Monday, 17 July 2017

Book Review: The 23rd Girl - Divya Ratan and Rohan Kachalia





Title : The 23rd Girl

Author : Divya Ratan and Rohan Kachalia

Publisher : Half Baked Beans


"Life is a bitch and Love is the mother-in-law of all bitches"


Blurb
Smart, Suave and confident, Rashv is a young man in his early twenties whose claim to fame has been his never say die spirit. 

His life lacked any excitement till one day he accidently discovers a strange connection with the number 23. He gets so obsessed with it that the number begins to influence everything he ever does. Roohi is a fiercely independent, headstrong girl who is relentlessly chasing her dreams in the corporate world before the 'burn out' happens. She craves for a change and takes a sabbatical from work when she happens to cross paths with Rashv who falls irrevocably in love with her. 

They have a whirlwind romance before Rashv realizes that she does not quite fit in his number theory. On one hand is this number which has defined his life and on the other hand is the truest love he has ever felt. 

Can a number run your life? 

Is it justified to let it run your life? Dive into Rashv's world to find out.


My View

I am a sucker for romance and the title of the book "The 23rd Girl" intrigued me. The book is written in a simple language and is bound to connect with boys. Yes, you read it right! though girls are more known to fall for love stories, here is a book centered on boy, his playfulness and trysts. Rashv, the main lead is the boy-next-door turning into the most eligible bachlor and he is indeed very inspiring .

The character of Roohi is also well-written and though she occupies lesser space it does leaves one with a smile on face. Infact, I love the part where Roohi enters Rashv's life. The chemistry between the two and the way the story moves from there on is very gripping and emotional.

Some beautiful lines from the book -

"There's a reason why we have ribcages, our hearts have wings."

"Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give back, its about how many hits you can take and still keep moving forward."

"The overwhelming amount of guilt one needs to deal with when you just decide to let people go, slip away from your fingers like dry sand."

"The thing about heartbreak is that....you may not realise it, but it's permanent.".


The negatives -

It has a slow beginning and at places abrupt sequence. I want the author to leave some moments to readers imagination but there are certain places were the depiction is way too much. and some places very less.

Overall I will rate it 2.5/5 as for the slow and predictable story line, I didn't find it gripping enough. It may strike a chord with people looking for something - light and easy.


Grab Your Copy :- The 23rd Girl


Friday, 30 June 2017

The last seven









He used to be eager to get home from office
and now a days he doesn't want to leave,
it's the last seven days to his retirement.


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As a journey ends, a part of you ends there.



The post is part of my seven day challenge, BAR-A-THON. For the challenge I will be writing every alternate day from Jun 17 to Jun 30 and my theme is "SEVEN"

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The uneven seven










Unspoken words
Unwritten letters
Unexchanged glances
Unabiding heartbeats
Unapologetic ignores
Unsaid goodbyes
Unrequited love
The uneven seven between us.


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The story of one-sided love.

The post is part of my seven day challenge, BAR-A-THON. For the challenge I will be writing every alternate day from Jun 17 to Jun 30 and my theme is "SEVEN"

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Seven stories












Not pictures, Not people,
Stories make one fall in love......

I read one, I read two,
By the time I reached SEVEN....
I was in LOVE with YOU.


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I fell in love not with your face but with the stories you weaved around.


The post is part of my seven day challenge, BAR-A-THON. For the challenge I will be writing every alternate day from Jun 17 to Jun 30 and my theme is "SEVEN"

Book Review: Writing Tools By Cheryl Sterling




Title : Writing Tools

Author : Cheryl Sterling

Publisher : Self Published - Ebook



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A blogger is a writer and always dreams to become an author. "Writing tools" is an ebook which lays down 26 tips on writing and marketing.

About the author

Cheryl Sterling is an American author of several paranormal and contemporary romance novels and short stories. Her first novel, What Do You Say to a Naked Elf?, was a finalist in the TARA contest and was later sold to Leisure Books, an imprint of Dorchester Publishing. Cheryl is a co-founder and past president of Grand Rapids Region Writers Group in Grand Rapids, MI. She has conducted several workshops that focused on the writing craft and co-chaired their first “I’ve Always Wanted to Write a Book” regional conference. In her spare time (she’s retired, so there’s that, but she writes a lot, so, never mind), she reads. All genres (except suspense and horror because she reserves the right to mess with readers’ minds). She loves history (lots of ideas to steal borrow), sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, Regencies (who knew so many eligible Dukes were around?), anything Doctor Who, and/or quantum entanglement. Her passion is learning and improving her craft, but mostly, she is a teacher. Cheryl currently lives in Phoenix with her husband and their cat, Coco Xena.

Plot Summary

The book is a compilation of 26 blogposts of Cheryl, a seasoned writer, as she participated in #AprilAtoZBloggingChallenge 2017. She has been writing since long and so took up the theme of writing tools. The book elaborates on the important tools which one should use if one wants to venture into writing a book.


My View

I stumbled upon this book through Blogchatter, it was listed on there ebook carnival. I am an aspiring author and this year wrote my second ebook- Just as it happened . I chose Writing Tools to read and review as part of the carnival and my my!! this book is fabulous.
For any novice planning to writer and become a published author it lays down tips and tricks starting from the very basic drafting, use of images or making your own to promoting oneself as an Amazon author or promoting the book using the various social media tools.

Cheryl lays down the writing tools as well as has put in her personal pointers which people like me can easily copy for a start. I am using this book as a constant guide. In simple words, this is an easy compilation of what steps to follow if you want to be an established author.

I will rate it 4.5/5 for the ready self-help guide it is.


Grab Your FREE Copy here :- Writing Tools


Friday, 23 June 2017

Seven qualities..







"He is so smart."

"He is so HOT!!"

"He is such a charmer."

"He is such a gentleman."

"He is so humble".

"He is so sensitive."

"He is the man of my dreams."

For girls, he has these seven qualities and more...

For me, I am with him for he patronises the Man I love.


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Love has different meaning for different people.


The post is part of my seven day challenge, BAR-A-THON. For the challenge I will be writing every alternate day from Jun 17 to Jun 30 and my theme is "SEVEN"

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The seventh









She asked me to pick my favourite number,
but none came to mind.
All I could think of was "Seven",
for today she celebrated her "Seventh"-
wedding anniversary with my best friend.


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When it is true love but unsolicited, the heart bleeds more and too often for years.

The post is part of my seven day challenge, BAR-A-THON. For the challenge I will be writing every alternate day from Jun 17 to Jun 30 and my theme is "SEVEN".