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Cricket and Books!

I’m literally chewing my fingernails right now. IPL’s playoffs began today and the match is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. I really want RCB to win this year because Virat Kohli has been in an AMAZING form. Scoring 50 off 28 balls and 113 off 50 balls that too with a STITCHED hand is quite an impossible achievement.

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Kohli after his 100 with his stitched hand

They have been one of the most consistent teams throughout all the nine seasons of IPL but it is a tragedy in itself that they have never managed to win the cup. But I still support KKR (after all, it is my city’s team!) more. As I’m writing this, A.B. de Villiers has started hitting the balls like an adrenaline junkie and I’m pretty sure that RCB is going to win. Easy peasy.

On another note, I finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I have to say this – I’m disappointed. I was expecting so much more because it is a really hyped up book… with the movie and everything. But alas! I’ll be reviewing it later on my blog. I also finished reading Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. It is the fourth book in the Rizzoli and Isles series. I’m an absolute sucker for crime/thriller/mystery books and I’m finding this series really addicting. Meanwhile I’m planning to start with Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn tonight. It is a YA retelling of the ever popular – The Arabian Nights. I remember my grandpa narrating me these stories when I was a little kid and I used to listen to them so attentively. He must have narrated me Ali Baba and Alladin a gazillion times. I also read the stories when I grew up so I’m really excited to read this book. There is a LOT of hype surrounding this book and I seriously hope that this book, at least, lives up to my expectations.

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The Wrath and the Dawn

Meanwhile, RCB has won tonight’s match (Woop woop!) and they are through to Sunday’s final. ABD – I bow to thee! What an innings! Now, I just hope KKR wins the Eliminator and the second Qualifier and they too go through to the final. J

( Watching the post match Extra Innings and Sunil Gavaskar quite aptly described ABD as ABCDE – AB can do EVERYTHING!)

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ABD

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We Meet After a Long Time

Twelfth grade has been nothing short of a cacophonous frenzy. There were times in the past year when I felt like my brain was about to explode and honestly, it was difficult. Extremely so. The competition is cut-throat and we were pushed to our very limits. But now that my board results are out, it is “officially” over and boy, am I glad that it is! I have had an onslaught of college entrance examinations since the beginning of April. Even though I am done with all the important ones, I still have a few more left. I have a few good colleges in my hand, so I am in a contented mood now.

The most difficult thing about the last school year was that the studies took up so much time and energy that I hardly had time to do anything else. I had to give up reading books because whenever I start reading something and begin to like it, I get sucked into the world and I lose control. I can’t stop reading the book until and unless I finish it. And at the end of the day, it does have a negative impact on my studies because I find myself reading a story when I should’ve been studying. Due to this reason, I hardly read a few books last year. But now that my examinations are nearly over, I have the time again to read. Just writing that sentence alone made my heart leap up with joy! Even though I controlled my reading last year, what I didn’t control was my habit of buying books. So now, I have a ton of unread books just sitting on my bookshelf and I can’t wait to start with them.

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( All of my unread books. There are a few more but they’re with my uber awesome Di for the time being. )

I’ve also decided to create a book blog because I really want to do features like book reviews and book tags. You can find the link here (I still have a LOT of work left). A book blog is a definitive place to do it. I’m also going to start writing on Wattpad again. There are a few book challenges that I’ve always wanted to do and I finally have the time to get my creative brain working. This blog has always been a solace wherein I can share all my thoughts without having the need to hold back and I’m going to start uploading this frequently too. I’m also going to start drawing too because I’ve had a crazy idea to cover my door with cartoons. I’m REALLY looking forward to doing all this.

As I’m reading over this blog, I feel as if it may be a bit vague and I truly am sorry if it has turned out to be so, my dears. I have been out of touch with this for quite a few months and it is going to take a bit of time to get the hang of it again. Stick with me till then, please?