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Blog posts September 2015

The Girl In The Spider's Web | David Lagercrantz | Book Review

September 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Who hasn’t heard of the millennium series? And who hasn’t heard of the legendary Stieg Larsson? We all remember what a pleasure it was to get to know the fascinating and intrigu…

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Manga Classics: Emma | Jane Austen | Book Review

September 19, 2015

Manga Classics : Emma | Jane Austen | Book Review

By Sankalpita

ADAPTATION: 3.5/5

ILLUSTRATION: 4/5

APPEAL: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Jane Austen does not need any introductions for she is the one who has inspired most readers of yesteryears and today, and one who will continue to be a source of inspiration for the read…

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52 Likes | Medeia Sharif | Book Review

September 19, 2015

52 Likes | Medeia Sharif | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

This short and sweet book by Evernight Teen Publishers is a delightful read. The story is of a young school going girl Valerie who undergoes a brutal rape and a near-murder …

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The Great Snapping Turtle Adventure | Susan Yaruta-Young | Book Review

September 19, 2015

The Great Snapping Turtle Adventure | Susan Yaruta-Young | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

This is yet again one of those children’s book that I recently had the pleasure to read while being on my children’s fiction spree. The book is a cute little story of a short li…

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It Doesn't Hurt To Be Nice | Amisha Sethi | Book Review

September 19, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

We all our so full of ourselves these days. Our hands and plates are always full, so much so that we never really have time to look back at what we intended to achieve initially and where we are st…

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Hachette India Giveaway | The Girl in the Spider's Web | David Lagercrantz

September 19, 2015

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Yes, My Accent Is Real | Kunal Nayyar | Book Feature

September 15, 2015

Yes, My Accent Is Real | Kunal NayyarA delightfully funny collection of essays by the Indian-American actor, Kunal Nayyar, who plays the loveable, sincere yet incurably dorky character Raj in The Big Bang Theory. In this revealing book, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a nervous little boy in New Dehli who mistakes an awkward first…

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Another Face In The Crowd | Indraneel DG | Book Feature

September 10, 2015

Another Face In The Crowd | Indraneel DG | Book FeatureSet in Delhi, this is the ribtickling and sometimes tearinducing story of three diametrically opposite friends, and a damsel who is not in distress but could be the cause of distress for the males of the species! Welcome to hilarious world of Fatso – a Punjabi Adonis, Jags – a Tamil ‘Communist’ Brah…

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Hidden Husband | Shikha Kaul | Book Feature

September 10, 2015

Hidden Husband | Shikha Kaul | Book Feature

Aisha is trapped in her own secret which makes her life hell. Her love for Raghav is true. But hailing from two very different cultures is the basis of their continued friction. Aisha is a Punjabi girl from Gurgaon and Raghav a Bihari from Ranchi. Raghav’s family will certainly not accept a gir…

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The Unsure Male | JT | Book Review

September 10, 2015

The Unsure Male | JT | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The author JT is a retired officer of the Indian navy and in his free time has often pondered over certain basic questions which haunt the daily aspects of our lives but which unfortunately we as…

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Girl World | Patricia Ottaviano | Book Review

September 10, 2015

Girl World | Patricia Ottaviano | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Teenage years are indisputably one of the most challenging and most beautiful years of our life. The memories which we make and the person we develop into goes a long wa…

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The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

September 10, 2015

The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Quest by Dani Hoots is the first part in the Sanshlian series and is the story of a young girl Arcadia who lives on the planet Garvner along with her brother Rik and her d…

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Maybe This or Maybe That | Abhaidev | Book Review

September 10, 2015

Maybe This Or Maybe That | Abhaidev | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

This book is for those of us who either have or aspire to have a business degree. It is thus all about the Masters of Business Administration. If you observe the book cover closely, you will notice h…

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Hidden Husband | Shikha Kaul | Book Review

September 4, 2015

Hidden Husband | Shikha Kaul | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

You must probably be wondering the reason behind this extremely intriguing and rather weird title, but trust me, once you read this book, you will know that the title is as ap…

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The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Book Review

September 3, 2015

The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Girl on the Train is a novel which has witnessed phenomenal success in the last few months, quickly rising to become one of the most talked about books this year. Its Goodread…

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Googled By God | Pulkit Ahuja | Book Review

September 3, 2015

Googled By God | Pulkit Ahuja | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Financial thrillers are increasingly gaining acceptance in the Indian literary markets and why not? Given the kick they provide and the way they are written, they are sure to …

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