The Feelings Tag and a bit of art

I was tagged by @loveblossom for the Feelings Tag. This is my first ever book tag. So, let’s delve into my experience with literature and feelings. And I have created some stuff for showing you all at the end of this blog post.

Rules To The Feelings Tag:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
  • Answer the 5 feelings given to you.
  • Write the reason in 5 to 6 lines of why does that particular book come under that feeling.
  • Nominate between 5-12 other bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 5 feelings too.
  • Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post.

Feelings given to me :

  • A book that made you angry : I won’t say I felt angry, I was rather displeased after reading a really old classic novel in my mother tongue. The novel was intricately plotted and extremely well-written. But being more than two hundred years old, the author showcased loads of social customs with unfair prejudice against women. Though it was displeasing, we can rejoice that literature has come a long way after that.

  • A particular book that was educational : Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The book teaches a bunch of survival skills and loads of practical knowledge. It’s great how such a DIY adventure was written much before DIY was trending!
  • A book that made you scared : I would like to mention the name of a short story. The Terror of the Blue John gap by Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was even more exemplified with appropriate explanation of the horror in the end. I am looking forward to reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Let me know your reviews of the book in the comments.

  • A book that made you want to travel : The Feluda series by Satyajit Ray. It is a series of detective fictions in Bengali language set in different cities and towns of India and sometimes, outside India. Satyajit Ray’s picturesque descriptions of the cities and towns like Lucknow, Jodhpur, Varanasi, Shimla, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gangtok, Kedarnath, Darjeeling, Hazaribagh, and even Kathmandu, Hong Kong and London yearns my heart to travel.

  • A book that you were glad to finish : The Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. I was glad that I started it in the first place. I would recommend the series for beginners as well because of these reasons.

I tag Aratibanstola, 3yellowdaisies, Apsara, Nehal, Soni’s thoughts, thebookwhiskers and you, the one who is reading this blog post right now. Let me know your blog name in the comments so that I can include the link to your blog!

Feelings for you :

  1. Your all time favourite book
  2. Book genre that you’ll never like to read
  3. Book that taught you something genius
  4. Book that has a character very similar to yourself
  5. Book that you contemplated to read but couldn’t read

Now, I have made a small creation for showing you all.

I tried to draw a portrait of a renowned K-pop idol, Jennie from Blackpink. Here it is :

Let me know how it is! I am really an amateur when it comes to art. But I wanted to share a bit more about my interests with my readers and the superb blogger community! You all are my inspirations!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award Nomination

We are once again humbled to announce that our blog has been nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award by Jheel. Check out her wonderful blog here : https://thecosycorner1788007.wordpress.com/

Rules for the award :

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Post the award logo.
  • Post the rules.
  • Nominate up to 10-30 other bloggers and notify them.
  • Notify Vincent of your nomination.
  • After notifying Vincent, he’ll check out your blog, follow and give you your unique award for the good work on your blog.
  • Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.

My answers to Jheel’s questions :

  • Do you have any blogging goals that you really want to accomplish?

Yes. I can’t surely say about the number of followers I wish to attain, since my blog is still an infant, yearning to grow. But one thing I really want is to build strong engagement with my readers. Hence, I try to reply to every comment and follow back every blogger who follows my blog. Also, I am ready to accept all types of critical feedback on my blog.

  • Where do you get the most followers from?

WordPress.

  • Are you satisfied with the progress you have made so far or you wish you could have done just a little more?

I think, it’s never good to be self-satisfied when you are in a learning phase. My blog has a long way to go. But, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported my blog. Without you all, I wouldn’t have been writing this award post.

  • What are your 5 topmost fav blogs?

It’s extremely difficult to choose only five favourites amongst the numerous blogs I love and learn from. I have a huge respect for all of them who, even after running blogs with hundreds or thousands of followers, make time to visit and appreciate a newborn blog like mine.

  • What inspired you to come on this platform?

I love to express my thoughts through writing. So, I wondered how can I channelise my writing into creating something which can spread better messages to others. Hence, I created this blog on WordPress, owing to the reputation the platform had.

My nominees are :

  1. https://sonibindaas571181659.wordpress.com/
  2. https://thatchicfashion.wordpress.com/
  3. https://nehalsays.wordpress.com/
  4. https://dulcyblogs.wordpress.com/
  5. https://thebookswhiskers.wordpress.com/
  6. https://evelynkinya156.wordpress.com/
  7. http://potterheadaanya.in/
  8. https://hallyureviews.wordpress.com/
  9. https://chasingthemaximumlife.wordpress.com/
  10. http://daneelyunus.com/

My questions for nominees are :

  1. How much does this award mean to you?
  2. What is that one word that defines your blog?
  3. In what ways should an ideal blogger inspire his/her readers?
  4. What is your secret for gaining followers?
  5. What are your blogging goals for near future?
  6. What will you miss after the pandemic ends?
  7. Name a country you want to visit.
  8. What was your favourite subject in school?

Once again, I express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you who supported this blog and took time to appreciate our work.

Today, I have a request for you all. Recently, I switched to a new theme and the theme has this feedback block.

Here, I want to feature some feedback from you all along with your blog name in this block. So, I request you all to fill up this feedback form, so that I can know more about your views on my blog. I will add the top three feedback to PotBelly home page.

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The Outstanding Blogger Award nomination

PotBelly is humbled to announce that our blog has been nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award by Soni’s thoughts. I can’t express my gratitude in words. Don’t forget to check out her beautiful blog in the above link.

This award is created by Colton Beckwith. Here is the original award post.

Here are the rules for nominees:

1.Provide link to the creator’s original award post, (very important: see why in last step)

2. Answer the questions provided

3. Create 7 unique questions

4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.

5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

My answers to Soni’s thoughts :

1) How are you planning your time for blogging?

I am planning to post once or twice every week.

2)Have you faced any failure? and any lessons learnt from it?

I started my blogging journey on Blogger but did not spend ideas on it seriously. So, now, I am trying to improve my blog on WordPress. Any advice or suggestions from readers will be welcomed.

3) What is your proudest achievement so far?

As a blogger, I would say, this nomination.

4)Who are your favorite bloggers and why?

Despite being quite new to WordPress, within a short time, I came across so many beautiful blogs that I find it difficult to choose any one of them as my favourite, owing to their uniqueness.

5) If you would be given chance to choose between an island and cloud restaurant, what would you choose?

Island.

6)How do you motivate yourself to keep blogging?

The bits of encouragement from the blogger community motivates our content creation.

7)As per you what is the best social media for blogging?

As someone with little experience, I won’t mislead new bloggers with my inexperienced opinion. But I think analysing your target audience and their activities can help you find out the answer.

My nominees are :

  1. https://divyasarva.wordpress.com
  2. http://threeyellowdaisies.ca
  3. https://thecosycorner1788007.wordpress.com
  4. http://niraj.home.blog
  5. https://chromelove5.wordpress.com
  6. http://offshorewritings.com
  7. https://aamnasbookshelf.wordpress.com
  8. https://gardner1015.wordpress.com
  9. https://kamalabelagur.wordpress.com
  10. https://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com

My Questions for nominees :

  1. Can you spend a whole day without your mobile phone?
  2. What are the things you will miss after the pandemic ends?
  3. Name a country you want to visit.
  4. When can we expect a positive change in humanity?
  5. Have you ever regretted writing a blog on a controversial topic?
  6. What was your favourite subject in school?
  7. What is your advice for absolute newbies on WordPress?

I want to thank the extremely supportive blogger community from the core of my heart. Your encouragement gives phenomenal boosts to the content creation for PotBelly.

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When did you realise these things about Tom and Jerry?

Tom and Jerry, the iconic franchise has been objected to the fascination and obsession of a large number of people across all age groups. While on surface, we saw the series portraying comic fights between a cat and a mouse, there were a number of things in the series which many of us took time to realise.

  1. Tom and Jerry as opponents

While many blogs have already discussed how Tom and Jerry were actually friends in support of each other, quite a few have focused on how they had an educative opposing natures as well. Tom had always been persistent in his aim to catch Jerry. This made us realise how, no matter how many times you were fooled or defeated, you should continue fighting against your opponents.

2. Intelligence is mightier than physical enormity

Though many tend to go against Jerry for not being punished for his mischiefs against Tom, this plot shows something contrary to social stereotypes. While in reality, most of the people with higher social positions are the ones to deprive people who don’t hold much influence, the franchise shows how, by virtue of intelligence and mindfulness, one can defeat people with greater power and influence.

3. Unity is strength

While this may sound a bit cliche, one cannot deny the implicit yet meaningful message behind Tom and Jerry’s unity against their common enemies. In times of need, one must not hesitate to bond with people who may have opposed them at some point of time.

We agree a number of blogs have featured Tom and Jerry many a times, PotBelly tried to emphasise the points which not many people appreciate. Tell us about your views on the topic.

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P.S. : Did you know that Tom and Jerry is an 80 years old franchise? Let us know in the comments if you had binge-watched the show as a child or an adult.

4 Marvelous Roald Dahl Books Which Enthralled our Childhood

How often do you get nostalgic of how awesome your childhood was?

Definitely, very often, ’cause your childhood introduced you to many of the best writers in the world, owing to the fact that writing for children in an appealing way isn’t necessarily an easy task.

So, majority of writers whose books enthralled our childhood days were so famous, because they executed the difficult task of writing such wonderfully! And while thinking of them, the name which immediately pops up in my mind is none other than Roald Dahl.

As last month, on 13th, we observed the 105th Birthday of the world’s best storyteller, here is a blog recollecting some scattered thoughts on Roald Dahl’s books which we can never part with.

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Almost every child who read the book or watched either of the movies atleast once wished to get the Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the giant, marvelous chocolate factory. Besides, the book warned us of the dangers of being greedy, disobedient and addicted to watching TV or chewing gums. The book ends drawing a prologue of its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, another fun read.

2. Matilda

Who didn’t get amazed after reading Matilda? How a genius, little kid tactfully tricked and punished villainous adults left us wondering whether we could achieve the same cognitive abilities and telekinetic powers by some secret ways! Matilda remains to be one of the best children’s books written till date.

3. The BFG

Didn’t you use those special BFG lingo like scrumdiddlyumptious, gobblefunking,etc. infront of your friends who didn’t read the book just to sound extra mean? Ofcourse we don’t promote eccentric behaviour, but the entire BFG universe made us think of ourselves differently, as a human bean!

4. Boy : Tales of Childhood

The autobiography of the storyteller himself, portrayed in a wonderful storylike way. If only we could have observed our childhood such minutely and pen it down such meticulously! This book doesn’t require much discussion, as it is what it is!

Even though we wished so much to express our thoughts on all the other amazing books written by Roald Dahl, we have to end here to keep stuff concise.

Share this to all your book lover friends and to those who haven’t read these books yet!

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4 Reasons why Harry Potter series is the best for beginners

Are you among those people who have been contemplating to pick up the habit of reading during this lockdown? Then here are 4 reasons why Harry Potter series might be the best starter for you.

  1. Easy, lucid language

If you are a beginner, easy and lucid language is the first thing you should look for while reading. That not only makes sure you understand the plot well, but also makes you attached to reading, thus, helping you to build it up as your habit or hobby.

Harry Potter series are written in quite beginner-friendly language and thus, we have our first reason.

2. Gradually Advancing Plot

As a beginner, you would definitely wish to read stories with a gradually advancing plot, neither too complex, nor too boring. Harry Potter series starts with an eleven year old Harry discovering himself being a part of a  world completely different from what is common, and gradually delves into subtly darker themes. You will experience that tension which will keep you attached to the plot, with the healthy graduating storyline.

3. Undeniably Valuable Life lessons

According to the Wizarding World website, Harry Potter series teaches 8 important life lessons to it’s readers. How true friendship can get you through anything, how bravery comes in many forms, how it’s okay to ask for help to face your fears and sometimes you can’t avoid a heartbreak, how money isn’t everything, how true love lasts, always – everything sums up to the incredibly amazing book series.

4. Becoming a Part of the Enchanting Fandom : Potterheads

Potterhead refers to the fans of the Harry Potter series. And even after being nearly two decades old, the fandom continues to be one of the most attached, dedicated fandoms of any novel series. And becoming a part of the fandom comes with perks like getting your Hogwarts house, your magical wand, your patronus and many more.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s begin our journey to the Diagon Alley!

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