Book Review: Winell Road

Book: Winell Road

Author: Kate Foster

Publisher:  Jet Black Publishing

Paperback: 146 pages

Rating: 4.2/5

Winell Road: review


Winell Road: Beneath the surface is a riveting tale with a big dose of humour.

Jack thinks Winell road is the most boring locality, and his life is boring with a Capital B. This changes when he spots an alien spaceship spying on him, and no one else sees it. Then, Jack receives a visit which convinces him that Winell Road has been harbouring a huge secret. He receives the warning “Trust No one” which leads him to doubt his freakish neighbours. His adventures begin when he, and Roxy, his remarkably tall new neighbour, embark on the mission to save our galaxy.

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The evening sky

Evening sky

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.

-Leonard Louis Levinson

I used to call myself an optimist. But then, I couldn’t have taken pictures of the clouds standing on them, could I? Blogging is turning me into a philosopher. *shrugs* (captures a picture before shrugging)  ;)

Which type of person are you?

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The Importance of Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water is a basic necessity, and an important resource for sustaining life. The decline in water quality endangers the health of humans as well as the ecosystem. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play an important part in maintaining health.

Contaminated water causes many water-borne infections like diarrhea, and also serves as a carrier for vectors such as mosquitoes spreading epidemics. Continue reading The Importance of Sanitation, and Hygiene

WEP – Spectacular settings

My entry into the world of imagination was facilitated through Alice in Wonderland. So, even after all these years Wonderland remains one of my favourite settings. Narnia follows suit among many others.

Above the dam there was what ought to have been a deep pool but was now, of course, a level floor of dark green ice. And below the dam, much lower down, was more ice, but instead of being smooth this was all frozen into the foamy and wavy shapes in which the water had been rushing along at the very moment when the frost came. And where the water had been trickling over and spurting through the dam there was now a glittering wall of icicles, as if the side of the dam had been covered all over with flowers and wreaths and festoons of the purest sugar. And out in the middle, and partly on top of the dam was a funny little house shaped rather like an enormous beehive and from a hole in the roof smoke was going up, so that when you saw it (especially if you were hungry) you at once thought of cooking and became hungrier than you were before.

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Spectacular settings
WEP- Spectacular settings

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Book Review: The Murderer’s Daughter

Book: The Murderer’s daughter

Author: Johnathan Kellerman

Publisher:  Random House – Ballantine (August 18th 2015)

Hardcover: 384 pages


Book cover- The murderer's daughter


The murderer’s daughter is a character-driven thriller portraying the life of a bold and brilliant psychologist, Dr Grace Blades. Grace helps troubled people, specially those who have lost their loved ones. She herself has lost her parents in a murder-suicide when she was five. Passing through a chain of foster homes, she finally finds a loving family. But, she still has a dark side, and leads a double life.

A new client, Andrew Toner, finds her through an article she has written about the psychological aspects of being related to a murderer. He recognises her from their recent encounter. He is hesitant to talk, and leaves within a few minutes. The next day, a homicide detective turns up at her door with the news of his death. Continue reading Book Review: The Murderer’s Daughter

Review: Aplava

The first time I heard the word Aplava was when Shristi from Sheroes called me for a review. Later, I found that Aplava is a Sanskrit word, which means taking a bath to purify oneself – an ablution process of cleansing oneself. And I thought, what an apt name for a beauty website!

I was intrigued, and suspicious.

For me, the first factor in buying any cosmetic product is trust. There is no way I’d risk using any duplicate stuff. When I saw that Aplava deals directly with manufacturers/authorized dealers, I was relieved. Continue reading Review: Aplava