13 Facts About Me

Oh yeahhh! Well, actually my birthday was on the 5th of November…and I just turned 13 this year…

Wow…amazing intro. Please for the sake of the three worlds of heaven, earth and hell and all the dimensions that exist in this universe…please don’t wish me happy birthday. I personally don’t like this. I am extremely happy the majority of my friends didn’t wish me happy birthday…I hate having people telling me Happy Birthday…it is annoying and literally overused TBH.

So this post is 13 facts about me because I just turned 13…

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GIPHY *cake drop*

*CAKE DROP* YAAAAAA


Well, the 13 facts…

1. According to the internet, my zodiac sign is the Scorpion…

Not a fire sign. Whenever people ask me what’s my sign and I tell them I am a Scorpio, they automatically tell me, “Fire sign right?”. Duh, no. Water sign. The symbol is the Scorpion and he constellation Scorpius. The eighth zodiac sign and ruled by planet Mars and Pluto oh and a fixed sign.

SEE THE INTERNET IS JUST SO USEFULLLLL!

2. I don’t particularly like it when people praise me.

Yeah…because I don’t trust you and your words…*narrows eyes*

3. If I cannot be a doctor when I grow up, I am going to buy a ship and be a pirate.

Bruh…being a pirate is much cooler than being a doctor but you know…in ModERn SoCIEty, you need to have a PrESEntaBle job if you get what I mean.

4. I like studying people.

I like studying them. Looking at their facial expressions, their way of reacting to certain things. I like to imagine what type of life they lead, if they have a weird habit and things like that. Humans are interesting to study.

That probably makes me a creep right?

5. I don’t like daylight or the Sun for that matter.

Yep, they give me headaches and once I nearly fainted. I never faint…They make me sleepy and lightheaded. Now I know that the Sun doesn’t like me. I prefer the dark thank you.

6. For some reason, green likes me.

Need explanation?

Okay. My room is mainly green since I was born for some reason. The curtains in my room are green. One of my favourite colours are bottle green, emerald green and dark green (forest green). My House Team was green in primary school. AGAIN, I got sorted into green in Secondary school…AND I DIDN’T EVEN CHOOSE GREEN LIKE WHAT? One of my favourite flowers (the jade-vine) is a turquoise green…*narrows eyes and frowns here*

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7. I have katsaridaphobia.

Fear of cockroaches. When there is a cockroach in the house…don’t even think about it…AND WHEN IT STARTS FLYING…I’m dead bye.

8. I don’t like peanut butter.

No offence to those who do. I just don’t like the taste. Like, *weird face here*

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9. I like the way blood tastes.

The metallic taste behind it is like really good. You don’t even get tired of it. This is why I like drinking in copper cups where the water was left for like a day because the coppery water taste is perfect. It is literally-

*Brain: Better stop here now…or they will start thinking you are some weirdo and we don’t need that right now*

10. I have a weird way of ”marking” my favourite books I own.

When I get hurt I(I don’t hurt myself you mushy mushroom) on my finger I squeeze it a little till a bead of blood appears and then press my finger to the first page at the bottom left corner.

That says a lot about me…or does it make me sound like a creep?

11. I love grape juice.

Like grape juice is literally so good. I love this thing.

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Snape on a grape? *smirking emoji here*

12. I like spiders.

Mainly because in my house, there could probably be a few permanently lurking somewhere in the corners…I once slept with a spider just above my head on the ceiling. I was thinking about a pet spider but when it walks down my hand…I’ll be awfully ticklish.

13. I wear glasses.

Um…no…that aren’t black. For some reason they are transparent pink and rounded rectangle. I hate having eyesight problems 😭. But it isn’t my fault you know. I see blurry. The further something is, the more blurry it is. The nearer the clearer. Ooh, it rhymes…


Oh well…that is all for today! At least now you know that I have katsaridaphobia haha!

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Ruin and Rising-A Book Review

*sniffs* *sniffs again*

Well, since the topic of me sniffing shouldn’t be of any of your concern…we will proceed..,*sni-

  • Title: Ruin and Rising
  • Series: Shadow and Bone #3
  • Author: Leigh Bardugo
  • Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Romance
  • Category: YA
  • Publication Date/Publisher: June 17th 2014 by Henry Holt and Company

Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #3)
Source: Goodreads

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

[Synopsis from Goodreads]


About the Author:

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, the King of Scars Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019) which is being developed for television by Amazon Studios. Leigh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for her newsletter.

She would be delighted if you visited her at LeighBardugo.com and fairly giddy if you liked her selfies on Instagram.

[Picture and text taken directly from Goodreads]


My Ratings: 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

Just thinking about the ending breaks my heart. I will never forgive Alina but what has to be done has to be done. Good thing she paid for it in some indirect way…I will never ever ever forgive Alina…but any other ending would have been absolutely horrible. And Leigh Bardugo gives bitter sweet ending…what to expect??

Those who haven’t yet read this, I would please ask you not to get any ideas and for the love of heaven and hell, the world and the universe, the moon and the stars, the dark matter and the space between atoms in the air, I would be polite to ask you to sincerely yeet erase that little paragraph above from your memories. I am asking you to do this because I have your best interests at the very bottom of my bottomless heart.

Well, this book was a real journey. The previous characters who weren’t that present in the previous books really shone in this one.

I loved getting to know more about Zoya (that girl’s got some real guts I tell you) Genya (I absolutely love that lady. She has got a fierce and tough heart filled with bravery under her beauty. And Nikolai (again) manages to steal to show with his charm.

There was a thing I didn’t expect at all around the end of the book that I didn’t see coming. I was like:

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on Earth…what…how on God’s green and blue Earth did that just happen. Never saw this coming…

One aspect of the book that I absolutely loved is that The Darkling’s backstory was revealed in there. I mean, it is nice to know more about hem hem, the villain and his background. And it was all in details and it served a lot in the plot so it didn’t feel like it was just thrown in there.

Zoya Nazyalensky was this girl who totally portrays the badass who makes no effort to be badass. One day, I’ll most probably name my child after her…I totally loved getting to know her more because she and Nikolai were both my second favourite characters in this trilogy. And to be honest, I think Zoya and Nikolai would make a great pair. The way they talk you know…they could make a calm argument for hours haha. I love the fact that she only agrees to help Alina because she is the key to make Ravka safe again not because she actually cares for Alina. *maniacal laugh here*. Oh and of course Alina knows but I love how they warm up a teeny bit after working together.

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Mal was a lot better in this book but he is still annoying to be honest. Around the end of the book, I warmed up a lot to him. I think I always knew he loved Alina but in the two previous books, it was almost masked up to his 90% trashy attitude and 10% sweet attitude. But I guess Leigh Bardugo wanted us to ship Alina with the somebody else so that the ending shakes us and causes an earthquake. You know how Miss Leigh is with all her cunning ideas of torturing her readers…

Hem hem…well you’d better know that I never shipped Alina and Mal it was always Alina and The Darkling. The very first time I ever shipped a protagonist and the antagonist but you know Miss Leigh…she has got great ideas when it comes to character love interests…

I seriously liked the plot of the book. I have feeling that much more things happened in this last book…there was a lot more action and buildup in this one than in the others in my opinion. I loved how in this last book, the characters are all looked into deeply and we get to know them better.

The question I have to ask myself is, did Alina actually hate the Darkling or what?

Back to the main things. The ending was…not disappointing but I found it quite bitter (it all depends on you. How you bond with certain characters). For some it might be the perfect ending. The exact way an epic book should end but for me…it was heartbreaking. I was literally so lucky my parents weren’t home that day I finished that book. Spent around half an hour crying on the kitchen floor, had lunch and spent half an hour more crying on the kitchen floor while listening to Back To December by Taylor Swift. I cannot listen to that song now without tearing up. It is one of my favourite Taylor Swift songs. 😭. I hate Leigh Bardugo. I love Leigh Bardugo. She wrote one of the greatest books I have ever experienced. Despite breaking my heart, I’ll read this again. No book has ever made me cry like that.

This book is a great adventure and if you haven’t read this…you better do that soon. It was one hell of a story.

Okay bye bye bye now. Leave me alone. I think I have got to cry.

BTW, I have to tell you that I think I will be posting more often now because schools have closed again here in Mauritius and I am staying home. Like, I guess I’ll be reading more. I got out of my reading slump by reading a 500+ page book and a 750+ page book…figured out the way to get me out of a reading slump 🙂

I just have to pick any book that I have already read before and just get reading. I easily get into the reading flow then. Going to pick up a new book soon. I think I’ll pick up King of Scars next. I haven’t read this and I need to pay a visit to the Grisha world again. I need to go to Ravka or Ketterdam or some place like that.

¬Hermione

Interviewing Hermione (ME!)| Part One|

So hey all people! Well, the amazing Inky @ Sosooorna’s Boring Blog interviewed me! Well, do check it out because her questions were really fun to answer!

Sosooorna’s ✨Boring✨ Blog

hi leaves, welcome to the circus with only one clown. today is part one 1⃣ of me interviewing bloggers. today i’ll be interviewing heromine, from portable magic. she has a great blog with amazing book reviews and she’s a fun blogger.

introducing heromine-

i’ll be telling ya’ll what i found in her about page. she’s a 12 year old blogger, who loves reading. She’s also known as Annia, her fav genre is fanasty.

the interview

1. Why and when did you start blogging?

Wait…do I have to introduce myself? Oh well, you just need to know that I am Hermione and I run a blog called Portable Magic. And my actual name is Annia but I don’t want people I personally know, know that I have a blog…ooh…this is one introduction right. 
My mother actually created my blog for me when I was eleven in November 2019 because she wanted…

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Wrap Up #October2021

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You can blame school for it…*exhales dramatically* but I did a lot of nice things to. I took probably more than fifty flower pictures. And they actually turned out good. I love going into the garden and taking pictures. Have to do that again sometime…


Total number of books read: 4 (read my ”Life Update”…the second one:)


The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum (Thriller)

The Scorpio Illusion
Source: Goodreads

My Ratings: 2.5/5 (kind of regret buying this book to be honest…)

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

The plot was actually really good. I guess this could have been better if it would have been written by another author. There was a lot of unnecessary details and conversation in there. Like, it went way too fast. And some things fell a little out of place. There are much better books out there…like the Scorpios were some sort of secret organization…is that all?? Like I want to know more. You could have added that to the book instead of the unnecessary paragraphs…? This book would have had so much potential had it been written by another author. Quite disappointed. Expected more.


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What I Plan To Read Next:

Something light probably. Some contemporary perhaps. I will have exams soon in December (yep…in December because Covid loves messing up things) and I am already a little stressed…


Life Update:

  • I have been in a bit of a reading slump I guess. My mind was just everywhere and school is just deciding to settle permanently on my back, or rather on my head; because my brain is trying to escape but it cannot.
  • I actually read 4 books. The Scorpio Illusion and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy…(shh…I am still twelve…) but…I think it gets a three out of five. It was just that I don’t need that many scenes every ten pages thank you. You better shut up now. I was just curious…
  • I took many pictures of flowers from our garden. And I think they turned out pretty good. Here are some of them:

(the pictures are NOT to be used without my permission)

It looks much nicer in my blog page you know…I don’t think the collage shows in the WordPress reader…

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Music I Listened To:

  • Reputation by Taylor Swift (full album)
  • Speak Now by Taylor Swift (full album)
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift (full album)
  • Stay by BLACKPINK [when you realize the meaning of this song..]
  • Hope Not by BLACKPINK [..just find the English version…I’ll cry]
  • You Never Know by BLACKPINK
  • On The Ground by Rosé
  • Gone by Rosé [listen to this…please. It is all in English and it is just so beautiful. The lyrics I can’t-]
  • Money by Lisa

You have to listen to those songs. I absolutely loved them…especially the BLACKPINK ones…it is a shame they don’t make anymore like these now…they are literally one of their best songs😔. Like the ones where it makes you actually feel the song.


October Goals Review:

  • Read more than 5 books. ❌
  • Find a miraculous way to balance life, school and blogging. THAT MEANS I HAVE TO POST AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK! ❌
  • Don’t close my eyes while riding a bike the next time. ✅

November Goals:

  • Hey you idiot, just breathe okay…I know you have got Bharatanatyam exam and Alliance Française and your second term exams are starting at the beginning of December…just breathe…oh and 2 presentations.
  • Read more than 3 books.
  • Catch up on book reviews.
  • Breathe.
  • Live.

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…because I don’t…

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Oh well, I guess I’d better go now…because I have 2 presentations to do, practice Bharatanatyam and revise the theory for the exam, study French for Alliance Francaise exam and catch up on the reviews. That is a lot to do.

Did I mention that I have to do a presentation on my favourite book?? I was planning on doing it on Six of Crows. Definitely not Harry Potter. My friends totally put me off that idea. Not Sorcery of Thorns, the subject gets really close to one of my fictional crushes. Not Shadow and Bone; gets too close to the fictional crush thing and I might start crying…Not Fable…I have no idea what to say. Least why I even love this book. Not Game of Thrones; it isn’t for my age and if the teacher has read this book (she read Harry Potter and she might have read Game of Thrones), that would be embarrassing. And I might start rambling why George R.R Martin shouldn’t kill Jon Snow…

So let us just settle with Six of Crows. I just have to pretend I am making a review and just make it interactive. *deep breathing* It isn’t as easy as it seems to be. I dreamt I went to do the Alliance Francaise exam and I hadn’t even revised at all. And you had all this advanced stuff…