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Gilbert Speaks with Michael O'Brien Herold & His View of Deathly Hallows

There’s a new, exciting voice on the literary scene and it belongs to Michael O’Brien Herold, a 26-year-old writer and lifetime fan of the Harry Potter series… 877 more words

What I'm Enjoying Reading | Summer 2017

While this summer has been a busy one for me, between working full time and preparing to go abroad for several months, I have forced myself to find time to read some amazing material. 477 more words


Writing Time and Character Death

Our lives are rubber bands pulled taut, each day threatening to snap with the next unplanned event.

Some days spiral out of control.

Even without catastrophic events pounding our lives, the daily requirements are daunting: work to pay the bills (for me, 9 hours a day, including lunch), sleep (I’m old; I need at least 8 hours), then there’s spending time with family and friends, caring for one’s animals, preparing meals and eating, showering, staring blankly at the walls, and dozens of other “events” that require our attention. 726 more words


J.K. Rowling And Others Offer Support To A First-Time Writer Who Gets An Unwanted Lecture On Her First Book

Getting a book published is one of those joys a writer experiences in life, along with the first time you’re published for a wide audience and the first time you get an angry comment on a blog post. 706 more words


First ever HAUL blog!!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!

I am so pleased to post this today. This is a very different kind of blog; it’s something that I haven’t done before. I got this idea from lifestyle bloggers I have watched on Youtube, who post similarly for make up items and stuff like that. 1,037 more words

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First ever HAUL blog!!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!!!!!! I am so pleased to post this today. This is a very different kind of blog; it’s something that I haven’t done before. I got this idea from lifestyle bloggers I have watched on Youtube, who post similarly for make up items and stuff like that. So, I bought a lot of books in the last few weeks and also, my mom returned some of the books that I had purchased a while back and left at her place. So, I have all of them with me now and I am ready to post a book haul! I am really excited for this blog! Have I said that already? Ok, anyway, I think, it will be a lot of fun! So let’s begin with the listing(in no particular order). So I bought these books mostly in the last few weeks, but the first one I am going to talk about is about a month old purchase, and the love for it is more than 10 years old.. it’s…    1.HARRY POTTER!!!! I have read, re-read and re-read HP like I don’t know, a million times. (Okay, not a million times, but you guys get the feel right?) I have been a crazy HP fan since like 14 years now. In fact, I was never much of a reader before that and read HP and got crazy about books, reading and writing. It brought literary breakthrough in my life and was the harbinger of whatever positive happened post that. Anyway, I never lost even 0.01% of the love and magic of HP and had read from library copies or those that my friend’s had. But I, this time when I felt that urge to read it again, I said to myself, this is the time, I have to get a copy of my own. And, so I did!! This is the how the set looks and I started reading it the day that I got it delivered!!! HP is love! HP Author: J.K. Rowling PublicationBloomsbury Press Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/1408856778/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1408856778&linkId=894d89704ce1ca8ad68d2a3c605d12da Cost: I had purchased it at a discounted price of Rs. 2627. Although, the prices at various sites change with time, they try to keep it competitive.    2. Scion of Ikshvaku  (Book 1 – Ram Chandra series) Author: Amish Tripathi Publication: Westland Limited Link for purchasing:  https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/9385152149/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=9385152149&linkId=24488e031a3ff8774b6823ded7930385 Cost: Rs. 155 Scion_of_Ikshvaku_cover    3. Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 – Ram Chandra series) Author: Amish Tripathi Publication: Westland (29 May 2017) Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/9386224585/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=9386224585&linkId=24e90455c51bf264bbc43186ab3e3c84 Cost: Rs. 166 Sita_Warrior_of_Mithila_cover   I bought these two over a lot of hype that followed the release of Sita. Although, I have read another series by Amish Tripathi, called the Shiva trilogy and wouldn’t exactly call myself a fan, but, in the end, I caved in, hoping these ones are better and purchased them at discounted prices. These are fiction novels based on characters from Hindu mythology, which is interesting AF. So, hoping against hopes, I have bought them. Fingers crossed.         4. The Goal Through engrossing narrations, author tries to teach you problem solving techniques and management lessons. Too excited read this. Author: E.M. Goldratt Publication: Productivity & Quality Publishing Pvt Ltd; Edition edition (1 December 2013) Link for purchasing:  https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/8185984565/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=8185984565&linkId=8d3639f85a4dfb4b169e2cc53ee05575 Cost: Rs. 460 the goal        5. Work Rules Author: Lazlo Bock Publication: Hachette Book Publishing Link for purchasing: http://www.amazon.in/Goal-Eliyahu-M-Goldratt/dp/8185984565?_encoding=UTF8&creativeASIN=8185984565&linkCode=w00&linkId=abbe913483787a1d97edb5f9f56131d8&portal-device-attributes=desktop&ref_=as_sl_pc_tf_til&tag=bhilasha-21 Cost: Rs. 599 (There is a newer edition costing Rs. 339 also) From a preview, it seems like a book that will give lessons drawn from Google (as the author is a Senior VP of people operations at Google) based on the philosophy of new work culture and how to hone your talent and shine, hire people and use (or not) your gut instinct. AMAZING! Isn’t it? work rules     6. Thinking fast and slow Author: Daniel Kahneman Publication: Penguin Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/0141033576/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0141033576&linkId=e47d897d1b3eb2714286f9520ef7556f Cost of purchase : Rs. 250 thinking fast and slow        7. Winning on HR analytics Author: Thomas Davenport Publication: Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/938604241X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=938604241X&linkId=603ed870e0ccc26c90572caab0a6520b Cost : Rs. 276 51HyRRtK5OL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_   These four books were suggested by a good friend and hence, purchased them without a second thought. These are books that teach management lessons in DIY analytical ways and hence provide a good learning scope.   Now apart from the recent purchases, I happened to borrow the following books from my Dad. You could ask me to review any of the mentioned books, if you guys please!      1. Zero to one zeo to one Author: Peter Thiel Publication: Crown Business Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/0753555190/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0753555190&linkId=2846902dd5cbf59b39649545ad2cfd39    2Our iceberg is melting our iceberg Author: John Kotter Publication: Pan Macmillan Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/0230016855/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0230016855&linkId=7e954f77f4eb327325d56dfd30ffbde3         3. Who moved my cheese? WhoMovedMyCheeseCover Author: Dr. Spencer Johnson Publication: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Link for purchasing: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/0091816971/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=bhilasha-21&camp=3638&creative=24630&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0091816971&linkId=59865510b4f3809e31fb18fdfaf46f7f

Book 1 Chapter 4 - Keeper of the Keys

Lego doors! Island Cannons! Big bearded fella! All this is ahead of you for this episode of Harry Potter Revisited. The Potterheads also discuss throwing loaded weapons, soliloquies, what a mugwomp is, the phrase “kip” and more about quills! 113 more words

Harry Potter Comedy