Saturday, May 31, 2014

Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff listed in the Top Indian Blogs Directory 2013-2014!

Hey Friends,

I am so happy today. Besides successfully completing a full year, Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff has also received the distinction of getting featured among the Top Indian Blogs in the 2013-2014 Edition of the Directory of the Best Indian Blogs! :) :)


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Thank you all for making this possible and I hope to continue working and giving you all the best through my blog..:)

Suggestions for improvement are always welcome and I hope you will help me spread the word about the blog to all your friends, family and acquaintances. :)






Review Tour Announcement--> The Evolution of Gods by Dr. Ajay Kansal


Did gods create humanity or did humans create gods?
Did gods create mankind, or did mankind create gods? Why, when and how did mankind begin to worship gods? 
Religious scriptures the world over claim that one or the other god made all plants and animals, but science has not yet identified any supernatural power that created and governed living beings. 
Was it man who came up with the idea of gods to help him cope with his own fears? Could it be that ancient people attributed natural phenomena-unfathomable and frightening to them-to the working of invisible gods? What kind of sufferings or fears made people bow before unseen powers or gods as we call them? When were these gods created? Who invented morals and methods of worship? Who wrote the ancient scriptures such as the Bible and the Vedas? Most crucially, have gods and the scriptures shaped our responses to the world around us? 
The Evolution of Gods seeks to answer these questions, and explains scientifically how, when and why religions and gods came into being. Ajay Kansal marshals anthropological and historical facts about the development of religions in a simple and straight forward manner to assert that it was mankind that created gods, and not the other way around.


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About the Author:
Ajay Kansal is a professor and consultant pathologist. It was during his medical practice that he encountered human suffering in a big way that made him question the concept of Gods and drove him to write this book.
The Evolution of Gods is his first book and the only book written by an Indian author on the concept of the existence of God which talks of all religions and is not based on any one particular form of it. His next work is a romance which is currently in progress.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Review--> The Brothers Sinister #0.5- The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

Title and Author: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
Series: The Brothers Sinister, Book 0.5
Print Length: 201 Pages
Publication Date: April 2012
Language: English
Genre: Historical Romance, Series

Book Review:
Miss Serena Barton wanted nothing more than a small farm where she could grow lavender. She had toiled for years to achieve this dream when one day everything changed. Her exploitation at the hands of a duke left her without a job and a marred reputation. Determined to get justice and make the duke pay, Serena will not stop even if she has to bring to heel the "Wolf of Clermont" who is also the most feared man in London!
Hugo has earned the nickname of the "Wolf of Clermont" because of his ruthless ways of getting rid of all problems for the Duke of Clermont. Determined to achieve his dream which is the main reason why he works for the Duke, he will not stop even if the problem this time is the very alluring Miss Serena Barton!

Courtney Milan has made it to my list of favorite authors with her book, The Governess Affair. Beautifully pictured on the cover with a very intriguing blurb, I just loved her book. :)

Feature & Follow #19


Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. 
If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.


Question of the Week: How important is good writing to you? In an ideal world, a book would be beautifully written AND have great character development, plot, etc. But in the real world, which do you prefer: (1) Great characters and plot with lousy writing or (2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review--> Love Sees No Reason by Reshma Ranjan

Title and Author: Love sees no reason
Print Length: 200 Pages
Publication Date: Shree Books; First edition (2014)
Language: English
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Indian Writing

Book Review:

Identical twins and a woman with a secret...
Suraj is the gentleman brother who suddenly marries Ria, a virtual stranger and as if this is not enough, they adopt a child soon after marriage. Suhaan is unable to fathom the reason behind Suraj's actions and being away from home, he thinks the worst of Ria.

The death of Suraj brings Suhaan back home and when he comes across Ria, for whom he has already formed the worst notions, it is as if the world stops. A petite woman with average features, Ria is an enigma to Suhaan. Sometimes she seems sincere, loving and a caring woman while at the other times, she is just like the woman he thinks that she is; a gold digger! Unable to make any sense of his strong attraction towards her, Suhaan is frustrated. Ria too is confused. 

What will happen to these two?
Why did Suraj marry Ria?
Can Ria ever make Suhaan think better of her without revealing her true reason for marrying Suraj?
Is there attraction towards each other love or just lust?
Can two people who think the worst of each other ever fall in love?

All these and more questions assail the readers when they pick up Reshma's book, Love sees no reason. The cover is eye catching and the blurb intriguing and together these will make the reader pick this book up to read.

A convenient marriage, a secret and two people stuck in the middle, this book gives us a solid M&B style romance with an alpha hero and an mysterious heroine. Ria seems submissive in the first part but, thank God, she comes out of her shell and faces Suhaan's caveman style admirably. The storyline is tightly plotted with just the right amount of suspense thrown in at planned junctures in the story. 

The characterization is good and I could easily connect with Ria. She has faced so much in her life and too much is happening in the present too. I could empathize with her and fervently hoped that she get her "happily-ever-after". Suhaan, on the other hand, is a dominant personality. Endowed with good looks, he has always got what he wanted. His alpha male behaviour with Ria is sometimes thrilling and sometimes annoying. He is also unreliable. Sometimes he is so gentle that it contradicts his previous dominant ways and sometimes he is just too crude that again he leaves the readers confused. This unreliability is perfect in my opinion because it builds an interest in the story. Suraj's character is very beautifully sketched and the author is able to make the readers feel for him. Other characters do their part and fit perfectly in the story.

The romance between Ria and Suhaan is sensuous and sizzling in intensity. Looking like lust, the author expertly handles the physical aspect of the relationship with the emotional side and gives some very memorable scenes between these two. The relationship between Suraj and Ria is again very beautifully portrayed and the author succeeds in enchanting the readers with their friendship and companionship. Friendship, supporting companionship, intense romance and unending love, Reshma gives it all in her book.

Written in simple language and an engaging style, I got very interested in the book and finished it in one sitting. A well paced and beautifully executed story with ample drama, suspense, romance and finally a "happily-ever-after" which entertains and makes the readers feel the happiness in the air, I give Love sees no reason a 4 out of 5 and definitely look forward to reading more from the author. A must read for all romantics out there. :)

I received the book from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Movie Review--> X-Men: Days of Future Past


X-Men is a franchise that has earned the trust of the fans to always entertain and this time too it fulfills its promise. A dark, thrilling start with coffin like spaceships shooting bodies in the air towards the land, the viewers are left aghast at the devastation left behind by these bodies which are apparently a sort of robots called the Sentinels made to destroy all mutants. The world has been left in ruins with the human as well as the mutant race on the brink of extinction. The only solution to save the humans and the mutants is to send Logan (Wolverine) back in time to the year 1973 and stop the sequence of events that led to their present situation!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

FBQ(27)--> FREE & BARGAIN books quota of the day - My list of loved romances Part 1 (Amazon.in deals Special)

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