Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Short Review-Paths Of Glory by Jeffery Archer

Paths of Glory by Jeffery Archer. 

If you read Archer and like what you read, Paths of Glory is another book of his you cannot pass.
The book, which is inspired by a true story, follows the journey of George Mallory who loves climbing. This ability to master any great heights leads him on a quest to conquer every great mountain around the world that he wants to scale.
The book’s blur uses perfect words when saying –
Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.”
George Mallory wants to win the hand of the two ladies he loves. One, Ruth, marries him. The other, Mouth Everest, which George refers to as Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the Earth, kills him. The question that the writer forms the book around is whether Mallory reached the summit of the Everest before his death. There is no witness to vouch for him. However, the last pages of the book will leave you thinking.
      Jeffery Archer’s writing is fast paced and I love the freshness in his voice. It never gets too dragging or boring. He knows how to keep the pages turning. The book has the right mixture of mystery, romance, action, history, and adventure!  I wasn’t aware of George Mallory before I came across this novel so I couldn’t isolate those nitpicks the book has been criticized for.
Overall, I truly enjoyed the book. I would give it a 4/5. 

Also, What do you think of this amazing bookmark my friend made for me?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Liebster Award

The wonderful Monika from Dreamland nominated this blog for the Liebster award.
Pretty exciting really!
Let’s dive into business.
The rules
Post 11 facts about you.
Answer 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
Link your nominees to this post.
Create 11 questions for your nominees.
Let your nominees know that you tagged them.
Remember, no tag backs!

That 11 facts about myself.

1.       I like the number 11 :D
2.       I don’t mind drinking milk.
3.       I haven’t travelled out of the country.
4.       I am currently writing a novel.
5.       I name my things.
6.       I don’t like losing.
7.       A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the first audio book I’ve tried.
8.       I’m a law student.
9.       The Fountainhead is the most amazing book I’ve ever read.
10.   People call me eccentric. XD
11.   I get myself a birthday card on my (duh) birthday. Lol

Monika’s questions.

1.What tv shows do you like to watch?
Game of Thrones, House, Grey’s Anatomy, Sherlock, Modern Family are some of my favorites.
2. What is your favorite song?
What goes around comes back around by Justine Timberlake
3. What would you say is your best characteristic?
I’m creative. That quality makes sure that anything I do stands outJ
4. What would you say is your worst characteristic?
I get hostile when something ruffles my feathers.
5. What is your favorite animal?
6. What do you respect most in other people?
7. How would you describe your personal style?
8. What is your favorite color?
Maybe purple? Most of my things are purple.
9. What is your favorite food?
Cheetos XD
10. What is your favorite holiday?
When I get to travel to a place I haven’t been to before.
11. What annoys you the most?

My awesome(not really) questions.

1.       What is the most beautiful thing?
2.       Favorite drink?
3.       Do you read books?
4.       Craziest thing you have done this year.
5.       Did you travel this year? If yes, where? If you haven’t where would you have liked to go?
6.       Like Harry Potter?
7.       What are your hobbies?
8.       Have you ever slapped/hit someone?
9.       How often do you check your mail?
10.   Which Chinese year were you born in?
11.   If you were offered a choice to take something ( a thing, no living being) to heaven, what would that be?
Asking the questions was relatively easier than answering them!

I nominate these wonderful People-

Andreea from 

I'll come back to name the rest!


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

World Photo Day!

It was in the year 2011 that I got my current camera and then began my exploration in this new art. Photography had evolved into a lovable hobby and I try, with each picture I click, to improve a step further. Maybe I remain an amateur but that doesn’t compromise on the fun!

Today is World Photo Day celebrating 175 years of photography! I went out and clicked these shots for the day!

 Yet to grow 

Perfect Bubble Reflection

Oh my colors

The caterpillar say, "Heya"

A child's dream

Yellow folds


Monday, 4 August 2014

In one with Nature

 This was written on request. This wonderful picture was taken by a Nataraj Vemuri.

The waves rush forward, in hurry to meet the shore, to feel the warm skin of land. They come with a roar of jubilation and excitement of finally getting to meet the one they have traveled so far for.   It is amidst this celebration that man walks along the shore, witness to the call of the sea. His feelings however are not so loud or speaking. He feels a certain calm, a tranquil feeling of being transported to another world where no ugliness scars the human feeling. Many have experienced walking on the beach, have even been aware of the pleasure when their feel sinks into the soft damp sand. How many have stopped to extend that sense? The waves continue, the sun shines, the breeze fans, the water licks on touch as it happens every day. Then there are those days, almost spiritual, where the human soul is impatient to leave the mundane and join the extraordinary. It is the same waves, sun, breeze, water or anything everyday that triggers the soul to escape from its chains to embrace the world that is pure and innocent. One becomes, even for the briefest of moments, in part with nature. 
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