Ryland Grace is one of the coolest middle-school science teachers ever born, but one day he wakes up to find himself on a spaceship, with the feeling that he has woken up from a deep deep sleep. In the form of recollections, he gets these vague random memories and has to piece them together one by one to solve the mystery of finding his purpose on a totally different star system that is many many light years away from Earth.
Carrie Soto is the best tennis player ever to walk this planet, She retired after having won twenty Grand Slam titles, but now six years later, as she is sitting in the stands to watch the 1994 US open and her world record being broken by the stunning and magnificent player Nicki Chan, she can’t help but feel a tad disappointed. Now at 37, she decides to come out of her retirement and play for one last year so that she may reclaim her record.
Leo, is a war journalist, from an Aboriginal background and Molly, is the daughter of a famous business tycoon. They fall in love while confiding in each other about their past grief and married each other despite their differences. What will happen when they will have to go through the worst side of marriage and relationship, will their love for each other will be enough?
Whenever we think of true crime, we think of books or web series, or even movies. But we never do think of people and events from a personal angle. But what when that true crime becomes your own story to tell? This is what happened with Anuj Tikku when the tragic and ghastly murder of his father Arun Kumar Tikku took place on the night of 7th April 2012.
Expect a medium-length slow paced read that traverses the journey of the author’s life. Expect a book that offers some deep insights into the practicalities and realities of everyday life. Expect a book that will inspire you to be a better version of yourself. In the author’s trials and tribulations, success, and joys, you will find a striking resemblance to your own life.
Divided into ten chapters, How to Write a Book In 8 Days explains the process of writing a book, right from the most basic level to the most advanced form. The book also goes on to mention the tough world of publishing and lists out in-detail steps on how to find a good publisher, a short but effective analysis of self-publishing, and other critical and hidden aspects of publishing in detail.
The book is a short read of under 35 pages, and just like any other classic Amar Chitra Katha edition, is full of vivid and beautiful illustrations. It not just celebrates the glory and magnificence of the Hoysala architecture but also pays a necessary tribute to the lady who made it possible for the world to witness its beauty.
Despite featuring a double murder mystery, the book is called half death and that raises a lot of questions in the mind of the reader and also serves as yet another reason to pick this book. The plot revolves around the sudden discovery of the murder of BPO employee Ankita whose deeply bruised dead body is found in the flat that comprises the base for four friends Ankita, Aniket, Suganya, and Jayesh.
The juxtaposition of two iconic characters in the title of the text is reason enough to pick up this book. However, the wordplay in the subtitle is even quirkier. It goes like this – Sherlock homes India/ Devdas gets Sherlocked. This is indicative of the manner in which the two characters from two very different backgrounds and worlds cross paths.
Harriet Hatley is a popular and well-established wedding photographer whose notions of love are in stark contrast with her career. She simply doesn’t understand romance and hates the very idea of marriage. She has been in a steady 2-year-old relationship with her boyfriend but when he proposes marriage, she panics, eventually leading to a breakup. Now, not only Harriet is single but she also needs a place to live.
Pallavi is a flight attendant who after being rejected by Haasil goes on a self-destructive path seeking one thrill after the other, and in return mentally destroying a lot of lives. A Thousand Kisses Deep takes you on a thrilling ride where not only emotions but also destiny plays a big part in deciding the characters’ life outcomes.
In a world that is constantly changing at an ever-increasing pace, it is imperative that we change and this need for growth-oriented change cannot be better explained than through the author’s own words,
“Sometimes we are stuck in a rut, not being able to evolve to the next state despite commitment, intention, and lots of hard work. We perhaps do not yet have the awareness, capacity, or the skill set to move to the next level.”