By panlo Coelho
A book which has lots of innocence,travel,believe,love,drama,dreams and many other things
A story of a normal boy named Santiago,belonged from a poor family
Who wanted to travel so he chose to be a Shepherd and by being a shepherd he can take his sheeps and travel he used to love reading so he always had books and wine with him
One day he gets a dream about a Treasure,were an the same dream came again he thought he is getting some signal he went to discuss with a lady who was good in understanding the dreams
The lady says she needs a part of the treasure as he was incapable of paying her the fees and he agreed with it
Thinking over his dream he a man who happened to be a king,king gave him two stones and made him ready to go and search his treasure in return he gave his sheeps
And that’s what he did
After reaching Egypt the money he had was stolen he got no money to even come back so he got to with a glass merchant and wanted to come back to his life after all that days he spend
While returning back he meets a English man was in search of a Alchemist,the alchemist other side of the desert and so how he finds out the alchemist
And the shepherd finds his love in that dessert he just wanted to stay back and leave the world behind for the love of his life but the girl asked him to find out what was his dreams
And shouldn’t give up on his dreams
This was the mid of the story but I must say you should read what happens next and not what happens with him
But also what all do we learn from this
Oo what a beautiful book it is - -
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📖Book Review 📖
Are you looking out for a nail biting psychological thriller? If yes, then this post is for you!
Hello there everyone, thank you so much foyr giving this post your time im back today with another book review Entitled DEAD TO THEM BY @smitabe
GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
DESCRIPTION: Moira Madhwa is the typical young, beautiful and successful urban woman until the day she goes missing. Her friends start looking for her, but quickly realize nothing is as it seems. Moira had kept devastating secrets—secrets that could wreck their lives if revealed. As days roll by, one by one, skeletons tumble out of closets, and each of Moira’s friends’ looks guilty. But did one among them hate her enough to do the worst? A nail-biting, psychological suspense thriller, Dead to Them weaves a web of deception, lies, and paranoia in the city of Mumbai, where every face hides a dark story and uncovering it can lead to disastrous consequences.
OVERVIEW/ MY OPINION : I had a wonderful time reading this book. The best part about it that it kept me gripped till the end, the language used was easy going and lucid, the writing style was good and it keeps the reader engaged in reading it. The cover and the title are chosen appropriately . The character backgrounds and development was done really very well, sufficient information was provided about them, keeping in mind not to overdo it. The narration too was done quite well. I loved that every page had some different secret that was unveiled as the story goes on.
The plot was fresh and strong enough. I liked how even mental illness is described in this book. The part that required developments were 1) It takes time for a person to get in.
2) Forming the links to the story from the various characters point of view in the beginning is a bit difficult, that should have been worked upon.
Overall, this was a very good, captivating and a nail bitting psychological thriller!
MY RATING: 4/5
Thank you for the #reviewcopy @smitabe
I know I have been missing from quite a long time but now I am here (hope so 😉) I am here to share about a wonderful evening.
As you all know we the #mumbaibookstragrammers got an opportunity to be at book launch of Satyayodha Kalki: The eye of Brahma (Book 2 of the kalki trilogy) by @kevin_9695.
To be honest this was my first such event and I would like to thank each and every person who made it memorable for me. So here it goes @kevin_9695 @ashwin.sanghi @reader_viddh @thefictionalindian @book_gobbler @khatapadhtalaunda @ragingbookshelf @bookchaiandbackpack @booxoul @prarinthepustakaaley... Thank you guys
We even got an opportunity to meet the two amazing indian booktubers @thehellyblog @indianbooktuber. Please visit Mumbai more often.
We met Mr. Anuj Bahri of the famous bookstore @bahrisons_booksellers. He shared some amazing tips and he was quite an inspiration I must say.
Cherry on the cake was we got to meet @vickykaushal09.... He was a stunner 😍😍
I hope I get many more opportunities like this and meet amazing people. Cheers to @mumbaibookstagram
I fake not this is the original pic I clicked. No editing. Nothing. And still sunlight remains the best and my most favorite effect ever. .
Nature never fails to surprise. Isn't it? .
I'm so in love with this pic. .
Love to travel on Mumbai Locals just to get such beautiful clicks. .
QOTD: Do you have such one place where you click pictures for Bookstagram?
Author: Medha Nagur
Genre: Romantic fiction.
The plot: A girl named Adrija who lives in Pune with her parents. She always dreamt about moving out of the city and achieving greater heights in the photography industry.
The story follows Adrija, 32, who aspires of becoming a fashion photographer despite her family’s constantly discouraging her ambitions and instead wants her to get married. Having an adamant and strong character she leaves for Mumbai with a camera and hardly any money.
Soon after things start looking up for her and she gets an opportunity to assist an international fashion photographer in Seychelles. Here she meets Omar, the rich male protagonist, with whom she gets close to.
Despite being predictable and having minimal cliches it is a good read. The characters moved too fast in a short time frame and very little details regarding the development of the female protagonist’s career and her relationship with the male protagonist.
The writing style is apt and the book is very well edited. The narration had a smooth flow. Characters are very well fleshed out.
It was an expected happy ending which while soothing is also just too good to be true.
Love reading bollywood style love stories? Go for it!
Book Review No. 16 -
Book Name - Love Inc.
Author - Shuchi Kapoor @shuchi.kapoor
Publication - Srishti Publishers @srishtipub
Pages - 200
Main Characters - Gayatri, Aaryan (AK), Nakul
First of all I would like to thanks @shuchi.kapoor for giving me the book to review.
Love Inc is Gayatri's story as she discovers that it's easier living with a bruished heart than to risk giving it to someone who may trample all over it with his arrogance and indifference.
Gayatri and Nakul are in a relationship. Gayatri works in Noida and Nakul works in Mumbai. Gayatri in order to spend more time with Nakul decides to change her job and moves to Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Nakul had to move Singapore for business purposes, which gets Gayatri pissed. Gayatri finds a job and gets attracted to her boss Aaryan kapoor A.K.A (AK). Some intimate moments gets exchanged. What happens next? Who does Gayatri choose? Read the book.
What I liked -
1) Plot is interesting.
2) Characters are well written, I could visualise all 3 characters.
3) Narration is very good, which holds the twists and turns.
4) The dilemma of choosing between Nakul and aryan is beautiful penned.
5) Bollywood style writing.
Details of the book in my blog - bookreviewpedia.blogspot.com
As an debutant author, shuchi has done a commendable effort to touch people's heart.
My Rating for this one is 3.5/5
Book Cover is good as real life people are used - 4/5
Plot - 3.5/5
Characterisation - 3.5/5
Available in Amazon, flipkart, Srishti Publishers.
Had such a awesome weekend. 💕 .
A great Evening with all great bookstragram of india. .
The people behind 3'R
Read📖 review 📝 repeat🔁
Thanks a lot @kevin_9695 for mesmerizing evening. It was wonderful meeting @ashwin.sanghi @vineet.bajpai the great author of india💕
How can we forgot the anuj bahri, owner of bahrisons bookstore @bahrisons_booksellers a few minutes talk with all the blogger and shared some great future plans,💯 we are looking forward sir..! .
@thehellyblog @indianbooktuber you both are love💕 we shared little less time but, wishing we meet more often.💫
Last but not the least all charm of event goes to @mumbaibookstagram it's great meeting you all 💕💕 let's meet in pune 😬 as it's not way to long🙈 #lovelove .
@reader_viddh please mention every mumbai bookstragram in comment if I missed any💕😬 thanks
Having been into anime all my life but discovering it deeply ever since computer and internet access came into my hands followed by manga and japanese festivals back in 2011, Japan and Japanese has become quite an affinity for me.
Anybody who knows me irl now associates me with it and the moment they see or hear anything related to that , they always think of me. Not sure if I should take it as a compliment or not seeing I totally adore a lot of other regions and languages 😂
Seeing jap literature somewhere always pleases me and I pick it up! Today at the otherwise crappy BBW , I came accross Geisha of Gion and I knew I had to pick it up. Geisha culture has always been an interesting topic for me as it forms quite the cultural part in Japan from ancient times. The dressing , the dances, the humour and the deed , they are all quite interesting to know about. Having read Memoirs of Geisha before , which is another one of the masterpiece, this is going to be another wonderful read.
I know a few peeps who may also enjoy this , who knows I might gift them this...or not 👼
Qotd : Do you like any particular region of the world or any language and you wanna buy anything related to that?
So, yesterday has been very special for #mumbaibookstagram . We were officially invited to attend @kalkibykevinmissal 's book 2 launch of #Mumbai . The emcee for the evening was none other than the gorgeous Booktuber we all love @indianbooktuber. And the book was unveiled by the invincible master storyteller @ashwin.sanghi. Bloggers from @mumbaibookstagram were happy to be a part of this lovely evening. Dinner, dance and networking followed. We also had an opportunity to talk to Anuja Bahri of @bahrisons_booksellers, another sweet booktuber @thehellyblog and the bestselling author @vineet.bajpai
The cherry on the cake was a small talk we shared with actor @vickykaushal09
All in all, we had great fun and we made great memories. ♥️
As MUMBAIBOOKSTAGRAM turns a year old in January, our founders, @book_gobbler and @reader_viddh , promise to make it even bigger and better. Exciting things coming up. Stay tuned. 💜
Pc: @book_gobbler @booxoul @khatapadhtalaunda @hematalreja
In pics: @reader_viddh
@ragingbookshelf @adhrin_g @bookchaiandbackpack @booxoul @thefictionalindian @hematalreja @prarinthepustakaaley
THE SECRET is a masterpiece, a powerful book that each one should read.
It provides secrets to success, love, power, joy, health and all that we desire to live with in life.
The book will tell you that the universe conspires in your favour, your energies, thoughts and actions attract what you wish for. This ideology is supported by many examples to bring clarity and make the secret easy and applicable to anyone and everyone.
The mind is powerful and so is the action that one performs leading to success or failure in life.
Self discovery is a continuous process and with utmost dedication and observation one can find the true purpose or fulfil an ardent wish if one believes in oneself.
Not one but multiple instances are mentioned by different teachers, authors, filmmakers and various others which make it an interesting read.
The book is unusual and impactful and it's not a regular self help book. It's one of its kind and proves to be a great investment if it's secrets are put to use in life.
My suggestion is to go slow and ponder over all that's happening with you while you read it make use of all that it teaches and be the best of what you aspire to become in life. Its all about the journey the destination will arrive eventually, make the journey worth the while.😊 Highly recommended!
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@mumbaibookstagram @simonandschusterindia @bookstagram.india @indiabookstagram
'The Old Man and his God' by Sudha Murty is a collection of short stories. It talks about her real life encounters with various people and her observations. The stories have an Indian essence and make you feel connected ( that is something Sudha Murty always manages to do). There were some stories which were inspiring and some left me teary-eyed. I have always loved her writing which is simple yet remarkable. If you want to have a light and quick read, do go ahead with this one. .
P.S- Okay, first of all sorry for being inactive for a long time as I had my exams and I wanted to focus only on that. After my exams, I usually pick up a light read to de-stress myself and this book came to me at the right time.
Thank you @tam_the_med_bookie for sending me this. You are one of the most amazing person I met on bookstagram and I am lucky to have found an amazing friend in you. .
*New Day. New Author*
One of the many amazing things #bookstagram has done to me, and I’m sure to everyone else too, is introducing me to new authors. This one I owe to @rufusreads
First time I read about Kundera was in Elif Shafak’s book The Bastard of Istanbul. Cafe Kundera is the hangout spot of the protagonist, Asya. She has a little book club there, if I may call it, that has all the Kundera fans. This cafe and the book club is her go-to place in every moment of life... happiness, sadness, frustration or heart break. And ever since then I’ve been seeing Rhea’s love for Kundera. And no I cannot not be away from it anymore.
So here I go. Let me devour Milan Kundera in this long flight.
#QoTD Tell me if you have been introduced to an author by a fellow #bookstagrammer Which one and did you like it? So do you wanna say #thankyou to the fellow bookstagram here.
Let’s spread some #booklove guys! Happy Sunday. 🍂
Book Review No. 15
Book Name - A Glance at the Unknown
Author- Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh @sangshasum
Publication - Notion Press @notion.press
Pages - 169
Genre - Spiritual Fiction
Main Characters - Sid, Shiva, Shilpa
First I will like to thanks @sangshasum for giving me the book to review.
This book is an intriguing suspense thriller involving murder, rape, extramarital affairs, treachery and tragedy. Each short story eventually converges into main story. Sid needs to find answers to his father's untimely and unfortunate death.
Do you all believe in Karma? Ever heard Karma haunts you back? Or Karma is a bitch? This book is a perfect example of all Karma believers including me. Karma has been defined as a boomerang, the further u throw, the faster it will come back to you.
It's a suspense thriller, so revealing much would work as a spoiler.
Still, for little detail review, visit my blog - Bookreviewpedia.blogspot.com
What I liked -
1) Crisp and Clear writing.
2) Lucid language used.
3) The book has everything from life lessons of Karma to knowledge, spiritualism, relationship etc.
4) Narrating the story keeping the twist and turns and suspense element alive.
5) You Could even visualize events, it's like a films screenplay.
6) A message giving book, which will reap u apart in thinking that what u do today will have the same repurcations on you tomorrow.
My Rating for this one is -4/5
Book cover looks good-4/5
Characterisation - 4/5
Storyline and Plot - 4/5
As an debutant author, she has done a commendable effort.
Available in Amazon, Notionpress, Flip kart and E-Book.
Vox, by Christina Dalcher
Genre: Dystopian, Feminism
16,000 words/day, that’s the average men/women speak daily. But a new rule grants women only 100 words/day. They wear a bracelet… call it a counter. When they exceed the limit, the band gives electric shocks. Men… no restrictions.
This is the plot of this dystopian novel. It pictures a scary future of a ‘developed’ country. All in the hands of a fundamentalist government that believes in the Pure Movement.
Set in the United States, this new rule topples many lives… Half the population is silenced. Women cannot work, read or write. The protagonist, Dr. Jean McClellan, is a neurolinguist, and of course her fear is palpable. She wants to fight it out. Not just for herself, but also for her 5 year old daughter and all the young girls out there. A limit on how much can you speak not only takes away your language faculty, but also removes your ability to think, rationalise or process information.
The plot filled me with anger, frustration and muted screaming. The initial build was very exciting. References to protagonist’s works of linguistic research is also interesting. But that is it! I couldn’t connect with this novel for most part.
At the risk of having a contrarian view on this hyped novel, I will say what was missing for me: 1) An interesting plot but it lacks depth. The characters aren’t developed enough. Perspectives aren’t given enough words. I wanted to know how women feel about the loss of freedom or how they cope up with it. Even men, what do they feel about it? I understand that the men perspective wasn’t possible since it is written from Jean’s perspective only (single narrator). But even the women bit was shallow. 2) The ending is rushed, disappointing and least convincing! 3) Just out of nowhere, the author rushes into a weak thriller plot. Why was that needed? The entire dystopian premise just fizzled out in a few pages. And for almost two-thirds of the book, women are amply speaking. Clumsy and weak.
While the book positions itself on the plank of dystopian or feminism, it doesn’t live up to the genre.