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Book Review: You Beneath Your Skin, by Damyanti Biswas

Looking back over the years, I think thrillers would be the genre I have read most. For the most recent episode of our podcast, my friends and I had chosen Indian thrillers as the theme. This book, You Beneath Your Skin (YBYS) by Damyanti Biswas, was one we read for that podcast. It was one that I had been looking forward to reading since much before that as well.

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Book Review: Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

This book was gifted to me by a friend. I shelved the book as to-be-read for a long time, knowing I’d not be able to read it properly. But I felt it was time that I brought it out from the back of my shelf and read it.

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Book Review: Hell Island, by Matthew Reilly

Looking at the book Hell Island makes me wonder two things immediately.

First… is Matthew Reilly trying to show that he can bring as much thrill into a shorter novel as he does with his bigger ones? And second… what the hell am I in for?

The title itself puts some expectation into my mind. And the blurb just pushes it up. Continue reading “Book Review: Hell Island, by Matthew Reilly”

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Book Review: The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne

“If you want to be happy, be.”

Leo Tolstoy, one of my favorite authors, gives voice to what is a beautiful thought. That if we want to be happy, then we should be. The only thing stopping us from being happy is us. Seeing from the white side of life, this feels the way life should be lived, without giving a thought to sadness. And this is something I try to do most of the time. Why not always? Why do I stop myself from being happy? The easiest answer, and the one that is true, is that life is not white, but mostly gray. There are times when you can’t help but feel a little low. Continue reading “Book Review: The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne”