Book review: The great apocalypse (Sparkick the,multiuverse) Book 1

I’ve been catching up on my reading lately, enjoying science fiction. I cam across this very interesting suspense thriller.
The story follows Thomas Adams as he investigates a trail of bread crumbs left to him by a Koen Ramsey, a man who struck it rich when the stock market crashed, which you’ll see is more than just meets the eye.
A very well researched and written book, with believable elements and characters who you can like and get in to their heads.
Very great and entertaining read. Lived it!

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Book Review: Of Love and Dinstance by Divya Jyoti Randev

OF LOVE AND DISTANCEOF LOVE AND DISTANCE by DIVYA JYOTI RANDEV
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love that sprouts in unforeseen circumstances

This book is set in New Delhi, India. Which was very appealing to me. It allows me to venture into a virtual background through my imagination.

The two main characters Lisa and Robert are from different worlds brought together by an unfortunate incident. Surpassing the situation together, they begin to develop a chemistry between them which leads to love.

The story is a clean romance with believable conversations and an easy to relate to plot. I love it, it is definitely one of the romance stories in my personal Ace List.

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Book Review The Sea Witch by Alexander Laing and David Laing

The Sea WitchThe Sea Witch by Alexander Laing

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All aboard the clipper and set sail on an adventure of a lifetime

I really appreciate the editing that was done to this book, being a fan of Maritime themed novels, it helped me to understand more about the plot and story line.

This is a story about tough sailors, men at sea who risk their lives travelling from port to port. Without giving anything away, I want to comment that Captain Roger is a man of many facets, which we will discover in this book. The details of the trade processes and finances involved were so vivid and educating. And the love story heartwarming.

This book is a must read for those who love sea fare tales and for those who are looking for a high-quality English literature narrative that let’s be honest, is hard to come by these days.

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Book Review: Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism by Swami Achuthananda

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism: Turning believers into non-believers and non-believers into believersMany Many Many Gods of Hinduism: Turning believers into non-believers and non-believers into believers by Swami Achuthananda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As quoted in the book, the poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant.” I too have touched a part of Hinduism, albeit a very small part. That’s why I enjoyed very much reading this book because it gave me a different angle to look at Hinduism, not just as a religion, but as a way of life.

I like the authors Swami Achuthananda writing style, in a very serious topic, he still manages to make me chuckle.

Understanding any religion is a difficult task, and reading this book probably won’t help me to understand Hinduism as a whole or even with the necessary indepth of knowledge, but it did open my mind to a new dimension. Especially about the things we are familiar with but do not truly understand. Like, Yoga, greeting with Namaste, the appreciation of nature, and the ritual of worship.

I recommend this book to those who are open-minded to other cultures and views, and to those who are willing to open their minds and be presented to The Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism.

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Book Review: Where Dreams and Visions Live by Mary Blowers

My parents (RIP) as Javanese people were true believers in the spiritual world. And although I spent most of my infant and childhood years living in the Western world, our home was a home of Javanese norm and beliefs. Yes, my father the lecturer who married his distant aunt, would always tell me to never lose my identity as an Indonesian in general and more so as a Javanese person.

We Javanese people truly believe in the signs carried to us by dreams, dreamt of getting bitten by a snake? Oh, somebody is going to ask you for marriage. Dreamt of seeing a volcano erupt? Bad news on the way…..

But then again, I’m not such an obedient daughter, after almost forty years of life, there are things I still believe and things that I don´t. Dreams in my sleep are one of them.

A few days ago, I got my hand on this book, it made me remember my Dad´s stories and teachings. Dreams are there for a reason, at this point in time, I think it is a bridge that connects us to that ancient spiritual being that lays dormant within us, force to slumber by the roar of modern life, smartphones, computers, social media, you name it. Reading this book, gave me a warm sensation inside, it made me remember of many beliefs that I had left chasing my life and career, the beliefs of spiritual bonds with loved ones that is reflected in dreams, the belief of omens and signs that the world communicates to us through dreams, and many other ancient beliefs that was handed down to me from generations before me that I chose to forget.

I highly recommend this anthology, it´s a compilation of short stories and poems about dreams and nightmares. It takes you on a journey to a surreal landscape and makes us rethink the meanings of the stories that our subconscious mind tells us. Truly a book that gives us food for thought.

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Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Morpheus Collection. Volume 11 by Pennie Mae Cartawick

Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Morpheus Collection. Volume 11Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Morpheus Collection. Volume 11 by Pennie Mae Cartawick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As part of a generation who grew up before the internet and gadget era, I was on who would make regular visits to the local library, my number one read? Sherlock Holmes of course! That’s why I pounced at the chance to read this book like a cat on a fresh piece of tuna.
This book is a compilation of 10 short stories on our timeless, iconic and beloved mystery solving duo; Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. This is a must read for any avid Holmes fans.
Brilliantly told and engaging, the author Pennie Mae Cartawick captures the essence of the Sherlock Holmes we know and love and delivers a strong and entertaining read.

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