Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Just Another Girl’s Story by Laura Eckert

Pages: 180, Kindle Edition

Published: June 2017

Cover Rating: 5/5

In her memoir Just Another Girl’s Story, Laura Eckert opens a pool for the reader to dive in her personal life and consequences she faced for her actions. A real life story of love, loss, courage, faith and redemption.

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BOOK REVIEW: Zero Debt by Neeraj Deginal

Pages: 112, Kindle Edition

Published: 2017 by Happy Self Publishing

Cover Rating: 3/5

The modernisation is leading to an increase in debt cycles of an individual. We have seen that in the last decade, and what may the future holds. This is the core foundation of Neeraj Deginal’s latest book Zero Debt: Break the Debt Cycle and Reclaim Your Life, a part memoir and other half of the book is full of some pragmatic advice.

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BOOK REVIEW: Tea in Tripoli by Bernadette Nason

Pages: 263, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Brave Bear & Company
Cover Rating: 5/5

“I entered Gaddafi’s Libya as an expat. A woman alone in an Arab country in every day living.”

Tea in Tripoli by Bernadette Nason is the tale of a twenty-six year old who is recently divorced, in debt, faced workplace sexual harassment and her life is unwillingly a wreck. An incident regarding the death of her cat, leads her to make a bold and impetuous decision. To work abroad. To leave her native land and go on an adventure. Become an expatriate.

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BOOK REVIEW: My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Pages: 174, Kindle Edition

Published: 2016

Genre: Nonfiction/ memoir

My Ideal Partner is Abbie Johnson Taylor’s new book. Its memoir about her married life, how she met her husband and their year of struggles together. You might know her from her writings and the interview I took two years before. You can read the full interview here.

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Book Reviews, Books, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Maus – My Father Bleeds History

I picked this book on a friend’s recommendation and I must say, while reading it, I could not put it down. Maus is a two part series graphic novel written by American cartoonist and contributing artist for The New YorkerArt Spiegelman. It’s also a memoir as well as an autobiographical work.

After reading it, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. There is a uniqueness to the concept and the how it is illustrated with story telling. Art Spiegelman has done a great job with story telling, I must say. The illustration or the graphical part is an excellent addition to decipher the incidents or certain scenarios the author wants the reader to focus on.

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Books, Reviews

Stephen King on Reading

Earlier, in a post called, Stephen King On Writing, I discussed what Stephen King advices young and aspiring writers to take care of. He has a lot more to say on reading, and yes, according to his On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft which is a part memoir, part writing manual, a volume revealing some practical views of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. This book is essential for both who love to read and write or who love Stephen King.

King explains how reading is the foundation of becoming a writer:

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things love all others: read a lot a write a lot.

 

King then explains that reading book is the most important part, whether it’s good or bad, it will help you to improve your skill:

Every book you pick has its own lesson or lessons and quite often bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Second Half by Roy Keane

The Second Half by Roy Keane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Reading Keano’s memoir was like seeing through his mind and heart. Very candid.”

After reading a few autobiographies of players and staff associated with Manchester United, certainly the biggest premiership club in past two decades, now in turmoil, Roy Keane’s The Second Half is one of the most honest and straightforward memoir I have ever read.

For me and some might agree, keeping apart his big-mouth quality which I consider his trait as a part of being a leader, was not a “top, top player”. His peak would be the 1999 season, Champions League semi-final, scoring a header against Juventus and sending Manchester United straight to the finals. Other ups in his career, strong personality or pretended to be, supporting his players when needed, encouraging newcomers, fighting the battles on and off the pitch. Of course, I am not going to talk about his downs, for that you have to read them in his own words in which he justifies his course of actions and regret on being such a big-mouth. We all live with ghost of our pasts called ‘regrets’. He is indifferent. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Second Half by Roy Keane”