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Just Married Please Excuse: Review

                  Book Name:  Just Married Please Excuse.              
Author:  Yashodhara Lal
Cost: Rs.199
Rating: 4.5/5

When I saw this book up for reviews in Indiblogger my first thought was, "What a strange title", and ofcourse as usual, I was interested in reading this book as well. I was excited when I found out I was selected to review this book. The day I finally got it with me, I was busy reading some other book and hence this had to wait. 

Once I started reading this book, I thought it lived up to my first thoughts of the title, the book was also very strange. As I kept on reading, I found myself laughing out loud at some parts, whereas some parts just brought me down. But I loved each and every bit of it. The book is filled with bits of Emotion, Humor, Jealousy, Cuteness and last but never the least, LOVE.

The book had me hooked from the starting till the end. I just wanted to flip some pages and go right to the end to find out what happened, because I was that curious. To thank the heavens, the ending was just perfect. When I was somewhere in the middle, I was really hoping that the author wouldn't give just some ending, but make it a crazy, strange ending. And to make me happy the author did the exact same thing.
Now, about the author. To be truthful, I had never heard of her before her book came up for review, and now I really do wish to know her. Cause her writing is just splendid. She has woven the words in such a nice manner, taking us all on an imaginary ride through the lives of  "Y", Her husband, the little Peanut, and of course not to forget Kajal. Her words had me struck to the story and made me enjoy each bit of it.  

So as a conclusion, I'm really impressed with this book. I loved it to the core, and I wouldn't mind reading it a few more times. I would totally recommend it to all the book lovers, Its worth reading. And I give it 4.5 rating out of five.

Caution: Marriage Ahead …
Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town – in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to adjust to married life and to each other – whether it is Yashodhara’s ‘tamper tentrums’ or Vijay’s foot-in-mouth syndrome – with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff Zarreena and Vinod, their nutty friend Vivi and, of course, their respective families.

With the unexpected arrival of baby Anoushka a.k.a Peanut, the battles escalate, fuelled by their vastly divergent views on raising a child. Will their many differences – so endearing at the start of their romance – actually turn out to mean that they are just incompatible? Will they ever manage to agree on anything? Or have they just bitten off more than they can chew?

A fresh and honest take on marriage and parenthood, this is a story of self-discovery that will have you laughing out loud – and sympathizing wholeheartedly with its quirky and likeable cast of characters.

Yashodhara Lal graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and has over a decade of experience in the corporate world, across the FMCG and media industries. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Vijay and the three children who they innovatively refer to as Peanut, Pickle and Papad. Yashodhara began her journey in writing with her blog, described as a serious attempt to take life less seriously, now at Just Married, Please Excuse is her first book.

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Fractured Legend: Review

                       Book Name:  Fractured Legend                     
Author:  Kranthi Askani
Category:  Fantasy Fiction 
Rating: 3/5 

When I got a mail from Blogadda saying I was selected to review this book, I was pretty excited. And this excitement increased more when I received the book. I was so eager to read it, that I put down the book I was reading and started with this book In the beginning I found it interesting, but as the story flowed, I found myself less and less interested in it. At one point of time, I got so distracted that I read a line many number of times before actually getting to know what I was reading. The book didn't keep me hooked like the other books. I was pretty disappointed with it as it was not even the least upto my expectations. 

When I opened the book the first thing I saw was the personalized message from the Author. I was happy to see that, as it was the first time I had a book with Author's copy and my expectations of the book increased. 
Its sad that it was not really that good as it seems from the outside. Maybe that's why they say "Never judge a book by its cover". But still I got to agree that some parts of the book were quiet good. It is worth one read even though Rs.195 is a bit much for it.

I'll give the book a 3/5 rating as it was neither too good nor too bad. I still wish the author had made the story more interesting so that he could grasp the reader's interest and hook it till the last. Still it was a good attempt from someone who is publishing for the first time. I admire his effects and wish him luck for his upcoming novels.

"We are like the moths that follow invisible spiral loops to go round and round a flickering flame before jumping into the center leaving in their wake, a glowing red sore in the eye of the flame,” says the narrator, a temple slave. Priyambada makes up her mind to leave the temple where she melt into flesh at night and froze into statue by the morning. She renounces her immortal chalices, the temple facades, for a mortal life, for a life in flesh... But the tangles of life in flesh – marriage and bearing children – thrust her into a world of tribulations that cast her off into the past, sealed past, frozen past...
Nandhini, a professional assassin, is plagued by an assignment to retrieve a mysterious manuscript that is smeared with a rope of blood across its pages. She finds herself in the midst of a complex game of deceit and rivalry between two factions...
Pravalli is drafting a very long letter to her mother. She is grieving, glowering, repenting, atoning....
Fractured Legend is the story of these three women who are sailing away from their turbulent pasts, the denouement puzzlingly curling them all together into one tight ribbon of hope...

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Yawn! I'm Alive!!

Hey Guys, How are you all? Hope everything is fine :) :D.
Anyway, this is just a post to let you all know that I'm ALIVE, in case anyone of you is wondering :P.
Its been a long time since I posted anything, and I put the whole blame of it on my College and 
Anyway, Even though I have lots of thoughts on mind to put out here, I'm not posting it now :O.
I am really honored that even though I haven't been here since a long time, I'm still getting Awards :D. So sweet na? ;) :D. Well, so I decided to receive these awards humbly and then pass them along ;).
So here it goes :D.

Yay! Its the Versatile Blogger Award :D. 

I'd like to thank Ritvik for passing on this award to me. I am really Honored :) :D. And just so you all know, Ritvik is a wonderful writer :). I really think you guys should go check out his blog ;) :D.

So the Traditions are::
  1. Create a new post.
  2. Thank the lovely person who nominated you for the award.
  3. Pass it on to your fellow bloggers.
  4. State 7 random facts about you.
  5. Claim and post the award pic. 

The first two are done and so is the last :D. Only 3rd and the 4th Remains ;) :D.

Ok! So 7 Random facts about me::
  • I am in COLLEGE :D :D. Yipeeeee! :D. Well, it is pretty exciting you know ;), I had been waiting for this since a long time :). 
  • Its been 4 months since our college started and during this time I've seen 4movies with friends :D 3 of which were "A" rated ;).
  • My college library card shows a wrong birthday as I use it as Age Proof when I go to "A" rated movies :O :P :D.
  • Raaz3 didn't scare me :(. But it was real fun to watch the faces of my terrified friends :D :P.
  • I've finally made friends :D, and what more I have a BEST FRIEND in college :) :D.
  • I love pulling my friends legs :D. And then when they put sad faces :( I pamper them :P :D.
  • Joining this new college has made me started loving cameras :D. Instead of standing behind one, I now rush with my friends in front of it to give all sorts of poses :D.
That's that :D. I know almost everything is of my college :D :P. I love it <3 ;) :D.
Anyway I have to pass it on now ;) :D.

Before I pass this award, there is another thing I need to do :O. 
I not only received the award but also was TAGGED by Ritvik :D. So I'll finish the rituals of that as well and tag people at once :D.

Well firstly, Thanks a lot Ritvik for tagging me :D.
And thanks a lot to Deepak who had tagged me around 6 months back ;) :D. I'm sorry I didn't make a post then DEE. Here it is now :D.
And ofcourse a big thanks to Rahul as well. Even he had tagged me 6 months back :D. I'm sorry to you too Rahul. Here is my post now :D :).

  The rules: 
  • Link back the blogger who tagged you.
  • Post the rules.
  • Answer the questions asked by the person who tagged you.
  • Tag eleven new bloggers.
  • Set eleven new questions for the bloggers tagged by you.
  • Inform them about the tag.
Questions of Ritvik::

1). Would you rather go to an urban place or a deserted place for a vacation?
Deserted place obviously ;) :D.It'll be quiet and lonely ;). Everything I need <3 :D. I'd love it more if IAN comes there :D. 

2). One thing which you think is most unique to you.

The Beauty of the Nature :).

3). Blogspot or Wordpress?
Blogspot :D. Cause I use it ;) :D :P.

4). One thing which India needs urgently.

A nice Leader to lead us all? ;)

5). Do you believe that Anna Hazare's lokpal bill is the ultimate solution to corruption?
Not really! So many things are happening and one bill is not enough to put an end to it all.

6). What is God for you? Do you believe in idols?

God for me is the one who looks after us all. Not only humans, but animals and Nature as well. Just like a Mother is to her baby, the God is to the World :).
Idols? If it means Idol Worshipping and all, NO! Because I believe god resides everywhere, infact in every person and everything.

7). What kind of blogs do you like to read?
A blog which gets me hooked :D.

8). One word that would describe you.

9). Your favorite movie. And why?
Too many! But I'd go with Harry Potter. Well, if you know me, I don't think I need to explain WHY!!!

10). Person you admire the most.
My Brother <3 :) :D. He is Awesome B-) :D. Just love him ;).

11). Will you follow me? ;-)
Already Do ;) :D :P.

Questions of Deepak::

1) What kind of people you hate the most? Dedicate 2 words for them…
I hate people who are Backstabbers. Acting one way in front of me, and different behind my back is something I can't tolerated. 2 words! Hmm! GROW UP? 
2) If you are given a million dollar, what will you buy first?
Ooh Ooh! :D Wow! Million Dollar :D. I'd buy a big Bungalow which has hidden rooms and secret tunnels, and a big room which contains each and every single book ever written :D. Oh my! Heaven <3 :D.

3) Your greatest fear?
A Cockroach coming near me :( :(. Ewwww! :(

4) An angel appears and asks for 3 wishes, what will be your 3 wishes?
Wow :D. Well my wishes would be:: 1.Get me an Ice Cream Factory :D. 2. Get me all the books in the world :D. 3. Get me IAN SOMERHALDER <3 :D :* :*.
What gives you butterflies in your tummy?
Meeting new people or First day at a new place.
6) Of all your blogger friends who are you most compatible to and why?
My di, Gayathri <3 :D :*.
7) What was your most embarrassing moment?
Crying in front of the whole class when I was in school :(.
8) Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
Hmm! I guess so. I know that I'll never be able to get it and still can't seem to let it go :(. Well! Time will tell.
9) Currently you are listening to?
Music? :P. I'm into Old Bollywood songs now :D. They are nice you know ;) :D :P.
10) When was the last time you noticed the tears from your eyes?
Seriously? :O I'm a kind of cry baby :P. So, it was yesterday :P. I cried cause I had bad Headache :( :P.
11) In your view, what is happiness?
Happiness is Happiness! I have no words to describe it.

Questions of Rahul::

1. Your views on gays and homosexuality?
I support them :D. I believe in love no matter what kind it is :). I strongly believe that what the world needs right now is LOVE, so yeah, I support Gays and Homosexuals.
2. Your Views on slut walk.?
Ok! I'm not trying to prove I'm innocent or something but I don't really have a clue what that is :|.
3. Your views on anna ?
I'd Rather not say. 
4. Your views on our Prime Minister ?
No views :D. I have much better things to do :D.
5.Best Thing about you?
I'm sweet :"> :P :D.
6.Worst thing about you?
I trust everyone easily.
7.Tell us about the way you see our country growing?
Well, if it is in the right hands, I'm pretty sure it'll grow very well. Maybe it'll turn out to be the best country. I imagine something happening just the way it happens in the kannada movie "SUPER".
8.Tell us about your first love?
My first love is my Mother <3 :). I've loved her from the time she gave me a space not only in her womb, but also in her Heart and her Life :) :D <3. If you want to know more about it you can read my poem dedicated to her ::

9.Whats your motivation in life?
Motivation! Well my motivation is to work hard, study harder and make all my Dreams come true :) :D. I've got loads of them you see :D :P.
10.How did you get to know about me?
Through a beautiful and wonderful network called IndiBlogger :D :).
11.Feedback for my blog?
Its a neatly designed and well written content filled blog :) :D. I'm happy to be a part of its readers :D :).

Here are the people I pass on the AWARD to and TAG as well::


The 11 Questions for you guys are as follows::

1> Have you ever been in a relationship? If Yes, can you brief? :P
2> If you can have ONE WISH, any wish fulfilled, what would you wish for?
3> Tell the top 5 priorities of your life.
4> Imagine you are a CEO of a certain company and now you want to hire a personal assistant. There are 2 persons in the Finalists and one of them is extremely beautiful and you want to be in a professional as well as personal relation with them. The other one is extremely talented and has a great experience. Whom would you choose for the position? And why?
5> Would you rather chose a Good Looking person or a Good from Inside person to live your life with?
6> Have you ever lied? For what reason? ;) :D :P
7> What is the biggest dream of yours? Has it come true? If not, what are you doing to make it come true?
8> Tell us about the BEST FRIENDS you've been blessed with it?
9> If you can change anything from your past, what would you change? And why?
10> What do you think about me? :D Give a BRIEF EXPLANATION ;) :P :D [For 15 marks :P]
11> A review for my blog please :).

Done Dona Done :D ;). Phew that was lengthy :| :P :D. Good to finally find time to write here again ;) :D. Thanks to the BUS STRIKE in Bangalore :P :D.

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