5 Stars, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Ramona by Manoj Jain

Pages: 110, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Notion Press
Cover Rating: 5/5
Manoj Jain released his fourth book few weeks back. After his success of his third novel Balraj which made an honest effort to explore deeper psychological and spiritual self, somewhat a territory that not many contemporary Indian writers try to explore. His latest book Ramona, a novella, which originally is a sequel to Balraj but works well as a standalone novel explores psychology of an abandoned married woman.

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Dravidian – God’s Own Tribe by Kalyan Kankanala

Pages: 139

Published: 25 October 2017

Blurb

“From a renowned IP Attorney, Professor and Author comes a fast paced legal thriller!

The Dravidian tribe in the Western Ghats holds the key to ancient knowledge capable of redefining the fundamentals of modern medicine. When an army of Bio Pirates descend on them, the warrior tribe is faced with an adversary that must be taken down at all costs to avoid complete destruction. The last weapon in the Dravidian arsenal is Arjun Mamidi, a young, blind lawyer. 

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Authors, Interviews

Author Interview: Jyotika Teckchandani

Q. Hi Jyotika, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Hi. A voracious reader, ardent writer, passionate teacher, movie buff, shopaholic, zealous dancer are few ways  I would like to describe myself. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life and create value in every situation.

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BOOK REVIEW: Tribe of Mentors – Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss

Pages: 624, Kindle Edition

Published: 21st November 2017, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Cover Rating: 5/5 (hint: something is in symmetry, see carefully)

I get excited when I hear Tim Ferriss is going to release a new book. The guy knows what to write, or at least how to present information in terms of mere words. Last year, I spent 18 days on his Tools of Titans which came out in the month of December. I haven’t spent more than 15 days on Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Tim’s books tend to cover a vast amount of information that is not easy for a human brain to process. After putting my nose in his other books such as The 4 Hour Work Week and The 4 Hour Body earlier this year, I had a plan.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

Pages: 448, Kindle Edition
Published: 2017 by MacLehose Press
Cover Rating: 4/5
To continue the legacy left by Steig Larsson, Swedish writer David Lagercrantz has made another effort with the release of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Blomkvist and Salander join forces once again to try and bring down the forces of the Registry. It is being chilly here in past few days, and I love reading crime novels at this time of the year. Perfect weather for Scandinavian crime stories.

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Authors, blog, Book Reviews, Books, Business, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Who me, Poor? by Gayatri Jayaraman

Pages: 184
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 5/5
Gayatri Jayaraman’s article The Urban Poor You Haven’t Noticed: Millennials Who’re Broke, Hungry, But On Trend on BuzzFeed last year was realistic and fascinating. It what tempted me more to give this book a read. The main theme it covers is what can be label as Urban Poverty that can be seen as an after effect in corporate offices after Friday nights and weekends spend in bars and lounges.

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BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonding An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel by Rolf Potts

Pages: 224, Kindle Edition
Published: January 2002
Cover Rating: 3/5

“Long-term travel isn’t about being a college student; it’s about being a student of daily life. Long-term travel isn’t an act of rebellion against society; it’s an act of common sense within society. Long-term travel doesn’t require a massive “bundle of cash”; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.”

Rolf Potts travelled more than 60 countries across six continents. He is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, a book that fascinated me a for long time before I decided to finally give it a read. All that excitement was worth.

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Books, eReaders

Problems You Can Solve by Restarting Your Kindle

In past few weeks as the device I own has begin to age, I encountered some tiny glitches while reading books on my Kindle. May be it is the last update (5.8.1) that I recently got, which sucks and due that the device is a bit of unstable. Irrespective of the cause, there are some problems you are going to encounter if you own and use the Kindle device for reading books.

Cannot Connect to WiFi

Yes, yes. It happens. But you cannot leave your device always on WIFI mode. It will suck out the battery. Keep device on the airplane mode for proper battery output. Use WiFi, when necessary.

What if doesn’t work? You can’t see a WiFi network in the network list, or you can’t connect to a WiFI that you can see on the network list. In this case, consider restarting your kindle.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, philosophy, science fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Project Bodi by Hosein Kouros-Mehr

Pages: 219, Kindle Edition
Published: September 2017
Cover Rating: 3/5
How many science fiction books you have read on the future of out species? Out of them, how many are dystopian? Recently, I watched Blade Runner and I liked the flying cars. What if the occurrence of changes are dystopian not as the society but for the large corporations of the world of today. What if Apple becomes obsolete?

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BOOK REVIEW: Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo

Pages: 446, Kindle Edition
Published: 2016 
Cover Rating: 3/5

Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo is based in Africa and is one those few novels that I have read that allows me to explore the enormous continent. The novel is a unique in many ways with a good start that allows the reader like myself to indulge in it from page one.

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