Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #1

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”

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Mastermind- How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

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”

Books, Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

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”

Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Impulse by Reekrit Serai

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”


Last book in Clifton Chronicles: Cover Revealed

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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Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik

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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Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Business Doctors by Sameer Kamat

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sameer Kamat is the founder of an MBA Admissions Consulting firm and a site about Getting published in India.

I received this book as Giveaway from in exchange of an honest feedback and that does not affect or influence any part of this review.

BUSINESS DOCTORS by Sameer Kamat, an entertaining read, wraps reader’s attention towards itself by the concept of juxtaposing of management consulting and underworld mafia which also grabbed my attention from the moment I had it in my hands. Being curious about the mix and match of the administration world and the world of mafia, I end up finish reading it one go. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Business Doctors by Sameer Kamat”


FRIDAY FIVE: Five New Books to read this August

There are so many books releasing this month. Some of them are looking interesting and torturing my curiosity. Some have attractive titles while some have eye-catching covers. But here I am putting down a list of five books that I think are worth reading for you and me both. For the sake diversity (#WeNeedDiverseBooks), I try to pick one from different genres.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Why?: This one is  straight forward and considered light in comparison to his recent works. Though it’s still 400 pages. Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: Five New Books to read this August”

Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Palo Alto by James Franco

James Franco, made his debut as an actor almost fifteen years ago but got famous for his role of Harry Osborn in Spider-Man trilogy. Three years, back, he made his literary debut with a collection of short stories called PALO ALTO, set among the Californian streets where Franco spent his own childhood.

This collection is a fiercely vivid collection of stories about troubled California teenagers and misfits, violent and harrowing. The book is made up of snapshots of life in Palo Alto as experienced and each story is told by a young narrator, felonious teenager who spend most of his/her time drink-driving, taking drugs, obsessing over sex and indulging in random acts of violence.  Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Palo Alto by James Franco”