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Friday, January 3, 2020

Review: The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yeah, no convincing needed for me to believe that British were worst news for India and this book from one of the most favorite historians William Dalrymple is another masterstroke from the master historian. This book is his probably third book about Mughals and British (The White Mughals and The Last Mughal) being other two but this one is mostly focused more on East India Company and how that corporation created an advanced army and was able to defeat all the other empires and chaos and anarchy created by the events set in motion by them. The narration was so well and the book so well that as soon as I was about 3 hours in I also ordered the Hardcover version of the book partly because I wanted to read it in detail later but also to be able to see all the wonderful paintings and illustrations given throughout of the book. So here goes my first review of the year 2020. I am glad that I could start the year with a 5-star book and I hope that the rest of the year follows the suit.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Review: The Choice

The Choice The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

And here goes another one down. One more in a similar tragedy filled life in a small town in US of A as told by our lovely Mr. Sparks. This was nice and tugged in all the places but when you are tugged in all the books then it kinda all comes together to not tug as much. But I liked it and like I said I may revisit these books in future where I would only read them one at a time and not in any order.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Review: Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my very first Murakami read and every bit weird as I expected it to be. This one was just such a wonderful experience and to boot the fact that I was listening to the audiobook with the wonderful voice acting which elevated the experience. So one extra star for the audiobook. This deals with so many things and in the end, it's all about just a character development of the main character. I will certainly try to read it again sometimes in the future but then I would surely miss the wonderful voices which performed with this full production of the book. I loved it now if only someday I can tackle the 46 hours of behemoth which is IQ84 audible production. Maybe in the year 2020 maybe that will be the year when I read the remaining Murakami books I have.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Review: Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had heard about Six of Crows and since it was set in this universe I had to get the trilogy too which I got in Gorgeous Hardcovers. And after many months I finally started and slowly finished this tale which is set in a fictional version of Russia I suppose where the land is divided into two parts with mysterious darkness which holds various monsters and then there are mutants or powered individuals of this world who are called Grisha. This book kept on twisting and turning from one scenario to another. And it was nice but could have been better, of course, that's true for almost every work. Also, the rating is in high 3.somethings :). And just as I am done with this book now I am onto the second book in the series. After all, I want to start reading 'Six of Crows' as soon as possible and hopefully this year, but if not then next year would the year I finally read Six of Crows duology.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Review: my Hanuman Chalisa

my Hanuman Chalisa my Hanuman Chalisa by Devdutt Pattanaik
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well advance warning I am not a religious person and I would even call myself an Atheist but something are just so good and part of our lives that we don't even know and we enjoy them, same is with the Hanuman Chalisa, I hadn't read it in it's entirety before but when listening to this book I knew most of the lines because osmosis. And yes all the extra information by Mr. Pattanaik was wonderful too about different types of statues of Hanuman and different versions of Hanuman and Ramayan. I liked the narration too and didn't find too many problems and I don't know why so many people are up in arms about the narration being horrible. Well maybe they are better versed in Audiobooks this would have be my 10th of 12th Audiobook off Audible. Well after all it's Hanuman Chalisa and this and it's recitation are part of life in India so just say Jai Hanuman.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is of course Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Review: Blue Moon

Blue Moon Blue Moon by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rating be more like 4.5 and this might be the first book which I took out of the delivery package and started reading and it was awesome. I would say one thing that first of all don't be a criminal especially in the world created by Lee Child and if you are a criminal then pray to all your ancestors that you do not cross Jack Reacher or else it wouldn't end well for you not at all. This time the action is set in an unknown city after all Child didn't want to get in trouble as this book deals with something is which is a big problem now a days. After a long time there's a body count a mile long and I love it. Go ahead and do the same, 24th book and Reacher is getting better and better.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is of course Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Review: Leah on the Offbeat

Leah on the Offbeat Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ah well The narrator did too good a job or Becky did a wonderful job and maybe the issue is that I am too old now at 37 or that I never had an angsty side even when I was a teenager. Well I didn't like Leah much at all and seeing how the book is through her perspective and she's the title character now. I am excited about this one because I liked Leah well enough in Simon and the Homosapiens Agenda. But nothing much I mean nothing much happen in the entire book and Leah was too hyper much too like she keeps on reminding everyone that she is being bitchy or acting like a dick and mean and all that. So end result was that I didn't like this Audio Book too much. But still it was good enough.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is of course Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

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