Thursday, 17 July 2014

Just a Random Update #1

Howdy, people!

Well, I'm finally in Mumbai and college has officially started. I don't have any good ideas for a normal blog post, so I thought I'd do an update and let you all know that I'm still alive and kicking.

Honestly speaking, Mumbai is a whole other world when compared to Bangalore. Practically everything that can be different is different.

I really miss the weather in Bangalore - the light drizzle, the cool summer breeze.... In Mumbai, it's always raining. And it's always a heavy rainstorm. So at any given point....

And the humidity is a little scary. Looking back, I feel like Bangalore has zero humidity in comparison to Mumbai.

Next, let's talk about the language. Wherever you go, people talk in Hindi. On the road, inside my room, on the phone, inside the classroom... even the teachers freely switch from English to Hindi while teaching!
I love Hindi. It's my favourite language, and I never liked the fact that Hindi isn't so popular in Bangalore. But now, I'm starting to miss speaking in English, or talking about English movies or TV shows.

Everyone I've met so far loves watching Hindi soap operas, and those shows are really not my cup of tea.

People dress differently here. Mumbai is the Bollywood capital of the country, so nobody bats an eyelid if you walk on the road wearing a dress or a mini-skirt. The opposite happens in Bangalore, so that's a plus point for Mumbai. It's extremely safe for women, even late at night.

I haven't made too many friends. I don't really mind, though, because as you already know, I don't like people so much. And might I add that I haven't met any Harry Potter/The Hunger Games/Pokemon fans yet? What sort of a world is this?! I need fandom buddies!

And at least five auto rickshaws will refuse before one agrees to take you. I'd walk if the weather were pleasant, but that's not the case most of the time.

Classes range from boring to interesting, so that's one thing both cities have in common.

I think that's it for now. I'll write a book review or write another People Who Annoy Me post when I have time. If this post bored you, then... well, I wasn't forcing you to read it, was I? ^_^


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

TMI Tag!

Howdy, Geeks!

So I was watching a TMI (Too Much Information) tag video on YouTube, and I thought why not do one for my blog? I'm the kind of person who loves talking about herself, and you can read this post if you want to or skip it if you're not interested. So it's a win-win situation!
A TMI tag, in case you don't know, is a series of questions that you have to answer so that people can know more about your hobbies, your passion and your life!

So here goes!

1: What are you wearing?
I'm at home, so I'm wearing my pyjamas, of course. 

2: Ever been in love?
I'm really not sure, to be honest. I think I'll need to experience life a little bit more before I can answer this question truthfully.

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
Thankfully, no. I've never been in a relationship, so I've never had to deal with breakups! 

4: How tall are you?
I am 5'2''.

5: How much do you weigh?
The last time I checked, I was 38 kgs. But hopefully I've gained some weight by now. Maybe I've even reached the big 40! 

6: Any tattoos?
No, and I'm not planning to get any, either. The idea of marking my body, permanently, with ink has never fascinated me. Kudos to you if you have a tattoo, though. It's just not my kind of thing.

7: Any piercings?
One each on my ears, but nowhere else. 

8: OTP?
I have too many! Peeta and Katniss, Ron and Hermione, Chandler and Monica, Sherlock and Molly... and many others that I can't think of right now.

9: Favourite show?
F.R.I.E.N.D.S all the way, baby!

10: Favourite bands?
I don't really have a favourite. But I do like Coldplay's songs. And Westlife was my favourite band growing up, and I still love listening to their songs.

11: Something and someone you miss? 
Most of all, I miss my lovely sister/best friend who is currently in a far-off state for MBA purposes. But I also miss Summer 2013. Harry Potter Studios. London!

12: Favourite song?
There are many songs I adore, but currently I'm loving Boom Clap from the TFIOS soundtrack.

13: How old are you?
As of this moment, I am 18 years and three months old. My birthday is in March.

14: Zodiac sign?
Strictly speaking, Aries. But I feel like I'm an Aries-Pisces cusp. And yes, I know that astrology has never been scientifically proven. But I do show a lot of Arian-Piscean traits.

But if you really dislike astrology, let me change the question:

14: MBTI personality?
According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which is based on extensive research, I am an INFJ (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling and Judging).

15: Quality you look for in a partner?
There are a lot of qualities! I'm not going to settle for just anybody. But he should be funny, intelligent, humble, honest.... and a Harry Potter fan, of course. That's essential.

16: Favourite quotes?
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear." - President Snow, The Hunger Games (movie).

17: Favourite actors?
Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence. 

18: Favourite colour?
Blue, of course. Cool, calming and not at all depressing, in my opinion.

19: Loud music or soft?
Why not both? I enjoy all music as long as it speaks to me or evokes some emotions in me.

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
I go to wherever my laptop is, so I can watch Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na or The Amazing Spider-Man. These two movies really comfort me. And there's a lot of humour, thus decreasing my pain and sorrow.

21: How long does it take you to shower?
Ten to twenty minutes depending on whether I have to wash my hair or not.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Five minutes. Ten if I have to wear my lenses - even after all these months, I still get very conscious of the fact that I'll have to stick my finger in my eye. And that terrifies me!

23: Ever been in a physical fight?
No, although I'd like to punch or slap someone at least once. I really want to know what that feels like. But I don't want to be on the receiving end, for obvious reasons. 

24: Turn-on?
Extensive knowlegde of the Harry Potter universe.

25: Turn-off?
People who annoy me: bullies, cowards, grammar killers, book haters, homophobes... the list goes on. Oh, and arrogance is a complete turn-off. Augustus Waters is a prime example of a turn-off in my case.

26: Fears?
All insects, arachnids or bugs, snakes, dogs, rats, rejection, boredom.... I lose count. I'd just rather avoid most things in the world. 

27: Last thing that made you cry?
The movie The Fault in Our Stars. Damn you, Hazel, Gus and Hazel's mom!

28: Last time you said you loved someone? 
I said 'I love you' when I was saying good night to my sister yesterday.

29: Last book you read?
On The Fence by Kasie West.

30: The books you’re currently reading?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mansfield Park, and my own novel (I Hate You... Like I Love You!) for editing purposes.

31: Last show you watched?
The Big Bang Theory: Season 2, Episode 1 (The Bad Fish Paradigm).

32: Last person you talked to?
My mother, just now.

33: The relationship between you and the person you last WhatsApped?

34: Favourite food?
White chocolate, cheesecake, sweet corn soup, pizza, Chinese food, anything with garlic or butter or cheese. Basically, I love all high-calorie food.

35: Place you want to visit?
I'd love to revisit London and spend all my life there. But I'd love to go to Paris, Amsterdam, New York City or even Goa for holiday purposes. 

36: The last place you visited?
We went somewhere for our 12th grade picnic. I can't remember what the name of the place was, but it was a lot of fun. That was in September 2013.

37: Do you have a crush?
I have a loooong list of fictional boyfriends. Peeta, Neville, Ron, Chandler, Marshall and Peter Parker are only a few out of the many men I would love to spend my life with.
In real life? Nope.

38: Last time you kissed someone?
Hmmm, let me remember.... oh, right! Never.

39: Last time you were insulted?
It's been a long time since I was last insulted. Probably two years ago, when I was a people-pleasing pushover trying to make friends with the 'popular' crowd. I don't think anybody has insulted me after that.

40: Favourite pick-up line?
"Hey, do you like Harry Potter?"
Best. Pick-up. Line. Ever.

41: Have you ever used it?
Hell yeah, millions of times! 
Has it ever worked? Nope. 

42: Favourite flavour of sweet?
Er... sugar? I don't know, what are flavours of sweet? I like chocolate and vanilla ice-cream and jalebis and kaju barfi. Is that what this question is looking for? 

43: What instruments do you play?
Hmmmm, let me count... oh, right! None.

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?
Earrings. I don't wear any other piece of jewellery.

45: Last time you hung out with anyone?
I hang out with myself all the time! I'm great company and a lot of fun, if I say so myself. But I did go watch TFIOS with my mother on the 5th... and I went to the mall with my friends just a few days before I moved to a new city.

46: Meaning behind your Blog name?
I'm a geek. I like to think I'm chic, because I'm fashionable and smart. 'Geeky Chic' wasn't available, so I went with 'Geekie Chic'. And I haven't looked back.

47: The reason you started a blog?
I enjoy writing and talking to people behind a laptop screen. I've always thought having a blog is cool. Barney Stinson has a blog. So I started a blog!
48: Last sport you played?
I really don't want to recall embarrassing memories of Physical Education class, so I'm just going to state that I do not play any sports, unless shopping, reading and sleeping are counted as sports.

49: Last song you sang?
You Sound Good to Me by Lucy Hale.   

50: Who should answer these questions next?
You, if you feel like answering these questions. You can answer one or two or all fifty of these questions in the comments, or on your own blog or Youtube channel (make sure to send me the link!) and I'd love to get to know some more people behind my laptop screen. Ah, the wonders of the internet.

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! I'd love to tell you all about myself!
Until next time, buddies!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

'Emma' by Jane Austen: A Book Review

'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

When asked about the character Emma, Jane Austen said that she's "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like". For the first half of the book, this is quite apt. Emma is selfish, manipulative and meddlesome - but her intentions are pure.

I think in comparison to Pride and Prejudice, Emma's storyline is much more complicated. A vast number of important characters, all involved in multiple love triangles... I think that's one thing that makes Emma so much more modern than it's supposed to be. It's nearly as dramatic as some of those television shows we have today.

There are a lot of shocking twists and turns in the story, but sadly I was already aware of them all thanks to Aisha, the Bollywood adaptation of this novel. But still, it was a lot of fun reading about all the chaos that ensues thanks to Emma's many attempts at matchmaking. 

I have to be honest and tell you that it took me a long time to get through this book - about two weeks, to be precise. Up until Part Three of the novel, I wasn't really that interested in the story or the characters. Don't get me wrong - I was starting to like Emma a lot (but that was probably because of her character from the modern-day adaptation, Emma Approved) and her interactions with Harriet, Mr. Knightley and Frank Churchill were really engaging right from the beginning, but Part Three is where everything goes up in flames, and that's where about eighty percent of Emma's character development occurs. Not to mention, that's when the romance finally sets in!

The writing style is good, but there really weren't any quotes that really stuck in my head, apart from one or two. But the proposal at the end was just completely adorable. I don't want to give any spoilers in case you don't know who Emma ends up with, but I have to say that the declaration of his love is almost as good as Darcy's from P&P. Almost. 

"If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to 'Yes', she ought to say 'No' directly. It is not a state to be safely entered into with doubtful feelings, with half a heart." 

“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.”  

"I cannot make speeches, Emma," he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it. Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover. But you understand me. Yes, you see, you understand my feelings and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice."

I think the main reason I like the novel as much as I do is because of the webseries, Emma Approved. I'd been watching the episodes and reading the novel side-by-side, until I ran out of episodes to watch because Emma Approved is only around the half-way point so far.
But I have to say that I prefer Snarky Alex Knightley and adorable fellow Hufflepuff Harriet Smith from Emma Approved to their literary counterparts. As for Emma, I've already mentioned how much I adore the character from the web series. 

In short, while Emma is a witty and interesting read, it is not Jane Austen's most flawless work in my opinion. Fine, I've only read two of her novels yet, but P&P beats Emma any day. 

I'm going with 3.5 stars out of 5 for Emma, judged solely on my interest in the novel and not the web series. 

Whether you've read the book or not, I simply must insist that you watch Emma Approved right now! Set in the contemporary world, the web series focuses on Emma Woodhouse, an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and event manager who makes people's lives better - or at least tries to! 

What do you think of  the novel and the web series? Leave a comment and give me your opinions. What is your favourite Jane Austen book? Do you have any suggestions as to which Austen novel I should read next?

Goodbye! :)

Saturday, 5 July 2014

'The Fault In Our Stars' Movie Review (Spoiler-Free)

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

You know how much I love movie adaptations of books, don't you? Well, The Fault In Our Stars, written by John Green, isn't particularly a favourite of mine, although I did like it quite a bit. The emotional blackmail and the presence of a thousand metaphors made it a little hard to digest as a book, so I wasn't sure if it would translate well onto the big screen.

That, and the fact that Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (Hazel and Gus, respectively) failed to impress me with their acting skills during Divergent, made me a little hesitant about this particular movie.

Well, TFIOS finally released in India on July 4th, and I felt like having popcorn, so I made my way to the nearest movie theatre. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy the experience - I was going to watch it with my mother, who hasn't read the book (because I am currently not in the same state as my Book-Keeper friends) - but at least I had someone to share popcorn with!

On an average basis, TFIOS got great fan reviews, and almost every teenage girl (or mother of a teenage girl) said that she spent most of the two hours crying her eyes out.

I didn't cry while reading the book, so I didn't know if it would apply to me. The girls also swooned over Ansel Elgort, and I knew for a fact that I would never do that (thank goodness!)

Anyway, on to the review.

Well, from the moment the movie began, I was either...
a) Laughing,
b) Smiling,
c) Crying my eyes out, or
d) all of the above.

The movie, much like the book, is hilarious, so that justifies the laughing and the smiling. As for the crying... seriously, I don't know why the movie had such an effect on me. I didn't like the book that much! But even when there was a happy scene going on, I had started to tear up because I knew what was going to happen next.

And after the half-way point, when the sad scenes did come up, I was a mess. My contact lenses got all foggy because of the tears!
Maybe it was because of the beautiful music as well as the fact that I can't look at sad people without feeling sad myself - whether they're actors or not. 

A few scenes and dialogues from the book aren't included, but I was fine with it because it made the movie much, much less pretentious. Since Indian cinema is a bit reserved, the one f-word scene as well as Hazel and Gus' hotel 'love scene' were both cut from the movie to make it more 'decent', I suppose. Not fair, censor board. The movie was already PG-13!

Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Laura Dern (her mother) were both amazing. Maybe Shailene's acting was weak in Divergent because of the horrible script, but here she shines throughout the film. Nat Wolff, as the funny blind guy Isaac, is good, too. Willem Dafoe didn't make me hate his character Peter Van Houten as much as I'd expected, though.

But the biggest surprise was Ansel Elgort. You know how I hated Gus in the books? I found him to be arrogant and cocky and basically Mr. Oh-Look-At-Me-I'm-So-Perfect? Well, he's the same in the movie, but... somehow Ansel made him likeable. His acting was pretty good, too, except for one serious and emotional scene where I felt like he overdid it. Maybe Ansel is a real life Gus, so it was easier for him to portray the character.

The dialogues and script have been toned down a little from the book, so John Green's absurd pretentiousness (is that a word? What's the noun for 'pretentious'? Pretence?) doesn't show through as much. I actually felt like Gus and Hazel could be real people instead of John Green stuck in two teenagers' bodies.

My favourite scenes include the aeroplane scene, the car egging scene, the ending, and any scene involving Hazel's mother. She was just so adorable!

However, this movie isn't perfect. There were a few errors, like when Hazel says her hands are always cold when Gus holds her hand for the first time, but later on, in one scene, he talks about her 'warm hands'.
Also, this is a cancer movie about cancer kids who, when they are terminally ill, are supposed to gradually start looking more and more weak. That didn't quite happen. That transition wasn't there.

But in spite of these mistakes, I fell in love with this movie the way you fall asleep - slowly, and then all at once.
I'm going to go with 4 stars out of 5 for The Fault In Our Stars. 
I thought it was better than the book, but that's my opinion only. Whether you're a Nerdfighter (a John Green and Hank Green fan) or not, you should watch this movie. Book your tickets in advance - my theatre was jam-packed!

Here's the trailer:

Until next time, Geeks!


Sunday, 29 June 2014

My All-Time Favourite Trailers!

Howdy, friends!

If you read my blog at all, you probably know by now that I love movies. But I love trailers more. A movie is usually anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours long. A trailer, on the other hand, rarely ever exceeds three minutes. And yet it leaves a lasting impression.
A trailer is supposed to get your attention, so it contains all the best spoiler-free moments from the movie (and some spoilery moments taken out of context!). What could be better?

So today, I'm going to talk about my top five most favourite trailers that I like to watch at least once every week, simply because they're awesome! :D

5) Queen (Hindi)

I loved Queen. It was a heart-warming, hilarious movie with an extremely talented actress and really good songs. This trailer has all those things, and it's only 2.5 minutes long!
Plus, you gotta love the way it begins and ends. Hilarious!

Favourite dialogue: 
Rani: "Haha! Mera sense of humour bohot achcha hai. Aapko dheere-dheere pata chalega, haha!"
Oleksander: "Haha...?"

Favourite scene: The ending!

4) The Fault In Our Stars (English) 

I still feel the book is overrated (it's good, but not as divine as everyone claims it to be) and I'm still unsure about how the movie will turn out (because Shailene and Ansel's acting was pathetic in Divergent), but I admit that I love this trailer. There's great music - What You Wanted, which plays around the end of the trailer, is one of my favourite songs now - and some of the better scenes from the book are included, too.

Favourite dialogue: 
Augustus: "You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you."

Favourite scene:
The beginning and the ending.

3) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (English) 

You know what it is I hate about not being a superhero?
There are too many trailers for this movie, but this final trailer is the best of the lot! The music gives me goosebumps each time. If only I could get my hands on the Goblin fight scene music from this trailer!
I loved the movie, but I do wish these deleted scenes had been included.

Favourite dialogues: 
Harry: "It's been ten years... what have you been up to?"
Peter: "I do some web design..."
(and also...)
Harry: "Isn't that the question of the day?"

Favourite scene:
The fight with Goblin, of course! But I especially love everything after 1:20!

2) The Amazing Spider-Man (English)

Again, out of the three trailers, the final one is my favourite. I like this one better than TASM2's trailer, maybe because I've seen this movie about a hundred times and the sequel only once.
I know I said in my review of the sequel that I liked it more that the first one, but... now that I think about it, I think TASM was better.

Favourite dialogue:
Peter: "This life is not an easy one. I've made enemies... powerful enemies. I've put those I love in danger. But the one thing that has haunted me, my entire life, is finding the truth about my parents."

Favourite scene:
Everything 1:25 onwards.

1) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (English)

Catching Fire, how I love you! Not only were you a million times better than the first movie (thank you for existing, Francis Lawrence), but you also gave us three amazing trailers, the best being the second. The first trailer has too much of Gale in it, and the third trailer, though epic, is only about a minute long, so I present to you... my favourite trailer of all time!

Favourite dialogue:
Prim: Since the last games, something's different. I can see it.
Katniss: What can you see?
Prim: Hope. 

Favourite scene:
1:03, because Gale gets whipped.

Just kidding. Everything 1:13 onwards is the epitome of awesomeness.

Well, these are my top five most favourite trailers (and excluding TFIOS, they all make it into my list of favourite movies, too). Which trailers can you never get enough of? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time! ^_^

Friday, 27 June 2014

People Who Annoy Me #5: Idiots!

For those of you who don't know me very well, let me tell you that there are three types of people that I can't stand: bullies, cowards... and idiots.
I've already written about the first two, so let's talk about the latter today. Idiots!

When I say 'idiots', I don't mean people with learning disabilities or slow learners or people who don't like to read. No, I mean people who blindly send out information into the universe without verifying it themselves.

Not sure what I mean? Let me give you an example. Have you seen this piece of juicy information floating around the internet?

I bet you have. Practically every 'LOL' website or Facebook page has shared this one. Even some actual Harry Potter fans have committed this grave mistake!

When I looked at the above picture for the first time many years ago, I was suspicious, mostly because I knew that 'LOL' websites are not to be trusted. Plus, a coincidence like this one would have been lapped up by the media! Why hadn't I heard of it before?
So I did a quick check on IMDB and found out that Baby Harry was played by the Saunders triplets and Albus Severus was played by a young man called Arthur Bowen. Four very different people, in short.

I don't know how this silly rumour originated, but it's still circling the networks, looking to prey on unsuspecting idiots who won't do some research before sharing it and spreading the stupidity.

That, dear Geeks, is my definition of an idiot.

I have more examples. Shortly after the 2012 Delhi gang rape incident, someone shared a picture that said that Article Something of the Indian constitution has now been revised to include a death penalty for rape or attempted rape. 'Share so everyone is aware of their rights!' said the picture.
I went on Google news to confirm this fact. I didn't find any evidence. I checked what Article Something really was online, and found out that it talked about the procedure of minting coins and printing currency by the RBI and the Ministry of Finance.

So the picture was a silly hoax that a lot of idiots would unfortunately believe.

Next, I want to talk about the girl on the Parle-G packets.

One of my friends on Facebook shared an image saying that the girl from the packets was now an old lady named Neeru Deshpande.

The lady in the picture is actually Sudha Murthy. When I said so in the comments, the friend merely said, "They just look very similar, that's all. It's actually Neeru Deshpande who is the Parle-G girl."
And I thought to myself:

Browsing the web, I found this article which proved her wrong. The girl on the packet is in fact only an illustration, and nothing more!

So why do people have such blinding faith in Google? Do they even know that Google is a search engine and not a verified news website? You can't believe everything that's on the internet, people!
There are tons of trolls out there who want to fool you and then laugh at you. You can't let them win. For the sake of humanity, please don't be so gullible!

But no matter how much we try to spread awareness, there will always be those people who say:

Dear readers, this is my humble request to you: next time you see something shady or weird on the internet, do a quick news search before you join the Stupidity movement. And if you see someone being an idiot, send this blog post to them. Hopefully, they'll get the idea.

Have you ever known an Idiot? Tell me all about the incident and what you did to make them aware of their mistake.

On a side note, since I'm moving to a new city and then moving to another new city later, I can't say for sure when I'll have a stable internet connection, so my blog posts may be a little more erratic from now onwards.
But once college starts, I promise there'll be lots more to blog about!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

People Who Annoy Me #4: Book Haters!

It's been a while since my last 'People Who Annoy Me' post, hasn't it?

Howdy, partners! Today I want to talk about the people that really, really annoy me: the kind that hates books.
How can anyone hate books? That's like saying you hate knowledge, or entertainment, or going on adventures! A book is like a portal to a new world where you can meet all kinds of people without feeling shy or scared or annoyed!

From what I've seen, the people who say they hate books are usually one of three types.

You have the ones who have never even tried to read novels. They don't like their school textbooks, so they automatically assume that all books - even those of the fiction genre - are a waste of time.
It's like if I say I hate popcorn without ever tasting it, because I don't like corn on the cob. (And that's impossible, because there isn't a single universe out there where I could ever hate popcorn or corn on the cob.)
How can you hate something you've never experienced?

Then there are those who haven't found their book-soulmate yet, so they automatically think that all books are stupid. These people don't annoy me as much, because it's not their fault. At least they tried!
Hey, if you find books boring, then you haven't found the right book yet. For starters, try out these works of art:
Harry Potter
The Hunger Games
Pride and Prejudice
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Bell Jar
And then tell me you don't like reading!

The third kind is the most common kind. I bet everyone knows at least five such people. These book haters won't come right out and say that they don't like reading. Instead they'll use excuses like "I just don't find the time to read". How is that possible?

I read while brushing my teeth, while waiting at the doctor's office, when I'm bored, before going to bed, when I'm eating... basically, most of the time!

I feel like if you really want to do something, then you'll take the time out for it. So if you, dear reader, fall under this category, here's some advice: if you don't want to read books, then just say it. This 'time' excuse isn't believable at all.

To conclude, I want to clarify that I don't hate book haters; I just don't understand them. I've been a bookworm ever since I was a little kid, and I just can't imagine what one would do if one didn't like reading.

I obviously can't force you to read, and neither do I want to. But I would like to know why some people don't find books amusing. So if you're a book hater, let me know in the comments below: why don't you like reading?
If you love reading like me, I want to know which book it was that turned you into a crazy bookworm. For me, it was Harry Potter.

I hope no one was offended by this post, because that certainly wasn't my intention. ^_^