Favourite lyric:

// Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore //

2) Born to Die | Lana Del Rey

Yes, another Lana Del Rey song. I like this one especially because of the lyrics and background music. This one would be such a good fit for the murder mystery I'm planning to write in a couple of years - plus, I'm thinking of naming it 'Born to Die'. It's a good name for a thriller, isn't it?

Favourite lyric:

// Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words,
This is the last time
'Cause you and I
We were born to die //

3) Dangerous Woman | Ariana Grande

I'm not a huge fan of Ariana Grande (this is the only song of hers that I like), but this song is really cool. It makes me feel like a dangerous, daring girl even though I'm definitely not one!

Favourite lyric:

// Nothing to prove and
I'm bulletproof and
Know what I'm doing
The way we're movin' like introducing
Us to a new thing //

4) Haunted | Beyonce

This song is a little too risqué, I agree, but it's just so... sexy. And haunting. I only judge people who like Fifty Shades of Grey, but if you don't like this song, I'll probably judge you too.

Favourite lyric:

// My haunted lungs
Ghost in the sheets
I know if I'm haunting you
You must be haunting me //

5) I Really Like You | Carly Rae Jepson

I don't understand this video, and I know the lyrics are very repetitive, but this song is just so catchy! I first heard it when I was doing Blogilates' song challenge, and I've loved it ever since. It also makes me want to work out, which is great!

Favourite lyric:

// Who gave you eyes like that?
Said you could keep them?
I don't know how to act
Or if I should be leaving
I'm running out of time
Going out of my mind
I need to tell you something
Yeah, I need to tell you something //

6) Bad Romance | Lady Gaga

This is a really old song, isn't it? I don't even know if Lady G is making music anymore. Either way, this song is perfect for an upcoming scene from Always You. That's why I love it so.

Favourite lyric:

// I want your drama
The touch of your hand
I want your leather studded kiss in the sand
I want your love //

7) Just Dance | Lady Gaga

I first heard this song on an episode of Pretty Little Liars (I've stopped watching that show, in case you were wondering), and I liked it quite a bit. It was only recently that I was browsing music videos and came across this one. Makes for a good party song, doesn't it?

Favourite lyric:

// Control your poison, babe
"Roses have thorns," they say
And we're all gettin' hosed tonight //

8) Cheap Thrills ft. Sean Paul | Sia

I adore Sia. Her songs are always, always, always on point. I've heard both versions of Cheap Thrills, but this Sean Paul remix is easily my favourite. Another great song to groove to when I'm in the shower.

Favourite lyric:

// Til I hit the dance floor
Hit the dance floor
I got all I need
No I ain't got cash
I ain't got cash
But I got you baby (jus u an me) //

9) The Heart Wants What it Wants | Selena Gomez

Is this song about Justin Bieber? Are they still even together? Eh, who cares. This song kinda reminds me of all the bad decisions I've made in my life, and how, even though I regret them, my life wouldn't be the same if they hadn't happened. Deep, I know. Then again, I'm a deep girl.

Favourite lyric:

// This is a modern fairytale
No happy endings
No wind in our sails
But I can't imagine a life without
Breathless moments
Breaking me down, down, down, down //


So, these are the top nine songs I'm loving lately (yes, I wanted to make it an even ten, but couldn't pick anything else). What about you? Have you heard these songs? Do you have any song recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below.

I'll be back next week with another post, hopefully. Still trying to cure my writer's block. See you then!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

My Favourite YouTubers // 2016

Hey, Geeks!
Sorry for having been MIA this entire month. I had finals, and my state of mind wasn't calm enough to return to writing.

Anyway, I've recently fallen in love with so many YouTubers. Each one of them has something different - and special - to offer to me. Keep reading to find out which ones made the cut this year!