Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review Diaries (Life in the Sunshine :Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer by T. Sathish

Name of the book - Life in the Sunshine : Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer by T. Sathish
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
I really like it. Being a kid from the 90's this brings back some fond memories. Well I used to watch cricket, to be honest I was a somewhat of a frantic viewer. I used to watch it sorely so that I could debate with my brothers. Hey don't yahoo dare judge me, I was the only girl around and the youngest at it too. So imagine someone sharing their funny stories about the game and you are bound to take a step back into your old good old days. I know I did. The narrative is not only humorous and fun, it's very relatable and realistic. I kept going back to the time when I went to our strict neighbor who never gave my brothers and balls that went into her garden. So I was what 5 or 6 years old, I marched upto her house and used my best smile and asked for the runaway ball. She not only gave me all the ones she had collected over the years but also gave me mangoes and guavas.
So I would happily give this book my seal of approval.
Ps while reading I was left stunned for a second, don't know why but the page numbers were flying somehow. Like 184 was followed by 197.
QOTD- Any childhood memory that makes you wanna go back to unadulti

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review Diaries (Ghoomophiro by Himadri Garg)

Name of the book - Ghoomophiro by Himadri Garg
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
I really liked reading it. I grew up in a big joint family where things were always fun, loud and everyone was in everyone's business. And the best part about all this is that there is a ready-made army but there's a big draw back as well. They are always in your business and it's always LOUD and not always fun.
But that's what family is, it's messy but we love them at least most of the time (and killing people isn't legal or lawful).
It's a story about siblings, two sisters . And I loved every single word in it. The travels, the remembering the good old times, and specifically the not giving strict dos and don'ts. I mean every I hear a don't do this I feel like doing it twice and taking pictures and posting it on social media all the while tagging that person. But I love stories, I like all sorts of stories. And I remember and learn from them as well.
The narration is in simple and lucid language.
And the characters are relatable.
So me likey!!!
I am someone who likes to travel and since my last trip was canceled this one gave me some peace.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Review Diaries (The Legends of a Startup Guy by Prachi Garg)

Name of the book - The Legends of a Startup Guy by Prachi Garg
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars
My take on the book -
Who likes a good story?
Who likes mythology?
Who wants to be a big entrepreneur on day?
If you answered yes to 1, 2 all three with yes then you havta havta havta read this book.
I had once heard that learning from your own mistakes are something an intelligent person does. But taking lessons from someone else's mistakes and then making sure you don't make it marks the difference between a successful person and someone who isn't. I read this one is 2 hours flat. Trust me the flow of the narration is very smooth and interesting that you will enjoy it along with learning a thing or two about life. Trust me you will like it.
QOTD - What's your favorite mythological story?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review Diaries (The case of black magic murders in Mumbai by Shilpa Jain)

Name of the book - The case of black magic murders in Mumbai by Shilpa Jain
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars and a bunch of atta girls!!!
My take on the book -
Who likes exercise? Not me.
But do you wanna lose weight and not exercise?
Then read this book. It will get your heart pumping. I mean 250 beats a minute kinda pumping. The story stars and ends only to leave you feeling drenched in sweat but with a smile on your face.
So things I loved-
The cover, like be still my beating heart, I love the cover. It's like looking at you saying 'You think you can put me down! Well think again'.
The narration, it's fast but not rushed. It's simple but classy.
And the story, don't get me started on it. If I have to say something without giving out any spoilers, let's just say that you would never ever guess how it ends. Like not in a hundred years.
And it's about a cop, I love cops. They are darlings and they work hard and keep us safe.
Did I mention that I am in love with the cover? Cause it gives you goosebumps.
In short I really really really love it. 

Review Diaries (Mumtaz and Taj Mahal by Pravin Anand)

Name of the book - Mumtaz and Taj Mahal by Pravin Anand
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
Who likes history? Not me.
But who likes love stories? Meeeeee.
Now who likes historical fiction? Again Meeeee.
So imagine me reading a historic love story in the fiction category mind you. There's no doubt that there was an amazing love story and Taj Mahal is the proof of that epic love story. But the writer took that fact and gave his imagination some fuel to fly away.
And I mean come on who doesn't like power couples. So imagine watching one being made, right in front of your eyes. Just wow!
So I really did like it, or may be it's just the love in me talking. I adore love stories don't you?
QOTD - Top three love stories of all time. Fictional or Real, dead or alive.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review Diaries (The Eleven Gurus :Short Stories inspired by Great Indian Authors)

Name of the book - The Eleven Gurus: Short Stories inspired by Great Indian Authors
Umesh Luthria
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
Ever read a book that made you dream?
Ever read a book that inspired you to write?
Cause this book did it for me. It made me feel like I could write too and make my dream of being a writer a reality. Last year me and my bestie took part in a writing challenge and the result was horrible. Not our poems, they were amazing - thank you very much. But the whole writing challenge left us feeling spent and tired. And I will be the first to admit that I am not the most patient person in the whole wide world. So for some one to wait for all the prompts to come then writing on them... Kudos to the author.
So 11 authors and 11 short stories. Trust me it will make your day. I finished the entire thing in half an hour and the end result was it made me a believer. I know believe that I too can write and express my feelings. It can be about the people around me or about those people far away whom I met only in my dreams.

Review Diaries (Lehengey & Lafdey by Varun Tejwani)

Before I talk about the book I should say something, I am in love. Well not exactly, but I am ready to be in love thanks to this humorous book.
So searching for my kinda guy, who can teach me how to ride two wheelers and also understand my sarcasm and take it like a champ. So thanks @
Name of the book - Lehengey & Lafdey by Varun Tejwani
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars and a big thanks from my Mom cause now this makes me wanna get married too.
My take on the book -
It's hilarious. Like OMG!!!-Are-you-kidding-me-cause-I-can't-laugh-any-more kinda way. So I am from a joint family and weddings are fun, read torture to everyone in the immediate family or vicinity. There's so much to do and some how it always feels like in   'so little time'. I started reading this book after the very colorful cover caught my eyes and finished it in 15 minutes flat. So imagine this, I am traveling by bus for this stupid interview and while browsing Kindle I come across this book. So I get it and bam!!! All hell is set loose. I am giggling my head off and people around are giving me looks, not that I care cause I am in love. The book is kinda a bit hin-english you know mix of Hindi words with English but it's all fun. This is incidentally the first book I read by the author and it's amazing. I came back home and told my Mom that it this marriage thing might be fun as long as it's a love marriage. So my Mom is happy too.
Now off you go, read this one. It will make your day.
QOTD - What's the weird thing about love stories?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Review Diaries (Shh! Sidepiece Be Quiet by Victoria Kirby)

Name of the book - Shh! Sidepiece Be Quiet by Victoria Kirby
Stars given- 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
Let's be honest, we always say don't ya judge a book by it's cover but always end up doing it anyway. I picked this one up cause of the name. I thought it might be one sarcasm filled read but boy oh boy was I surprised. It's more like a coming of age book. Imagine having the birds and bees stories retold only this time around it's more honest and vivid in it's details. The first page kinda gives you a taste of what to expect and what yeaps it doesn't let you down. But yeah there were times when I felt a bit like a intruder, like I was trespassing into someone's private conversation or something. It's like getting advice, granted very one sided, from a senior who knows the world. Like girl I have made all sorts of mistakes, so do yourself a favor - a big one and learn from my mistakes so that you don't make them again and we can put an end to this vicious circle of mistakes. I am someone who is used to the old classics, hell even my Mills and Boons are older than me. So the language at times took me by surprise but yeaps it was a fun read.
QOTD - How do you kick Monday blues' ass? 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mimi Diaries (Pain Balm Special)

So imagine asking your father to bring some volini or moove or any kind of pain relief balm, what will the reaction be?
He may ask one or two questions and get it for you,right?
You wanna know what mine did!!! Keep reading.
Me(after waking up late realize that I need some pain relief balm not cause I am in pain but cause that helps in fixing Mehendi better, so I call my Daddy dearest and ask him to bring some)
Some half hour later Mimi calls for me and I go off to meet her in the dinning room. Expecting Mimi and may be Bapu I was taken aback when I saw our family physician sitting there sipping tea.
Doc- So what did you do this time?
Me(still not over his sudden appearance very eloquently say) Huh!!!
Doc(takes out a syringe) Let's get this over with, then I will dress the wound too.
Me(still working with zero clue) Huuuuh!
Bapu- I told you she doesn't need a tetanus shot, it's her ligament that's acting up. That's why she needed all those pain meds. (smirks at Mimi and says) Sometimes even doctors miss out basic things. She will need to get her ankles plastered and may be some pain meds too.
Me having had enough off working without a clue look at Mimi for answers.
Mimi(with a scene smile tells me) Your father and doctor uncle have taken bets as to who knows you better. When in the morning you asked for some Volini spray as well as balm he thought you were self medicating and asked doctor Uncle for consultation.
Bapu - Which was a waste cause he is wrong, she doesn't need tetanus.
Doc- Of course she does, she hasn't had one in the past one month.
Me (totally done with the entire conversation scream) I don't need a tetanus shot cause I haven't had any such open wound so put that syringe away.
Bapu- Aha! I knew it.
Me(turning to Bapu) And my legs are fine. It's not my ligament.
Doc- Aha!
Me- And I am not self medicating, had I been popping pills without any consult- it would have been but these balms don't count as self medication. I just wanted it to fix my mehendi all proper, that's all.
In other news I know I am pampered and spoiled rotten and very thankful to God for all the love and care.
#parentsarethebest #parentsar
elove #parentsarelife

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review Diaries (Dead to Them by Smita Bhattacharya)

Name of the book - Dead To Them by Smita Bhattacharya
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
*takes a deep breath*
(full in Janice style) Ohhhhh Myyyy Gawdddd!!!
Move over stories with sub plots cause this story's sub plots have subplots and they are all amazing...
Let's start from the beginning, I am someone who believes that it's humanly not possible to know anyone. Like you can know someone all your life but there will still be things that you never knew about them and chances are there you will die without knowing them too. Poor you!!! Me? I know it all, cause I read the book. Duh!
So imagine your friend goes missing, not for real missing like hypothetically missing and you need to doon your Holmes hat and find that poor, lost darling. But as you along with other friends and family search for your friend you find out that it's not your friend who is missing. As in things come to light, secret things, never said before. Betrayal comes to light and somehow everything changes right before your eyes. So my advice is, dear peps run along and get your copy of this gem cause I wanna talk more and if I do I will end uo giving spoilers which I so don't wanna. Run along lovelies....
QOTD - Suppose there's a fire and you can save one thing not a person cause all the persons are already rescued. Thank God. One thing. Name it. Go!!!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Review Diaries (Thank God I'm Fired: A Corporate Enigma by Sandeep Pawar)

Name of the book - Thank God I'm Fired: A Corporate Enigma by Sandeep Pawar.

Stars given - 5 on 5 stars and an invite for coffee and some deep conversations about memes pleaseeeeeee...
Ever wanted to chat with a fictional character?
Like meet up for some coffee or chat over some tea?
Ever thought that would be a possibility in near future?
If you just went yes, yes and I hope so this book is perfect for you. The title of the book makes one see nightmare but the story makes up for that trauma. Real life characters with lots of wit and compassion- exactly how I Iike my friends to be , villains are corporate robots - straight out of every day reality.
It's a 77 paged book which promises at the end that more are to come like every Terminator movie we have seen, 'I'll be back'.
The language is simple and very much like talking to a friend. The story is an everyday one, making it very relatable and there is even a love story brewing in the horizon. What's there not to love?
One note to the author, when's book 2 coming?
QOTD - Let's bash our most hated colleague or partner in any project.
AOTD - Mine stole my ideas and submitted to my content head.

Review Diaries (The Cave :Secrets Within by Preiksha Jain)

Name of the book - The Cave :Secrets Within by Preiksha Jain
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
Well gone are the days when Prince Charming needs to rescue the Princess.
Gone are the days when only a prince and princess could find love.
Times have changed and so have the stories. Now we love who ever we feel our heart's connection with. And who run the world you ask! Well it's simple - Girls.
So it's a story about love and friendship, about good vs. evil, about sacrifice and happiness. Life tests us but it's up on us- if we would rise up to the challenge or give up in the process. This book has something for everyone. We have a school of witchcraft, we have romance, we have a big dose of best friends and their love and some of sibling fights and lots of good old action. In short it's a real bad time to be a villain or evil, cause guess what you are gonna get your ass kicked you evil, dark, cruel creature.
QOTD - What's that one evil you want to destroy?
AOTD - I want to get rid of all things mean!
Mean, you Meano go away...
Never ever come back this way...
Happiness and love is here to stay...
Mean, you Meano go away...

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Review Diaries (Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes by Kartik Sharma and Ravi Nirmal Sharma)

Name of the book - Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes by Kartik Sharma and Ravi Nirmal Sharma
Stars given - 5 on 5 and a give pat on the back with some candy floss from my secret stash.
My take on the book-
Daredreamers is was something of a God's send or should I say Genie send for me. I was upset, everything was not working in my life. My trip got canceled, I deleted my finished manuscript... My FINISHED BOOK. And I deleted the entire thing, but then this book caught my attention. And I adored it.
Thank the Lord I did read it today. A fast paced interesting story that makes you wanna get out there and win wars and save civilizations. Yeah I know how I sound. Trust me once you read it you will feel the same. I mean look at the cover, this is one amazing book that you simply don't wanna miss.

Review Diaries (Silent Defiance: An open refusal to everything that hurts the soul by Sonia Motwani)

Name of the book - Silent Defiance: An open refusal to everything that hurts the soul by Sonia Motwani
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book -
I adore poetry, even during my grads and masters poetry papers were my favorite. And I used to score my all time highest in them. I myself write poems when I am upset or sad, so I am someone who knows the healing benefits of writing poetry. This book is a wonderful start by Sonia Motwani. The book takes you on a journey. First comes love and with it comes all the amazing feelings of being happy and being on cloud 9. But like all good things this too comes to an end and we have to face heartbreak. But it's in this life that we heal ourselves and move on. The best thing to do is to love one's own self first cause that helps in healing. And then comes empowerment and make you the person you were always meant to be. And then when love comes your way can accept it with open arms. This is one book everyone should give a read.