Sunday, 30 December 2012

LOSS (Haiku)


Pressure of being his
Peace, Sleep, Patience, Happiness
She lost evrything.

Quote: " Missing someone? Call. Wanna meet? Invite. Have question? Ask. Love someone? Tell it. .... U already have a NO, take a risk of getting YES. If u win, u'll b happy. If u lose, u'll be wise." 

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Review: The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel







            Book Title: The Sins of the Mother
           Author: Danielle Steel
           Published By: Delacorte Press
           Date Published: October 30th 2012
           Genre: Contemporary Romance
           Pages: 354
           Recommended Age: Adults
           Read & Reviewed By: Me 
           Rating: 4 Stars 







I borrowed this book from the library. I went on Christmas eve to drop off some items in the drop-box not knowing that the library was open. I was lucky to find this book cuz, m in the queue at #97 for this copy. Now, this is what I call being at the right place at the right time. All the books I wanted was ON shelf. My this visit to library has made my Christmas and New Years. 

Summary: 
                Olivia Grayson, a successful business woman missed out on much of her children’s lives while building her business. Now, at the age of 70 she sees the affect it has had on her their lives, each of them has their own problems. She tries to bring her family back together before she loses them all.

My Thoughts: 
                       I've always loved Danielle Steels work. Shez a tremendous writer. This si another winner. I enjoyed reading about the emotional growth of a family and the individuals of that family finding their way back to each other.  The thing that bothered me was the certain relationship between the matriarch of the family and someone else.  I saw it coming a mile away.  To me, it seemed typical of Steel’s characters, but others may find it was bound to happen with the characters’ situation. I gave 4 stars, although I enjoyed this book I found some parts typical of Steel and I was never taken by surprised.  So ... enjoy !! Happy Reading !! 

Friday, 28 December 2012

Dream World (Haiku)


Rolls fingers on lips
She trace certain desire
His smile in her eyes

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Presence (Haiku)



I feel his presence
in comfortable silence
my smile ... mischievous !! 

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Review: ICE by Linda Howard



I finished this book in 2 hrs. Only one word "UNPUTDOWNABLE".

Many reasons: 

  • Fast read
  • Just 198 pages
  • No kids at home, went to christmas party so got that ME TIME .. lol..so was able to finish in one sitting. 
My Thoughts : 

Linda Howard sure is one of the nicest romantic author but not the best. I have read better romantic novels than this one. Romance was little too short, suspense was a lot, though this book falls under "Romance" genre. Anyways, .... 

Gabriel McQueen is a young widow who has just arrived back to his childhood town on military leave to see his young son and his father the sheriff. When Gabriel entered into the house, his father informs him of an incoming ice storm.  In Maine, this is dangerous news and he is quick to do as his father tasks.

The task is to go deep up into the mountains and bring back long time resident Lorelei Helton to safety.  Gabriel know Lorelei (Lolly) all to well and she was rather a pain in his back side back in High school and basically there is no love lost between them. He safely brings her back home. As Gabriel muses back to his icy childhood rivalry with Lolly while driving to her cabin, she is in danger trapped by two irrational meth addicts. Gabriel quickly assesses the situation on the ground and uses his military training and experience to extract Lolly from the house and the enemy. However, as covertness as he was, the two maniacal thugs go after them.

This is a fast read romantic suspense with the frozen isolated location. Both r trying hard to melt the ice between them and prevent the epidermis loss by kissing each other.

Linda Howard fans will enjoy this read. 

Happy Reading !! 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries by Helen Vendler




Before I start talking abt this book , I'd like to Thank my only friend whose nearest and dearest and his family for giving me this gift of love for Christmas... Thank You. :) 



Emily Dickinson has never been an easy poet to understand. Not that I knew abt it, but came to knew a lot abt her aftre receiving this book. I loved poem since school days, Shakespeare's Sonnets, his work, but always gave up on them cuz of lack of understanding. 


Where you have these great poets like Emily Dickinson, we need a interpreter like Helen Vendler help make us understand. I wouldn't say shez easy either, she maintains the complexity of the poem but still helps us. Find a poem u want to understand and u r wrestling with it ? take it to Vendler and see what she has to say. She'll take u inside poets head and gives u the view from the poets side. 

Though this book has 150 poems, and explained by Vendler, I've read 34 so far n wud like share one of them with u which I loved. Once again I'd like to Thank my friend for this push. .. :) 
Poem lovers ?  This book is for you. 
Enjoy !!

Because I Could Not Stop For Death 






Thursday, 20 December 2012

2012 DOOMSDAY (Poem)


If I were to die tomorrow,
I wud live for you TODAY and till the end
I don't fear death 
The only fear is, it will tear us apart
Neither do I want to live forever 
The only wish is to live with you and for you. 

I still donno the reason why.
Why do we live if we are born to die? 
Who does decide the where and the why?

I have heard it said we live but once.
But why can't we live at least twice.
We would have much more time to love, to give and to live.
And the second chance would be sooooo nice.

I guess God is the only one who knows just why.
 If we have really been appointed only once to die.


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Review : Double Cross by James Patterson


James really killed it this time, like always.This was the audio book for me. I was so lost in listening to this audio, that i back into a car when I reversed it and I didnt realize. Can u imagine ? I donno !!  when m with my audio book or music in the car, I really donno wat happens in the world outside. Most of the time I dont even know where m going. But anyways, its just the effect of the story that i loose myself in. Along with this m reading John Grisham's "The Confession" almost to an end, will review it by the weekend.

 The start of this novel sees Cross with his practice of psychology and a routine life of patients and analysis. He has a new great love in his life, Detective Brianna Stone. One bed scene and the rest is the killer scenes.

However a new master criminal starts a string of murders in Washington DC. The whole City is on edge. Each new murder gives new clues and new challenges for Cross to put the pieces together.

The killer craves attention and plays to an audience, the action is played out very much in the public eye. This publicity fuels the media and the hysteria spreads to the public at large. How can Cross bring him down and restore some normality to DC life?

From the beginning to the end James gives you the most thrilling and suspenseful ride into novel world. I read "CROSS" earlier on before reading this; and I must confess this was double the thrill than it. Really got me hooked on this one. To all the JP’s fans who'd want to go on a "thriller-coaster-ride", I'll recommend this.

Happy Reading !!

Monday, 17 December 2012

TOUCH (Haiku)



Can't wait for his touch
she feels vibrant with the feel
she smiles at the thought.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

THINKING (Haiku)


M thinking of him
within a quite moment
the smile in my eyes

(Its always nice to have someone in ur life who makes u smile even when they're not around) 

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Eyes (Haiku)



Eyes asks me, for you
You are the air that I breathe
Where will I find you ? 

Friday, 7 December 2012

RAIN (Haiku)



You can call me rain
for all i seem to do is
always fall for you

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The ABC'S



I don't remember where did I pick this idea from, but it's a brilliant idea. It involves listing down all the things you are grateful for, in alphabetical order. Gratitude si a blessing, it brings joy and washes all the worries. Here's my list of things m greatful for:

A : Ammi and Abba. ( Mom and Dad)  What would I do without them. Though they left me 15 yrs ago, but they are always with me, each day n each minute.

B : Books and Blog. I need them to keep my mind thinking and to keep my creativity alive. Books has always been a part of my life. Blog is a recent discovery. In other words, my blog is my Autobiography.

C : Coffee. I live on Coffee. This is absolutely necessary to maintain my sanity ..lol.. :P

D :  Dates. I can never forget dates. Birthdays, Anniversary. I have friends whom I haven't met since ages but never forget to call them on their bdays n they r like, " How cum u never forget our bdays. U are always the first one to wish." ... Its nice to smile for others, but its nice that u r the reason for their smile. Its a nice feeling .. :)

E : Earrings. Superficial, Yes, but they r pretty !

F : Friends and Family. M blessed to have a beautiful family. Somtimes I think, they don't deserve me. They deserve much better. M blessed. And friends ? I just have only ONE friend, to be honest. Whose just like me. I thought I'd never find someone whose like me. Cuz m Unique, right ?  .. lol.. but I found one, I so wish n pray for this friendship. I've had a bad experiecnce of losing ppl i love the most in my life. Just dont want to lose my family and friend.

G : God's Grace. Some people attribute their success due to hard work. Others, who are probably envious of them, believe that they simply were lucky. I do believe in the virtue of hard work, but at the same time, I trust in God. It's His grace that has taken me so far, and my faith shall keep me going.

H : Honest. Honesty is the best policy. I like to be honest to ppl. And I can see that its appreciated. So ...

I : Ice Cream. Only chocolate. .. :)

J : Ouch !! I can't share this one ... m sorry.. This one is just for me ... :)

K : Kindness. Kindness promotes confidence and optimism. It makes us feel good abt ourselves when we do things for others. Giving of ouselves to others builds up our positive self-image. Gives us a sence of hope. I feel more powerful and in control when I make a positive difference in the life of others.

L : Laugh. I laugh a lot. I love to c ppl laugh, smile. I try my best to put a smile on others face, doesn't matter wats inside. Laughing is a good medicine, but lemme remind u, if u r laughing for no reason u need a medicine.... lol...

M : Mautitus. Its the heaven on earth. I can't describe in words. Their traditional dance, their music, those beaches, sunsets on the beach, all u can hear is the sound of the waves, Churches, wat not ... Should I get a chance in life to visit any one place again ? Wud be Mauritius ...

N : Numbers. Love solving puzzles, Sudokus, Fibonacci Sonnet, Ken Ken. These help keep brain in shape.

O : October. Y October? I WAS BORN, YAA !! Common ... lol..

P : Pink. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Above all, girls wear pink. I love girls ..
Pink word is used again in ppls health. "Hope and pray that ppl we love are pink in health."

Q : Quite. In some ways, I am grateful for quiet time, because that is when your mind has the best clarity and that is when you can hear yourself the best. Unless u find urself, how can u find God?

R : Red Roses. Red roses are classic and a popular choice since their message is an unmistakable expression of love. The color red symbolizes enduring romantic love and passion.

S : Sunshine. Every morning, as the first specks of sunshine reach my window, it brings in its midst new hope. And once again, it reminds me the perfect ways of the cosmos.

T : Teachers.  My first teachers was my parents. Then from my primary school days, I have been blessed to have teachers, who have moulded me, guiding and inspiring me all along.

U : Unconditional Love. I had to think hard to come up with something for this letter. And suddenly, as I thought of my parents, their love is unconditional, I can never be a parent like them. But I have the love they gave me, which I spread.

V : Vacation. M on vacation everyday, with myself, my books, my coffee, my college, my music and in my car.

W : Wasting time: Time is precious. No time to waste.

X : Xtra goodies. I do anything to be the reason of others smile. Its a privilege.

Y : Yap, Yap, Yap. I don't like to talk much. But if I talk, I talk.

Z : Zzzzzzz . There's never anything as good as sleep after a long hectic day, is there ?
 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Rain (Haiku)



"Therez always rain @
the most appropriate times
in my life"  Khairu.

Friday, 30 November 2012

My Thoughts and Words


My thoughts are Painite
One of a kind and rare find
Not for all, but one 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Weekend Haiku's



Like a dry desert
I soak in your immense love
Now completely drenched



You curl next to me 
And fall asleep to the calm
That only I bring 


(Too gud Khairu, (patting my back) )

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Review: Cover of Night by Linda Howard



Title: Cover of Night

Author: Linda Howard

Year Published: June 2006 

Why did u get this audio book?  Cuz I liked her previous novels. "Now You See Her", "After The Night", "Kiss and Tell", "Killing Time" and to sum extent "Kiss While I sleep".

Did u like the cover?  I loved it.  I wanted to read a romantic novel this week.

Did u enjoy the book?  Gud question. Hmmm .. not at all. LH books a like playing lottery. Sumtimes u'll win big and sumtimes u get pissed off. M glad I didn't READ this one. I thought it to be a romantic novel, full of passion, love. But it was nuthing like the cover. It was more of bad guys. I think she needs to do more research. The book is a bit enjoyable when it cums to Cal and Kate romance but hasn't been described in deep. I was looking for more. 

Are u keeping it or passing it on?  Can't wait to drop it in library. 

Anything else?  I've read a lot of comments and reviews after finishing the book and majority of ppl agrees that this wasn't LH greatest book. It's still quite good and superior to some other reads, but because it doesn't reach the high standard that LH has set with her previous books.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Medical Haiku

Today's class effect on me ..

Surgery


Abdominal Pain
Joshua has decrease bowel sounds
Let's operate now

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November Night (Haiku)


My today's Haiku: 5, 7 and 5 = 17 syllables: 

November Night



Chilled November night
Smoldering, passionate love
Quivering release 


      Haiku: Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen or fewer syllables in which to convey an experience in one to three lines.


Example of 11 syllables.

Spring Sun ---------------- 2 syllables
Ceder Waxwing -----------4 syllables
fill the leafless plum --------5 syllables



  • How a tiny, ancient form of poetry can make ur life better by making u more creative, a better writer, happier, nicer to be around, more productive and sexier ....
  • Haiku helps you appreciate the small, wonderful things in life. 
  • Haiku teaches patience; because you can't always go out and make Haiku, you often have to wait for one to come to you.
  • It helps u write precisely.
  • It's not simple but it's fun.
  • They are easy to make but sumtimes they don't make sense.
Try it and share ur Haiku with others. 

Good Luck !!! 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Poet in Me

Someone Special 



Looking for a face so similar,
Sad to say it isn't here,
Wish so much to be near,
With the one whose very dear.
Starring at the sky so far,
Hoping the hours to be closer,
When u n I r together,
Sharing laughs, sentiments, feelings with each other.
Like a gem, ur so rare,
Hard to get just anywhere,
Precious bond needs lots of care, 
Losing u will make me scared.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Book Talk

I had a moment when my books talked to each other. Does this happen to you? Do you have any idea what m talking about? Let me explain. No, no its not too long. Let me sum up .. haha !!

I was reading two book at a time. 



"How to live: Or a life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts At an Answer by Sarah Bakewell which is fascinating and a really interesting way to present a biography of Michel de Montaigne. BUT the salient point for this post is that I learned from this book that Montaigne’s actual family name was Eyquem and that his family bottled wine under that name, including his father, Jean Marie.

Now comes the talking…



I was also reading, "A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness in which a 1500 year old vampire introduces a bottle of Eyquem wine to his witch girlfriend and says, “Jean Marie gave it to me himself.” o_O I almost dropped my bag of Bugles snacks.

If I hadn’t been reading the first book, I wouldn’t have had any idea what good ole Matthew was on about in the second book. Boy did I feel super smart right about then, let me tell you.

This ever happen to you?

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Review: Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood

Title : Sweet Talk 
Author: Julie Garwood
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 7th August 2012



Synopsis: 


Attorney and IRS agent Olivia Mackenzie is the kind of tough, wise-cracking, powerful woman fans expect from a Garwood protagonist—but this time she has outdone herself. Olivia is not just any woman, she is every woman; flawed in the familiar ways so many of us are. 

On the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, one that threatens to ruin the lives of naïve and unsuspecting victims, Olivia suddenly finds her own life is in danger after she asks questions of the wrong people. She is accustomed to fighting for the underdog, but being vulnerable herself is a very different story. Smart enough to know when enough is enough, Olivia calls for reinforcements. 

When she meets FBI Agent Grayson Kincaid there is an immediate and obvious attraction, palpable on both sides. Together they make an excellent team to fight corruption but Olivia is also fighting the immediate and intense attraction she feels for Agent Kincaid, and that may be a battle she is bound to lose.

My thoughts on this: 


Sweet Talk is both hot romantic fiction and a great mystery read for all those who love these genre of storytelling. Olivia MacKenzie, innocently, goes for a job interview and ends up assaulted, nearly shot, and in the middle of an FBI investigation. If there’s one good thing that comes from this whole fiasco, it’s meeting Grayson Kincaid – and incredibly sexy FBI agent that becomes more determined than ever to protect Olivia from the myriad threats against her. Grayson is a picture perfect hero. He’s kind, rich, sensitive, focused, took on responsibility for his nephew and smart as hell. He even tries to remove himself from the case when he gets involved with Olivia. In fact, he’s a little too perfect, and it doesn’t allow him to have the depth that would really let me get to know him. Olivia on the other hand is a bundle of personality, and along with her best friends – the four Pips – I really connected with her. Surviving cancer, and a grueling ordeal at a very young age explains a lot about grown-up Olivia’s decisions, thoughts and her determination to see things set right. Sometimes she would seem to rush into some situations without regard to the safety of it, and it nearly resulted in serious consequences. I understood her need for independence, but there comes a point when she just became stubborn – at the expense of her own and others safety.

One of the things I appreciated most about Sweet Talk was the way that their friendship developed throughout the book. The downside of that was that I never really felt the chemistry of a relationship, or a true desire to have one with each other. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a well-built relationship, just missing an indefinable something that I can’t quite place.

The suspense storyline was pretty straight-foward, with no unseen twists, and the “villains” telegraphed themselves from nearly the first instance. They also tend to be more than a bit cardboard, without any real depth and seeming to do things because they could, and they were bad. I questioned quite a lot of their actions. Underlying that though is the part that kept me turning the pages to get to the resolution – Olivia’s friend, Jane, is back in the hospital. Has the cancer returned? Will she survive? I was very much invested in Olivia and her friends.

All in all, Sweet Talk is a quick, good read. Ms. Garwood's writing beautifully emerges you in the story, and I look forward to trying more by her.


Friday, 2 November 2012

Time Vs Money



A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.
SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make Rs.100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $25 ?”

The father was furious, “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room.The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $5 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.” Are you asleep, son?” He asked.
“No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy. “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier” said the man. Here’s the $5 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh, thank you daddy!” He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father. “Why do you want more money if you already have some?” the father grumbled.”Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.

“Daddy, I have $25 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?
Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.




Time is more valuable than money. You can get back the money but not the time. Time for family, kids, marriage, make them smile, smile for them, do things that makes u happy, do sumthing for them, build memories .. These r things in life that money can't buy. A reminder to all of us working so hard in life. Do not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Review : The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling



Saturday, 6th October was my deadline to finish this book. M glad I made to the deadline.( Patting my back). Before giving the review, I'd like to give u sum tips on how to read a famous authors book.

Most of them must have picked up this book just cuz its by J.K Rowling , thinking it to be sumthing like Harry Potter. But trust me, This not even close to Harry Potter. Its not even murder mystery. Not all book by JK Rowling is Harry Potter. I had the same experience with Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, to name a few.

The Casual Vacancy is Simple and Plain. At first I found it a bit confusing with too many characters introduced in the beginning, i was in the middle of the maze and was hoping to get out successfully which I did. Casual Vacancy is not for everybody. I have seen people, heard people who quit this book after 60-100 pages. They found it very hyped, disappointing, and heartbreaking.

The characters in this novel are very real, very touchy, with all their ups n downs they gains the readers sympathy. For me this was a complete and absolute closure, cuz it left me with a smile on my face. A book which leaves a reader u with a smile on their face is a sign of a good book.

a man on a small-town council dies, and the rest of the book deals with what happens when heads bash in the election to re-fill his seat. A fine synopsis, to be sure, but since this book is only 20% about this plotline and 80% about the characters, such a synopsis fails to do the book any real justice.

This is because in terms of a cohesive plot, that really is the gist of this 500-page novel. Barry Fairbrother, who holds a seat on the Pagford town council, is in the midst of dying when the story begins. What happens throughout the rest of the book revolves around a number of other families in town as the stage is set to choose Barry's replacement, but it is the details about and interactions between these families that really make this book what it is. Relationships between husbands and wives, parents and their (adult and teenaged) children, students and their teachers, and council members and fellow council members take center-stage in this sprawling tapestry of a tale.

It's a point-of-view novel, so the character focus is constantly shifting as the full extent of characters' relationships to one another are slowly revealed throughout the book. In this, Rowling succeeds in creating both incredibly fleshed-out characters and a level of mystery, and both of these created more than enough enticement for me to continue reading. The characters themselves are largely unlikable and petty people, but in realistic ways that allow the reader to sympathize with (almost) all of them despite the dislike. Pretty much everyone in this story is fairly miserable to some degree, but that misery is very human and lends to a degree of universality. This in particular is what makes the book such a successful venture.

Overall , its a nice read. I would recommend leaving any and all Potter-based expectations at the door when reading this book.

Happy Reading !!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

I BELIEVE




1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "Will this matter year from now?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

So which one do u like, what do u believe in and agree from among the list? 

Leave ur site links for me to follow .

Happy Reading !! 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Racketeer by John Grisham



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming book release everyone is waiting on. 

My this week,s pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is :




The Racketeer by Johm Grisham
Expected publication date is : October 23rd 2012
Hardcover: 352 Pages
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN-10: 0385535147
ISBN-13: 978-0385535144


About the Author: 



John Grisham is the Master of Legal Thriller. He has 25 Novels to his credit. 

Here's the Amazon Review: 


Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.


Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.

On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday . . .

Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.


So what r u "Waiting on Wednesday"? 

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Love For Books


My love for books has lead me to be a student again. A college student at this age. Here's a poem expessing my joy towards returning to College after 15 yrs. 




"I've been blessed with Name, Fame, Family, Health, Wealth, Beautiful children. But still, for years I've wandered aimlessly through the midst of the shadows trying to elude the dark.

In spite of my stupendous efforts, I still felt melancholy in my heart, for I was all alone.

Yet, darkness is not always so dark when our imagination seeks the light of hope – a light that has been trying to find its sight through such darkened nights.

This darkness becomes me, for I am but the light of our shadow that quivers now, as I yearn for a flight towards the dream, away from the claws of fear.

So I rise, wearing this half-darkness, half-light, like priceless sapphires.

Yea, I rise, rise towards my destiny until what my heart craves seems so near.

I rise, flying high 'till I touch the sky, conquering an eternal bliss.


The bliss I feel…ah…it transports me into a world so enchanting and suddenly I am set free with the wings made of BOOKS

This is the Eden of our love, which I shall cherish and safeguard forever.

The fragrance of eternal flowers of love now permeate my fluttering heart…I feel beautiful...I am alive.

Yes! The spirit of love. The love for books, has descended upon my heart…I am renewed again.

Behold! The hand of GOD has touched my soul…indeed, I am reborn."

                                                                                BY

                                                                                        KHAIRU                                               

                                                                             

Review: The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark




Mary Higgins Clark is the queen of suspense.Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments, a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ.  Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever.
  Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts.  But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in.
  Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen who is suffering from Alzheimer's, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon.  Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair.  Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend?  Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? 
  It is up their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father's death.  Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Why m waiting on this? 

1. I enjoyed reading his Crescendo, Hush, Hush and Silence.
2. Second being its cover. Cover is the first thing that force us to pull out book from a shelf.
3. Lastly, it's releasing on my Birthday ... :) 



                                                      Release date: October 23rd 2012
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442426675
ISBN-13: 978-1442426672

Description:

Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

About the author

Becca Fitzpatrick’s books, Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence were all New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado. Visit her at BeccaFitzpatrick.com.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Review: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks



I began reading it without knowing what it was about or what the ending was going to be like. I absolutely love this book! It is incredibly easy to read and I couldn't put it down! I loved the characters and  I felt that I could clearly picture them from their descriptions in this novel.
Nicholas Sparks is also very good at describing scenery, as he describes buildings and rivers etc. with impeccable adjectives.

Nicholas Sparks describes it as "Alzheimer’s…It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories…"and I do have to say he described it so perfectly. Allie has forgotten everything: Her past, her husband, and she has no clue who she is. Every day Noah reads Allie their story from the notebook, and she always has to guess the ending when, we, the reader know in out hearts what it is. I personally began to feel so touched and moved at this point in the book I cried and it made me realise just how horrible Alzheimer's disease is and that it is a 'thief' in it's own right.

Nicholas Sparks' style of writing is very good, and he really draws you in with ever page. He really portrays the themes of  forbidden love; never giving up on your dreams; parental aspirations/expectations for their children; as  well as Alzhiemers disease and effects on loved ones.

'The Notebook' is incredibly easy to read and the descriptions of both character, and scenery are fabulous. The emotional side of the story about dealing with Alzheimer's Disease and following your dreams is very touching as well as inspiring to those who read this book. The beginning of the novel is spoken in direct address from Noah's point of view, and then moves on into the past which I quite like.

As always, I have nothing bad to say about this novel.

So without further ado I am going to give 'The Notebook' by Nicholas Sparks a: 5/5

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Make A Difference

10 Easy and Simple ways to make a difference: 




1. Tell the one’s you love, you love them, everyday — better yet, act/be loving in all ways so they feel your love everyday, in every way.

2. Share your appreciation for those around you. Tell them,  ”What I appreciate most about you today is…” Focus always on their strengths. ie. if it’s your boss, “Boss, what I appreciate most about you today is your fairness/the way you handled that difficult customer/the fact you always smile and acknowledge me when you come into the office.” If it’s your child, “Child, what I appreciate most about you today is your… and then name one thing or aspect of them you cherish – [hugs/ willingness to clean up their room/ positive attitude when helping with chores/ laughter...] Do this everyday with those closest to you and feel/live/breathe the shift in energy.

3. Smile at strangers.

4. Never judge others. You dont know their story.

5. Read. Read and Read.. Google doesn't have all the answers.

6. Tip the server at Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, where ever you buy coffee and give them a compliment on their service.

7. Take a walk in the fresh air.

8. Touch people when you talk to them — a gentle touch on the arm, sleeve, hand creates a powerful connection.

9. Whenever u r sad, lonely, depressed, stressed, hurt, feel like crying. Go out of the house, go for a long drive or a walk. You will find many people who are less fortunate than you are, nursing homes, hospitals, old-age homes. You will feel blessed n better. And plz, don't forget to PRAY for them. It will make a difference in both the lives.

10. Respect. Respect yourself and others.

EVERYDAY.

Do u have some to add to the list? I'd love to hear ur ideas. 


Friday, 24 August 2012

Review: Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

I love Danielle Steels work. Her books are mostly romantic. Clean romance. She makes sure u fell in love with her characters. She is a writer full of surprises. "Friends Forever" is one such. A must read.




Five children meet at an early age in kindergarten, and the story of their life is revealed in this beautiful books. The amazing part is that the story focuses on their lives and struggles and how they depend on each other through every step of the way. It makes us realize how much true friendship is important in our lives. Their romance, their family issues all that they have to go through, they all have one common assurance that they will always be there for each other.

A very well written book far from what Danielle is used to writing. It goes beyond love unlike most of her novels. Being around since 1981 and among the most celebrated New York Bestsellers, Danielle Steel work has proved to be magical and existing. However the great twist in Friends Forever shows how much she is willing to deliver the story to her audience.

Foe less than twenty dollars, this book is available in all leading stores especially online. If your days seem longer and a little less occupied, then get this book and enjoy it to the very last end. You will be shocked how much Danielle has made it to compare our day to day's life and struggles with this book. How much friendship means and how much we can achieve together as friends have been revealed in this book. You have a chance to see that there is more to life than just being alone and fighting your battles alone. Enjoy reading as much as I did, n will always do. 

Au revoir et bonne nuit ...:)



Thursday, 23 August 2012

Review: Family Blessings - Fern Michaels




"No place Like Home" was a much better read. This one is very badly written, poor plot. I could've given 2 stars but gave 4 stars for the time i've given to this book. I was quite disgusted with it actually. I had high hopes on this. Was very hard for me to even finish it but was a fast read. 

Sara and Hannah, two of the three Cisco triplets, are perturbed that their hubbies are coming home later and later, and immediately become convinced that they're having affairs. The truth? Hapless Zack and Joel have bought an expensive boat to sail around the world and are afraid to tell their wives. Sonia, wife of third triplet Sam, has just left her husband-why? He's not ready to start a family, and she's accidentally pregnant. Does she simply tell him? Of course not. The six lovebirds bumble around misunderstanding each other against the backdrop of cozy, homey Larkspur, Pa., where neighbors help the triplets' grandmother rebuild her tornado-destroyed home. The flimsy premise and artificial drama suck all the charm out of the story, and while Michaels's devoted fans might pick it up out of habit, this soggy tale will frustrate most.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Impossible by Danielle Steel



I started of this book when i was on holiday. Thought I would complete this but somehow got into reading from Kobo on my phone and could not finish this book. When I came back from holidays I got so busy in my routine that I didn't get straight 3-4 hours. I was always on roads most of the time n decided to get the Audio Version of  "Impossible". Finally M done with it. This was my first Audio book, actually n I loved it. My kids love listening to stories too... so, might as well ...Now no more music in the car only stories, for a change...lol....

My Thought: 

I throughly enjoyed listening this story. This story is abt two different people Sasha and Liam of different characters and age, trying to work things out. Liam is considered here as a wacky artist who doesn't want Sasha to control him while Sasha is a mature women who doesnt want him to ruin her reputation. So, this struggle of Liam to become what Sasha needs him to be makes relationship IM-POSSIBLE. I loved the ending that besides of their relationship being on and off due to different circumstances they still made it...

My favourite quote in the story: 

"I don't want to be one of those pathetic women who are desperate to find a husband. And I think dating at this age is disgusting. It seems so humiliating and awful." - Sasha

Monday, 6 August 2012

It's Monday !! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday !! What r u reading?" is a fun meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. This is where we share the books we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.

Last Week I Read: 




This Weeks Read: ( Currently Reading) : 



What Are You Reading? 


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Forevermore by Lauren Royal



I've never read any book by Lauren Royal. This is the first one. Actually very nice one, very romantic. The way the author had portrait the characters, the platform. Overall, its a very nice read. M not a huge fan of romantic novels, but the one who loves it, must read this one. 

They met at his cousin's wedding where he's an honored guest and she's there because of the flimsiest connections.


Clarice knows that her visit to Cainewood Castle is only a brief interlude from her normal life -- but she could not help but be dazzled by the ceremony, the dinner and dancing and the very young man paying attention to her.


Cameron Leslie may be younger than Clarice but he knows what he feels for Clarice and wants to explore the attraction a little more -- if only Clarice would cooperate.


In this novella, Lauren Royal explores the fine line between reality and fantasy -- Clarice is burdened by the former. She is painfully aware of her place in the world -- of her lack of connections and of the simplicity of her life. She is content with her lot in life but, Cameron's entry in her life is both a blessing and a curse to her -- Cameron represents everything that she can never have in her life -- a castle, a noble man and a chance at love. The contrast between her reality and fantasy is too broad and too painful for Clarice.


I'd like to quote some line:

...Clarice was nearly thirty-two years old. Old enough to know she had no business lusting over a young man of any sort, let alone one dressed in the trappings of aristocracy.
- p. 10

Her heart fluttered as it hadn't since her all-too-short youth. Evidently the fairytale hadn't ended yet. But it would, and then she would fall back to Earth, hurt again by a man.
- p. 57

Cameron gently (and ardently) reminds Clarice that the two need not be at war with each other -- that her fantasy can be a reality. And that she has value far more precious than a title and connections:


"You've the kindest heart, the sweetest soul. I wouldn't want you to behave any other way than you do already. And no matter what you say, we have quite a bit in common."
- Cameron, pp. 90-91

Thursday, 2 August 2012

My Poem: "Let Me Dream"




This is where I want to be,
Mesmerized by the breath-taking beauty,
Where I empty my mind and set it free, (no books either)
Problems flow and awaaaaay they go.
Along comes the color Blue.
Blue is so calming,
Blue is my favourite color,
Why Blue? Cuz blue symbolises love and goodwill,
So let me tell u :

I have a pen, 
My pen is blue,
I have a friend,
My friend is you.

Childish? Yes ! But this is what I could collect from this beautiful image. Will try to be more sophisticate the next time ;-) 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday



Hey Readers !! "Waiting On" Wednesday is weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine . This spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:




Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff
Publication date: September 11


From Amazon: (Hold ur mouse n drag down in the white box)


Life is good for Maura Corrigan. Married to her college sweetheart, Pete, raising three young kids with her parents nearby in her peaceful Chicago suburb, her world is secure. Then one day, in a single turn of fate, that entire world comes crashing down and everything that she thought she knew changes.

Maura must learn to move forward with the weight of grief and the crushing guilt of an unforgivable secret. Pete senses a gap growing between him and his wife but finds it easier to escape to the bar with his friends than face the flaws in his marriage.

Meanwhile, Maura's parents are dealing with the fault lines in their own marriage. Charismatic Roger, who at sixty-five, is still chasing the next business deal and Margaret, a pragmatic and proud homemaker, have been married for four decades, seemingly happily. But the truth is more complicated. Like Maura, Roger has secrets of his own and when his deceptions and weaknesses are exposed, Margaret's love and loyalty face the ultimate test.

Those We Love Most chronicles how these unforgettable characters confront their choices, examine their mistakes, fight for their most valuable relationships, and ultimately find their way back to each other. It takes us deep into the heart of what makes families and marriages tick and explores a fundamental question: when the ties that bind us to those we love are strained or broken, how do we pick up the pieces?

Deeply penetrating and brimming with emotional insight, this engrossing family drama heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Review: UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Usually people when they r on thier holiday they download music in their Apple devices, but I download books on my device. Boring me. I m on my 2 weeks vacation in States. Visiting my awesum brother n sweet sis-in-law. As usual took out time to read a book on my Apple iPod Touch via Kobo. Though I downloaded quite a few books but was happy to start one and even finish it in 2 days. This book is amazing. Didn't feel like putting it down, but had to cuz of 2 adorable children whose my first priority. The name of the book is "UnEnchanted" by Chanda Hahn. Here's the review.


When I saw UnEnchanted in the ibooks store I thought….What the heck?!?! It’s only 99 cents. But i got this book for free on Kobo App on iPod Touch. After reading it, I know that this is the type of novel that deserves to be on the shelf of every Paranormal Romance and YA Literature fan.


As I read UnEnchanted I was completely immersed in the story. Chanda Hahn managed to create some of the most likeable and relatable characters I’ve read about in a long time. I felt like I was on the journey with Mina. Mina is every girl! She’s quiet and likes to blend in but she born to stand out.


I was impressed with the flow of this book. I couldn’t stop reading until I finished Mina’s story. I needed to know what was coming next! I was so drawn to her character…every time Mina felt pain, I did too. Every emotion she felt, I was with her.Readers will want to be Mina. They’ll want to have a best friend like Nan. And they’ll definitely want a Brody Carmichael! They’ll even want a Jared.


I’ve read things about the spelling and grammar errors in UnEnchanted….Keep in mind that this is a self published book. Chanda Hahn is a rock star for releasing UnEnchanted to the world! Those little flaws are easy to forget when the story is great and this one is! Also, her blog says that UnEnchanted edits are pending and will be corrected soon.


Buy this book! Read it, fall in love with the characters, and dream about what’s next for Mina. I know I did and will! I can’t wait for the next book in the series.