Friday, June 12, 2020

Bolly Talkies - Book Review


Book Name     -  Bolly Talkies 
Author             -  Archana Srivastava
Format             -  E Book
Publisher         -  Blogcgatter

About the Book :

The book is an assortment of a list of famous Bollywood movies.Each chapter is either about the name of the movie or a name of the character from a movie or a similar characters. Some of the actors are well known and some others are not as prominent but they gripped a lot of assuranceof fame in possibility.

Why did I read this book ?

I am a huge fan of Bollywood movies.I love watching Bollywood movies, both old and new. Growing up my favourite magazines were Stardust and Filmfare! When I saw this book, I knew that I definitely have to read this!.

My Review :

I really enjoyed reading this book. I must compliment Archana, that there was not a single moment where I felt that I was bored. Archana has beautifully explained in detail each character or the movie in detail. I loved her take on the character or the movie. Reading about Chandni , one of my all time favourite movies , brought back so many memories. I still remember dancing on " mere hatho mei nau nau chudiya " song at every family wedding. Movies ,like Barfi, Dangal, English Vinglish, and movies based on friendship which carry a wonderful message have been beautifully described by Archana.
Chapters on Shah Rukh Khan and Sulu brought a smile on my face. 
The language of the book is simple and clear. This is a must read book for all Bollywood fans!

About the Author :

Archana is an MBA graduate, Former HR Professional, Former Mnagement Faculty. She took a break in 2015 as she moved with her husband to USA. She is a mommy of two exquisite kiddos and a Blogger. She is fond of singing and dancing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Healthy Eating For Busy Moms - Book Review


Book Name    -   Healthy Eating for Busy Moms
Author            -   Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Format            -   E Book
Publisher        -   Blogchatter

About the Book :

Healthy Eating for Busy Moms is a wonderful book written by Dr. Surbhi Prapanna. Everyone has become really busy with their work that there is hardly any time for cooking proper meals. In this age of fast-moving lives, everyone wants to prepare quick meals. But sometimes one tends to make fried food or buys food from outside because of the busy schedules. Over a period of time eating uhnhealthy food, definitely has an adverse effect on one's health. This book has an amazing collection of healthy, quick and easy recipes that can be easily made by anyone.

Why did I read this Book :

I am a mom to a four-year-old boy and I know how hard it is to take care of the house, work, and your child . I try my best to make healthy food but because of time constraints, I just make whatever I can quickly. This really makes me feel guilty because I really want to make healthy and nutritious food for my family. I picked up this book to get tips and healthy recipes for my family. 

My Review :

This book is definitely one of the best recipe books I have read. Surbhi has shared so many healthy recipes. The best thing is that she has explained each ingredient in detail and has shared 3-4 recipes  of the same ingredient. I had heard about Amarnath but had never used for cooking. After reading I got to know how nutritious it is for health. I love Quinoa salad but I never knew that one could make quinoa rice too! I had seen thepla only on TV. I  made methi thepla from Surbhi's recipes and everyone loved it.
All the recipes are healthy and nutritious. Surbhi has explained on how to pre-plan your meals and do a lot of chopping during the weekends. I have tried that and trust me , it really saves time. There is a chapter where other bloggers have shared their tips on health and nutrition which was very interesting to read too. This is a must-read book for all others who want to give healthy, nutritious, and wholesome meals to their families.

About the Author :

Dr. Surbhi Prapanna is a homeopathic therapist by profession. She is a writer and a blogger by passion. She has more than 4 years of professional writing experience and her work has been published on various prestigious online platformslike, ,,

Friday, June 5, 2020

Shrav's Lockdown Adventures - Book Review


Book Name - Shrav's Lockdown Adventures
Author         - Shravmusings
Format         - E Book
Publisher     - Blogchatter 

About the Book:

Shrav’s Lockdown Adventures is a collection of six short stories written by Shravmusings. The stories are based during the lockdown because of Corona Virus when everyone was at home. The stories are a mix of fiction and reality.  The main protagonist is Shravnath . Each story revolves around him.

Why did I read this book?

I picked up this book to read because I have a four-year-old son and he too doesn’t understand the meaning of lockdown and why is he not able to go out and play or meet his friends. Although we have tried to explain to him about COVID19 but still I feel he is too young to understand. I read all the stories to him and he really enjoyed listening to them.

My review:

I loved the fact that all stories are based on early education for children and there is a small message at the end of each story. As a mother of a preschooler, I could completely relate to Shravnath’s mother because my son is very inquisitive too and he loves to explore everything around him. My son was not aware of Meteors and telescope. After reading the story, it was very easy for me to explain to my son their meanings. My favorite story is the Buddy or Monster? story because today’s generation has very easy access to technology. Children do not realize its cons. It is very important for them to understand that even though it has a lot of benefits, it has its disadvantages too. After each story, my son and I had very interesting discussions and I am glad that he was able to understand the message of each story. My son’s favorite story is Shrav and UFO.

The language of the book is simple and clear. I loved the cover of the book too. It is bright and colorful which all children love. This book is appropriate for children four years and above.

About the Author:

Shravmusings is the pen name of the mother and son duo. Suhasini  (the mother ) has teamed up with her son (Shravanth) to capture the amazing journey of Shravanth through his childhood. The duo blogs at Most of the stories on their blog are based on true events about their lives.

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