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Can You Keep A Secret ????

Emma Corrigan is a young woman in London, England. She is in a stable, but dull, relationship with the “perfect” man, and is currently attempting to climb the corporate ladder at Panther Cola, a multi-national cola company headquartered in London. Satisfied with life, she is thrown off-kilter when she mistakenly blurts out all of her inner secrets to a complete stranger on a plane when it hits turbulence and she believes she is going to die.

Emma believes that she is in the clear when she leaves the plane, as she is confident that she will never see that stranger again. However, when he shows up at work, and turns out to be the company’s founder, she is forced to come face-to-face with the man, her secrets, and the desire for her life to change.

Its an awesome book.I mean i was rolling on the floor with laughter.You`ll always find a smile on your face while reading this book.Telling all your secrets to a person whom u consider to be a stranger and then if he turns out to be your boss,then u can imagine the disaster.And moreover what if your secrets are revealed? I`ll rate it a 10/10…..its an awesome comedy novel and a must read by Sophie Kinsella.

I cant say that Emma is dumb but yes she is very sweet and funny and rather a bit clumsy in what she speaks….and u can understand that by knowing all her weird secrets.So again its a must read and i totally love Jack Harper,the person to whom she revealed all her secrets.He never misses any chance to remind Emma of all her secrets.So go and fetch the book as its light and worth reading…..Happy reading to all the bookaholics…..Do comment and ask any questions regarding this book.Feel free please. 🙂 So can  u keep a secret?????

The Da Vinci Code

The Louvre,Paris:the elderly curator of the museum has been violently murdered in the Grand Gallery.Harvard professor Robert Langdon is summoned to decipher the baffling codes which the police find alongside the body.As he and a gifted french cryptologist,Sophie Neveau,sort throught the bizarre riddles,they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci-and suggests the answer to an old-age mystery that stretches deep in the vault of history.Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle,a stunning historical truth will be lost forever……..

An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.
While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

If u`ll visit the Goodreads site then u wont get a good response.But i truly liked it.But i liked The Digital Fortress more than this.But not comparing these two would be better as they are totally different.I loved the way they both reach the end of the mystery but i didnt find the ending to be so good.But overall its a must read novel.Just because of a few ups and downs i dont think u can waste Dan Brown`s intelligent efforts.So i`ll give it a 9/10.There are some pictures given below which u`ll read about in the novel.I searched for them on the net,hence u`ll find them here.

The Painting of the Vitruvian Man-by Leonardo Da Vinci.

http://www.goldennumber.net/fibonser.htm This link is about the Fibonacci Series.

The painting The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.

                              This picture depicts the place of the Holy Grail under the inverted pyramid.Refer to the very last chapter of Da Vinci Code.

Madonna of the Rocks-Leonardo Da Vinci.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

We also have a movie based on the same tile The Da Vinci Code.If u have any questions related to this u can always ask me.Mainly the questions would be related to the Holy Grail.Do tell me how u found this book and tell me ur views on the same.Happy reading to all the bookaholics. 🙂

Anne Frank-The Diary of a young GIRL

Think of beauty still left around you and be happy…-Anne Frank

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

I read this when i was in class 8.We were supposed to read this in our summer vacations.3 years later today i have again ordered this book.I am truly very small in rating this book as its not something for pleasure.It`s the bitter truth of past and how people suffered so much.This was actually not supposed to be a diary but Anne Frank`s father,a survivor of the war published this.Its an amazing diary of a little girl who died at a young age of 15.How jews were treated so badly.

This book is not just meant for reading but understanding as well.Jews are equal as all of us.Hence we should give them equal respect and love.Discrimination on these basis should be eradicated from the roots so that the world doesn`t has to face such kind of a horrendous past.See below the real pictures of Anne Frank`s memory….

So do read this book,its excellent.I`ll rate it a 10/10 because i simply loved it.Do tell me your views on this.Happy reading to all the bookaholics……. 🙂

And then there were none

Its a short review but it definitely explains all.First there were ten: a group of strangers invited to a private island, cut off from the rest of the world(which is quite scary), who have nothing in common – except a murderous past. Then there were none: one by one, an unknown person is killing them off(i really got confused with the end). They’re the only people on the island, so they must assume the murderer is one of them, and only the dead are above suspicion. Or are they? Agatha Christie’s chilling, thrilling mystery novel, And Then There Were None, will leave readers on the edge of their seats, turning the pages for more.

According to the survey,this is one of the best novels written by Agatha Christie,the queen of crime novels.I loved this novel as there were minimum characters and you could always be clear with them.But i didn`t understand the end,maybe i was not concentrated enough to notice who the murderer was,but yes when i read it again i understood that.Its a must read novel for all who love crime and thriller novels.

I`ll rate it a 9.5/10 as it kept me entertained and thrilled me till the end.Do read it and tell me how you found this book.According to me its a fantabulous book.So happy reading to all the bookaholics. 🙂


To Sir With Love

Rick Braithwaite is a young black man, born in South America, who just got out of the Air Force. Now in Britain, Braithwaite is looking for a career, mainly to pay for food, but things do not work out as planned. He comes to know the malady of prejudice very well, as he is turned down from job after job. Braithwaite describes feeling “caught like an insect in the tweezers grip of prejudice.” Teaching becomes the therapy to set him free. When Mr. Braithwaite took the job as a teacher, he did not expect his students to be barbaric savages. Braithwaite has a hard time as he counters the cynicism of his impressionable students and, now and then, that of his colleagues also. The difficulties he faces, in getting students to focus on aspirations in the future rather than the upcoming weekend are painfully true. The need for inventive and genuine approaches to these educational challenges is abundantly clear. Gradually, he wins over the minds of his students as he tries to wipe clean their minds of prejudices. With hard work and dedication, he turns this class of delinquents into a class of young men and women with class. The whole time, Mr. Braithwaite realizes that it is not his skin color that is holding him back, but his attitude. He reflects that, “At first it was terrible, but gradually I’m learning what it means to live with dignity inside my black skin.”

This book was again recommended by our school so we had to read it.But let me tell you,its an awesome read and u`ll all love it.The theme and background of this book is completely different from the other books i`ve read,so i really enjoyed it.The lesson from this story we get is that all people in this world are equal.We should not discriminate people on the basis on color or any other ideological background.Hence with this good thought in mind,i definitely recommend this book to all.I`ll rate it a 10/10 for how Rick found his way through the people whom he loved and who hated it and criticised him.Its by E.R Braithwaite.We also have a movie based on it,so you can even watch that.

Do read it and tell me your reviews.This is a question for all-Do u believe in racial discrimination? or have u ever witnessed any such thing? If yes do tell the reasons.Happy reading to all the bookaholics. 🙂

Love Story

Love means never having to say you`re sorry….He is Oliver Barrett IV,a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law……She is Jenny Cavilleri,a wisecracking,working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.Opposite in nearly every way,Oliver and Jenny immediately attract,sharing a love that defies everything.yet will end too soon.A love that will linger in your heart now and forever.

This is a novel with a sad ending,but its an excellent one.If our school would not have made it compulsory to read it,then i probably wouldn`t have read it.But its a must read novel.Its short and crisp and very sweet.I dont like the part when Jenny dies,but there are so many frivolous rebukes between them that you`ll always find the book very encouraging and lively.There are many sweet and romantic-comedy moments and u`ll love it.I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

I`ll rate it a 9/10.Its written by Erich Segal.Do read this novel and tell me your comments.Happy reading to all the bookaholics. 🙂

Murder on the Orient Express

A man called Ratchett is murdered on the Orient Express.
He turns out to be a gangster known as Cassetti, who
killed three members of the same family (the Armstrongs)
and one of their employees. A Belgian detective, Poirot,
investigates. There are many confusing clues, but
he eventually discovers that all the passengers and a
conductor are in some way connected to the Armstrong
family and twelve of them are guilty of the murder. Poirot
decides not to tell the police, however, presumably because
he believes they are justified in their actions.

This was my first novel by Agatha Christie.Thanks to our school that recommended us to read this as a supplementary reading book.This book is very complicated as it has a list of characters of which u`ll definitely lose a track if u do not write it down somewhere.But those with good memory dont need to.This book is excellent as it has many elements and definitely a lot of mystery,confusion and suspense.I find it as one of the best crime novels i have ever read.So i`ll rate it a 9/10.Do read it tell me ur reviews,dont be lazy to just press the like button and not comment. 🙂 So happy reading to all the bookaholics.