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The Good Dictator I – The Rise of an Empire by Gonçalo JN Dias will be available for free download from amazon and smashwords on 12.04.2017
There’s an object parked on the moon, but curiously, the unfolding of the story does not take place in New York, but rather, in Lisbon suburbs and in a small village between Portugal and Spain.
The main character, Gustavo, does not get along well with his parents-in-law, and his wife does not like Gustavo’s friends.
A genre-busting book that includes adventure, thriller, dystopia or utopia and an exciting love story.
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This is the first post of the new year and I wanted to share my reading goals for the same.
As many of you may be aware, I was a part of the Goodreads reading challenge for last year, having pledged to read 60 books. I am proud to share that I surpassed the goal by 5 books, managing to complete 65 books in the year.
Hence, I have decided to increase that goal a little more and am pledging to read 75 books this year!
I am confident that this can be achieved and I would like to thank all you authors out there who had helped me achieve my goal last year! It is thanks to a whole lot of you contacting me for book reviews and putting your trust in me and my blog that I am here today!
Moving on from all the mushy talk, here’s to hoping that 2017 turns out to be even better than last year!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year once again!
This is a poem I wrote way back at the end of 2011 while ushering in the new year! I think it is apt for this New Year’s Eve and each that follows!
I hope you all have a great New Year with lots of happiness and a tonne of books!
Welcoming the New Year!
As the year comes to a close,
There is a slight confusion,
Whether to be happy about it,
Or to be sad,
Look back at the year that’s past,
Take a decision,
Make a resolution,
To move forward,
Welcome the new year gracefully,
Open your heart,
And your mind,
Ready yourselves to begin,
A brand new chapter in your life,
Put aside the past,
Embrace the future,
Here’s to wishing all,
A Happy New Year!!!!
With just 3 more days for the year 2016 to end, I thought it would be great to take a look back at some of the books that I enjoyed immensely throughout this year. It has been a good year where books are concerned. As many of you who may follow me on Goodreads or are my friends there may know, I managed to complete my target of 60 books for the year which is quite a personal achievement.
Read on the know about my favourite books of the year (in no particular order). I have picked out the books which have left a profound impact on me in some way, however minor it may be. All the books mentioned below have been previously reviewed on my blog. I have included a part of the review for each book as well. Click on each title to be directed back to my review of the respective book.
Many of the books I will list are based on real life, and many are just children’s stories. However all of them have inspired me and helped quench my thirst for reading.
Many of the books mentioned below were given to me by the authors in exchange for an honest review, while others I found on Goodreads and jumped at the chance to expand my horizons and tastes. I was certainly enchanted and happy with my choices.
An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur – Upon reading the summary/synopsis of the story, one can figure out much about the plot and thus I will refrain from explaining more about it for fear of revealing everything. This book is not just a simple story, it is a journey that the reader must prepare themselves to embark on with no chance of return. The story will touch the reader in ways that they would not expect and there will be no chance of putting the book down. Even after finishing it, for a time, the reader will feel as though there is a void inside them and they need time to fill it up again and feel whole. These are the kind of emotions that Suanne inspires in the reader through her writing.
Life is an unpredictable roller-coaster ride and all we can do is choose the paths we want to take at each cross-road and then live with our decisions.
Please do share your thoughts and book recommendations for the next year are definitely welcome.
Moving on from that, I look forward to 2017 being a much better year for books. I hope that you all continue to support me and give me the same love that you have shown this year.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and trust.
Happy New Year in advance!
Hello to all the lovely readers and authors associated with this blog. The blog now has a facebook page. This has finally happened after being live for almost 3 years now (the blog will be 3 sometime in august).
Check out the page and share your thoughts either on this post or on the page itself: https://www.facebook.com/reviews.redpillows/
Once again we thank you all for your love and continued support. We would not be where we are today without all of you.
2015 has been a great year for redpillows with regard to book promotions and reviews. I would like to thank all the authors who have given me the opportunity to read your lovely books and reviewed them. I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the readers of my blog.
Looking ahead, I hope to continue the same trend of book reviews and promotions! Do not hesitate to comment, like or share the content.
I have signed up for the 2016 reading challenge on Goodreads.
Redpillows has now turned 2. This is a great moment for us and it feels wonderful to have had this blog running for so long. Looking back it is rather hard to imagine that so much time has passed and the journey to reach where we are today has been a long but rather interesting one. We have received a fair amount of recognition and appreciation for which we are grateful and we shall strive to continue doing our best out here.
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