hey lovelies! so, i don’t know why, but just for today i’m going to write in all lowercase. because. it’s more intense and today will be ~q u i t e~ intense via all the… More
Guess what? Today is my one year blogiversary, which means that One in a Million has officially existed for one whole year. That’s 365 days, btw.
HOLY MOLY I can’t believe it! This has been such a dramatic, exhausting, completely exhilarating ride for me and for you and…
I’ve loved every moment of it.
Before we get on to the post, I’d like to thank you, my friend, for joining me on this ride, whether you’ve been here from the days when I never posted at all- good times, good times- or just clicked the follow button yesterday night.
But now, I don’t think anyone wants me to write a whole post thanking my friends and the people who have made this blog special (unless you do?? WELL I suppose your name must be El) especially since… I’ve already done it. Twice. So I have some ACTUAL content here which is mostly just instructions for you ahaha and let’s just hope I don’t bore you to death.
ahahah also, shameless plug, but if you want to know a HUGE HUGE HUGE announcement, keep reading ’til the bottom! And don’t you DARE skip down, I SEE YOU SCROLLING!!
Hey lovely people! September was a great month, and I’m looking forward to oCtoBeR! *squeals* *OMG there’s halloween, birthdays of friends and families, navarathri, diwali WOW LOVING OCTOBER GUYSSS*
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Today I’m sharing with you the official playlist for Glow of the Fireflies, a highly anticipated YA fantasy novel by Lindsey Duga! Here’s the synopsis:
Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything. Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow. And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past… and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley. Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love. Continue reading “Glow of the Fireflies Playlist”
Guess what? THERE’S ANOTHER AMAZING BOOK COMING OUT. And I got the chance to read it and review it!!
What does that mean? Allll my thoughts have been splayed out… to you. Here. Even if they are very incoherent *hides*. The quotes will be bolded and my review will be in normal writing!
tell me if i’m wrong, but we used to be close-
tell me if i’m wrong, but i loved you to the end of the plains.
i know i’m right, but now you make me doubt myself.
this could be a love letter, but it isn’t, baby.
but your smile lit up my face and your words lit a spark inside me
somehow the profoundness attracted me, and somehow it stuck me like glue
but maybe the glue dried up, cause now something’s different, something i can’t quite put my foot on
girl, tell me something i don’t know: we both know it’s true- we both know this friendship is mostly one-sided.
and yeah, there’s nothing i can do about it as much as i wish you would save me from this spiral of maze running frantic.
but before you leave me at the edge of this tumultuous cliff, ready to fall, you should know something too.
my distance from you isn’t it, lovely. really.
only a stone’s throw, but it makes all the difference.
i know you want to hold on to the unchangeable, but i’m ready to move on.
so before you go, here’s a goodbye from my heart. and if we can’t make it back to each other, well, i’ll remember you.
and twenty years from now, when we both have separate lives, i’ll think back to these days when we grew like vines, paths separating-
maybe it’s not meant to be, love. you’re the beauty i need to leave.
we’re like dominoes- you gave it the first push, and i toppled some more.
now we’re teetering on the edge of the end, and i don’t know whether to steady it with shaking hands or to give it the gentle push and end it
it’s eventually gonna topple one way or the other. might as well save a heartbreak and slow end for us both, love.
but i can tell you one thing-
i promise to remember you; the one who opened my eyes.
***contents under pressure***
*written by a very brain-dead human who duly apologizes for the late post*
Well, hello there. Let’s get started, huh?
I wanted you guys to comment below any questions you have about Hinduism. From meditation and yoga to rituals and beliefs to food and holidays- I’m answering everything you wanted to know! First, I’d like to start off with an overview:
Hinduism is a lifestyle. It started as Sanathana Dharma, a way to live, and a way to carry yourself through the day with something to believe in and keep you on a morally clear path throughout your life. When the British took over (omg Ellll 😂) they named Sanathana Dharma ‘Hinduism’, since India is also called Hindustan. That’s where the name came from.
Hindusim believes in one God, an energy that keeps us grounded and lives in each and every one of us. We also call it the Universe, or paramatma. That’s what we mean when we say that God is in all of us. You may have thought that we worship hundreds of gods- and that’s partly true. Most of these gods (Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Devi, Karthikeya, Ganesha, etc.) are other just ways to worship God and be able to relate to God more, in a personal way, through the stories and mythology. For example, Ganesha is the god of removing obstacles and Hindus pray to Him when we want success and luck.
We understand that God is an omnipresent energy that lives in us and everywhere around us, and the best way to live our lives is to follow the path of dharma (truth), do our duty, give back to the Universe, and live with a balanced karma. When we die and leave the body (our vessel through this life only), our soul/spirit/athma chooses another body for reincarnation. Our next life is based upon the type of life we lead now.
Other gods, like Krishna and Rama, were real people who lived on Earth with the rest of us. They are incarations of God, blessing us in our direst times. They are both incarnations of Vishnu, god of transformation and preservation.
I know lots of you don’t know anything about Hinduism at all, so I hope this overview helps you understand what’s going on in this post! (btw we’re at 700 words already just with the questions and this omg)
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Have you heard of Annie Sullivan? No? WHAT ARE YOU DOING. GO SEARCH HER UP.
If you have, yay! I’m glad to be promoting her newest release, Tiger Queen and have a super cool interview with her protagonist, Princess Kateri, for you today! Thanks to FFBC for letting me take part 😀
Happy September, everyone!
*** first of all, sorry for not posting this past week. I was VERY busy. ***
This is a post that I am definitely looking forward to, not only because CLOTHES (oh darn I sound frivolous *sweats* I just like clothes??) and I’m collabing with the SUPER amazing lifestyle blogger Bayance (who’s reaching 1000 followers!! if you don’t know her GO FOLLOW HER NOW) and Hazi, who I just met but am really glad that I did! She has a variety of posts as well.
Once you’ve followed both of them, come back here please!!
This post is for Bayance’s back-to-school collab season which I’m partaking in for the first time and will definitely be doing again next year!
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I’m writing this from LA (whoop whoop!) and this is going up first day of school, so it has to be done ASAP!
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview SGD Singh, the author of Exiled to Freedom, a story about the Partition of Punjab, a girl who goes through it, and a girl long after who learns about her history.
This is my stop during the blog tour for Exiled to Freedom by SGD Singh. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 12 till 25 August. See the tour schedule here.
Seventeen year old Joti lives a peaceful life on her ancestral farm in Punjab, far from political turmoil, foreign wars, and the struggle for independence. Until the summer of 1947, when her country is suddenly partitioned to create two sovereign nations—Pakistan and India.
Punjab erupts into a shattered land of nightmares, torn apart by death and destruction. Before the violence subsides, millions of people will have lost their lives and Joti will find herself amongst the countless refugees fighting to survive one of the greatest tragedies of the modern era.
In the summer of 2018, seventeen year old Priya travels from her home in New York City to her great grandmother’s farm in Punjab. Searching for meaning in her materialistic and shallow existence, she becomes determined to uncover the mysteries of the past and heal her family’s wounds, left too long unattended.
Priya soon finds herself on an adventure of discovery, learning what it is to love and what it means to know true peace.
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I’m excited to present the first of a hopeful series of guest posts by wonderful fellow bloggers that I’ve interacted with. Firstly, we’re starting off with my wonderful friend Emma @ AFCTL who is super sweet and funny and has the best discussion posts!
Take it over, Emma!
Hiya bookish people!
This is so amazing! Aditi has a beautiful blog, and I love her so much she is honestly AMAZING! It is so amazing that I am able to have a post published on One in a Million, so hi! I just realised I didn’t introduce myself, so here I go! My name is Emma and currently I am independently running my book blog A Few Chapters ‘til Love! (My co-blogger is currently on hiatus :/) Again, I am so happy to be writing here! Right, let’s get into the post! Continue reading “DISCUSSION~ Collector’s Editions: Are They Worth The Money? // Emma @ AFCTL”