Books, My View, New Post, Travel

Invitation for Cross Guest Post Collaboration

Hola folks. I am back with the month long guest post campaign where in you write in a post for me and I write one for you, for all of December 2020. Join in the fun and have your say on topics related to Travel and Books.
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Books, New Post, Women authors

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen | Book Review |

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen is that perfect book to encapsulate the circus life in Post depression America when alcohol prohibition was on an all time high. The romance shown against this backdrop is beautiful and makes you feel warm and tingly inside. Read on my review of this 5/5 rated book.… Read More Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen | Book Review |

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10 Minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak | Book Review |

Having read The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, I had a great many expectations from this book. Happy to say I was not disappointed at all. This book has been shortlisted for the Booker award. I had picked up reading or rather listening to this book on the Audible for the book prompt… Read More 10 Minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak | Book Review |

Books, Fantasy Fiction, New Post, Women authors, Young Adult

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Book Review |

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – This one is my latest read from this author who is fast becoming a favorite as far I have read 5 books by her and loved them all. Catch my review here to know how this one fares… Read More Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Book Review |

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed | Book Review |

“The universe, I’d learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back.” ― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail I happened to watch the movie based on this book before I got around to reading it. The role is essayed by Reese… Read More Wild by Cheryl Strayed | Book Review |

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

“We are all stardust and stories.”― Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea This year I was somehow gifted The Starless Sea by three bookish friends. While one copy I gifted back to one of them, I now have one more spare to gift out to someone who wants it. Just need the Covid situation to get better for… Read More The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

“There are stories that may be told aloud, and stories that must be told in whispers, and there are stories that are never told at all.”― Diane Setterfield, Once Upon a River I had picked up reading or rather listening to this book on the Audible for the book prompt of the TBRCHALLENGE2020 – #6 a book… Read More Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

An interesting peek into time honored favorite classic of Ramya Abhinand as she guest blogs about her review of this fantastic book and tells us why its her favorite.… Read More The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Book Review |

The Priory of the Orange tree is quite an onerous read and I would recommend it to the hardiest of LOTR / GOT fans as the reading can take quite a toll. You can read more about it in my Book review.… Read More The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Book Review |

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#BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project was sent to me by a bookish friend who knew that I am nuts about Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory and advocated this book as Sheldon falling in love. I couldn’t wait to read this book, such was my excitement.… Read More #BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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#BookReview: The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris was my pick for a food book prompt but after I finished reading it, I realised it won’t do. This book was gifted to me by Jayanthy for Xmas and was a much lusted after book by me. I have decided to put it under the prompt ” A… Read More #BookReview: The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

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#BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I had managed to read The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri on my recent vacation and I was blown away by the bittersweet nuances of human relationships and eccentricities in each and every story in this wonderful short collection of stories.… Read More #BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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#BookReview-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

I have a thing for World War 2 fiction and this one was sent to me by a friend who knows my bookish choices well. Set in Eastern Europe, it tracks the horrors of Hitler’s and Stalin’s growing influence which falls on this tiny European country whose residents are evacuated and sent off to the Arctic circle to die.… Read More #BookReview-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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How to write a great Book Review: 12 cool tips

What is a Book Review? A Book Review is intended as an expression of a critical and honest opinion of the review writer about the book. In no way is it just a brief summary of the book or just presenting the author’s view/intent in writing it. The review is written to evaluate the contents… Read More How to write a great Book Review: 12 cool tips

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#BookReview: The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam

Today I welcome on the blog Shilpa Garg and she is presenting her review of the fast paced fiction she read recently – Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam. … Read More #BookReview: The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam

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#BookReview-Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale [Guestpost ]

Today on the blog is Sunita Rajwade from Mumbai who has reviewed Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale for us. This one seems to be quite an interesting read. Lets see what you think of it.… Read More #BookReview-Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale [Guestpost ]

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#BookReview-Glow by Vasudha Rai [Guestpost ]

Today I welcome on my blog Shilpa Gupte who has very kindly reviewed the book Glow By Vasudha Rai. This book talks about health and beauty tricks via our humble kitchen ingredients and other Indian herbs and spices.… Read More #BookReview-Glow by Vasudha Rai [Guestpost ]

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#BookReview-Stories of Us by Bobby Sachdeva (Paid post)

Stories of Us is a collection of 41 stories, each highlighting the social issues that ail all of us today. These stories are centered around the Indian mentality and will find a connect with all its readers very easily.… Read More #BookReview-Stories of Us by Bobby Sachdeva (Paid post)