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Friday, 3 July 2020

Author interview- Piyush Gupta

Hello my beautiful friend! I hope you're doing well and are safe! Todays post is a special author interview with Mr. Piyush Gupta, author of THE STORY THAT NEVER STARTED 





I had presented a set of questions to him which he answered with a lot of passion and enthusiasm thats reflected in his responses!

I hope you enjoy reading them just as I did!





1) What inspired you to write?
A: The entire Indian society I am brought up in. 

2) Since when are you writing?
A: I professionally wrote for the first time two years ago, and I think of doing it further.

3) What according to you is writing?
A: A form of art that helps you to know the deepest of the imagination and emotions you possess.

4) At this stage in your life whom do you admire the most & why?
A: My sister for her love, support, and chocolates!

5) Would you like to brief about your childhood and teen days?
A: The nerd who tried his best to be the best for everyone. Didn’t work out well, and I ended up accepting myself as I am.

6) You're favorite excerpt/poem from this book?
A: “Her silence was so loud that it calmed a storm.”

7) 5 years from now on, where would you like to see yourself?
A: Mirror if not dead because I am really not future worried — at least, not for now.

8) Over which topic will your next book be based?
A: It’s a fantasy, mystery.

9) Lastly, any special message for our readers?
A: Hope but don’t expect.

10) What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
A: Birth.

You can always check his work out on amazon!

That's it for today I hoped that this post helped you discover a new,aspiring author 😊

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Thank you, stay safe!





Saturday, 20 June 2020

QUARANTINE READS RECOMMENDATIONS




My favourite Quarantine Reads!

Hello everyone, hope you're doing well,are safe  and are hanging in there until we get over the pandemic.

Frankly speaking, reading during this time has been a very different and difficult due to various issues such as lack on concentration, anxiety and so on. However I did manage to read quite a few books and I decided to put some of my favourite Quarantine reads together. The reason why they qualify into this category is because they're uplifting, lively, and full of hope-just what we need the most during these challenging times.(plz note there are a few that I've read before the lock down,but because they're capable of lifting up ones mood I decided to put them up on the list!)

*Due to some technical difficulties not all the review links could be added,so plz find them on my blog and/or on my instagram page *

I truly hope you'll like reading this and if you plan on picking up one of them, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

So let's begin....

1)REMI




The unexpected adventures of Remi by Shweta roy is a story told from the perspective of domestic animals, its a blend of fiction and fantasy. The story starts off by the chicago pet shop bidding farewell to Remi, a 2 year old dog who is all set to start a life now with his new owners. 
Things don't go as planned and as she soon realises that humans are too caught up with themselves and their technology to acknowledge the presence of pets in their lives. As Remi meets some more fur buddies they start taking up various adventures all of which are narrated in the story.
Read the full review HERE


2) ART,TEXT,LOVE
For all you painters and writers out there, this book is for you!





Art, text,love by ajith siva is a simple, contemporary romance novel revolving around the life of an aspiring writer jay and a comic artist Cassy. Their story like many others starts at a café which is jays common place to hang out. The storyline though is simple and might seem cliché at some point, the content of this has much more to offer . What's in store for these two opposite millennials? Pick this book out to find out.
Read the full review  HERE


3)IN SEARCH OF HOME



All you wanderers, dreamers, seekers, old souls and even millennials, this is something you need to have on your shelf!

This is probably the first time I've felt the need to review a book in 2 parts from 2 whole different perspectives, firstly as a reviewer and secondly as a reader.

In search of home is a book whose story revolves around the life of an orphan child Dev, amidst all the hardships that he faces his dream in life is to tie up all the loose ends such as finding something about his parents and/or about the lady who decided to fund his entire education since grade 5 and lastly to find his HOME. 
A major chunk of this story is in the form of diary entries by Dev that give the reader a personal feeling of the story. 
Read the full Review HERE


4) I DIDN'T EXPECT TO BE EXPECTING BY RICH MUKHERJI





This is one book you shouldn't miss onto if you've been feeling low lately and want a good refreshing laugh!
The story revolves around a young working couple,nestled in Mumbai who live life on their own terms,but things take a different turn when Tara gets pregnant, read the hilarious and sarcastic pregnancy journey of this couple,which is surely going to tickle your bones!

Read/watch the review  HERE

5) ARE YOU KIDDIN' ME? By Anirban Das





Are you kidding me by anirban das is a collection of ironically hilarious short stories each of which are sure to tickle your bones!

The stories take into consideration simple everyday life events & crafts it into an hilarious eye opener!

Full review can be found on my instagram page


6) LUCKY COSTASAURUS AND THE GOLDEN WINGED VULTURES



Lucky costasaurus and the golden winged vultures is a fantasy book that I read a while ago,
I absolutely loved reading this book for multiple reasons! It's also recommended for kids just like Remi!

Full review can be found on my instagram page

7)  The superhero soul by Dilip Bhatija (non fiction)



I had a really wonderful experience with this book.  It's quiet different from the other self help books. 
The content is quiet promising and practical rather than being sophisticated and impossible. 
Read the full review on my instagram page


8) THE SECRET DIARY OF AN INCURABLE ROMANTIC by CHITRANGADA MUKHERJI 


Are you looking out for a really fresh, innovative, light and entertaining read?
Are you too done with the normal Romance Genre books, but still like a touch of it in any genre ?
If yes, then this book is exclusively  for you!
Read the full review on my instagram page

9) LOVE A LITTLE STRONGER BY PREETI SHENOY



Though I've read around 4 of her book,none seems to replace the love that I have for this one in my heart.
A collection of sour and bittersweet stories from the life of the author herself,this book fills you with hope and overwhelming emptions in every chapter!

Read the full review  on my blog


10) THE BLUE MOON DAY BY SANTOSH SIVRAJ



In order to ward off your blues this is one book that'll be extremely handy. Full of wisdom,hope and wit this book will make you emotional and wise at the same time!

Read the full review on my blog /instagram page

So those were my top 10 Quarantine read  recommendations for you, I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and I do urge you to pick atleast 1 of the above if you want to read something refreshing.

So that's all for today, don't forget to share your views in the comments section below and subscribe to my blog for more such updates!

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Thank you, stay safe💫💕



Friday, 3 April 2020

COVER REVEAL- BEYOND FOREVER- ANGELHEART SAGA BOOK 3 BY ANNIE WOODS.








If you are following me for a while now, you probably know how much I love the #ANGELHEARTSAGATRILOGY BY @anniewoodsauthor. I've been waiting eagerly for the final book of this trilogy and I'm glad that my wait is finally over!

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well, are safe and are following the conduct of social distancing during this crucial time. Amidst everything that's going on here's a good news The final book of the #Angelheartsagatrilogy is finally all set to be released on April 30th,2020.
Today's post shall be of its cover reveal!
(Find the reviews of First came forever and forever disguised on all of my social media handles)


🌻DRUMROLLS🌻



Blurb Beyond Forever (The Angelheart Saga, Book 3):

True love is a promise you keep forever. But what if there's a difference between first love and true love?

Picking up the pieces of her broken heart, Erica Lindell has started to believe in a future again. A future together with her former archnemesis Tyler, who has not only married her to keep her safe, but has taken on her son as his. Only to find her whole world being turned over again when her lost love, Sasha, aka Prince Alexandre, suddenly returns from the dead and forces her to make an impossible decision. A decision that will break hearts and change lives forever.

In the heart-wrenching finale to the enchanting Angelheart Saga trilogy, dark secrets will be revealed, devastating choices must be made and the fate of Erica, Tyler and Sasha will be determined once and for all.

Some more picx as I just can't get over this beauty❤




Hope you love the cover just as I did and will give these beautiful stories a read during the quarantine!

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Friday, 28 February 2020

BOOK REVIEW - A TRYST WITH TRISTAN BY PRANAV RAO






SUMMARY:

A tryst with Tristan is a story of a guy trying to find love in the lap of lust. Tristan, a not so regular guy in a regular fast paced city life, has conflicts with his emotions quite often. He finds solace in Hailey, his confidant and closest friend, who tries to help him bring balance in his life. After getting his heart broken, Tristan embarks on his journey with a firm belief to never get cheated on again and to find true everlasting love. Will he find what he is looking for or is he destined for a lifetime of lustful dalliances?(sic)

OVERVIEW : Tryst with tristian by pranav rao is a story of a young boy named Tristian, who tries to find true love in relationships that may be based solely on lust.

The cover of the book is artistically designed, portraying the character and the theme of the book in a right way.

The writing style of the author was good, but the parts of the plot often seem repetitive and hence at some point the story turns boring.

The narration though, was good and engaging to a good amount of time.

The characters required more developments, by means of their personality and ability to connect with the reader.

The storyline has themes of love, lust, chaos and relationships woven in the story.

Overall, this was a good read. The structure of the storys plot and the characters to some extent required improvements.
This book shall cater more to the need of people, enjoying the erotica genre.

MY RATING: 3.8/5


PURCHASE LINK :

HERE

Saturday, 28 December 2019

BOOK REVIEW: EVERY FRAME IS A PAINTING










Title: EVERY FRAME IS A PAINTING 
PUBLICATIONS: NOVEL NUGGETS
GENRE: PLAY/ SHORT STORY/ POETRY

SYNOPSIS:

In this anthology, you will find genres of Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Social, War and Thriller. Some of the intriguing plots for short stories have a non-linear structure which keeps the plot moving and simultaneously to build up for the final moment of the story.


The psychological drama where the protagonist expresses the guilt or their negative thought about society with a sudden twist of macabre feel.


The thriller genre with its initial set-up, conflict and resolution and it is a fun read.


The poems are written on the context of a youth’s point of view of the world towards society, suffering, unemployment and his frustration. He cries as he wants equality in the system, he wants to help everyone but unfortunately he is unable to do that.


OVERVIEW:

Every frame is a painting  is a collection of eight plays, poems and short stories each. The plays have some captivating  topics like our day to day office issues, college,comedy, doing our morning chores and much more.

I had a good time reading this book, its short  crisp and to the point.

I loved all the poems because they encapsulate so many topics ranging from love to patriotism. I could deeply connect with all of them. The short stories were average, some were mediocre and I couldn't really feel their dept. So the short stories required improvements. The plays were easy going and quick to be understood due to a flair in the authors writing style and a smooth narration.

The characters were well developed in most of the plays, the poems were structured well, the plot of the short stories can be improved.

Overall, this was a simple and easy going read, would recommend this if you're looking for some light breezy reads.


MY RATING: 3.5/5

PURCHASE LINK : 

HERE

Tuesday, 17 December 2019








Inklings is A collection of poetries and musings related to various life aspects. 
The cover is designed beautifully and  the title couldn't be more appropriate with the content inside.

I felt an instant connection with the author as I started reading the book. 

I absolutely loved the way the author has crafted and presented every poem, every emotion is presented beautifully. 

I could connect with most of the poetries. 
I liked the author’s choice of words. 

The only part wherein this book disappointed me a bit was the length.  There are few poems in this book, i really wanted more of them! 

Overall this was a very interesting and a pleasant poetry read. 

 Definitely recommended. 

My Rating: 4.5/5🌟

Sunday, 17 November 2019

GIRL IN WHITE COTTON BY AVNI DOSHI - BOOK REVIEW









TITLE : GIRL IN WHITE COTTON
AUTHOR : AVNI DOSHI
LENGTH: 297
PUBLICATIONS: 4TH ESTATE BOOKS (IMPRINT OF HARPERCOLLINS BOOKS)
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY 

SYNOPSIS:
Antara has never understood her mother Tara's decisions - walking out on her marriage to follow a guru, living on the streets like a beggar, shacking up with an unknown artist, rebelling against society's expectations ... But when Tara starts losing her memory, Antara searches for a way to make peace with their shared past, a past that haunts them both. As she relives her childhood in Pune in the eighties, Catholic boarding school in the hills of Maharashtra, and her years as a young artist in Bombay, Antara comes up against her own fears and neuroses, realizing she might not be so different from Tara after all. Girl in White Cotton is a journey into shifting memories, altering identities and the subjective nature of truth. Tracing the fragile line between familial devotion and deception, Avni Doshi's mesmerizing first novel will surprise and unsettle you.(sic)


OVERVIEW/ MY OPINION : 

Girl in white cotton by avni doshi is a contemporary novel revolving around the life of Antara and her mother who is recently diagnosed with a disease that causes her to forget things about her life and dive into completely different worlds. But amidst it all they both have a very rough and a dark past that they are hiding from the world. Pick this up to find put how antaras quest to help her mother improve her health compels her to unravel their past and open up about her, witness a strange journey of Antara from fighting her battles and keeping up with the demons of their horrific and bizarre past, in this book.

I had a strange time surfing through this story,

The concept was very fresh and well executed.

The writing style was good and descriptive.

The narration is commendable, the story is narrated from antaras perspective, it also gives the reader a feel of reading a kind of a psychological novel, this is very rare and I hardly find this adaptation done by  debut authors.

The plot was a mixture of flashback, parallel and  chronological. The author still managed to keep a good hold over it.

The storyline was a mixture of themes related to family ties, societal pressure, superstitions, tennage problems, strangled relationships and a lot more. It's hard to believe that it's a debut novel.

The cover is beautiful and the title is pretty innovative.

The characterization is amazing, antaras character is very well developed, though I couldn't connect with her due to her strange ideologies  I did sympathise for her most of the time and even hated her at times, it's very rare that you hate a character and still marvel over the magic of its characterization.  A good information over Tara and Dilips character is provided in the story.

Talking about the storys pace, it's pretty slow paced however towards the end some scenes were quite sudden and rushed.

If you ask me to summarise this story in 1 word I'd say it's "HAUNTING" it's actually a story that will haunt you even after you've finished it.

I'd recommend this book if you like reading books based on the above mentioned themes.


MY RATING : 4/5

Special thanks to @harpercollinsin for sending across a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Views expressed in this post are solely my own, no part of this review, image, video, post shall be copied/ used for any other purpose without the permission of its owner.

Author interview- Piyush Gupta

Hello my beautiful friend! I hope you're doing well and are safe! Todays post is a special author interview with Mr. Piyush Gupta, autho...