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River’s End

From the blurb:  Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples…until the night a monster came and took her mother away forever. A monster with the face of her father… Sheltered from the truth, an older Olivia only dimly recalls her night of terror—but her recurring nightmares make her realize she must piece together the real […]

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Starting a Business

Walter Grant has collated all information you would wish to refer if you are starting your business. It is organized well too. If that is not enough, he also has checklists for each topic. The book can be helpful to beginners contemplating their business and have not yet read many management books.  However, if you […]

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The Monster Inside

This memoir by Eva Casey Velasquez has everything—secrets, sexual abuse, bullying, domestic violence, alcoholism, suicide—and the kitchen sink in it! It is a frank account of how Eva overcame all odds and became a CEO.  Eva seems to have imbibed her father’s favourite saying ‘Illegitimus Non Carborundum’ (Don’t let the bastards grind you down). She […]

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How to Choose the Ultimate Side-Hustle

How to Choose the Ultimate Side-Hustle: Making Money and Being Your Own Boss by Kristine Hudson makes you scrutinize your idea of a side hustle. It also has useful, detailed, well-organized, practical information on how to do so. The book does not have much on ‘how to choose’. However, it does away with the need […]

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Real Artists Have Day Jobs

I remember reading Sara Benincasa’s article Real Artists Have Day Jobs. It made an impression on me, which is why when I came across her book of the same name, I added it to my Amazon wish list. Out of all the books on that list, my friend chose to buy it for me as […]

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Catch the Girl (Mercy Harbor #3)

Catch The Girl is the third book in the Mercy Harbor thriller series by Melinda Woodhall. I somehow finished the book because I had agreed to post a review in exchange for a free copy.  Never again! The next time I face such a situation, I will mark DNF and move on. I will not […]

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Girl Eight (Mercy Harbor #2)

Girl Eight is the second book in the Mercy Harbor thriller series by Melinda Woodhall. I started reading it in the hope that I would like it better than River Girls, the first book in the series.  It had pretty much the same positive and negative points as River Girls. The only difference was that the […]

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River Girls (Mercy Harbor #1)

When I first came upon The River Girls by MelindaWoodhall, I was excited because it was the first book in a thriller series (Mercy Harbor). I thought thrillers would give me the respite I wanted from the memoirs that I was reading in 2020. I was wrong. Let me begin with the positives. The book had two […]

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Stay, Daughter

Yasmin Azad’s Stay, Daughter is a profound account of the lives of Muslim women as they try to find their identity while negotiating the orthodoxy in Islam. Azad tries to convey that customs and beliefs should exist in equilibrium with modernity and individual freedom.I am an Indian from Kerala, which makes much of this book’s […]

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The 50-Year Secret

Synopsis: Julie MacNeil is 6’4”, and although she is neither a WNBA athlete nor a famous model, she has a remarkable story to tell. As an adopted child, she always wondered about the parents who gave her up. After overcoming a challenging childhood and surviving two tumultuous marriages, a chance DNA test revealed an incredibly […]