Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Reviews, Thrillers

BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Dan Brown

Pages: 480, Kindle Edition

Published: October 2017

Cover Raing: 3/5

Origin is the new book in the series casting Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology. Written by Dan Brown who seem yet not completely gratified and fascinated through his own writing that mostly concern the paradoxical interplay between science and religion.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Jamal Merchant

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘One Enduring Lesson’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

Hi Aman, I am most pleased to be interviewed by you.

Born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and brought up in Tanzania, East Africa, I am a Chartered Accountant and now live in London, UK where I am settled since 1972. Over the years I have had a varied career path in England having worked in audit firms, the private sector and a registered public charity. I am now a self-employed property finance broker specialising in arranging commercial property finance for my UK clients.

I have travelled widely including to India, Kenya, Tanzania, China, Egypt, USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. My interests include reading, current affairs, movies and cricket.

One Enduring Lesson, a story based in India and a tale of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds is my debut novel

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Books, GIveaway, Spotlight/Giveaway

#BookGiveaway: The THC by Manoj Jain [CLOSED]

*This Giveaway is sponsored by SilverSpun.in

Book Giveaway: The THC (Total Holistic Center) by Manoj Jain

Hello fellow Readers,

For next 30 days I am hosting a Book Giveaway on this blog in which you’ll get an intrigue and well written book by Manoj Jain. I have **50** copies for you.

Rules:

To enter this Book Giveaway, all you have to do is to comment below in the comment section. First 50 people to comment will get the book. 

Please, do not comment twice.

REQUIRED: In your comment, you must leave your email address and one social media link (preferably Twitter).

NOT REQUIRED: Additionally (not required) in the comment you can describe “Why do you want to read The THC by Manoj Jain?”

 Make sure you check the “eligibility criteria” before entering this Book Giveaway.

First 50 people with valid comments will be classified as WINNERS. All Winners will be notified through email in between or after 30 days.

**Eligibility Criteria: YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS SHOULD BE FROM INDIA!

** This Giveaway will be over on 25th February

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Books

Stop Procrastinating and Start Reading

Source: artclon.com

This is a blog post as well as an alert/reminder to my brain, especially the title, and to those who have been bitten by a dog name “Reading Slump”.  No, there is no need to check with a doctor, neither you need a bibliophilist. The main occurrence of a reading slump due my observation is regardless the number of books we have on our stack, we bibliophiles, procrastinate enough to make it a distraction and cause us the slump .

One cannot eliminate procrastination in an ultimate manner from his life. But trying to eliminate it, or not thinking about it too much and just focusing on the stuff we need to het over with, in every bibliophiles case, read ’em. The aster effects of procrastination are dangerous, which happens with me, as it often leads to anxiety and guilt and causing those slumps. We waste time and time is precious to us as much as Gollum’s precious. Continue reading “Stop Procrastinating and Start Reading”

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs

There is no better person who understands a reader than Alan Jacobs. And he does well describe that in his book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Alan Jacobs is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Texas, USA. He is a prolific author, having written about a dozen books and countless articles for various scholarly periodicals and magazines. He wrote Pleasures of Reading for those who have given up on reading for various reasons, but I think most prominently because of the nature of the world we now live in, a world full of distractions.

Distractions are everywhere, smartphone lying on desk, the television in the other room, the computer screen you are staring right now, intact a distraction is just a mouse-click away from you right now. I assume, after reading this post, you will click on the new tab and WELCOME! To the World of Distractions.

In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler’s classic How to Read a Book, Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. One page at a time, or one book a week, doesn’t matter as long as you are reading. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs”