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Book Review: Maze Runner Series

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There was once a movie name Maze Runner and I loved that movie. Later, after reading more about it, I came to know that it is based on the book. Still, my intention to read the book was not much. I waited for second movie Scorch Trial to release. I saw the movie, but got confused with the story, I did Wikipedia on the book and got all the more confused. Finally, I decided to take the matter in my hand and read the whole Maze Runner series by James Dashner. The series contains 3 main books - Maze Runner, Scorch Trial and Death Cure . There is 4th book which is prequel to Maze Runner - Kill Order. The book is any day much better than movie as it explains the entire concept in detail, emphasizing on character's quality, sharing their emotions and change in attitude as the entire plot develops in 3 books.  Warning: This review can be spoiler for you if you have not read the book.  Maze Runner The story in all three is narrated by the main character - Thomas . He is trans

Book Review: Six Degrees Game of Blogs

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So I have been part of BlogAdda website and it is a great platform for bloggers to participate in various activities and also to share their blog with other bloggers. They had run a contest where a team of 10 bloggers was created and each team was given the same set of 6 characters with their profession around which they will have to create the story and write a book.  Six Degrees Game of Blogs is a collection of 3 stories out of thousands of entries they received. Before I talk about three stories, let's take a look at 6 main characters around which story is framed:  Shekhar Dutta - Stay at home dad who does freelance writing in Mumbai and take care of his daughter Roohi. Married to Tara.  Tara Dutta - Successful media person and too busy to give time to family, especially Shekhar and her daughter, Roohi. Roohi Dutta - 6 Year old daughter of Shekhar and Tara. Cyrus Daruwala - First year Law student from Delhi. Jennifer Joseph - Photographer from So

Book Review: Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way

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When I was teenager, we used to see this show based on Tenali Raman . Before the show started, I already knew many of his stories and seeing cartoon of same was indeed reminiscing childhood days. Now in adulthood, these memories fade away and you end up remembering stories of soap opera and comic character converts into superhero movies. Tenali Raman stories are very witty and smart, but you lose touch with the content and crux of character.  Reading book like ' Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way ' by Vishal Goyal in adulthood is not just an exercise to remember the past or cherish those movement' but also finding out solutions to our problems. In many ways, these small stories give us hint of how to find our way when we are faced difficult situation. During the period of reading endless heavy books with too much information and emphasis on how to live your life, Fix Your Problems - The Tenali Raman Way was a fresh book and reminder of how I used to love readin

Book Review: Inheritance Cycle

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I have always loved fiction books, for the simple reason that, they transport you to a world where everything is possible. A world of wizards, or maybe world after the apocalypse, or world of dragon and dwarf, the choices are endless. While reading the book, my imagination keeps on rolling and I see a world of possibility! Hence, my love for such books and movies landed me to see ‘Eragon’ movie first and then picked up the book. Though movie got some bad reviews and didn't do wonders on box office, but I somehow liked the movie and ended up reading the book, Eragon by Christopher Paolini . After reading the first book, obviously you will start reading the entire series. I also did the same, but after some gap between first and rest of the books. Took more than 2-3 years to actually start with Book Two, ‘ Eldest ’ but once I started reading Eldest, I was more than eager to get my hands on Brisingr and Inheritance . Luckily, the author, Christopher Paolini, published all the book

Book Review: Hunger Games Series

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Hunger Games.. Hungry for more! Hunger Games.. sounds familiar, isn't it!. That's because it is the biggest block buster in cinema halls now a days. I came across hunger games movie first as I am Hollywood movie addict. I never realize that it is based on book by Suzanne Collins named ‘The Hunger Games’. After watching the movie and also trailer of second installment of Hunger Games, my hunger for reading this book increased. So I caught hold of all 3 books and started reading. This book broke my record of reading books fastest. Last it was held by Harry Potter. I completed all 3 series and watched second installation of the movie before I write this blog. Beware people, this can be the spoiler for you! Hunger Games: The story is about a country called Panem, post destruction of North America. The main city is called ‘Capital’ ruled by President Snow and it is surrounded by 13 districts. Each district plays a role to provide various requirements to the capital.