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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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Review: Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 14th yes #14 book in the series and for me this was just about there. I liked it but because they make you laugh here and there but most of the book was static only focusing on one thing at a time and then just getting stuck there. And Although I finish these books fairly quickly and honestly you can finish one of these in couple of hours easy. Ah well it was okay and I hope that next one would be funnier and better because after all there is going to be #15 for sure.

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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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Review: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was third Malcolm Gladwell book I read and also similar to others which I wanted to read for a long time. This one deals with statistics and how there is a critical point in spread of anything idea or virus that can make it successful or a failure and with various examples Mr. Gladwell successfully pushed his ideas forward from Independence of USA to resurgence of a Shoe Brand to Shows for Kids to Teenage Smoking to Teenage Suicide. This one was the book which I felt can be used in Marketing studies or advertising after all it already contains many examples of the Sticky message.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side. 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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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Review: Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like the subtitle says it's the story of success and provides a wonderful study of successful people and hitting ground running by proving again and again that to be successful along with the person the support area and time period is as important to make sure that the person is successful. Mr. Gladwell takes example from different fields, Sports, Music, IT etc. and prove again and again that their success owed itself to lot of fortunate co-incidents and opportunities which they could utilize. In other words along with the talent these people were there at the right place on the right time and today these guys are Billionaires and superstars. Loved this wonderful book do read it and enjoy.

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: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This turned out to be my very first read by Malcolm Gladwell and I remember that I wanted to read this and Outliers for the longest of the times. Well I finally could and wow Gladwell first introduces the concept of snap decisions then it's success stories then it's horror stories then the people who have mastered the art of snap decisions and then the science of Snap Decisions. It was a wonderful book I liked it immensely. I now tend to listen to ebooks via Text to speech than staring at my phone screen so I can get through even the boring parts in a go. But here those were few and far between and and I liked this one like I said earlier.

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 8, 2019

Review: The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is part of my effort to actually listen to real audio books which I have in Audible and not just be stuck to Text to Speech for my eBooks. I liked Simon and liked this one and I am sure I would like the Leah too which I am going to read/listen next. This one is cute fluffy story of twin sisters Molly and Cassie who are 17 years old. Cassie finds a girl friend and Molly who is a little chubby and only had crushes so far struggles as her sister drifts away and Molly finds herself and her feelings pulled in two directions. Well it was nice change from the usual reads of Fantasy or Adult Romance. Well so time for Vampire Romance or Leah well see you in the next one.

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: Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow this one just doesn't get a simple story with Neil Gaiman well I guess you can get that but don't be reading story set in American Gods for that. This is the story of Fat Charlie who isn't fat but was a chubby kid and the nickname given to him by his dad stuck. His dad dies and there he learns that he also has a brother called Spider whom he didn't remember. And then the craziness begins. Like another reviewer has said that two worlds or rather two halves of the stories change drastically jarringly. But overall I enjoyed this journey back to the magical world of Gods and Monsters Mr. Gaiman has been able to produce. Do check it after you have read American Gods.

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: Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlike most people I like a sprinkle of Short Stories collection once in a while. And this one I tacked coming off from Good Omens after all why not. And there was that anticipation of American Gods Novella but that was all the way to end and to reach that. I am in awe of the weird imagination and wonderful mind of Neil Gaiman. Short stories are on varied subjects and like all the short stories collections some stories work while others don't work so well. But it was well enough. And I am happy to have read it.

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: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read it before of course, I have read it, I have seen the movie, good one and the bad ones. I have seen the limited series adaptation of the story. This time it was audiobook which carried to the land of the weirdness and goofiness. This particular version was narrated by Arundhati Raja and she did a wonderful job with the narration However I would have loved to hear it in Scarlet Johhanson's voice oh my do I buy this book again on Audible to hear her version, eh, maybe I will. Overall I like this weird tale but sometimes it gets too weird for my 37 years old self. And in summation it's a classic for a reason and it's a lovely and timeless tale despite all the weirdness.

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: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have read it before of course, I have read it, I have seen the movie, good one and the bad ones. I have seen the limited series adaptation of the story. This time it was audiobook which carried to the land of the weirdness and goofiness. This particular version was narrated by Arundhati Raja and she did a wonderful job with the narration. Overall I like this weird tale but sometimes it gets too weird for my 37 years old self. And in summation it's a classic for a reason.

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 7, 2019

Review: Frostbite

Frostbite Frostbite by Richelle Mead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow so this is shaping up to be good series, I finished most of the remaining book in a single session as I was in the train so what better way to pass the time. This was fun, yeah cringe inducing too but that shocking scene did bring tears to my eyes too. This was huge fun with heartbreak and with lightening speed I am on to the next part. See you there too.

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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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Review: The Gift

The Gift The Gift by Alison Croggon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well it's a fantasy series which I had in my bookcases for the longest of the time so I finally decided to take it out for the ride well it took me for a ride instead as it took me well over 10 months to finish this book. Review continue later gotta catch a train.

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: The Girl in Room 105

The Girl in Room 105 The Girl in Room 105 by Chetan Bhagat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't know why does it happen and I end up supporting and writing about the reason why I like authors like Chetan Bhagat or Durgesh Dutta but I don't understand the extreme hate towards Mr. Bhagat. Is the story lacks something sure I am not saying it's a masterwork but there is certainly scope for lighters books which you can hash out in a day or two well with my current schedule it took me a little longer to finish it but still I finished it quicker than other books.

Coming to this book like everybody would tell you this time over the story is a murder mystery and it's handled in a good manner. People who are complaining about the sloppy investigation by main protagonist should remember that Keshav and Saurabh are smarter than normal but still they are simple fools. I liked the characters and the reveal too though I had suspected the culprit but somehow my but the story beats confused my simple mind too, after all I never claimed to be smart one myself :P. I liked it and let's hope that Mr. Bhagat comes up with another good book next time over too after all he has his ups and downs too.

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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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Review: The Order of Time

The Order of Time The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow what wonderful ideas and that too in the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch. I bought this audio book as soon as I saw his name as narrator.

Book is a non-fiction book if you didn't know and deals with time and different ideas about the same. Benedict did a wonderful job as narrator. Only thing was that being a scientific book it had different drawings and pictures in it but in audiobook we missed on those assets. Apart from that all was fine and although I am not a scientist but being from the pcm I was able to understand almost all the mentions.

So yeah pick the audiobook for the wonderful ideas and awesome voice of Benedict Cumberbatch and just just just Keep on Reading.

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Review: Coraline

Coraline Coraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like most people I also saw the movie first and hell when I had seen the movie, ignorant old me didn't even know that it was a book as well. Hopefully now I know better but who knows?

Coming back to the book well I watched the movie so long ago that I don't even remember it much but we might see it again right? I read the tenth anniversary illustrated edition with illustrations by Chris Redall. The book was fun, strange and weird. I am 37 so I might be about 30 years over the targetted age group but will I looked it too. Like most of the Times I am not gonna talk about the story as either you already know or other better reviewers already covered it.

I liked it and would suggest that you check it as well, read it and then just keep on reading.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Review: The Last Boy to Fall in Love

The Last Boy to Fall in Love The Last Boy to Fall in Love by Durjoy Datta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For me too this was the very first Durjoy book which I heard but at least it completes my collection of all the books written by him so far. This short book written only for Audible so that's your only way to get it. It is narrated by Sikander Kher and Rasika duggal. performance and story both were nice.

This is a story set in Post-Post-Apocalyptic world where a virus has wiped out the entire human race and the only boy Amartya alive in Delhi or perhaps entire India and a girl Erica he meets when she steals his Solar panel. They might be the last people on earth. This was told in 3 chapters and first had few issues and parts which I didn't like but overall it was a very well put effort. I have many books pending in Audible and now I would be working to listen/read all of them.

So long then, if you have Audible you might be able to get this book for free and that's a great deal so go ahead and read this and then just keep on Reading.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Review: The Boys #2

The Boys #2 The Boys #2 by Garth Ennis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This finishes the very first story arc "The Name of the Game", we meet the entire team of the Boys while Butcher is trying to bring Hughie to the fold. In the books design of Hughie was based on action Simon Pegg and the show actually got Simon Pegg for the role of Hughie's dad. So that was fun and I am already loving how wild this book is from the mind of writer of 'Preacher'.

have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side. 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: The Boys #1

The Boys #1 The Boys #1 by Garth Ennis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As I don't live in US my introduction to graphic novels has been very less and late and though I loved Preacher I only came to know about this series when I came to know about the series and if you read my reviews then you already know that I prefer to read the source material before watching the adaptation so I watched first episode of the series and I have just read the first issue and I can tell that the show is much more changed and I loved the effects and style of the show but obviously since drawing is cheaper than animation the writers can go wild with the graphics and Garth sure did go wild in the very first issue. And I am eagerly waiting to read the entire series now.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side. 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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Re-reading books has it's own charm and especially if it's a new edition of an old favorite I loved rereading Harry Potter books and loved re-reading this 10th Anniversary edition of the first book by John Green. I had last read it more than 4 and a half year ago in Feb 2015. I have been watching John and Hank's vlogBrothers videos even before I knew who John was and I am a Proud NerdFighter for many years now. So coming back to this book was fun and you don't realize how much of the book you have forgotten till you re-read it. Of course I knew the major points but I was surprised to see that I only remembered the broad points and the things that I knew still hit me as hard as it had hit me the first time. Probably that's the strength of good books. I can proudly say that I have read all of John's and Hank's books but I might not be able to remember all of them in details as I last read till TFIOS back in 2015 and then Turtles All the Way Down when it came and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing just few days back. So is it time to re-read all of John Green's books? As much as I would like to do so one thing which makes it difficult are my TBR Bookcases which contain more than 1000 books which are unread so I always push myself to finish new books some of which are waiting on TBR since I bought them 12 years ago. I am so bad :).

Being 10th Year anniversary edition it contained the original drafts of few scenes which showed how different were the scenes originally written and how far did the book develop. There is also an interview with the author and then a small letter by Michael Cart who was chairman of Printz Award Committee which had selected this book as the recipient of Michael L. Printz award. I am not writing about the plot or story because you can always find that in Goodreads or Wikipedia it's about my feeling for this book and I love it, in fact I liked it better in my second run through of the book and I am glad to have given the time to read it again. I have started watching the vlogbrothers videos too and loving every second of it.

So I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone whether you love YA or not after all I turned 37 yesterday but I felt every emotional beat of this book another matter is I love YA books. So in case you still haven't read it pick it and if you read it way back maybe pick your old copy again read it and then just Keep on Reading.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Review: Past Tense

Past Tense Past Tense by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have now read all of Jack Reacher books available barring few short stories here and there. So now again the wait for the next book starts. This wasn't always the case it was fun when I picked up this series of 20 books and read them one by one but then just like most series I caught up with it and now must wait for the regular release.

Coming back to the book this is a typical Jack Reacher thriller where Reacher goes to a place on slightest of thoughts this time it was to be the town where his father grew up but when he checked he was told that no Reacher lived in the town, and thus Reacher's quest begins. Along with Reacher there is a couple from Canada who are traveling to US looking for a better future but they find themselves stuck in a seedy motel with seedier owners.

Like I said it was a typical Reacher book so of course I loved it but again there were few pacing issues in the beginning but boy when it begins to move does it fly. Here the stakes are slightly personal as Reacher is trying to get information about his father and does find something shocking but it's all fun and I am again left waiting for the next Reacher book.

So pick it now or read the entire series if you are missing so far and then just Keep on Reading.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Review: An Unsuitable Boy

An Unsuitable Boy An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My colleague asked me "Why are reading this Gay's book?" Unfortunately there are many people who are like this and my colleague is no different. Yeah I know he is homophobic and an Idiot but unfortunately that shouldn't be criteria to ever pick a work whether it's music, movies or books. Now coming to the book this is a no-hold bars, no nonsense, unapologetic and honest way Karan Johar one of the most successful movie makers in Bollywood today. I loved this book and one extra star is to combat all those biased idiots like my colleague who will just mark this down because Karan is Gay well if he is even then it's none of your business. In fact if you believe him he is almost Asexual. Well again his sexuality has no bearing on what he does and what he does is I love sometimes and sometimes I completely ignored as I am doing to most of the Bollywood stuff but coming to the book this is wonderful in it's honesty and narration.

Like always I rate books on the basis of how much fun they were and how they made me feel. This was lot of fun and if my schedule would be any less hectic I would also have finished it in one or two sittings. Do pick this if you like Karan or no maybe you will end up learning a thing or two. So till then next time you know what to do just Keep on Reading.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Review: A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success

A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success by Sourav Ganguly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lot of things came together to make it so that as Ganguly started his career I also started watching regular cricket and I would forever be grateful for his contribution towards transforming the Indian Cricket Team and giving some many wonderful performances, and I was even able to see his century live in Gwalior with my Mom and brother. Well so of course I had to get the book when I saw this so I got it and I read it. It was a nice read and unlike others I didn't feel that the book was written poorly but it was written nicely enough. Like the recent autobiographies from Indian cricketers this one is also on the leaner end with only about 260 pages. As you all my might have noticed already I now tend to shuffle between multiple books and also what with being busy with photography it took me a little longer to finish than it should have.

Coming to the book the tone of the book I agree is preachy with Dada directly talking to young cricketers and normal chums like me or you "Life Lessons" as he liked to call them. As I said that lot of things came together to make it so that I have seen most of the matches or least kept track of them and it was easy as just like it to bring back the memories of the matches or innings mentioned in the book.

So in the end don't let the positive reviews sway you nor let the negative reviews scare you away from this book, give it a chance and see for yourself if you like this life story or not, in any case read this or not just remember to Keep on Reading.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this immediately after A Bend in the Road so Garrett's wife's death is very similar to Miles' wife but here there was no mystery but lot of love and sadness. The story starts while a success columnist who at 36 is divorced with a 12 years old son is vacationing and comes across a message in a bottle and the content is so full of raw emotions that she can't help but cry. And soon somehow it finds way to her column and soon she finds there are other letters which people found similarly to her and curious she wants to meet the guy who has so much love in his heart. So she finds the guy Garrett with the help of her Boss/Friend Diane who was a kick-ass character whom I liked a lot, Theresa not so much.

This book is seeped in emotions and like most/all of Sparks's books in set somewhere around North Carolina there are sea, beaches, boats and vacations and flings and romances along the way but like so often happen the reality and egos soon come between them and then there are the understanding and misunderstandings they have to go through all in all it was a typical Sparks book which is also tinged by tragedy here and there and I am already kinda getting over it but when I have promised myself to go through as many of these books as possible then I shall do so.

May be if you are still missing the Sparks in your lives then pick one of these books maybe you will find something to love so love and read and love and enjoy and just keep on reading.

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Review: Moonshadow: The Story of the Total Eclipse

Moonshadow: The Story of the Total Eclipse Moonshadow: The Story of the Total Eclipse by Terry Manners
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a book which was written about 20 years ago it's very surprising that my review is going to the first one also my rating. This was one of the many second hand books I get from the book fairs at cheapo price and the quality was extremely good considering it was 20 years old book now coming to the content of the book the title says it all it's about Total Solar Eclipse. This book is full of amazing photographs covering the phenomenon which has captured human imagination since the beginning of the time. There are few mispronunciations like calling Agra as Accra in the beginning which I caught as well I live in India and most specifically have lived in Agra as well. But yes coming back to the book as all know the solar eclipse happens when moon covers the sun and it's shadow covers the earth hence the name. Chapters are divided with great photos and talk about the past and future eclipses then talk about eclipses in the context of myths and the history also the authors covers the mission to the moon and the space wars. The book also contains few tidbits here and there about moon, people who have been to moon, even some couplets of Shakespeare where he talked about eclipses.

I would like to point out though that the book is little try but again the photos are simply wonderful also this is extremely outdated I mean hubble telescope had just been operational for few years then and the International Space Station was still under planning or construction by the time the book was published and mentions them. So yeah this is smaller coffee table kinda book with glossy papers if you find it get it because most probably you would find it also in the discount bin. So as I am done with this I shall go ahead and read some more and would just Keep on Reading.

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Review: Imperfect

Imperfect Imperfect by Sanjay Manjrekar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like most I know Manjrekar the commentator and know Manjrekar the player but since he played during the time when cable TV was non-existent and 96 world cup is something I remember for Sachin's, Jadeja's batting and India's collapse at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka. Manjrekar was an average player and he is the first one to accept that. People have criticized the book for being more about his own analysis of his mindset more than the game or other stories but the data is something you can get from records but the stories are what only the person would be able to tell you. So Manjrekar the retired cricketer tells about his father who was a major cricketer and how his fame motivated him to become a cricketer. The chapters are scattered across his life and after a chapter about his tour of 91 in Australia I was getting ready to read about 1992 world cup but no he talks about 1996 world cup and I had to check the 1992 team to see if he even played there then where did that world cup disappear to when that comes in later chapters where he talks about his failures and struggles.

It was nice read and liked it because I had seen some of him as a cricketer and also his well covered clashes with Ravindra Jadeja and other commentators during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Well I liked it so how about you also try something new and give it chance may be you will also learn something new and maybe you would too just Keep on Reading.



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Review: A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all this is late late late as I kept on reading the books and missed updating them here on GR. After I finished reading "A Walk to remember", I planned on reading most of Sparks books I could and this was the one I picked after that though I am also reading other books through all this and so on and so and be ready to see about 4-5 book reviews coming one after the other.

Let's come back to the topic this is all about, this book, which is again a love story after all that's what Mr. Sparks is all about the love story where someone has to die at all times. So this here is the person who dies is our hero's wife Missy. Missy dies after a mysterious Hit-and-run. Miles is a deputy sheriff who has a son who is falling behind on his education. Then there is Sarah who arrives to the small town after her tragic divorce. Soon Sarah and Miles meet and they hit it off but there's a secret and I thought that I knew it but later I was sure and correct in guessing the person who was driving the car.

It was nice little book with a nice ending and it was all about growing up and understanding and coming to term with the loss and moving ahead with the life. This one down I am off to the next Sparks book, while you try to pick this I would go ahead and Keep on Reading.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Review: Geekerella

Geekerella Geekerella by Ashley Poston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's a retelling of fairy tale Cinderella and as such there were familiar tropes but no not the old ones but framed in a story around fandom, cons and modern file full of social network and all it's evils. I listened to the Audio-book through audible and it was a great performance. It took a small time to finish as during the weekends I read few other things and watched some videos and slept a lot. Coming back to the book it is based around fandom and as I read it during San Diego Comic Con it added a new dimension to the story what with the Marvel and other panel introducing cast and other details. The show here is a fictional one is the sea of fictional shows called 'Starfield' and he con dedicated to it called ExcelsiCon.

As it's a retelling of Cinderella it follows few familiar tropes but that's what keeps it interesting too. Both the narrators did a good job of bringing the book to life. I don't listen to too many audiobooks but rather Text-to-Speech for my e-Books but since Audible is officially in India and I have got many books from them and hope to continue the membership for a long time. So yeah give this cute book a chance and in any case remember to just Keep on Reading.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Review: A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My review and story would be similar to others who love the movie but just didn't get the time to read this beauty so far. I finally picked it up and boy oh boy is it different but had so much impact especially due to the fact that I had seen the movie. Of course the movie had to be different as the book is set in the late 1950s as the old protagonist remembers his first love. Also this Landon was different from the movie version is so that probably as per the time he was not a bully or jerk as the movie shows in the start but a shy rich boy. Things are so different that even the play was different and as I am writing it I am listening to the Song "Only Hope" from the movie which is my one of the most favorite song and most probably would watch the movie once more. Last time I watched the movie I wrote the review for it for my movie's review blog and now that I am writing the review for the book I am going to watch the movie again as I just love the movie and just love the song and just love the book now and probably I will keep visiting the song or the movie or the book again too.

Like I said I almost cried multiple times as I already knew the story and it didn't ruin the story or book but enhanced it as you could appreciate the scenes with a different eye. Well if you are like me who has only seen the movie or someone who hasn't watched the movie in either case just give in and experience this life story which is little slow but fits the story perfectly and so remedy and don't like me or Tahera who waited for 19 years to read the book after watching the movie. Well she and I were in the same boat and now in the same boat too.

Yeah what other recommendation do you need than the 5 stars so yeah pick it up read it gobble it up, eat it up, laugh and cry and then just Keep on Reading.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Why People believe weird things is something I have also wondered a lot when I hear people talking about ghosts or astrology or God. Things are different here in India and you wouldn't find people shouting for creationism or Holocaust deniers here as you neither have prominently christian people here and not too many Jewish people but still we in India have our own laundry list of weird things people believe in. It was a fun read and shocking though I already knew that still so many people believe in supernatural stuff despite so many irrefutable proof. YouTube is filled with stupid videos portraying all kind of weird things you will find flatearthers there, aliens and try all kind of conspiracy theories.

Everyone should read this and more such books and more people should be skeptics after all that's the call of today and only education and more knowledge can pierce through the darkness of superstition and always remember to just Keep on Reading.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Review: Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories

Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories by Elmore Leonard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had seen the movie a long back with my dearly departed dad and liked it well enough and imagine my surprise when I saw that it was based on the short story by Elmore Leonard now I might have a read a book or two by him but since then I wanted to read the short story or the collection so here I am then. It was nice to read a book set in a different time because for a very long time I was either reading fantasy or the books set in current time so it was refreshing to read the stories set in the wild west of the western movies of Hollywood. The stories are set in various situations involving the classic western characters Military men, bandits, Indians etc. and I liked them well enough of course not all stories were equal but enough were :)

So yeah here it goes and do check as its good for reading to read short stories collections once in a while and then just keep on Reading.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Review: 9 From the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

9 From the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 9 From the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Of course this book didn't have Magnus Chase because it was the time for the rest of the gang to shine. Like the title says this book has 9 stories set in Nine worlds of Norse mythology and has a story set in each World. And the Cover tells you about another common theme Thor is running through all the Nine Worlds to complete 10 million steps to be able to appear on a TV show on Midgard (Earth) and he does all this while wearing only a leather Daily Duke, oh how I wish that it would be on the cover. :D.

The stories are simple and fun and easy to go through in the end there is foldout image of the world tree which is awesome other than that there is complete information in the back about pronunciation and information about the characters if somehow this is the first book you are reading in the series though you shouldn't do that read the trilogy first and then read this companion book. And then just Keep on Reading.

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Review: The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My very first Hemingway read and I can see why he is regarded as one of the greatest writers ever. It's a short novel or rather novella about an old man and the sea and his struggles with the sea. The old man is Cuban fisherman and the story is about how after 84 consecutive days when he can't catch a single fish he finally hooks a giant Merlin and it's about his struggles to get his catch which he does but then the fish is even bigger than boat and then some, sea is presented as a struggle here and it pretty much challenges the old man.

This was a short and wonderful read I would definitely look to read some more Hemingway but now it's time to get back to the world of Magnus Chase :). So pick and read it, it's a very short read so that's that and then just Keep on Reading.

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Review: The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It a fictionalized story set around one of the most infamous murder cases in the US this one starts not with the murder but with the setup of our main character Bucky Bleichert who is a boxer and gets entry to LA police force based on his sports status and Lee Blanchard. Bucky and Lee have a boxing bout after which they both become famous and join LA police force and are tasked as partners. Things move on a simple pace in the 1940s of L.A. until mutilated body of a beautiful girl is found and many lives change.

This was definitely a little slower in the beginning and in few later parts but once the twists and turns start they just don't stop at all and it ends beautifully. Bucky of course was the narrator and he goes through the case which doesn't only consume his career but also consume his entire life. Once again it's a fictionalized story of the Black Dahlia case and don't pick this up thinking of it as a true crime story you would be disappointed.

Well I liked it good enough but wouldn't start another Ellroy book now but rather a classic while few other books are continued on the side, remember to read and then just Keep on Reading.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Review: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow I just wish that movie was this good and really confused about people's tendency to just focus on the name and then ignore the complete story. Granted that books and movies are separate medium and they are simply not replaceable with one another but still one would think that when Hollywood pays for a book then they would try to adapt something more than just the name. Well that's the rant about the movie over and the movie was decent enough but then it would have been called something else. If you have seen the movie and then like me prepare to read a completely different story all together. I have no doubt that this could have been developed as a kick ass book with an explosive end.

While the book's format also lends itself the few issues but they are not too important in the overall scope of things. This is damn good story and I loved it. so yes give it a chance forget about the movie enjoy that as a standalone thing it was. The book is completely different than the movie so hopefully you would enjoy it so read it and then just Keep on Reading.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Review: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead by Max Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ah well I read it before World War Z so maybe I missed something but overall it was way too much fun the tone of the book is like it's written in response to an actual probable threat. It's tone is so much realistic that few times during the book I thought of googling this name or that story. There are zombie tales all around us why don't we know about them because governments and people responsible try to bury the truth so deep that even with a horde of zombies it can't dig it's way out. In some places it was lacking but other than that I liked this one thoroughly and very well could see this in the world of The Walking Dead or Zombieland.

Yeah so you want a fun book about preparing yourself for a fake emergency go ahead but remember it might be little bit dry as the books like these tend to be loved it and going to read World War Z next and then would just Keep on Reading.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Review: MAI: A Graphic Novel

MAI: A Graphic Novel MAI: A Graphic Novel by Sriram Jagannathan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all the thing to know this was a self published graphic novel so kudos to the author for continuing to push his dream forward. This is the story of Malviya "Mai" Iyer a 13 years old girl who is living in a small town in Rajasthan with her family. Mai was a super active kid who was excellent in her studies and extracurricular activities too but she unfortunately lost her hands and almost lost her life in a grenade blast. This is the book which shows her happiness, this is a book which shows her pain, this is a book which shows her struggle and her family's struggles especially her mother. This was a wonderful read and I wish that more and more people know about this great true tale.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. So you also give a chance to comics and Graphic Novels and Keep on Reading.

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Review: Superman, Volume 1: Son of Superman

Superman, Volume 1: Son of Superman Superman, Volume 1: Son of Superman by Peter J. Tomasi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I just read Birthright few days ago so that's fresh in my mind but yeah this was a nice story with good art. Gasp Superman is dead but then another superman from probably an alternate timeline comes and takes over the mantle and he is married to Lois Lane and they have a son together who has both human and Krypton genes and dude is developing new powers everyday. This Kal-El is a grown up version and he and Lois try to continue their family where 1 and half people are super.

And then there is the villain of the arc, the eradicator who is sporting El family mantle of S The Eradicator is hell bent on purifying Superman's Krypton genes his solution just kill the kid but how can that happen when a super angry superman is in his path and super awesome Lois Lane to the scene who wouldn't stop at nothing to save her family. Nice one and good thing is that I have 4 more volumes to go in print and let's see if I get the further volumes or not well it would depend on how the story progresses and also on the price after all money money money.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. Who didn't know about Superman, Batman, Spiderman growing up it's just that I didn't get chance to read them when they originally appeared so now I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. So you also give a chance to comics and Graphic Novels and Keep on Reading.

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Review: Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One

Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Year One by Greg Rucka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you read my review of the first volume you might have noticed I had wrote about the fact that all the issues collected in volume one were odd numbered ones. Well so the second volume comes along packing all the even numbered issues plus an issue telling backstory of Barbara Ann Minerva the Cheetah before she became Cheetah and yeah this is another origin story of WW if you saw the movie then you already know half of the story only thing different would be that the movie was set in late 1910s this book is set in modern times. So now I believe that 1-2, 3-4 were launched together to carry two different stories each numbered issue continuing the story so you wanna continue story from issue #1 go to issue #3 and then you wanna continue from #6 then go to #8 and so on and so forth.

As the trend because Diana is a kickass woman she found herself a posse of other kickass women too and all the power to them. Although the art was better here but still the issue continued where in after many wonderful arts suddenly few panels would be way off. But things definitely improved.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. So you also give a chance to comics and Graphic Novels and Keep on Reading.


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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Review: Prince of Thorns

Prince of Thorns Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well you like Anti-Heroes did you say? You like different characters? You liked conflicted characters? Well Mark Lawrence heard you all and gave a you kid who at 14 is much more bad-ass, cruel and heartless that you would be hard-pressed to call him a hero or an Anti-Hero no sir Jorg is a villain with a band of villain who go around killing people, raping girls/women, looting them and shocker Jorg is an actual prince who saw the murder of his mother and younger brother and since then his heart is full of hate and he has let hate fester so much that his heart is now dark with hate and he doesn't even think for a second before slitting the throat of someone he was travelling for last few months.

And if you think by the setting and the world that this is fantasy novel set during the middle ages then one interesting line shatters that idea to million nay Billion little pieces and then there was nothing and hopefully things will be explored in the next books.

You wouldn't believe if I tell you how long this trilogy and then next trilogy and the next trilogy by Mr. Lawrence was with me and I was just waiting for I don't know what but it took almost destruction of two books in the latest trilogy that I finally decided to start my journey in the fantasy world created by Mark Lawrence who is amazingly super active on Goodreads. As I finish this I already have the next book in the series King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2) by Mark Lawrence out and ready and hope to start it as soon as I reach home. Hey also far warning this is a violent violent book with lotsa violence and sexual crimes and references so tread carefully.

So having provided you the warning, I obviously loved the book and would suggest you to go ahead and enjoy this world and prepare to get lost in bloody adventures of a 14 years old prince who is full of zeal to avenge the crimes against him and then as usual just Keep on Reading.

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Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another Bradbury book down and another will begin, this one though was full of childhood fun and then discovery of something horrific and then the efforts to fight that. A Carnival comes to town during the night and friends Jim and Will find out that the things are not as they might seem and something darker is at hand. There are definitely creepy and unexplained things happening in the carnival and they do find more information and try to fight with parental intervention by one of the parents. The title comes from one of Shakespeare's plays and something wicked indeed came the way.

Well do pick and hopefully remove another classical book from your TBR and then just Keep on Reading .

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Review: Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies

Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So another day another Rebirth issue done and dusted like others said this issue also doesn't explain anything about rebirth thingie but still it was a nice read and as usual I flew through the book, this begins with Diana expressing doubts about her memories and tries to enter few divine places but can't and then something, something, something, Cheetah etc.

The art was very much varied in some panels it's breathtaking, in other places it's passable and in multiple places it's downright ugly. Story was fine and I noticed that this contained the odd numbered issues like 1, 3, 5, 7 and it continued the story so was the story broken every other issues in the normal run 1 had different end 2 had different beginning and end, 3 picks after 1, 4 picks after 2 etc. Well this collection was good time to jump onto the next volume Year One let's see how that fares up.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. So you also give a chance to comics and Graphic Novels and Keep on Reading.

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Review: Superman: Birthright

Superman: Birthright Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a modern day retelling of Superman's origin set during the modern time well modern time circa 2003 so not to modern as it's 2019 now and the updated time is already 16 years past but still a fun fun read and it was fun read about Supes start in the modern times and we have almost all the major points like his journey as a secret superhero, his initial journey to earth, his search for his truth, creation of his dress, Louis Lane, Jim, Mr. White, Lex Luthor etc. and this deals with Clark's search for the way to use his powers for good and he tries to do that in Metropolis but he has Lex Luthor in his path who does his best to discredit Superman. And it was lotsa fun.

I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics I can. So you also give a chance to comics and Graphic Novels and Keep on Reading.

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Review: The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well now I didn't read this book before and haven't seen the movie what with it being around 80 years old now but both were on my list for the longest of times so one is done and dusted and it was just fine and the story was okay and I liked it okay.

So yeah do pick and probably you would like it better and if you have a kid then also give it to them and they would probably like it much better too after all it's a kid's book so yeah read and then just Keep on Reading.

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Review: Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More of a 4.25 or even 4.5 book it was phenomenal read and I had seen the movie based on the book long back and loved it. It was a fun read and though it was a tale of Frank's shenanigan as a Con man it was really surprising to read about his success with his cons. It was really surprising the ease with which he was able to play along in his con game and definitely shows that how intelligent person he was and it was fun.

So yeah watch the wonderful movie but first of all go ahead and read this book and hopefully you would enjoy the movie more I had seen the movie way back so I was able to enjoy the book a lot and would look to watch the movie again. So yeah read this fun little book and then just Keep on Reading .

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Review: Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have followed Kevin Smith for many years now not as much as to follow his movies or shows or blogs or podcasts. But enough that I have seen his older stuff at least till Red State and I see his YouTube videos of his, I love the passion which he brings to the movie reviews. Dude just loves movies and comics he is my people. So I had this so I had to read it. This is circa 2011 Kevin Smith who had discovered Weed and was an active smoker, was fatter, didn't have his heart attack 2019 Kevin Smith has managed his weight now, I think he is not smoking pot now and I am happy for him.

Coming to this book, it was funny and crass and all kinds of offensive this wasn't a self help book or a book full of advice, this was just a memoir of 2011 Kevin Smith who had directed Cop Out and was unhappy and had directed Red State and was happier.

I liked the book and for most part it was a fun short read and it was fun all right. If you are in mood to read a light, offensive, crass memoir by a genius then do pick it and then as always just Keep on Reading.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review: Lord of Chaos

Lord of Chaos Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can see the potential this has to become what I heard before starting it that it sags in the middle or drops in quality in the middle books and what not but journey taken is fun and reading a big series is fun unto itself though I agree that this would be the biggest book series with a continued story otherwise the biggest series I have read so far is Jack Reacher series where I have read 22 or 23 books so far.

Coming back to this book, this was a long and slow book where nothing would happen at all for multiple pages hell even chapters like another reviewer said this book or story in this book picks up almost after the half way through. Good thing that Perrin was back along with all the other characters. Listening to the story is it's own fun.

But As much as I am committed to see this series to the end I shall once again take a break from the series to read some other stuff and would return to the 7th part after the little detour to other tales.

So yeah if you like fantasy then do jump to the bandwagon but remember this is the 6th book in a 14 book series it's not a standalone book so start from the beginning or you wouldn't get half the things happening and already very less things happen :P so read this read more and just Keep on Reading.

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