The Bookish Naughty List Tag

I stumbled upon this tag on My Peacock Books here. This tag looked really fun, so I felt I should definitely do it.😋😋😋😋

It was originally created by A Page of Jenniely. Here are the rules:


  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link the creator of the tag.
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done (Or just put yes or no)
  • Tag another 10 people!

1.Received an ARC and not reviewed it? Yes

Yes, I have done. I received arc for blog tour, but had to opt out of it because of some problems, the arc remained with me. After that I got caught up with other books and never had time to read it, let alone review it.

2. Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley? Yes

Currently, my feedback ratio is less than 60%. I am trying to improve it…😅

3. Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)? No

No never done it. I always post the full review, when I rate a book.

4. Folded down the page of a book? Yes

Yes, I have done it, because sometimes I don’t find a bookmark or when I feel just too lazy to get up and bring the bookmark, folding the page of the book is the only I could keep track of the page I am reading.

5. Accidentally spilled on a book? Yes

Once spilled coffee on the book I was reading.

6. DNF a book this year? No

No, not this year.

7. Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it? No

No, I always buy a book with the intention of reading it.

8. Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)? Yes

Okay, I have done this a lot…. A lot

9. Skim read a book? No

Not the whole book, but I have skim read a few pages of a book, because okay it was a mystery novel, and I was really interested to know who the killer is, but the author had to put a sex scene, which was not at all necessary for the story, so I just skimmed through these pages.

10. Completely missed your Goodreads goal? Yes

Yes I failed last year’s Goodreads Reading Challenge. I did set a goal that was completely achievable, but then I took a break and didn’t read a single book for last 4 months and so I missed Goodreads’ goal.😭😭😭😭😭

11. Borrowed a book and not returned it? No

Never done it.

12. Broke a book buying ban? No

No, because I have never put a book buying ban.

13. Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about? No

Always finish writing a review if I start it.

14. Wrote in a book you were reading? No

No, I try to keep my book clean. 😂😂😂

15. Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads? No

No, I always add the book I finish reading to the READ list.


March 2018 Emojiathon

  1. 🌮 Read Dylan’s book pick (WE ARE THE ANTS by Shaun David Hutchinson)
  2. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Read a book that you haven’t read yet and don’t know why
  3. 🧠 Read a mental illness book
  4. ⚽️ Read a book that involves sports
  5. 🚗 Read a road trip book/a book that features travel
  6. 👭 Buddy read a book
  7. 🥑 Read Brittany’s book pick (THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls)
  8. ⚠️ Read a book that you’re cautious to start (a book out of your comfort zone)
  9. 🎓 Read a nonfiction book
  10. ✌🏿Read a diverse book (Sexuality, Mental Illness, Race, Religion, etc)
  11. 🎧 Listen to an audiobook
  12. 🎥 Read a book that’s been adapted
  13. 📚 FREEBIE! Read any book that you want
  14. Read a fantasy book
  15. 📱Read an ebook
  16. 🗣Read a book that everyone’s been telling you to read
  17. ⏳Read a book that you’ve started and haven’t finished
  18. 👵🏼Read a book that’s older than you
  19. 💜 Read Jay’s book pick (Keep Her Safe by K. A. Tucker)
  20. 😎 Read a book that you’ve never heard of before or read a indie author/unknown author
  21. 👽 Read a Sci-Fi book
  22. 🕵🏻‍♂️ Read a mystery/thriller
  23. 🎨 Read a book with your favorite color on the cover
  24. 🔞Read a smutty/New Adult/Adult book
  25. 💩 Read Chelsea’s book pick (THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne)

I got to know about this challenge from Mistysbookspace’s post here. This is a month long readathon that starts on March 1st and ends on March 31st. There are 25 challenges(listed above). The goal is to just read as many books as you can. You can use one book to complete multiple challenges.

Seriously doesn’t this sound super awesome??? So I have decided to take part and see how many books I would be able to read for Emojiathon 😎😎😎

At the end of the month I would make a round up post, where you would get to know about the books I read for Emojiathon, and how many out of the 25 challenges I was able to complete.

What do you people think about Emojiathon? Are you going to take part? Share your thoughts with me in the comment section below..


Boy meets girl
Girl meets windshield, forgets boy
Girl starts to remember, looks for boy
Boy might not be real…

A girl who can’t remember. A book you won’t forget.
From debut author Margarita Montimore.


Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday.

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important.

One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead.

In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver.

Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost… or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

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The first thing that stood out to me of this book was the writing style and now I am a fan of Margarita Montimore’s writing style. She weaved a beautiful tale of Astrid where the narrative shifts between the present and the day before the accident. There were also a few dreams that were told in between past and present and they too were beautifully crafted and fitted into the narrative really well.

ASLEEP FROM DAY flows very seamlessly with enough clues, memories and inputs from the day before the accident told at right places which keep you rooted to the novel and fills you with the urge to keep on turning the pages.

Now I would like to talk about Astrid. Through different instances and thoughts we get to know about her character, her insecurities and her somewhat lack of confidence. Her character is really well built and very relatable.

I think all the characters were really good . Theo, Oliver, Astrid’s friends, all characters were very well written.

The last thing I want to talk about is the end, okay so I am not giving out spoilers and I am not going to tell what happened in the end, but what I want to say is that I am a bit disappointed with the end. I hoped for a more proper closure, but I didn’t get that, so I think I was a little disappointed.

Final words

If you are in need for a book with suspense, mystery and romance then I would definitely like to recommend ASLEEP FROM DAY to you.





“That’s what they say, right? Live in the now. But it’s hardly ever as good as looking forward to something, when it’s perfect because it hasn’t happened yet.”


“Simply riveting from start to finish… a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale . . . The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters . . . The dialogue is expertly crafted.” – The BookLife Prize

“There is so much to love about this book. The writing is wonderful… The joy of this book is following all of its twists and turns and going on Astrid’s journey with her as she tries to determine what is real and what isn’t.” — GSMC Book Review

“This book ticked all my boxes: unusual narrative structure, setting as a character, witty banter, and whip-smart writing… I loved it, and I’ll be thinking about it for a long time.”
— Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

“Every part of this book was confidently crafted to create this dreamy, charismatic experience of being utterly submerged in a mystery and desperately seeking truth.”
— Michelle Hazen, author of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card


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Outside a pizza place is a pay phone. Who else can I call? Hand on receiver, before I can decide, the phone rings. I pull back, like I’ve been burned.

Briiiiiing!!! Briiiiiing!!!

There’s absolutely nobody around, no one who might be waiting for a call.


“Hello?” Why am I answering the phone? It’s not like—


If déjà vu is a feather down the spine, this sensation is a razor.

I must have misheard.

“Astrid, are you there?” The same male voice from my dream, the static now on my end in the form of the noisy downpour.

“Who is this?” I ask. “How did you know I would answer the phone?”

Before he replies, tranquility trickles into my veins like one of those lovely drugs pumped into me at the hospital. Of course. There’s no need to worry about any of it. This is just another dream.

“You’ll find out who I am soon enough,” he says. “There are more important things you need to deal with first.”

“Sure there are. Like what kind of snack I’ll have when I wake up.”

A pause on his end. “You’re not dreaming, Astrid.”

It stops raining, abruptly.

“The car accident, the fire, your friend’s overdose,” he continues, “All of those are real things.”

“Who are you? You’re scaring me.” I look around, expect to see someone lurking in a dark trench coat.

“I’m sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t have called. But I wanted… to reassure you, tell you you’ll get through this. I’ll be able to help you more later on.”

“Do you…” My mouth is parched, my voice hoarse. “Do you go by your middle name?” I clear my throat, hold onto the phone with both hands. “Please tell me your name.”

“You already know my name, Astrid. You just need to remember it. But first, you need to find a place to sleep.”

“You mean a place to wake up. Right here would be perfect.”

He sighs. “Don’t do that. Don’t deny what’s real.”

How am I supposed to tell the difference?

“Astrid, you’re going to be fine. That’s all I wanted to tell you. We’ll speak again soon.”

The line goes dead.


Margarita Montimore received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She has blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in a different part of the Northeast with her husband and dog.

Margarita writes upmarket/literary fiction that tends to be left of center and flirt with multiple genres. While she loves all things dark, strange, and surreal, she’s also optimistic—verging on quixotic—and a pop culture geek, so her work tends to incorporate all those elements to varying degrees.

Connect with Margarita: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter

The Good Doctor: Book Review


By Andi Jaxon

Genre: Romance



I live in the hospital, working 18 hour days.
My entire life consists of running from patient to patient until I meet her.
The girl that is afraid of her own shadow.
She starts out as a patient, but thoughts of her consume me.
One phone call leads to me meeting her amazing little girl which changes everything.
With the help of my new partner in crime, I set out to try and save her from a life of fear.
Can she learn to trust me with her life and both their hearts?
**** TRIGGER WARNING: contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse is written out it is described, at times in detail. ****


The Good Doctor is a sweet love story that will pull at your heart strings and make you feel really good and positive. It would make you feel, that good is still present and even if you have been in darkness for long, light will always be there at the end of the tunnel and you would be able to come out of the darkness to have a beautiful tomorrow.

Enough of philosophical words!!!!! Coming back, I would like to talk about the three awesome characters of the story, those are Isabel, Adam and Isabel’s daughter, the sweet little girl Sophie. I think Sophie’s character was the best as per me, and am really happy that she had a major part in the book. She is a very sweet and intelligent girl.

Now coming to Adam. Adam is a perfect gentleman and I think he is someone who very girl would want her husband or boyfriend to be. He is patient, caring and could go to any extent to protect his two girls, Isabel and Sophie.

Isabel is a really well built character and I really liked her. I think if I talk more about Isabel then I would give out the the entire story and I don’t really want to do that.

“She pulls back just enough so she can look into my eyes and says, “I was lost until you found me.””

Final words:

If you are looking for your next read, and want that to be a romance which you won’t be able to put down until reaching the last page, then The Good Doctor is definitely for you.



(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

*I was provided an eARC in return for an honest review.*


PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Looking at the bare stem in Mary’s hand, her five year old sister asked “Where are the petals, Mary.”

“Last night there was a heavy storm, I think the wind blew them away.”

Staring at the bare stem she went back to last night, just before the storm when she had plucked the flower and taken it to her room, all night, she had removed each petal and murmured, “He loves me” , “he loves me not”, alternately to see where the petals would end, so that she could judge whether William spoke to her because he really wanted the pencil or …….

The above post in response to:


I wish I could write the way I wrote,

But poet in me had just left me broke,

No not my money which was robbed,

But my ability to express was lost,

Maybe those emotions that once engulfed me a lot,

Got adrift as soon as my struggle stopped,

With my dream to get my dream career partially done,

With a new sun rising,

And the clouds somehow shifting,

A dusk giving rise to a new dawn and a new tomorrow.

Though I should be happy that I am no longer sad,

But still that pleasure to hold my pen with emotions folding my page,

Is something I would never cease to miss.

Above poem is in response to:

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In this we have to answer three questions.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Currently I am reading this book called The Good Doctor by Andi Jaxon. I am already 72% through it and hopefully would finish it by tomorrow. Stay tuned for the review on 28th February, which is also the release date of this book.

Here is the Goodreads link:

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading a novella by Sarah Biglow, Forgive and Forget. If you are looking for a nice cozy mystery to snuggle with, then you should definitely give this book a try and I am very sure you won’t be disappointed. You can find my full review along with the synopsis, Goodreads link and purchase links here: Forgive and Forget by Sarah Biglow (Geek and Things#2)

What do you think you will read next?

So next on my reading list is Asleep from Day by Margarita Montimore. As per now my review of this book is due on 2nd March.

Here is the Goodreads link:

That’s all for this post☺️….. I hope you people enjoyed reading this.

What book are you people reading???? Share with me in the comments section below.