Saturday, June 20, 2015

In Recent Times // June '15

At the Park of Roses (watch my video)
I feel like when I write something about me, I can write from my mind. I can share what I'm into as well as what I feel. And that can be really energizing... Anyways, since I've been on summer break, I've had plenty of time to just do the things I love. So without further adieu, in recent times I've been...

reading The Good Girls by Sara Shepard. If you enjoy YA novels that deal with stereotypical behavior, sweet but awkward relationships, and a whole lot of backstabbing, you'll enjoy this book. :)

watching really old episodes of Modern Family and season six of PLL! Do you think I should watch Switched At Birth? I just may add it to my TBW list.

snacking on pea crisps! These things are absolutely delicious, and make a perfect afternoon snack.

obsessing over the cruiser bike I am so fond of. It is a gorgeous mint green with a basket and those old-timey handles I adore. Hopefully one day it will be mine! ;)

thinking about the flash flood watch in my area. It's been so wet lately. I'm not fond of this dreary weather, and it just won't seem to go away.

doing extensive volunteer work in my town to encourage childhood literacy. As bloggers, I think we can all relate to and understand how critical reading has been to getting us to where we are today.

inspired by so many of my fellow teen bloggers (including ArusheeEveRachelle, and Vanshi). I think I have two dozen blogs on my blog roll now, and I am always looking for new ones to read and follow. You could even leave your link below, and I would be delighted to stop by. <3


 What have you been up to in recent times?

16 comments:

  1. Good for you with your volunteering! I think childhood literacy is SO important, now more than ever when there are so many other things that pull at our attention spans.

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I have to say that I love your minty green colours:)

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    1. Yes! The program that I volunteer with gives prizes to the children who complete reading activities. It's such a great way to get them to read more!
      Thank you so much for the compliments! I really do love your blog.
      ~ Sanjana

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  2. I've never had pea crisps, now I'm kinda curious what they taste like.
    Your volunteer work sounds great! I can't imagine what life would have been like if I hadn't learned to read.

    x Envy
    Picking up the Pieces

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    1. Pea crisps sound unappealing at first, but you have to get your hands on them (don't blame me if you get addicted!).
      Yes, my volunteer work is wonderful. Being a teen myself, It's amazing to be able to help out others as well as all other kids become better readers. :)
      ~ Sanjana

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  3. I've been volunteering a bunch, too! It's beautiful fun, and I've met so many great people. (By the way, it gives me great satisfaction that my blog inspires you-- thank you SO much!)

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    1. It's really no problem. ;) Volunteering is amazing! I really feel accomplished at the end of the day...
      ~ Sanjana

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  4. That IS a beautiful bike. I don't judge you in the slightest for your obsession. :)

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    1. I know! I've always wanted a pastel, old-timey bike, and this is honestly my dream one. <3
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~ Sanjana

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  5. The Good Girls sounds like a good book to read now because I'm looking for cliched happy-ending high school books.
    Haha, and I'm not fond of the rains either. I mean, I like getting wet sometimes but with all the puddles and humidity, it spoils my mood.
    Also, it's great that you're helping out with child literacy in your town. I would really like to know more. I want to volunteer too!
    I think you're doing an awesome job.

    Love,
    Saee
    Wonderland

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    1. Sara Shepard wrote Pretty Little Liars as well, and this book is similar. I completely understand! Sometimes it can be enjoyable to read clichéd high school stories. ;) With my volunteer work, we encourage children of all ages to read by offering incentives once reading challenges are completed. They then have the opportunity to be entered in raffles, win a book, etc. It really is a brilliant way to help out in the community!

      Thank you so much for visiting!
      ~ Sanjana

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  6. Can I just say: you have a lovely blog here, it's brilliant.
    x
    ps: thank you for the book recommendation, I'm always huntin' for good books.

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    1. Thank you endlessly, Tane! <3 Your blog is also one of my inspirations. About books, you should know I am an avid reader. I've read so, so many books recently. I would recommend you read any of Stephanie Perkins' novels. They are gorgeous contemporaries if you are into those types of stories.

      ~ Sanjana

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  7. Lovely post! Also, welcome to Teenage Blogger Central. :)
    I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award, and if you don't want to do it, no worries. :)
    xx

    Bryleigh | A Little Yarn Blossom

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    1. Thank you! I would be delighted to accept your nomination. ;)
      ~ Sanjana

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  8. Hi, Sanjana! You have a great blog here. It's so difficult to find fellow Indian bloggers on the internet - I'm not quite sure why.
    Anyway, I'm a huge PLL fan, too. I can't wait for tomorrow's episode. I do a recap/discussion on my blog every Wednesday, so you're welcome to pop over and join me. :)

    I'm not sure what pea crisps are... do you mean the roasted flavoured peas? I love the Wasabi ones! :D

    It was nice to get you know you!

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    1. Thanks, Swati! <3 The trailer for tomorrow's episode looks amazing and horrifying at the same time, so I don't know what to expect.
      Pea crisps are amazing; you should definitely try to get your hands on the original ones. The others just don't taste as good. ;)
      ~ Sanjana

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