I started writing book reviews in a notebook long long ago. Later i started posting those reviews on my blog www.theclippednightingale.com. I never had any expectations out of it but I kept on writing because I loved reading. Within no time, my blog is recognized as one of the top 75 book blogs in India.
In this little time, I became friends with many amazing writers not just from India but from across the world.. USA, UK, Poland, Australia, Canada, America. Authors and Publication Houses started sending out their ARC copies asking for my review. Knowing that amazing authors from around the world follow me and my posts makes me feel awesome and humble at the same time.
After all literature and art always bring people together and bridge the gap between them. In spite of the wide variations in culture and language, art helps us to understand those differences and celebrate them. I take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful authors, publishing houses, bloggers and bookworms for letting me take part in their wonderful literary journey.
I send out my best wishes to all of them and hope they write more and more books for me to read. Cheers!
I’ve read hundreds of books so far but no book captivated me between it’s pages like ‘The Blue Book’ did. For the first time, I failed to return this book on time to the library not because I didn’t complete reading it, but because I reread each and every page and some lines, I read more than ten times. Wow.. Just Wow!
When I picked this book from the library, I must admit I chose it because of it’s name, ‘The Blue Book’ and blue is my favorite color. Another reason is, the book is in blue color. I couldn’t resist and I had to read it. When I got into the taxi, I opened the first page and I have to tell you, I fell in love.. instantly.
It’s a story about love, loss, second chance. Beth finding her way back to Arthur, is absolutely heart-melting. The protagonist, Arthur, what a character? I wonder why such characters are only fictional. It’s a little dark, I would say but I am totally in love with him. The most amazing thing about this book is, the author wrote every single thought in such a way, I couldn’t stop myself from pausing my life for a few seconds to rethink and appreciate how those particular thoughts resemble mine.
BLUE is officially my favorite color all over again.
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram is one of the books that literally took me on a roller coaster ride. I must say this is absolute read for kids as well as adults. Not many books like these are written these days. Kids would love them and I say this because my daughter who is not much of a reader loved it and made me read it to her every night. This book has been sitting on my computer for a while but I couldn’t read it since last few months. It was really getting me difficult to put my mind to reading after my dad passed away in March.
Then again when I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. Adam and Justin Sinclair are two cousins who get to visit Egypt with their Aunt. Egypt, the land of adventures unfolds yet another adventure for them and suddenly they are in the middle of a huge mystery. The story is about how these two young kids solve it. The details are amazingly written by the author Fiona Ingram. I could see the whole story running in my mind while reading this book.
Very enchanting and capturing book. I totally enjoyed it.
Girl From The Tree House by Gudrun Frerichs is an extra ordinary thriller. I believe the author being a psychotherapist herself wrote this story in a great detail especially in the perspective of a person who is suffering from Dissociative Identity Disaster. I can’t imagine how much of a shock it is for anyone who realized how false her whole thirty years of life was.
I loved every single personality of Elizabeth. The multiple personalities inside Elizabeth call themselves ‘The Tribe’ and they each come to the rescue of Elizabeth on various occasions. Elizabeth’s fight for her sanity and freedom is incredible.
Girl From The Tree House is the most complex story I read in the recent times but don’t let the complex get you. I’m sure every single reader can relate themselves to at least one or two of the multiple personalities of Elizabeth. A well written and extremely insightful book. Definitely one of the best psychological thriller released this year.
Sweet on You by Becky Wade is a cute love story with a dash of mystery. Britt and Zander are friends from high school. Zander has always loved Britt but Britt doesn’t reciprocate the feelings. Zander over the period of time realizes that he is no more than a friend to Britt and leaves on a world tour. He comes back to his hometown after the mysterious demise of his uncle. He promises his aunt to find out the secret of his uncle’s death.
Britt offers to help Zander with the investigation of his uncle’s death. They grow close to each other but both refuse to risk their friendship. Britt is a very strong and independent character. Zander is a loving and patient boyfriend. The family of Britt is awesome. The entire setup of the town is very cute. The story is engaging and the characters are interesting. The mystery of a lost painting adds more flavor to the plot line. All in all, I enjoyed the story.