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#BookReview – Mrs. Funnybones

Twinkle Khanna is Jane Austen, reincarnated.

Booted with a keen eye that observes every minute detail, an open mind that soaks in information without bias, and an endearing self-deprecating sense of humour, Twinkle Khanna is most definitely my favourite authoress, Jane Austen, reborn. She’s charming, witty and fast becoming one of my role models.

Throughout the book, her ability to keenly observe social norms and behaviour and putting her point across with an impertinence that is so sweet, it can only remind you of  Austen’s literary works. This book is seriously my kind of forever. Even 20 years down the road, I know I’m gonna pick this up and read it with just as much gusto as my first time.

This is a classic, guys. Pour yourself some coffee, get cosy at “your spot” and devour this read!

– Mosh. x


 

Check out my Goodreads account to see what’s on my bookshelf, and check out the original review here.

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Mosh Book Review – The Secret Of The Druids

The Secret Of The Druids by Christopher C. Doyle

The Secret Of The Druids by Christopher C. Doyle

I had to pick this up. After having read his previous books (with the exception of The Mahabharata Secret), once I pick up a book series, I have to know how it goes on. Here’s a snippet of the review, mainly discussing the plot, writing style and characters, my overall opinion and especially recommended age. The actual review is here on my goodreads account along with other books’ reviews.

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Mosh Book Review – A Secret Revealed

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A Secret Revealed by Christopher C. Doyle

Hey y’all!

The last time I wrote on my blog, it was a review of The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret, and this time round, I’m here with a short review of the shortest read of my life A Secret Revealed. The book took a total of 35 mins of my time reading the front page, back page, and the contents.

A recommended read for those who like to drift away to the land of fantasy and mystery, continue to read my full review below.

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Mosh Book Review – The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret

The Alexander Secret

The Mahabharata Secret: The Alexander Secret by Christopher C. Doyle

Hey y’all!

I have a confession: I don’t like being an insomniac, and I try very hard to go to bed on time. Reading helps (sometimes only, because there have been situations when I’ve been unable to put down a book).

So here’s a book I picked up at an airport during my recent travels and luckily the book, The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret, did not let me get bored. Here’s a snippet of review, mainly discussing the plot, writing style and characters, my overall opinion and especially recommended age. The actual review is here on my goodreads account along with other books’ reviews.

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Mosh Book Review – Arjun: Without A Doubt

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Hey y’all!

Starting a new series of book reviews as well (bookworm alert!), I’m here with the very first book review for Arjun: Without A Doubt by Dr Sweety Shinde, which is her debut novel (let us have a warm round of applause and encouragement). She also happens to be a blogger (kindred spirits, much?) and is very witty (my kinda woman, really).

So here’s my debut book review of her debut novel!

The book is written in such a manner, that it gets you to think deeper about your now favourite story Mahabharata (if it isn’t already), and makes you to see the book in a whole different way with how she extracts bits and pieces from the lesser known versions of the story. So that should keep you on your toes while you’re giving it a read!

My favourite scenes are when Krishna imparts his wisdom to the duo, and when Draupadi and Arjun finally unite after 8 years. It really makes you feel their sorrows, joy, anger, frustration and that is exactly what I expect of every rendition of Mahabharata when I pick it up.

Dr Sweety Shinde doesn’t fail in her promises to make this classic retelling of the epic saga of Draupadi and Arjun an amazing one so she does deliver well on her promise.

The story isn’t over dramatised, the characters’ strengths and weaknesses are what they are, even though there were plenty of such opportunities to exaggerate them. And that is the book’s greatest virtue.

“Virtue is that which lasts inspite of power”, indeed. And this retelling, is to last in my mind for a very long time.

 

– Mosh. x


 

Check out my Goodreads account to see what’s on my bookshelf, and check out the original review here.

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