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2015!!

2015 had it’s own set of ups and downs…
It was a year of experiments, some phases came up in my life…

I took up the Ultimate Book Reading Challenge by popsugar.com. I tried so many new authors, New genres, broadened my reading IQ. (Ultimate Book Reading Challenge 2015)

I went for a trek for the very first time in my life. Though I’ve got bronchial asthma, I managed through my breathlessness to climb up and down a hillock (first time I was aware of the muscles I didn’t know existed, even my buttocks pained, cause I feel hard on my bums twice while descending. I couldn’t even sit the next day).

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I signed up for contemporary dance classes. It’s a certificate course offered by my college and I’m loving it.

I met some of my favourite authors and yes for the first I managed to get some signed copies of their novels. (For a bibliophile that matters!!!)

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I started writing my first ever novel, “Untold” !! It’s different I didn’t complete it yet πŸ˜…. (Sorry the book cover hasn’t been designed)

However, 2015 was scary as well. Just few days after I reached home for summer vacations, there was a massive earthquake recurring for 3 consecutive days, and again after a month, the after shocks still felt. For once, I thought, are we gonna survive this? I’m going back to college to complete my studies? At least I was there with my family at that time. Had I been in college and my family was stuck there, yeah my father would have worried less but I would have been half-dead in fear and concern and anxiety. This happened in the North of India. (Nature’s Conspiracies)

During Autumn, Tamil Nadu, one of the state’s in South India, just a few hundred kilometres from my college town, experienced cyclone for almost a month leading to devastating floods. I didn’t experience it myself but I understand what it is to meet with a natural calamity.

From the dark part of my experiences of the year that just passed, I just wish that such a year never comes back.. Hope the God Almighty will accept my humble request

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Ultimate Book Reading Challenge 2015 Results

2015 is over, here’s my Ultimate 2015 Reading Challenge outcome: 30/52

1) A book with more than 500 pages –

2) A classic romance –

βœ“3) A book that became a movie – A Walk to Remember

βœ“4) A book published this year – Scion of Ikshvaku

√5) A book with a number in the title: Two states

βœ“6) A book written by someone under 30 – World’s Best Boyfriend

βœ“7) A book with non human characters – Vampire Academy

√8) A funny book – The Code of the Woosters

βœ“9) A book by a female author – It happens for a reason

βœ“10) A mystery or thriller – The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

βœ“11) A book with a one word title – Medea

βœ“12) A book of short stories – To cut a long story short

βœ“ 13) A book set in a different country – Divergent

14) A nonfiction book –

15) A popular author’s first book –

16) A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet –

βœ“17) A book a friend recommended – Rage of Angels

18) A Pulitzer Prize winning book –

βœ“19) A book based on a true story – Lajja

βœ“20) A book at the bottom of your to-read list – Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT

21) A book your mom loves –

22) A book that scares you –

βœ“23) A book more than 100 years old – David Copperfield

βœ“ 24) A book chosen based entirely on it’s cover – Paper Towns

βœ“25) A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t – Haroun and the sea of stories

26) A memoir –

βœ“ 27) A book you can finish in a day – Swami and friends

28) A book with antonyms in the title –

βœ“29) A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit – The House on Mango Street

βœ“30) A book that came out the year you were born –True Betrayals

31) A book with bad reviews –

32) A trilogy –

33) A book from your childhood –

βœ“34) A book with a love triangle – Nightfall

35) A book set in the future –

36) A book set in high school –

37) A book with a color in the title –

38) A book that made you cry –

39) A book with magic –

βœ“40) A graphic novel – Kite Runner

βœ“41) A book by an author you’ve never read before – Β A Million Miles Away

√42) A book you own but haven’t read yet – City of Bones

βœ“43) A book that takes place in your hometown (or surrounding area) – Feluda’r Goendagiri

βœ“44) A book that was originally written in a different language – Chronicles of Death Foretold

βœ“45) A book set during Christmas – A Christmas Carol

46) A book by an author with your same initials –

βœ“47) A play – Trojan Women

48) A banned book –

βœ“49) A book based on or turned into a TV show – The Vampire Diaries #1

βœ“50) A book you started but never finished – The Alchemist