Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Book Reviews

I am no expert of Literature or anything like that but I am a die-hard Novel-Worm. So this post is just to share my all time Favorite books and some of their reviews with you all.
I definitely enjoyed reading these books, hopefully you will too....
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1. Top 10 Mangas I Love
It's the list of my favorite mangas. Making this list was soooo difficult. Partly because I have read lots and lots and lots of Mangas and so it was pretty difficult to choose the top 10 but mostly because I admired all the mangas . The stories and awesome characters - my God they are all amazing. But in the end these are my top 10.

2. A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker
I fell in love with Dorothy Parker after reading her poem Resume. A Telephone Call didn't disappoint me at all. It is such a simple story with even simpler perspective that it's simplicity throws you off balance.

3. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
This is a very sassy novel with a very original plot. I read Melissa de la Cruz's short story "Shelter Island" which is based on the Blue Blood series and I immediately got hooked.

4. Top 10 Crime Novels I Love
We live in a century obsessed with crimes and intrigued by cunning heartless murderers. Hence, these top 10 Crime Novels to satiate the appetites of crime and mystery lovers.

5. Top 10 Novels featuring Revolution
I love history. My History teacher commented in her first lecture that history is nothing but "His-Story" hence we need to learn history as if we are reading a story. Stories and History goes hand in hand and if you like castles and gowns and ball dancing mixed with manipulation and backstabbing in royal courts then Historical Fiction is your genre. I have always been fascinated by Revolution, after all it gave birth to our present society. Therefore, these top 10 novels that are set in the time of revolution.

6. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
I saw Gossip Girl serial before I read Gossip Girl that is why I like the serial more than novel series but the books are interesting and you just can't keep them down.

7. The Devil wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Both the novels are completely different and yet similar to each other or maybe I felt they are because I read them back to back but they are chic and they are small. I finished both in two hours so they are perfect to spend time in flight. Plus, reading definitely distracts you from stupid air pressure and weird feeling in the ear. It's a better and way healthier distraction than eating candies....

8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I am sure all the Twilight lovers and haters have already read this novel and there is no need to write a review for this one but Twilight literally changed the way vampires were perceived and it can't really be ignored when writing book reviews. I bought Twilight just before New Moon was released in India. I had no idea about the series, the only reason I bought it because the cover page was Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's photo. Yes, I judge book by covers especially when the cover is so so so Gorgeous. Anyhoo I realized that Twilight was a big deal while changing the channels and stumbling on New Moon trailer. Now I had read the whole series 28 times and counting....

9. Top 11 Angel Novels I Love
My first Angel novel was Angel by L. A. Weatherly where angels are actually bad guys and since that series I have fallen in love with angels....

10. Top 10 Fashion Novels
I love novels and I love fashion, ergo I love fashion novels; simple.

11. Top 20 Supernatural Short stories
For those who don't have either patience or attention span to read whole novels. I am a sucker for supernatural hence that is the only genre where I have read most of the short stories. 

12. Top 10 Vampire Novels I love
Last but definitely not the least, my all time favorite Vampire Novels. 50% of my library is filled with Vampire Novels. This is the hardest post I had ever written. Choosing top 10 was like choosing between chocolate and mangoes - Impossible. But somehow I did it.

XOXO
Arushi Raj

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Officially Smarter

After waking up at ungodly hour, running to bank to make a DD, reaching Sion, getting xerox of my marksheet, filling the form on the school counter at the last moment and borrowing scissors from strangers (and almost forgetting my mobile on the counter), hunting down the coordinator, getting my documents attested, making last minutes adjustments, hunting down the cashier and getting the receipt; I am Officially the student of Second Year Bachelor of Arts. Phew! It's easier to pass exams than getting admission, even in your own college!

XOXO
Arushi Raj

Monday, 6 May 2013

Yummy Guys with Tattoos

Paul Wesley:
The Yummy Vampire Diaries star have a Gorgeous Rose tattoo. I guess the first time I fell in love with it was when Stefan was fighting the need for human blood by exercising and his tattoo flexed with his muscles. Drool! 
Originally the tattoo was something else which he got at the age of 15 but when he reached the legal age Paul really hated it and decided to get the rose tattoo to cover it up.
The Vampire Diaries producers decided to let Paul aka Stefan have some ink instead of covering it up every time they showed Stefan shirtless. GOOD MOVE!!!!

Adam Levine: 
  • 222 - the tattoo on his forearm is the number of doors of the very first studio Maroon 5 recorded in.
  • A paw print on the back of his right shoulder with Frankie Girl underneath it. Frankie is the name of his Golden Retriever.
  • The Sanskrit script on the left chest may mean Sun. It's been too long since I had learnt Sanskrit. If it doesn't means sun then Oopsey.....
  • Adam was born in Los Angeles and therefore he got it in cursive on the upper right bicep.
  • The Roman X, i.e., 10 either represents 10 years anniversary of Maroon 5 or 10 years with Jesse Carmichael's friendship.
  • My personal favorite amazingly detailed and gorgeous Guitar on the left side.
  • After 9/11 events he got a beautiful tattoo of Dove and Cherry Blossoms to remember all the lives that were lost.
  • Not to forget the awesome tiger Tattoo. It's fantastic.
The first time I saw Adam's tattoo was in the show "The Voice". I had seen the videos of Maroon 5 songs but I don't know how I never noticed that he has tattoos. Silly me....

Alexander Pettyfer:

All in all he have 7 tattoos but nobody knows where the 7th tattoo is. Hmmmmmm
  • The first one is the Celtic Cross with his date of birth beneath it. It's kinda a combination of Christian cross with a circle.
  • My bloody favorite "What goes around comes around". This is my motto in the life and if I could ever muster the courage to get a tattoo then I will definitely get this one!
  • There is a conflict between the third one, its ER. People say it means Emma Roberts but he says that it means Elizabeth Royal. He claims to be a big fan of Elizabeth the second.
  • He has a tattoo of Emma on his ring finger for his girl friend but sadly they broke up. :-(
  • Inside his forearm there is and Arabic script tattoo which might mean "Your mind is stronger than you body". From what I can see he has a pretty strong and sexy body so hopefully his mind is even better.
  • Below his waist he got his name tattooed in Japanese. 


Chad Murray:
On the show "One Tree Hill" Lucas Scott gets a Japanese tattoo while having wild time with Brooke Davis. As far as I know Chad have four tattoos. Relax on his inner right wrist, his initials CMM and a cross on his inner left wrist along with the Japanese word.


Personally I am super scared of needles but I love tattoos. The tragedy of my life. The only thing I don't understand is why these "Super Sexy Guys" have tattoos in Sanskrit, Japanese ans Arabic? Who will understand that anyway! I know it's not my place to judge but COME ON! Thankfully they made up for that fact by some pretty cool tattoos. Even though Adam have most tattoos I prefer Paul Wesley more. First, Beauty in Simpicity, I just loved the rose plus the story behind is pretty funny. The reason Chad Murray is last is because of his CMM tattoo. That one looks tacky and overcrowded. Still I love them all.....

XOXO
Arushi Raj