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The Read Write Contest (feat. Some Blogging News)

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a lovely or an eventful December so far.

Today, we’re gonna be looking at this really cool contest called the “Read Write Contest” hosted by none other than Betty @ The Box Of Wonder, a really cool blogger who’s got some wacky and fun posts and also the Santosphere series. Shoutout to Blue @ The Territory Of The Blueberry for nominating me for this: her little blog is filled with poetry, book reviews, and many more stuff to explore. Click on the above links to check out both of these blogs!

Okay, let’s jump right into the rules.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you/who’s blog you find this on, give them some fun book-character name (like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc)
  • If you have a blog, list down the rules in a post, if not, contact/email the creator (contact page)
  • Add the logo of this competition below the rules
  • Link back to the original post and the post of the one who nominated you
  • Answer the following questions!-
    1. Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?
    2. Which book are you currently reading?
    3. Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?
    4. Which book character describes you the best?
    5. Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why(please don’t spread hate!)
  • Write a story with just 5 lines (5 because their are 5 letters in “story”, hehe) (you will be given points based on the story you write!)
  • make sure your story is suitable for all ages or your entry will be disqualified
  • After the story, share a cool fact you read! Mention the source too! (OPTIONAL)
  • This competition ends on 20th December 2021, winners will be announced on 1st January 2022.
  • Nominate some regular commenters of your blog to show them how much it means! Also nominate your friends! The questions are fixed, so you don’t need to make new ones!

As for your fictional character name Blue, uh…….I actually have two choices. It’s either Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls or Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. I don’t know why, but these two characters somehow came to my mind. It’s up to you on which one you’d like to keep XD

Now that the rules are covered, let’s get into the questions:

Betty’s Questions:

#1. Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?
Ans. I do like to read: even if it’s a random online story or a novel that I wanted to try.

Back when I was a kid, I used to enjoy reading Roald Dahl books a lot (more specifically Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox). I guess it must’ve been those books that helped me become a huge bookworm in middle school.

#2. Which book are you currently reading?
Ans. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. Before that, I just finished a quarter of The Hate You Give and for some reason: I swapped that book with this one 🤷🏽‍♀️

#3. Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?
Ans. Either Malory Towers or Harry Potter. They seem to be some popular series among everyone so far.

#4. Which book character describes you the best?
Ans. Not entirely sure on the book character, but during middle school: I remember my best friends and I had created some sort of fictional character codewords for each other, and I got Bugs Bunny.

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#5. Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why (please don’t spread hate!)
Ans. Non fiction books and some romance novels. Emphasis on some, ’cause I don’t think all romance novels are bad.

Well…..non fiction books aren’t really my thing, that’s just it. As for the romance novels part, there are some reasons as to why I don’t dabble in that genre that much. Okay look, I know that there are some particularly good and well written romance novels out there that deserve way more recognition: the main problem in this genre lies in the structure and plot development. Not to mention some novels have really bad character development/bad character tropes or some really inconsistent/overused plot themes + elements (that are 60% of the time executed poorly) or just really messed up logic. It just doesn’t click with me that much and it makes me lose my interest rather quickly.

Now It’s Officially Story Time:

The eerily desolate arctic village with it’s deathly cold wind and thinly veiled uninviting grey sky was the very proof to show the deceased hope towards the oncoming 20th Century. Until a thrush’s song snuck into it.

Oh, and here’s a totally random fact about space:

If 2 pieces of a similar type of metal touch in space, they’ll instantly bond with each other and be permanently stuck. This phenomenon is called cold welding.

Well, since I wrote this on the last day of submission/a day before the submission, depending on your timezone (great thinking there, SS ) : anyone who wishes to take part in this contest is more than welcome to pick up the nomination.

The Blogging News:

Did you really think I’d end this post without briefly mentioning the blogging news?

Okay, this is an idea I’ve been saving for a while now, and I figured now’s the right time to mention this. So…..starting from next year onwards: The Bored Side Of The Phone shall now be open for collabs and guest posts! I’m so excited about this idea!!

I figured if I wait until my blog grew a little bigger, maybe it’ll help it in some way. So, if you’re interested in pitching any idea or are interested in doing a collab/guest post/interview, please do contact me through this email id:, and I’ll be sure to respond as soon as I can. Also, do drop a comment if you’ve sent me a message so that I won’t forget it.

Until then, fellow readers! SS is out for the week.

-Silver Stone

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27 thoughts on “The Read Write Contest (feat. Some Blogging News)

  1. THE FIRST BOOK I READ ON MY OWN WAS FANTASTIC MR FOX AND AFTER THAT MATILDA! Sorry, got a bit excited there😂 Also, I feel the sameee about romance novels. Some are really good, but most have the same storyline and are too cringy (p.s I am a hopeless romantic)
    And wohooo! I look forward to the collabs and guest posts! I will be sure to contact you for collabs once my finals are over!

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    1. Lol, that’s okay. High five, ’cause these books are just masterpieces! 🙌🏼
      Haha, same. But I guess that’s maybe after I read way too many fanfictions or something, idk really.
      Yay! I’m looking forward to it to! Oh, please do take your time. Good luck with your exams!

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      1. You’re welcome!
        Well, my 1st semester exams are done. There’s another one in April ending, and I’ll have another mock exam in March.
        So…..I’m drowning in exams rn 😅😅

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      2. I had physics yesterday🙈 I am just glad that the exam was online, I’ll say no more😂 God, I really do hate physics
        My exams are ending on 28th Feb and 12th classes are starting from 7th march🙃

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  2. Awesome! Your story was just fantastic. I loved it! Well, I find non-fiction books to be somewhere in the middle. They do get boring here and there, but they seem to teach you more at the end 😀

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  3. this was such a good post just like all your others😌😌 !!!! i loved reading this and ahh your story was actually SO GOOD- it awakened the inner space freak in me 😭😭 also omg i would love to collab with you frankly speaking because we have SO MANY SIMILAR INTERESTS😌 anyways this was a super cool post !!!!

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