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Book Review: Mae’s Café.

In Chance, Connecticut, it’s about living the small-town life. Here everyone knows everybody’s business. Gossip and drama spread like wildfire in this town.

But I’m happy here, content with my little café where locals come together. Even the rich wives-club have their own corner where they can sit around and swap gossip stories. Luckily, I’ve managed to stay off their radar…until a handsome writer arrives in town.

William is older, wiser, and nothing like any other man I’ve met. The attraction between us is instant, and totally unexpected.

While I try to ignore the connection we share, the entire town starts to notice. Suddenly my personal life has become the new topic of conversation.

A twenty-six-year-old falling for an older man is exactly the kind of gossip that can stir a lot of drama in Chance.

Question is, will our newfound love survive being the talk of the town? 

 

Mae’s Café by Elsa Kurt was hip, in its own way. Mae who runs a small café in a fictional city called Chance, is strong yet vulnerable. She falls in love with William, who is almost her father’s age and yet she thinks things can work out.

 

The book was a smooth sail. Once you delve into it you will be simply taken into the world of Mae full of coffee, gossip and love. The characters of the protagonists are well brought out and even the minor characters are made interesting. My personal favorite was Katrina, Mae’s aunt who is nothing like the aunts that we see. She is cool, calm and ever present for her niece.

 

I found only one problem with the book, which was the obviousness. Somehow, I knew all the while what is going to happen. But who can tell, there is the sequel to the book.

 

This is a cute romantic tale. It could do if you are looking for a light read, easy flowing, immersing book; nothing too serious!

 

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This was a free giveaway from http://xpressobooktours.com/ however, my review stands true!

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Rebel Without A Bra.

Women Rule, But Has Anyone Told The Men?

Mex is heading for the Edinburgh Festival in search of Legless. Hot on her heels is Beryl a leader who has already dropped Mex in it once and now plans to do so again. Beryl must make contact with Mex before Mex finds Legless; retrieve the spark plug but not Legless, find a way back to Planet Hy Man, without Legless and save her planet. And all before the Edinburgh Festival finishes!

A feat made near impossible when considering her arch-rival Hilda, a woman as ruthless as a politician (and with the same dress sense) has access to every high- tech spying equipment going.

A Rebel Without a Bra is the second in the Planet Hy Man series where every hero is a woman old enough to know better and old enough not to care.

 

I chose to read this book, because I was reading four books at one time, all of which were a bit too serious. I thought picking this would make reading a little simpler. Who would have thought, that I wouldn’t put it down?

 

The book is well-written, well-edited, and thought through. However, there is this one thing that kept bugging me, or to say driving me away. This belongs to the category of fiction and fiction takes a lot, I mean ‘A LOT’ to be believed in. For me, it just lacked that. I mean I was intrigued, absolutely, and yet I knew I was reading something and not living it. I know that this is possible, for me at least, but since this book didn’t take me there, I felt a little disappointed.

 

But Kerrie Noor has done a fair job of executing her thoughts, and bringing humor in. Only I felt like I wanted a little more.

 

PS: This book was a giveaway from BookHub.

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Ailing Fighter!

I turn the pages from the past,

Memories from which have still not run fast.

I write and edit,

And see how my own words misfit.

I wonder if ‘I’ really wrote that?

And rate it again for being it so tad.

And yet you call me a writer,

While all I deem myself is an ailing fighter!

 

Sometimes…

Sometimes all you need to do is

Stay back, and let it all pass.

To sit awhile, and let it all pass.

 

Sometimes all you need to do is

Let the blood drain away to your toes.

To let the air be sucked out till your ears.

 

Sometimes all you need to do is

To close your eyes, and not talk.

To just lie down and not walk.

 

Sometimes, all you need to do is

Let it all go,

To let it all be in the past.

 

Sometimes all you need to do is

Turn the page of the book.

To end the chapter.

To close the book.

To just forget everything.

And start afresh.

To let it all be and have faith.

To try and smile and have faith.

To simply believe and let it be.

Sometimes all you need to do is

Simply do nothing.

26 Short Stories, 7 days -Rajaraman R.

What I learnt by writing 26 short stories in 7 days:

The kick you need as an upcoming writer

-Rajaraman R.

Length: 37 pages

Mr. Rajaraman R has come up with this short yet exceptional book detailing his experiences and learnings while writing 26 short stories in a span of just 7 days.

He starts with his initial planning of taking up this challenge, and ends with sharing some writing tips for novice writers. The small book notes how he took up the challenge and how he himself grows as a writer, coming full circle from not being a confident writer, to being one.

The book portrays the possibilities and the impossibilities of being a fictional writer. Though he divides his time for writing doing the entire math, we realise that sometimes the tools aren’t just enough when it comes to writing.

Despite the hurdles the 26 stories were completed giving the writer a different perspective of himself. Mr. Raja not only learns about himself, but he also shares wonderful writing tips in the book, which he learnt in the process of writing these fictional stories.

He aspires to write more novels and short stories in the years to come, and we wish him all the best.

You can read his stories and other fiction writing at http://rajawrites.com

The book is on kindle unlimited and can also be bought on amazon at a very convenient price.

Marry someone who could be..

Marriage? Just how big a decision it is? Enormous, right? Who to marry? When to marry? Is the person right for you? And many more unanswered questions pop into one’s head when thinking about this earth-shaking resolution.

So me and my friend we were sitting in the food court of a mall, sipping coffee and discussing over this very subject. Well, even we could not conclude to any answer and ended up saying it is contingent to every individual. But he said something very deep, something that kept me smiling the entire day.

“You love reading books so marry someone who can be your book, whose pages are unending, whose words mean always something new to you. The book that imparts wisdom, makes you laugh, makes you cry, tells you the truth but also lies to you to make you smile, whose words make you wonder again and again, who is a puzzle, a mystery you love to solve, a book that has all the answers to your questions. A book that you want to read again and again. A book that may not be a bestseller but would surely be you’re ‘the only classic’. A book which after every read, you close it and stare at the cover smiling and you wish that it would happen all over again. So marry someone who could be your book.”

PS: The idea belongs to my friend’s philosophical mind but I took the liberty to exaggerate it.

So what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree? Would you have it any other way? Would you marry someone like this?