Serial. Period.

Warning. If you are reading this post you are officially part of the experiment.

Lol. Just kidding.

So, I am doing this post for the pure intention of letting you know about the top secret experiment I’m running. No I’m not. I’m just writing to announce that I will be doing a… I wouldn’t call it a book review… my thoughts on the books I’ve read in 2014.

Yup. That’s it.

Done. Done. Done.


I didn’t tell you about the experiment…


And my vacations are over.

And exams really are knocking at the door this time. I have to admit that I have been slacking off. Blogging 101 was fun ride. Sadly, I have to take a break, because my mock tests start in about a week and I have to start preparing. That means… What does that mean?

  • Less blog posts, though I will try to come up with something at least once a week.
  • Less comments, because the more time I spend studying the better.
  • Less interactions, because I don’t have a phone and I can’t log in without my laptop.
  • More missing the blogosphere, because its just that much more awesome.

Meanwhile, I humbly request all my readers to pray for me and wish me luck. This is practically the start of my O Levels. I’ll need everything I can get.

My Chinese Teacher told me, the three markings on the top denote a student going crazy... or something along the lines of that...
My Chinese Teacher told me, the three markings on the top denote a student going crazy…
or something along the lines of that…

Bloggers Unite for a Better World: 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion

Beyond the Flow

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“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

― Mark Twain

In response to recent terrorist atrocities around the world, a call has gone out for bloggers to unite behind an inspirational campaign to highlight compassion around the world. On the Friday 20th February, 2014, bloggers are asked to write a post on their blog about compassion and be a part of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion.

This campaign was launched by Yvonne Spence who suggested the idea to a Facebook group she belongs to and it went from there.

As a writer, I have always hoped that the pen is mightier than the sword and in more modern times, the bullet. Through participating in this campaign, I hope to be part of the change which leads the pen and indeed the cartoonist’s pencil, to victory!!

Naturally, I would love…

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

Something crashed onto the bed, jerking Ella awake.

She opened her eyes, pressing them shut again at once. Someone had moved the curtains in the window, letting in morning sunlight. She felt something move next to her on her small bed. She sheltered her eyes from the light with a hand and pushed herself off of the lying position. She was amazed, and slightly scared to find a girl on the bed next to her.

The girl was dressed in the most peculiar fashion. Her clothes looked like the attire of men. She wore two grease stained gloves, which Ella could only see because the other girl was struggling to release herself from the ropes that held them behind her back. Her light brown hair was pulled into a messy tail and grease stains covered her face as well.

“What is the meaning of this, Adri?” she screeched.

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Why So Scandalous?

Some months ago, one of my friends shared the goodreads link to The Scandalous Sisterhood Of Prickwillow Place and my brother went and said, “Why so scandalous?”

Anyway, this isn’t about that book. Its about something else completely.

I want to thank Choett for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thank you time and again for considering me worthy.


The rules of the award are as follows”

1. Answer the ten questions you’ve been asked.

2. Link to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 7 blogs.

4. Put the logo of the blog in the post you write. Or on your page, depends.

5. Make up ten new questions for your nominees.

Here’s the ten questions I’ve been asked:

1. Why did you decide to write a blog?

I wanted to find people who could relate to me and who I could relate to. And this seemed to be the best way to do it.

2. Where do you find your blogging inspiration?

There are a number of inspiration sources. I’d name real life experiences first. Then I have things I read about online, either on blogs or on social media. Things I studied about too. I actually have this blog post written in hand in one of my note books. I feel it hasn’t ripened yet. And then there are books I read. Those are the greatest inspiration.

3. What would you like to accomplish this year with your blog?

To be communicating actively with at least five fellow bloggers. That’s it. For now.

4. What is your favourite book and why?

The Lord of The Rings. And The Hobbit is my favorite prelude. These stories may be fantasy, but they ring true on so many levels.

5. Which are your 3 favourite blogs?

That’s a hard one. Okay, um… Altucher Confidential, Mama Pains, La Choett (the one who nominated me).

6. Where are you from?

I’m from Bangladesh, a place many people consider to be a part of India. Some people only recognize where we’re from when we say the word “India”. We are actually an independent country. I live in the capital, Dhaka.

7. If you could take a 2 week holiday tomorrow, where would you go?

I’d go to Sylhet and chill. That place is awesome, no electricity, no hassles, no traffic. Downside though, is that they don’t have internet.

8. If you could go back in time, would you change something and what would that be?

No, I wouldn’t change a thing, because I think what ever happened happened for a reason. I want to let fate play it out.

9. If you had the opportunity to meet your favourite actor/actress who would it be and what question would you ask? (You can only ask one question).

It would be Aamir Khan. I’d ask him to blog.

10. If you were not blogging right now, what would you be doing?

Hmm… reading, writing, doing some chores. Hard to tell.

I nominate the following:







I can’t think of anyone else.

Hope I fit the bill, really. Haven’t done this stuff ever before.

AND I just realized that I didn’t write the questions I want my nominees to answer. Here they are:

1. What sort of books do you like?

2. What’s Gollum’s hobbit name? (hehe)

3. Have you ever finished the manuscript of a book? What was the experience like, if you did?

4. Is paranormal or supernatural a genre for you?

5. Talk about the theme of your blog.

6. What does it feel like being nominated for an award?

7. Any idea what this thing is about?

8. How many book have you read in 2014?

9. How many of these books did you like?

10. Who’s your fictional role-model, if you have one?

Geographic Tongue Had Me Thinking

The pictures of tongue inflammations still haunt me. Don’t know when it will stop…

I searched up geographic tongue as soon as I was done reading the post by pinklightsabre.I found two things that interested me in this post. Continue reading “Geographic Tongue Had Me Thinking”

And The Story Continues…..

Finding Myself Through Writing

Have you ever been re-blogged? Just wait until it happens to you and you will be singing along with the best of them! I’ve had a great time re-blogging some of my very own favorite posts this week to help with my time crunch while participating in Blogging 101. Who knew it could be so time-consuming, but I’m going to come out of it being a smarter blogger and having a better blog!

So I had a thought – a great thought – I think! I am going to start having a re-blog Wednesday every week. This will help me out time-wise and maybe – just maybe, I’ll get this book published!

Re-blogging, in case you haven’t heard, brings traffic to your site, helps bring traffic to the site of the blogger who you re-blogged, and just all-around makes bloggers HAPPY!

What this means is that every Wednesday I will re-blog…

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What I Learned From Starting On My First Manuscript

I woke from my dream with a start. The images were still flashing bright in my eyes, in the silence of the night. Mom’s steady breathing beside me reminded me that I wasn’t meant to be awake, so, I worked on getting back to sleep.

The next morning, I still remembered the entire dream, which is very unusual. One of my friends told me that a person forgets a small percentage of a dream within the first ten seconds of waking up, but within the next ten seconds, s/he forgets a huge chunk of it. That would make the dream perpetually useless. Continue reading “What I Learned From Starting On My First Manuscript”