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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 31, 2017 4:52 PM (UTC)

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December 31: Make Up Your Mind Day
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So, we're finally here. The last day of the year. And we all made it through. 😂 2017 wasn't as crappy a year as 2016. I took up a job, which I love. I've become more mature than I expected. I wrote more than I could ever imagine. And I imagined more than I could ever write. #IfThatMakesSense
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Exactly a year ago, I made up my mind to post everyday on Instagram and today, on #MakeUpYourMindDay I have achieved my goal. I have posted 365 posts for every day of the year and I am patting myself on the back. It may not seem a big deal to many but it's a personal goal I set and completed.
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I have yet to make up my mind on what goal I will achieve next year. Maybe I'll finish at least half of the books on my #TBRList. 😝 What say?
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How would you describe your 2017? Did you achieve what all you wanted to?
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And lastly, Happy New Year to you. May it bring health, hope, and happiness.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 30, 2017 4:20 PM (UTC)

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December 30: Birthday of Rudyard Kipling
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I haven't read the #JungleBook but I have watched the movies. I liked both the 1967 #Disney version and the 2016 live-action one. Given the choice, I prefer the former.
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I have, however, read #NeilGaiman's version of the Jungle Book, #TheGraveyardBook, which is, of course, #awesome. It's just so imaginative and exciting. This book, along with #Coraline, is one of my all time favourite fantasy novels.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 29, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)

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December 29: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce is Published
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This is a book I've heard a lot about but am pretty sure I'm not going to read. Have a lot of classics, both paperback and hardback, but not really interested in this one. You tell me. Is this a good book?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 28, 2017 5:01 PM (UTC)

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December 28: Birthday of Maggie Smith
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Happy Birthday to Maggie Smith who plays one of the best and most underrated characters in the #HarryPotterSeries, Minerva McGonagall. I really wish her role was much more fleshed out and she was given a stronger role in later movies. There are always the books though, to make our wishes come true.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 27, 2017 4:52 PM (UTC)

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December 27: No Interruptions Day
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#TheOrderofthePhoenix is the longest book I've read without any interruptions. It's actually the longest book I've ever read. It was so gripping, so magical, and so emotional (Sirius 😭) that I just couldn't put it down. I cried so much at the end of the book because Sirius had become a part of me. And he was only two books old. How can a character make you weep so much, I thought? Then I remembered reading #TheArtofRacingintheRain and knew why. That's another emotional roller coaster ride.
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Which book have you read without any interruptions?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 26, 2017 4:03 PM (UTC)

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December 26: Thank You Note Day
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I am a huge believer in the universe and karma. I am not a religious but spiritual person (whatever that means). And I am thankful to the universe for always looking out for me. If anything bad ever happens to me, the universe always finds a way to right the wrong and I'm eternally writing a verbal thank you note to it.
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Paulo Coelho's books, at least #TheAlchemist, reads like a thank you note to the universe. It's an interesting book and I remember not liking it that much. Maybe a second time read will change my mind about it.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 25, 2017 2:05 PM (UTC)

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December 25: A'phabet Day or No "L" Day
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Merry/Happy Christmas to all. Hope you guys are enjoying the holiday.
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Though it is #Christmas today, I thought of using a weird theme, which is "No 'L' Day." This is the only book I had which didn't have an 'L' on the cover. Well, mostly! Because the word "publishing" does have an 'L' but it's hardly noticeable.
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This book was my prize from #HarperCollins. It's one of the new covers published for their 25th anniversary. Pretty cool, isn't it?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 24, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC)

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December 24: Birthday of Dima Bilan
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Another day, another quote. Well! Technically a lyric.
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I don't know how many of you know that #DimaBilan is a Russian singer. The first time I heard him was at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest where he sang one of my currently all-time favourite songs, #NeverLetYouGo. And to be honest, that's the only song of his I've heard till date. Do listen to it if you can.
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Besides reading books, I love listenng to music. Any kind of music. Music transcends all boundaries, doesn't it? It makes you forget all your problems and assures you of a better time. And that's one of the things that keep me going at times.
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Besides reading books, what's your favourite pastime?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 23, 2017 3:52 PM (UTC)

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December 23: Jane Austen's "Emma" is Published
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I have no clue who says this quote or when they say it because I haven't read the book. But I really love it.
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So tell me, did you love reading #Emma? Which is the best #JaneAusten book you've read?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 22, 2017 4:17 PM (UTC)

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December 22: Birthday of Ralph Fiennes
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The only other movie of Ralph Fiennes I've seen is #TheReader, whose music I absolutely loved. The major one is #HarryPotter of course where he plays #LordVoldemort to some awkward perfection. I loved how the casting was on point. I was on board with him playing #Voldemort from the get go. I also loved the casting of #BartyCrouchJr - David Tennant - in the 4th movie. Even though the 4th movie isn't one of my favourites, it did introduce two really handsome characters.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 21, 2017 4:35 PM (UTC)

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December 21: 1st Crossword Puzzle Printed in NY World
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In my younger days, I used to love solving the crossword in the Times of India. Nowadays, not so much, mainly because I haven't subscribed to any newspaper since I've moved. I wasn't very good, mind you. I had to use the dictionary for solving most of the clues.
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This book belongs to @rajdivsh and there isn't a single crossword which has been attempted.
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Do you love crossword puzzles?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:12 PM (UTC)

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December 20: International Human Solidarity Day
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#HarryPotter is the perfect example of showing solidarity in times of crisis. When it came to kill Voldemort, everyone united to fight for the common good.
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When it comes to world issues, we too should put aside our differences and work together (in solidarity 💕) towards making this world a little better.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 19, 2017 4:32 PM (UTC)

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December 19: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is published
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The closest I've come to reading a #CharlesDickens novel is watching the movie "Fitoor" (Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif). I do have a good number (read: three) of Charles's Dickens' novels, the e-book of #AChristmasCarol included. And one day I intend to start and finish them. Till then they'll lie in my #TBRPile.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 18, 2017 4:05 PM (UTC)

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December 18: Avatar is Released [2009]
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I am not particularly fond of #JamesCameron's Avatar, mainly because of two reasons.
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1. I didn't watch it in 3D as it was intended.
2. I didn't like the story. It's the same story repackaged in a more exciting box.
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I'd rather talk about the avatars in this book. Here, #DevduttPattanaik explains that our "gods" have taken so many avatars (incarnations) to fulfil a need. It talks particularly about #queerness and explains how even in mythology our gods embraced it. It's only now that we look down upon queerness as something "unnatural". If the gods didn't have a problem with it, why should we?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 17, 2017 4:30 PM (UTC)

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December 17: Wright Brothers Day
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The #WrightBrothers are credited with inventing and flying the first airplane. Apparently, it was #OTD in 1903. The #airplane or #aeroplane, as we oldies learnt in our childhood, is a brilliant invention. Even though I'm afraid of flying, I'm glad we have them.
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Speaking of #flyingobjects, some brilliant minds in our political system claim that we invented the airplane because there are "records" of people flying from one place to another. #Ravana's #PushpakaVimana is often cited as an example. I don't have enough hands to #facepalm.
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I still haven't started #SitaWarriorofMithila. Maybe I will by the time #RavanaOrphanofAryavarta comes out.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 16, 2017 4:06 PM (UTC)

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December 16: Chocolate Covered Anything Day
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As I was reading the theme, I wondered if chocolate covered books could be a thing. But then, we'd be torn between reading the book or eating the chocolate. Even if we chose not to eat the book, the thought that it may melt if not stored properly can give us nightmares. I thought this would be a better way to have a chocolate covered book. What do you think?
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The reason I chose #SylviaPlath's #TheBellJar is because she suffered from mental illness, which eventually led to her suicide. In #HarryPotter, the effect of the #dementors, who signify depression and all things bad, can be healed with a little chocolate. While I understand mental illness cannot be cured with chocolate, a little sadness can.
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I'd been feeling a little down from the past few days and the chocolate (dark, my favourite kind) sure seems to be helping. It indeed does have magical powers.
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Tell me, what's your medicine for sadness?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 15, 2017 4:16 PM (UTC)

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December 15: Ugly Sweater Day
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I don't own any ugly sweaters. All my clothes are equally ugly 😂. This cover isn't something I would call ugly but it is quite generic. I remember seeing the same cover on a #SherlockHolmes book. So, as I said, #generic.
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As for the book, it's on my #TBR and I have to, have to start reading it. What did you think of the book? Is it unputdownable?
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 14, 2017 3:58 PM (UTC)

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December 14: Monkey Day
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The book of Ram was one of the first #DevduttPattanaik books I bought. It has almost all the same stories we hear from the Ramayana. The exile, Ram meeting Hanuman (the #MonkeyKing, and theme, yay!), Sita's abandonment, and stuff. It is more like a retelling of the Ramayana and deviates from his usual writing style. I did enjoy it but not as much. I preferred his #Sita compared to this book.
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User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 13, 2017 4:39 PM (UTC)

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December 13: Birthday of Christopher Plummer
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#TheSoundofMusic, which starred Christopher Plummer, is one of my most favourite musicals of all time. Another being #SevenBridesforSevenBrothers. I don't really like the current musicals. Haven't even watched La La Land.
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Which is your favourite musical?
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@Regranned from @soundofmusic - Happy Birthday, Christopher Plummer! #SoundOfMusic #christopherplummer #thesoundofmusic #julieandrews #edelweiss #doremi #myfavoritethings - #regrann
User Image noinpart Posted: Dec 12, 2017 3:47 PM (UTC)

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December 12: Tide Detergent is Introduced [1946]
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A beautiful "tideless" picture from @thomaspeschak. I love the ocean, it gives me a sense of peace and order, despite the waves and tides. It amazes me that whatever happens, the waters just go on and on.
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@Regranned from @natgeo - Photograph by @thomaspeschak Aerial photography is one of my passions, I love to lean out (tied into a safety harness) of helicopters and document the sheer exuberance of our planet from above. I have been fortunate to witness some incredibly scenes, but shooting a double rainbow over the D’Arros Island and St. Joseph Atoll in the Seychelles was a very special moment. This ring of islands was once commercially exploited for fish and coconuts, but today it is prized for its marine biodiversity and seabird colonies. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the March 2016 story “Return of the Seychelles” Follow @thomaspeschak for more bird’s eye views of our oceans. - #regrann
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