The Coin by Sandeep Sharma (Paperback)

About the book
“Who likes Sudden death?” That’s the only question he used to ask before killing his prey. Random people are being abducted from the capital city, Delhi and are being killed mercilessly. Before killing, the murderer is reciting them a story, a story about a 9 year old child who saw the brutal side of the world at a very young age. All the stories are being recorded for the Police department to see. Raunak Upadhyay, the Police inspector who is handling the case, links the style of serial killing to the case he solved years ago. But the murderer of that case is in jail then who is following the footsteps? Does the murderer want to convey something? Whose story is being recited? Why the murderer is taking personal interest in Raunak? Is there any other side of this coin or both the faces are just the same? Welcome to the Brutal world!

Original Price: INR 99/-
Offering Price: INR 60/-
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Book Review: The Essence of Buddhism by David Tuffley

Short simple and informative.

The essence of Buddhism by David Tuffley is an excellent introductory book to gain knowledge about Buddhism.The book describes the basic principles of the religion, concepts of meditation and briefly explains the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.

This is what the Buddha first talked about, after gaining enlightenment – this is what makes it the essence. If you are a spiritual person you will surely like it, if not then also you can try this just to gather some information and knowledge.

Rating 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book Review: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The meaning of ‘Sense’ means the ability to act with restraint, judgement and reasoning while ‘Sensibility’ means to give way to feeling and emotion.

These two qualities represent the two Heroines of the Novel; Elinor for Sense and Marianne for Sensibility Their different temperaments are used to draw ironic contrasts between how the two view life.
Elinor, age nineteen, is described as having a “strength of understanding” and “coolness of judgment”. She had an excellent heart; – her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong; but she knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which her mother had yet to learn, and which one of her sisters had resolved never to be taught.

Marianne’s abilities were, in many respects, quite equal to Elinor’s. The resemblance between her and her mother was strikingly great. In contrast to Elinor she is “everything but prudent”.

Many of Jane Austen’s works tackle the issues of love and marriage and Sense and Sensibility is no different. The two main protagonists, Elinor and Marianne, are two of three Dashwood sisters, and the novel follows their attempt to marry for love rather than money and status. Personally I liked both the characters, as to me they both are equally strong and complement each other perfectly. Really loved this one.

It is a must read classic novel.

Rating:4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Who do you like better, Marianne or Elinor? Why?

Book Review: The Metamorphosis

I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself. — The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a story of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning and discovers that he had turned into a giant insect. It is a symbolic tale of a young man, who is unexpectedly afflicted by a disease and how it continue to influence his and his family’s lives. The writing style is simple and language is easily comprehensible. One can speculate this differently and can have various interpretations . I don’t think many readers will like this novella, even though Kafka has written it with deeper meaning but in my opinion this is definitely not an enjoyable read.
Rating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Book Review: A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl

‘Ichi go ichi e’ (a Japanese term)- One time, one encounter, lasts a lifetime.

First of all, it is not a love story!!

A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl, is a unique story of two strangers, “Seat 7A” and “Seat 7B” of the flight from New Delhi to New York. They are poles apart from each other, have nothing in common, despite that, their one encounter changes everything forever.

During the journey they dive in to an endless conversation that even a fifteen hour journey seemed short for it. At the end of the journey, 7A invites 7B for a cup of espresso at the best coffee place in New York, an invitation that 7B directly declines, and both jump back in their dramatically different lives, leaving behind those wonderful 15 hours that they spent together in the plane.

Even though meeting in person ever again does not cross their minds, they remain connected via some extraordinary line of connection. One year since the meeting, the story unfolds slowly, with each Wednesday of the year alternating with the lives of seat 7A and 7B.

The only thing I disliked that the story is slow paced and it feels like it is little dragged during the middle part, where the reader starts lacking interest in the plot, however towards the end it is totally unputdownable. The twist was unexpected, heart wrenching and definitely emotionally engaging. Sonia Bahl takes you to an extraordinary journey of two strangers which is full of feels and emotions.I recommend this book to anyone who is looking forward to read something unique.
Rating 4/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book review: Taare , banjaron ki chah me

“रुकना नहीं है हमें यहाँ.. चलते जाएं ये आसमां ले जाए जहाँ ।”  
तारे, बंजारों की चाह में, कृतिका अग्रवाल द्वारा लिखित यह पुस्तक उनके विचारों और शायरियों का संग्रह है। कृतिका ने बखूभी अपनी भावनाओं को शब्दों में पिरोया है। यहाँ कवियत्री की लेखनी प्रशंसा योग्य है, उन्होंने सरल शब्दों को बेहद दिलचस्प रूप में पेश किया है। आज कल के मॉडर्न शब्दों का प्रयोग कर उन्होंने इसे एक नया आयाम दिया है, यह लेखनी हमारी युवा पीढ़ी को अपनी ओर आकर्षित करेगी। एक अच्छी बात यह है की जहाँ भी उर्दू शब्दों का प्रयोग हुआ है वहां उसका अर्थ साथ में बताया गया है जो बहुत ही सराहनीय है इससे पाठक को भावार्थ समझने में आसानी होती है। कवियत्री अपनी किताब के माध्यम से बेहद जरुरी बात बताना चाहती हैं की जीवन में जो भी मुश्किल आये हमे हमेशा समय और परिस्तिथि के साथ आगे बढ़ते रहना चाहिए।सामान्य मानव के जीवन के हर पहलु को छूती है यह किताब, वो बचपन के दिन, माँ की बातें, वो लड़कपन वाले किस्से, वो प्यार का सुनहला एहसास, वो रोज वाली गपशप आदि बहुत ही सरलता से पेश किये गए हैं। पढ़ते हुए आपको बहुत बार ऐसा एहसास होगा मानो ये किस्सा आपके साथ भी हुआ हो और सही मायनो में आप कवियत्री के विचारों के साथ समर्थन महसूस करेंगे। छोटी पर मोटी बातों से भरी यह किताब सभी के लिए है, हिंदी पाठक तो इसे पढ़ें ही पर अग्रेंज़ी पाठक भी इसे पढ़ सकते हैं, जैसा की कवियत्री ने कहा है- “अंग्रेज़ो की अँग्रेज़ी पर इतराते है , देश की बोली “हिन्दी” से ही हिचकिचाते है ! दोनो बोलो , दोनो बोलने में बुराई है क्या ? तो फिर क्यूँ सिर्फ़ हिन्दी से ही शरमाते है !”
Rating:4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mrs Funnybones: She’s just like You and a lot like Me (Paperback)

About the Book
The tag line of the book, ‘She’s just like and a lot like me” coupled with the celebrity author might make one wonder, how can one compare a normal Indian household life with the glamorous life of someone like Twinkle Khanna. But that is the beauty of this book. It is not entirely an autobiography of the author, nor is it the typical tell all that celebrities so often write. This is a book of a woman who is a mother of two, an ordinary version of the star and someone who finds humour in the everyday situations that women in India face every day. That is what makes the book relatable even though it has been written by someone who’s the daughter of celebrities and married to one. Through her own anecdotes and by drawing parallels between a star’s life and a normal life, she has managed to write a book which is funny yet at the same time it forces you to think and comment on the situation. Mrs Funnybones is a comical take on the life of modern Indian women.

About the Author
Twinkle Khanna was born on 29 December 1973, to established actors, Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna. She Won her first Filmfare Award with her first movie in 1995 and played her last lead role in 2001. Since then she has moved on to be an interior designer, a columnist, producer and an author as well. She is the wife of famous Indian actor Akshay Kumar

Condition: Almost new
Length: 235 Pages
Original Price: INR 299/-
Offering Price: INR 140/- 

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In conversation with the inspiring writer of Feminism and what it is called- Sophia Kaankuka

I managed to grab an opportunity to have a quick word with the inspiring writer Sophia Kaankuka, the author of “Feminism and what it is called” for a short interview.


1. Hi, mam can you please introduce yourself so that the audience can know you better.
I am Sophia Kaankuka by name, I am a freelance writer and I live in Nigeria.

2. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes, I wanted to be a writer since I starred writing motivational quotes at the age of 17 .

3. What inspired you to start writing?
My zeal to motivate others with my work inspired me to start writing.

4. How long have you been writing?
I would say 2 years.

5. Where do you get your inspiration?
From Wonderful Women writers like Chimamanda Adichie and the likes.

6. On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
 For me, writing can be a mood, provided I am ready to put down something. I also try my best to put down any idea in mind before I construct sentences.

7. Tell us about your first published book? What was the journey like?
My first published book was “It’s You Afterwards” . The journey was splendid because that was the first time I published on Amazon.

8. What was your favourite part, and your least favourite part, of the publishing journey?
It was a great journey with Challenges and Strengths alike..

9. How do you come up with the title of your book?
From the ability to love oneself and to believe that you’re unique and powerful.

10. What time of the day do you usually write?
 At any time I am prepared to do so 🙂

.11. Where can readers purchase your book?
They can find and purchase my books on Amazon.

12. Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?

Yes, I am. My social media handle is @sophiakaankuka_author

13. Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
To all aspiring writers all around the world, you should never limit yourself at all- Always be ready for the challenges that life would offer <3.

14. What is the significance of the title of your book?
My new work titled ‘Feminism and what it is called’ is a book that talks about Women and Men can take part in the nation’s building and economic development together.

15. Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
Yes, I am. It is titled ‘Procrastination – The Thief of Time’ talks about how to get rid of procrastination to achieve one’s goals. It contains helpful tips required to push one forward in their lives.

16. What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?
Success for me is the ability to be happy about what you are doing. Success never ends, It always exists for as long as we feel utmost peace from within ourselves in all that we do.

17. Who is your favorite author?
Lisa Genova

18. What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
Chimamanda Adichie’s writing. She writes fabulously !

19. Your Favourite book
“Power of your subconscious mind” by Joseph Murphy .

20. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
 Internet Surfing

21. What was your dream job when you were younger?
A Medical doctor, An Engineer.

22. What’s your favorite food?
None.

23. If you could choose three people to invite for a dinner party, who would they be.
Friends I can trust.

Fun part: Pick one

Tea or coffee
Tea.

Hot or cold
 Hot.

•Movie or book
Book.

100 Social Media friends or 2 real life friends
2 real life friends.

Paperback or e-book
Both.

Book Review: This Boy is a Rainbow: The Storm by Sam Payne

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“why doesthe softest place on earththe heartendure the sharpest pain?”

Painful yet Powerful. This boy is a rainbow: the storm, is a collection of poems about love and heartbreak. Sam here, opens up his heart in such a beautiful manner that each line will hit you hard. In fact it will make you feel the same pain to which the poet is going through. The use of the word “STORM” in the title is brilliantly used as a metaphor and is fully justified as each poem depicts the unsettling emotions of the poet after the heartbreak. This poetry book on breakup is modern, on point and fully relatable. Excellent work.I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good poetry collection.

Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BOOK REVIEW: Lost In Wonder: Poems & Affirmations to Awaken the Soul by Matt Buonocore

Want to read a great poetry book for self help?
Here it is, Lost in wonder by Matt Buonocore.
I absolutely loved it. Soulful, spiritual, inspirational and beautifully written, this poetry collection has it all. An excellent piece of art.
Highly recommend this to all.

Rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️