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Life has it's own plans for you, whether you like them or not...!!!

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"Everyone secretly thinks they've figured out what their life's gonna be like.
But what no one ever considers is that life has its own plans for you, whether you like them or not.
So don't try to define it totally on your own, better understand the flow and act, or you'll be disappointed."

The last month was pretty tiresome. I was out on different trips in different parts of the country. During the travel time in each trip and during the stay I had interactions with many different types of people. From the stay part, I knew each and everyone beforehand, but never had any opportunity to interact with them intimately. Somehow, I indulged in conversations on different levels with few elders also who never talked to me on the level at which they would have discussed earlier, maybe due to my age (Maybe I've started looking more mature? :D ).
Anyway, whatever the case maybe, Life never stops screwing up with us. If we think that we've handled one situation, ano…

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

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Book: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Rating: 5/5

Pages: 592
ISBN-10: 186230291X
ISBN-13: 978-1862302914

I'd like to start by quoting what I wrote on Goodreads after completing the book.


"THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
There are no words to describe the beauty and perfection with which it has been written. I'll just say that if you want to read something perfect, this is it."



First few general pointers about the plot:
1) The story of the book revolves around a young girl, Liesel Meminger, around the time of world war II. 
2) The book has been narrated by "Death".
The book starts somewhere by the graveyard, where by her brother's graveside Liesel grabs upon a book, "The Gravedigger's Handbook", which was left abandoned in snow. The book thief's first book.
With Liesel being sent to live with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann, the story revolves around these three characters and Rudy Steiner (Liesel's best friend).
From the story per…

The Recession Groom - Vani

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Book: The Recession Groom
Author: Vani
Rating: 2.5/5

Pages: 295
ISBN-10: 9384226580
ISBN-13: 978-9384226589


The story of the book revolves around a guy, Parshuraman Joshi, from India who settled abroad for work after his higher studies.
As the title of the book suggests, the story goes on in a very expected pattern. The guy earns a decently good salary and his family, as always happens in many Indian families, wants to get him married. The reason for getting him married is that he will soon turn 30(in couple years), he will expire in the marriage market and he won't get good girls after that. However, as the story proceeds, his sister, Ragini, in India tries to fix his marriage. On the other hand, his aunt Parvati, with whom he lived and finished his higher studies get proposals for him. While the whole drama continues, "Recession" hits him and he loses his job (pretty much predictable from the title).
The rest of the story follows with how he manages his life through the phas…