It was December 31st, 2010 and I was sitting in the Computer Lab at SZABIST 90 working on a group project with my group mates sitting on either side of me. They were working on their parts and I sat … Continue reading
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2018 And The Books I Read In The Year
I did a wrap up of my reads last year (2017) for the first time and I decided it was a tradition I should keep up with this year as well. Though the year ends tomorrow, I have already finished … Continue reading
2017 And The Books I Read This Year
It is the last day of the year and I thought I should do a wrap for the year as pertains to the books I picked up in the year and the ones I finished reading. Prior to the beginning … Continue reading
Hina Loves To Read
Hina Loves To Read Nothing new there. But because I started ‘Lair Of A Wordsmith’ basically to share what I write. Be it stories or poems. There have been instances when I shared some book reviews here as well but … Continue reading
Amazon’s New Review Policy
Very recently Amazon has removed all my book reviews from their website and I was confused as I could not fathom why would they do such a thing. A friend did some researching and forwarded the following link to me. … Continue reading
Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby
She existed. And then, she did not.
A story of one woman’s lost life and the limits she goes to to put a wrong done centuries ago to right.
Alex Madison goes to the grocery store and finds that her entire life, bar her existence, has been wiped away. It was as if she has never been. No one remembers her; no one knows her. Nor her loving family neither her friends. Not even the man she has been in a relationship for four years though they did break up some eight months ago (all part of some elusive plan in wiping out the history of the history professor).
Surviving on the streets for five days, Alex goes to find the one man she has always loved, Detective Peter McKenzie. Even though Peter does not recognise her, he shows her kindness and gives her some food; be it only donuts and coffee.
But there is a limit to what a man may hear a strange woman say and that is what happens in here. Peter starts thinking her crazy when she starts talking about the life that they have had together. Still, he wants to help the damsel in distress.
Alex, does not need his sympathy. She needs him to believe her and get her out of this predicament. When nothing comes to pass, a sort of miracle happens. Peter’s father, Kenneth McKenzie shows up at the station and, lo and behold, he knows Alex. Taking her under his protection, Kenneth promises her that they will somehow put everything back to normal. In that moment, though, she is happy that someone remembers her.
Kenneth, for his part, has his own secrets that have not resulted in him forgetting the dear woman he loves as a daughter.
But it with the love of Peter, which is not suppressed with all the evil being inflicted, Alex is all ready to defend her and the man she loves from a serial killer who is not a flesh and blood human being. A serial killer on whose case Peter has been working for some time.
Peter’s brain might have forgotten the woman he loves but in his heart he accepts the rightness of being with her. The wholeness of being he feels when with her.
And together they shall face the evil and either eliminate it or be eliminated themselves.
The story is full of how the brain is to be used but the heart must be given the due credit too for making us choose right and wrong. The story is about how not always will a logic present itself to resolve an issue because the answer lies outside the box we hold ourselves prisoners in.
Last but not the least, the story highlights how we need our independence but we need our family and friends in equal measure to fuss around us and be a constant pain in the backside because they are the ones who make our lives complete.
A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles
Synopsis (copied from Goodreads) Life tastes better with chocolate… All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop. And to marry Quinn Rogerson, the man of her dreams. Too bad Quinn just dumped her, … Continue reading
Book: Absolute Power Author: David Baldacci Genre: Thriller Format Read: Paperback (borrowed from library) Review An amazingly worded book that won’t let you keep it back until you have read the last word. Absolute Power is all one expects to … Continue reading
She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Zeenat Mahal
As usual, Zeenat Mahal comes up with a story that leaves you awed.
This is a story of a lawyer and a TV anchor.
Zoella had been crushing on her best friend’s brother, Fardeen, for ever since she can remember. Because at her own home she is treated as a second class family member, she spends more and more time with Sawaba, her best friend, at her place. It is more like a real home for her.
Once her sister in law starts accusing her to have had sexual relations with Sawaba’s male family members, her brother (Zoella’s that is) stats forcing Sawaba’s parents to get one of their sons to marry Zoella.
At this point Fardeen is at his lowest. His face is all scarred up from an accident and due to which his fiancée has left him. A woman he had thought who loved him.
Forced into marriage with Zoella, he resents her for this. Never taking into account that Zoella is suffering as well being married to a man who does not love her. Fardeen refuses plastic surgery but is unable to accept his new reality.
Zoella wants him to be the Fardeen he was before the accident. She desires this not because she believes he will love her then but rather so that he makes peace with his demons. She plans of divorcing him once that happens because it kills her inside to know that this man would never respect her and love her. There is also this instant when he remarks in a way that means he calls his wife a whore. Though it was done unthinkingly (is that even a word?) it happened nonetheless.
After all the surgeries are done, it is up to Fardeen to make his wife believe in him and his love which he does while inflicting more pain. He is kind of a moron, really.
As they say, all’s well that ends well. But discounting the entire journey is unwise as it is what teaches us and makes who we are.
This one made to my favourites.
Goodreads and Reviews
Goodreads, a social website that not only helps me connect with people (regarding everything books) but also keep track of what I read and when I read it. When I first started using this website (a long time ago), the … Continue reading