About

me ya!Hey there you awesome anonymous people,

I’m Devina, or simply D. I love to read, as my blog title has already clued you in on that and also my sweet tooth that refuses to be tamed by blander stuff. Rebellious teeth, imagine that. (not counting the time I had braces) I’m attempting to approach life and all it’s great big bag of goodies and nasties with due humour, optimism and sarcasm and toppings of haphazard mutterings of swearwords (silently of course). It’s a learning process. Roller coasters is an overused analogy so I’ll say that everything that I’ve experienced so far is like this collection of heartbeats frozen in flash frames that when looked down upon, invoke distant smells and lingering emotions. Some really scary-ass madness to be sure, I laugh now as I tell you this truth.

HC&B is a nebulous crash pad, I write about things that bother me, shedding light on my vulnerabilities to scare my fears away as one would do when bleeding a festering wound to heal, to become stronger. In a few words I describe my content in these general terms: insignificant, essential, timid, bold. The contrast is interesting, no? People have differing perceptions and I realize it’s not up to me, ultimately, to say from what angles my articles should be viewed from. It’s up to you, my friends. I hear the logic is that since we all have our own bellybuttons we’re entitled to our subjective opinions. I only ask you to be polite. Polite in your undiluted passion. Oh God no, don’t leave the spice out of a good argument!

Why do I read?

To learn. To escape. To wander and to expand my imaginative plains. To not feel alone. Because I’m an addict.

Blogging here on WordPress with you all has been a life changing experience. I’ve ‘met’ people who taught me to think differently, in ways that I’m proud of. I am wowed by the creativity and the talent of bloggers far and wide who inspire me on several levels and it adds to every day of my life.

When I say I love this place, it is no exaggeration. I was not compelled to write before, something I merely dabbled in my last year of high school, and now I can’t put it away because it’s become a part of who I am. I am encouraged to continue doing so by my blogging family and it just (please don’t laugh) makes me feel warm inside. Blogging has nursed those little gifts I found to have, and I love to share them.

I used to post every single day when I first began, then it turned into every other day. Now, I write when my mind calls for it, but I can’t say I’ve ever missed a week. I cannot promise you deep and thought provoking material even though I strive to provide, but it’s up to you say. There are a lot of sides to me that I don’t think I am able to describe to you but if you’re interested perhaps you’d care to follow me on my blogging journey :)

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58 thoughts on “About

  1. I love to read books, too. But the fact that I’m a native Bengali and I’m not so good in English makes me uncomfortable with English books. I don’t know why but I don’t enjoy Bangla books that much (possibly because all my study materials are in Bangla :P ). I wish I could understand English well. I read a few translated books by writers like Aurthur Conan Doyle and many others and they were just great. I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I were able to read the original version. Recently I took up an ebook of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and I’m having a hard time understanding it. By going back and forth to dictionary, I kind of lose the picture of the story from my mind and eventually give up reading. :(

    • Hi! I’m delighted to meet another book lover :) Oh well all I think you need is practice and I suppose you’ll have to really go at it so you’d know how it feels to read the original versions! A.C Doyle is awesome and yes,The Da Vinci Code should be very difficult if you don’t have a good grasp of reading in English. It’s is very interesting but I advise you not to believe everything Dan Brown says, though there are facts in it.
      If I may, I recommend you begin with books by Jack London like White Fang and Buck. Practice make perfect, don’t worry about it much you’ll get it :)

      Thanks so much for visiting :D

      • Still I get tired of looking up words on dictionary. Even worse, I can’t understand most phrases and native ‘figure of speeches’ used in English literature. :(

        I know that The Da Vinci Code is historically misleading. But I wouldn’t care. For now I just wanna know what’s the story and what’s going on at the every page of the book. I wish I could.

        I’ll definitely look for an ebook online. We don’t have plenty of English literary books over here so I’ll have to look for an online pdf version of the story you said. Let’s see if I can find it.

  2. Hi! I used to see you commenting on Thomas’ posts. So I checked on your blog, and I actually liked it. I’m following. I could really use a lighthearted read.

  3. Devina thank you for following my blog and i will do likewise.
    Can you give me your wordpress username found in personal settings for the invite. when you get it you can remove your name.

  4. Hello, thanks for having indicate our Free Tag Zone Blog in your “Blogs i follow” section …
    I’ll also indicate your blog in our “friends” (or amis in french) section
    Keep in touch!
    Greetings from Belgium
    Eric

    • Hot Chocolate lovers unite! That’s the thing, you can have it any way, hot or chilly and girl is it delicious. It’s not something difficult to get addicted to.

      Muffin Break’s hot choco looks real good and I’ll take your word on it, though I wouldn’t pass on the sprinkles!

      Thanks!

  5. I find you through the Weekly Photo Challenge of this week and just had my mouth water at the title of your blog! Chocolate and books are some of my favorites in life, EVER! Haven’t read a lot of yours yet, but I’m signing in for the up-coming goodies!
    Cheers to all good things!
    Jul’

    • Hiya D! My studies are coming along okay, though I’m a little behind on English :( But I’ll be fine it’s just that I need to quit stressing. I do this a lot these days. You just reminded me that I’m out of hot chocolate! Good grief. I really appreciate the visit, do hope all is well with you and the little man :D

      • Good thing I dropped by then! hehe, now fill up your stash and make sure you always have a mug of goodness when you need one ;-) We’re both doing great, he’s growing up and getting taller! omg! he’ll be as tall as me in 2 years time LOL. Great that your studies are coming along, stop stressing though, you’re doing it right so believe in yourself, ok? xx

  6. Hey I too like chocolates whether it’s hot or not. I like your about a lot & well guess what I’m a bookworm too. I’ve still not started writing in my blog (You know, I write too). Anyway I’ll be following you…
    Rach.

  7. Devina! I love your about page :) It’s so nice to meet you and reading is a wonderful pleasure … you’re right in that reading takes you away … I can go on vacation in my mind. It’s a wonderful thing … :)

  8. Not sure why I haven’t commented on this page before… I hope you’re doing well Devina! Love how your blog encompasses various subjects and doesn’t stick to just one thing. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

    • Oh, that’s okay :) I’m fine, thanks! And how, kind sir, are you faring so far in the new year? Yes, I don’t like putting myslf in a little box, I get even more crazy than I already am, I’m all for the ‘variety is the spice of life’. Thank you again, Thomas, and I wish you the same!

  9. You’ve used certain adjectives to describe yourself which just made me contemplate: Are we that similar? I love to smile and laugh too and then this love for reading is there of course…I am very talkative, a little funny, at times even sort of a nerd! I thank WordPress for making me meet such people. Nice blog you have out here :)

  10. Hot chocolate and books — what is there not to love? I am always on the lookout for new books to ‘devour’ – especially fantasy. I look forward to browsing your reviews.:-)

  11. Hi, I just found you, books and hot chocolate! A perfect world! And after reading through some of the other comments, I see I’m far from alone in those feelings. You have a wonderful blog!

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