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Chalk Dust: Stories

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Title: Chalk Dust : Stories
Author: Pedro Freire Costa
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
File Size: 1777 KB
Print Length: 107 pagesPublisher: Editorial Bizancio Lda

Rating: 3.8/5

This is an e-book that I received from the author for a review. Chalk Dust: Stories is a collection of seven short stories based in Portugal. 

The stories describe the typical way of life of the Portuguese with great detail and effectiveness. They are set in different time periods and the focus is on how the slow, laid back life of the villagers can sometimes have an interesting turn of events, some sad and some fascinating. Particularly, stories namely The Private Life of Ilda Gomes, Loyal to the End, Chalk Dust and The Honour of Gamblers showcased a fine combination of humor and sentiments. But the other stories were a tad too detailed and persistent for my liking. 

Altogether, the book is a good read for most of the part. I must mention, the writing is exceptional. Attention to detai…

New Poirot Book From Sophie Hannah

The latest Poirot book by Sophie Hannah will be out on 6 September 2016. Although I was a little disappointed with Hannah's previous book, Monogram Murders, I am all in for her new one. It is titled Closed Casket and you can pre order it from here.

I really hope this new book brings our beloved Poirot back on the bookshelves!

Sherlock Holmes : The Golden Years

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Buy From Jaico Books

Title: Sherlock Holmes : The Golden Years
Author: Kim H. Krisco
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Crime
Pages: 328
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN-13: 978-8184957099

Rating: 4/5

Few books have the power to transport you back to childhood. For me, any book with Sherlock Holmes in it, does the trick. I remember borrowing books from friends and reading them huddled in a corner of my bed. It was a perfect accompaniment to wintry nights. It still is.

Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Years is a collection of five stories or five cases if you will after our dear Holmes has retired from active crime solving. The book opens with the story The Bonnie Bag of Bones where in both Holmes and Watson, solve an old mystery up in the misty hills of Scotland. The Curse of The Black Feather is a story where both are approached to put an end to 'baby farming'. Holmes  and Watson, with the help of a gypsy woman, help bust the operation. This story further continues in Maestr…

Chetan Bhagat's New Book up for Pre Order

 One Indian Girl is the next book by Chetan Bhagat due to release in October 2016. Here is the summary of the book.

**** Hi, I'm Radhika Mehta and I'm getting married this week. I work at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank. Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything. Three, I have had a boyfriend before. OK, maybe two. Now if all this was the case with a guy, one might be cool with it. But since I am a girl these three things I mentioned don’t really make me too likeable, do they?


We'll have to wait and see if this one, too, reads like a movie script! ;-)

The book is up for pre order on Amazon. Click the link below to place your order.

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Introducing: Open-Eyed Meditations

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Title: Open_Eyed Meditations
Author: Shubha Vilas
Genre: Non Fiction, Meditation, Self help
Pages: 362
Publisher: FingerPrints
ISBN-13: 978-8175993907

Meditation essentially means perceiving deeper truths from within.
For those who thought that meditation is a closed- eyed phenomenon, I beg to differ. And offer them Open- eyed Meditations, a book that shows another perspective to meditation.
When you are open to life, life opens up to you. The upper limit of your ability to learn is determined by the upper limit of your desire to learn. Nature is actually a school that happily teaches eager students the secret lessons of life. Open-eyed Meditations is a collection of thoughts about various aspects of life that is purely inspired by observing the world through the lenses of the Vedic epics.
Each meditation in the book deals with a modern problem that each one of us encounters in life and is accompanied by profound insights to those situations through a story or a character …

Pune International Literary Festival 2016. Registered yet?

Wake up from your slumber guys! The Pune International Literary Festival 2016 is scheduled to be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of September this year. With prominent faces to grace the occasion, it is going to be one grand reunion of the best of literary minds!

Check out the website here and register now!
Follow the fest on twitter here.