Giveaway

Nicholas Sparks‘ new novel, Every Breath

Publisher:- Hachette india

About the book:
From the number one bestselling author of The Notebook and Two by Two comes an unforgettable tale of enduring love. There are times when destiny and love collide. This story is one of them. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Illuminating life’s heart breaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

I am thrilled to let you know that Hachette India is hosting an exciting giveaway with HT Brunch on Instagram! Hachette is giving away two exclusive author signed copies (trade paperback edition) and three copies of the Indian paperback edition of Nicholas Sparks‘ new novel, Every Breath.
In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals — transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.
The contest begins on Thursday, 25th October 2018 and ends on Saturday, 27th October 2018 and will be hosted on the HT Brunch Instagram Handle.
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Book review: You are the best thing that happened to me by Sushil Kumar Rana

Author: Sushil Kumar Rana

Publisher : red grab books

Genre: Romance

Blurb:

Sushil: A successful writer and an engineer from a Middle-class family.

Anjali: A gorgeous and smart girl. Anyone can fall in love at the first sight of her.

Aashish: Sushil’s Best friend, who loves Anjali one-sided.

Anuradha: A journalism Student and doing research on Writer

Sushil Pandit is a mechanical engineer. He is also an author of two bestselling novels. Now, he has everything in life, except his love, Anjali. Love is a blissful and everyone has to experience it once in a lifetime. Love makes life lively and also give a reason to live. There was a time when these two lovebirds were an example of two bodies, one soul. But a turning point in their lives sets them apart, with their soul still united and strong. Experience a roller coaster of emotions in this story. Find out how Sushil changed into a successful person from an ordinary boy.

My view of the book:

You are the best thing that happened to me by Sushil Kumar Rana is a Romance novel.

The plot of the story is about love and success in a person’s life. There are four characters in the story Sushil, Anjali, Aashish and Anuradha. The story mainly focuses on the life of Sushil. Sushil is a mechanical engineer as well as he is a famous writer of two best selling novels. The opening scene of the story is when Sushil is facilitated with best employee award. Sushil is now a very successful man but he started his life from just being an ordinary boy. He had the love of his life Anjali with him but the consequences between being ordinary to successful grew him apart from Anjali. Sushil’s best friend is also in love with Anjali and Anuradha is doing research on writer. The story has variety of emotions like- failure, success, one-sided love, breakup and happiness which makes it interesting.

The writing style is good and you can see the gradual growth of the story. The story mainly focuses on Sushil’s character it could have been more good if other characters were also detailed.

Overall it was a nice read and you can give it a try.

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Book review: Gita wisdom through quotes by Chaitanya Charan

Author: Chaitanya Charan

Publisher: The write place

Genre: spiritual

Blurb:

Offering a thought for each day of the year, Gita Wisdom Through Quotes is a collection of aphorisms inspired by the Bhagavad-Gita.
Composed by Chaitanya Charan, a monk who has studied the Gita for over two decades and taught it worldwide, these quotes illumine human concerns ranging from the intra-personal to the inter-personal, from the psychological to the ecological, from self-improvement to self-realization.
Each quote is your pathway to a more meaningful and joyful life.

My view of the book:

Gita wisdom through quotes by Chaitanya Charan is a book based on spiritual knowledge.

The book contains some of the finest quotes of gita which truly can help an individual in life.

Bhagavad gita is one of the oldest and ancient tradition of hindu culture that has all the knowledge one needs to learn in life.

These quotes are written in such a way that one could easily understand the meaning. You can read one quote each day and learn something new about the aspects of life.

The knowledge of gita is supreme of all and this book is a really nice representation of it.

We all are really busy with our messy lifestyles that we have no time to read the complicated verse of gita and understand it. This book is its simplest form and anyone can read it.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is “Cultivate a tender heart, but cover it with thick skin.” which means its not bad to have a tender heart but you shouldn’t let everyone play with it.

Overall this book is a very nice way to learn the wisdom of gita. All the quotes are really inspirational and have a very fine meaning. Every quote teaches a new lesson about life which can help an individual learn different aspects of life and accept the fate of life.

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Book review: Yamraj number 5003 by Mrinal Chatterjee

Author: Mrinal Chatterjee

Publisher: Rupa publications

Genre: Children’s book

Blurb:

What happens when a clone of Yamraj, the Lord of Death, gets emotional and upsets the power structure in Devlok, the realm of Gods?
Yamraj Number 5003 is the story of one of the thousands of cloned Yamrajs in Mrityuloka. The Yamrajs are supposed to carry out their duties like robots, but by some fluke one Yamraj—code-named #5003—has a ‘manufacturing defect’ by which he can think and feel, making him ‘different’. He begins to question the status quo, shaking the very foundation of the power structure in Devlok, making the divine trinity—Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar—jittery. What happens when they decide to take action against the erring Yamraj? Woven with humour, this multilayered novel will move the readers as well as entertain them. Originally published in Odia and translated into Assamese, this hugely popular novel is being published in English for the first time.

My view of the book:

Yamraj number 5003 by Mrinal Chatterjee is a children’s book with a really good moral.

The plot of the story is about the cloning process of the yamraj in mrityuloka. The story tells us that there are so many yamrajs in the mrityuloka because as the population is increasing demand for yamraj is also increasing and not only one yamraj can handle everything that’s why yamraj is even cloned to do all the work. Brahma is the in charge of creating the new yamraj. One day Brahma was making yamraj 5003 and he was very busy so he left the room with yamraj 5003 alone and went away. At the same time when he left Narad came to visit him. He saw that nobody was there in the cloning room and there was a yamraj in the machine and a human body was lying near it on the table. He thought what would happen if he transferred some of the human cells in the yamraj’s body. He thought if waiting for Brahma but couldn’t hold his curiosity so he quickly transferred some of the cells in to the yamraj’s body. At the very moment Brahma came back and saw what Narad has done to Yamraj 5003. He quickly tried to extract the cells back but some of them got stuck the brain of Yamraj 5003. The human laying there turned out to be a poet. Now Yamraj 5003 had the cells of a poet. Some time passed by without anybody knowing about this glitch but soon the yamraj starred showing different behavior by questioning the whole concept of death and shaking the structure of devloka. Finally, the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh had to take action against this mess creating yamraj.

The story is written in a very nice way with lots of humor and fun stuff to tell which makes it so much interesting to read. The way in which the very Powerful and tough god of death is shown having feeling is really funny.

I used to watch such cartoons and this story even gave me mood of nostalgia as i was reminded of my childhood days.

Overall its an awesome work and you’ll definitely like reading it. This book has some meanings along with humor. It tells us that how our smallest mistake can create a big problem and how the hardest and toughest person can even have feelings.

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Book review: Cross connection by Jugal Hansraj

Author: Jugal Hansraj

Publisher:- rupa publications

Genre:- children’s book

Blurb:

When the animals of the ‘The Great Indian Circus’ found their lives all topsy-turvy, they realized that turning the world around takes a lot more than just circus acts.Chunky the Funky monkey and Bhole Ram the Brave are among the performing animals of The Great Indian Circus. While Chunky spends most of his time playing pranks on others, Bhole Ram is a shy and gentle elephant who ends up bearing the brunt of Chunky’s mischief. Things take a turn when their bodies get switched in a freak accident and they are forced to live each other’s lives. A cosmic cross connection that leads to complete confusion all around! Trapped in each other’s bodies, Bhole Ram and Chunky learn to put aside their differences in order to make things smooth in the Circus again—both for themselves and for everyone else—learning some important lessons in life along the way. A delightful read that will leave you smiling long after the last page has been turned.

My view of the book:

Cross connection by Jugal Hansraj is a children’s book with a beautiful story to tell.

The plot of the story is about the animals of the great indian circus. The animals of the circus are the two elephants Bhole ram and Savitri, chunky the monkey, pintu da the tiger, chintamani the lion, uncle geri the blue bird and the five panthers. These animals work at the great indian circus under the guidance of Mr. Gulshan who loves them so much. The main character of the story are Bhole ram and chunky. Bhole ram who cares for everybody and is a peaceful animal whereas chunky is a mischievous monkey who loves to play pranks on everyone. One day chunky irritates Bhole ram so much that Bhole ram decides to teach him a lesson. While chasing him both are struck by lightning and their souls get exchanged. After this there is so much mess in the circus as they are not able to do each other’s job. But finally together they find their way out of the situation.

This story tells us about how in hard situations we should work together and support each other.

The writing style is very good and would interest the reader. The way in which the author has described all the animals in a very human like way by giving them names is very unique and with all the illustrations the story becomes more interesting.

The story is really good for children as they can learn the importance of team work and friendship.

My favorite part was the love story of Bhole ram and Savitri. Which is defined in a very cute and sweet way.

Overall its a nice book for children with a good moral and funny stuff as well to make reading more interesting.

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Book review: Darkness of past by Ashish jain

Author: Ashish Jain

Publisher: notion press

Genre: Romantic thriller

Blurb:

A Murder Mystery based on the love story of young budding Physiotherapists. Readers will keep guessing the Killer till the end. Identity of real killer is uncovered by the Lawyer in Court Roombattle.

My view of the book:

Darkness of past by Ashish jain is a Romantic thriller.

The plot of the story is about the death of a physiotherapist named Keerti. She is found dead in her room. Inspector Rohan is investigating the case. He first interrogates Maya Keerti’s roommate she tells the inspector about Keerti’s relationship with their colleague Dr. Ajay and how she came back all exhausted from her date with Ajay the other day before her death. Inspector Rohan interrogates Ajay and comes to know about Keerti’s ex-boyfriend Yogesh who was also her patient because of his mental condition. After talking with Yogesh Rohan finds about his relationship with Maya. After the postmortem it turns out Keerti was murdered. All the characters are under suspicion. As She died because of air bubble in her vein. Two people gave her injection that day Maya and Ajay. The murderer is finally revealed in the court. Still after the end the dark past of the characters didn’t leave them and it hits them hard and everyone is shattered.

The story is written in a good way it will confuse you and even make you think about solving the mystery. This book has so many emotions like love, jealousy, hatred and mental conditions.

There some typing errors but it could be ignored as the story is good.

Overall its a good murder mystery.

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Book review: Assassination of faith by Ashish Jain

Author: Ashish Jain

Publisher: notion press

Genre:- Romantic thriller

Blurb:

This story is based on the life of a young couple entangled into a murder mystery. On one fine day,the husband finds his wife murdered. During investigation, it turns out to be a murder of relationship rather than a simple murder. Needle of doubt keeps rotating from one character to other character. It will keep the readers guessing until the identity of real killer is revealed by two Lawyers in Court Room battle.

My view of the book:

Assassination of faith by Ashish jain is a romantic thriller.

The plot of the story is about a murder of a lady named Neena. Neena was found dead in her house by her husband Rohit. Rohit calls the cops and inspector Rohan is investigating the case.The first suspect was Rohit as he found the body but soon after deep investigation new characters are added in the story and it turns out that both the husband and wife were having affairs. The suspicion keeps moving from one character to other and finally the murderer is revealed in the court.

The writing style is good and you don’t have to go through so many pages to actually find the story. This book is to the point and you can find twist on every next page you turn.

Its quite a good book for a romantic thriller. The murder mystery will make you think who actually committed the crime.

Well I enjoyed reading it and I would say you can give it a try.

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Book review: Finding your G spot in life by Geetika saigal

Author: Geetika saigal

Publisher:- invincible Publishers

Genre:- self- help

Blurb:

The Probability of your parents meeting: one in a million. The Chance that they had you and not another genetic version of you: one in 4 million billion. The Number of moments you have lived in your lifetime: 9.4 million. You, Yes YOU are a miracle. Do you not then deserve to lead a miraculous life? A life that is meaningful to you, that doesn’t leave you feeling like you are running and running, but not knowing where to, and why so. So go on, give yourself and your life the best shot. How? By ceasing this race to ‘somewhere’ for just a few hours; Re-discovering Your Real Self, Re-aligning Your Thoughts, Revamping Your Life This book is written for all of us, whether you’re just starting out your life or wishing to change it.

My view of the book:

Finding your G spot in life by Geetika saigal is a self-help book.

This book is about finding your place in this big world which is full of people from different backgrounds.

We believe that happiness is that we are just a tiny speck on a huge planet and that we need not take ourselves seriously. But this thinking is wrong we are still unaware about the place we hold on this planet. We are Still not understanding that it takes nothing to join a crowd but it takes everything to Stand alone.

This book will make you realize that you hold your own unique place on this earth. You were not born to do nothing. There is purpose of everyone’s life. So don’t waste your time in being useless and start giving a purpose to everyday.

We are losing our shine in this crowd. We won’t work hard we are just trying to fit in but the thing that we need to understand is don’t fit in when you are born to stand out. If the shoe doesn’t fit change it. Don’t take your failure as the end take it as a first step towards success. You are no less than a superhero you just need to find your super power and this super power is inside you and nobody is going to tell you what it is.

Written in a very aspiring way this book will actually give you motivation to do something for yourself.

I really felt good after reading this book and i would say it actually serves the purpose of self-help.

If you think self-help books are boring just go for this one you will literally like it and it won’t disappoint you.

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Book review: 65 colors of rainbow by Smit Kapila

Author: Smit Kapila

Publisher: Srishtipublishers

Genre:- short stories

Blurb:

There is a wonderful saying: “The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.” In this highly competitive world, life of corporate work-force is full of all kinds of strain and stress. There is no way we can escape from our jobs and its work pressure, but we can certainly counter it by enriching the fun and laughter quotient at work. 65 Colours of Rainbow is a collection of sixty-five short stories and caricatures based on real life, work-related incidents. This pleasingly warm collection writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. The distinctive narrative caricatures demonstrate how extraordinary the ordinary can be!!

My view of the book:

65 colors of rainbow by Smit Kapila is a collection of 65 short stories.

The stories are based on real life work-related incidents. Written in a very simple yet funny way. The stories have light mood which makes it so much fun to read.

If you’re working in IT sector you can relate to many of these. The author’s way of telling the stories is so nice that you can’t just keep the book down. The stories are very short of just 2 pages so you won’t be bored after reading it. Just after two pages there is a new story which makes it so interesting to read. You can complete the book in one go or you can read one story each day before going to bed, it will definitely lighten up your mood if you are stressed from your everyday work life.

I loved reading this book it was a fun experience. My sister even works for an IT company and she too liked it when i recited some of the stories to her.

Overall this book is a good read and its perfect for monsoon season you can enjoy reading it with a cup of tea/coffee.

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I am thankful to the author for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

Book review: Unlocked Silences by Mukhpreet Khurana

Author: Mukhpreet Khurana

Publisher: notion press

Genre:- poetry

Blurb:

Unlocked Silences is a collection of abstracts, poems and excerpts written on tissue papers over a couple of years. It is a dive deep into the circles of emotion, empathy, acceptance, healing and insights into a different perspective towards life. In the voice of a budding adolescent, the book cascades into day-to day-shortcomings, carved into poetry and at the same time, embraces you in silence and stillness of thought. The book is an attempt to connect with the reader, to reflect upon them, unbiased and together and embrace a new beginning. With simplified use of grammar and vocabulary, this book seeks nothing but the companionship of all. With this debut book, the author aims to connect to one and to all in the message and purpose of existence, the aid of spirituality and an ode to a beautiful journey called life.

My view of the book:

Unlocked Silences by Mukhpreet Khurana is a beautiful collection of heartfelt poems.

Poetry is the genre that I am currently exploring and I would say this book was actually an awesome pick.

Its not just a collection of poems its actually a collection of thoughts and feelings and you can feel the words while reading this book.

Some poems like- find your calling, believe, life is beautiful, here I stand were like burst of motivation.

This book will inspire you and encourage you in every way possible.

The best part about this book is that it is written in a simple yet aspiring language. Its not like other poetry books which are hard to understand.

My favorite poem from this book was death. I loved how the author has described the arrival of death in a such a simple way in just few lines.

Overall it was an amazing read and I would recommend it to everyone specially poetry lover and people like me who are exploring this genre this book is worth your time.

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