If you read books and you surely get lost into them by procrastinating the world to continue to read ‘just one more chapter’. But the book-fatigue knocks in and tells you to stop. But you don’t want to. You want to read as long as you can breathe. That’s what you love to do, willingly. But what about the demon, book-fatigue?
There are times when it is tiring while reading. The strain in your eyes and a glimpse of ache in your back tells you to give yourself a little rest and think about the future. It’s not the last book you are reading on this planet. Many more to read.
To overcome that resistance you do think that there must be an alternative. What if I could hear them?
Hear the words as of they are music to ears, hear them and soothe my own thirst for reading. Well, when there’s a will there’s a way. Continue reading “Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #1”
Recently, I have read a few books that are well illustrated, “Steal Like an Artist” is one of them. Thus, I feel, I am developing a likeness for these kind of books as I found them more interactive and solving their purpose with some illustrations is quite fruitful to the conscience. These are also a perfect match for people who hesitate to read. And I think since these illustrated books are short in length, they are quite good for recommendations.
How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy is another of those illustrated one. The basic idea which the book tries to convey is quite simple. It’s a “self-help” book about exploring yourself, exposing yourself to wild ideas, instead of being cynical why not be carefree like a child and about being open. These are some major themes that the author tries to focus on with some illustrations and her words. The idea of the book is itself is creative. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy”
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most curiosity generator fictional character and has been impressive in his ways for over a century. Starting from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books to the modern day adaptions on screen, every generation has known him. Even those people, who haven’t read the books but are always eager and curious to watch adaptions. Many on screen actors have tried cherishing him in their own ways, but few have grasped our curious mind by similarity in looks and characteristics. Sherlock Holmes, by using his simple methods and techniques of observing and deducing things, even the minute details which most of us at the times are ignorant of. He deviate our curious minds towards a disciplined approach and motivates us to remain fully aware of our surroundings and to practice the art of deducing. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mastermind- How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova”
It is almost been a year that I have read anything written by James Patterson. His last book I read, was Mistress which was mediocre. I gave my reasons and one of them being that James Patterson books are well written when they are not co-authored. And this book, I, Alex Cross proves that statement right.
I, Alex Cross is a fast read thriller though being 400 pages, can be read in a day. And the fineness of Alex Cross’s narrative is what makes it a must read if you want to read anything written by James Patterson. The plot gets better when Alex Cross gets personally involved in a crime scene. Pulled out of a family celebration, Detective Alex Cross gets awful news: A beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Vowing to catch the killer, he quickly learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington, D.C.’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim . Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: I, Alex Cross by James Patterson”
I received this book in paperback as a signed copy by the author and I am thankful both to him and the publisher.
Impulse is a compilation of short stories written by Reekeit Serai and just as the stories the book is short, light and suitable for reading on a journey or while traveling as it can be finished a little over an hour. And that is the best thing about it. The rest of your journey will be worth spend by the thoughts and questions this book arouse in a reader’s mind. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Impulse by Reekrit Serai”
It all started with Only Time Will Tell whose copies were sold out the day it was launched by Jeffrey Archer in India. And now the saga of Harry Clifton also known as Clifton Chronicles, stands by four books already, with Be Careful What You Wish For the latest release in March 2014, the British author continues to grab reader’s attention and proving that he is one of those master story-tellers.
Recently, the last book in the Clifton Chronicles is revealed and will be released next year in 2015,most probably in February.
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The first rule of the fight club is that you don’t talk about the fight club. Yet, I guess to honor this book with a review, I have to talk about the FIGHT CLUB.
I remember watching the movie a long time back but do not remember when and why I added this book in my TBR list. Let bygones be bygones, so now that I have read it, I can surely tell you few things about.
In his debut novel, Chuck Palahnuik, with some black humor tells a story about an unnamed narrator who suffers from insomnia and seems had enough and feels jaded towards his radical monotonous life. He tries to do differ to transform his life into something gratifying by joining cancer support groups on a regular basis. Meeting people who are on the brink of their deaths does not gratifies him or his life. Then until one day he meets Tyler Durden, his life transforms at a faster rate.
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