I’m growing Old

Yeah, another year passed by. From Yippeee I’m turning 18 to today.. Fuck, where’d the year go?

I know it’s too soon to worry about the creaking joints and all but the whole trap of adulthood is falling on me.

I’m 3% excited, 80% indifferent and 7% nostalgic. But well, the world makes up for it when for the first time your crush texts you first (if only to wish happy birthday) and you complete one year anniversary with one special friend.

Our conversation was just deep man. I really effing appreciate you being in my life. Thanks.

Another thanks and I’m sorry to the people I avoided because I was listening to good music on the radio. I chose music over you.. It’ll always be like that but if you stick with me even after all that, well then I guess you really are good friends.

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Look what I found

Have you ever wished that there was one platform for all bookish updates and news? I found one. The website keeps me updated about authors, new book releases, book reviews and publishing insight in a very entertaining way. And it is called … drumroll please

 

Word Pinnacle!

 

Yep, nice name, right? And it fits too. So now you are wondering, what’s so special about this place and why am I so excited about sharing it. Let me start from the beginning. I found this website on Facebook during a giveaway, an amazing giveaway. Then I got curious about them. And this is what I found.

 

So it is started by two guys Pranav Shree and Satmeet Singh. And it is just the perfect place for bookworms to speak their mind and everyone knows there is an aspiring writer in every reader, so they also help you with writing skills and there are competitions, which are exciting and fun. The best thing that I like about Word pinnacle is the transparency. If you read a good review about a book on the site, it probably IS good. Because those reviews come from readers like us and they are thoroughly analytical. So you can pick which book works for you.

 

I have found so many platforms where people just write fake good reviews and cheat the readers into buying something that’s not even worth their time. And that is why I like the transparency that this site brings. Actual professional reviewers talk about all aspects of a book adding their own opinions.

 

Lately, their book “Pocket Culture” has been raving in the market and they do publish books, in case anyone has a manuscript lying around. Self-publishing is so time consuming and you need to do a lot of hard work and as for traditional publishing houses, that is a lucky shot. So this gives you the perfect opportunity.

 

One of the other main things that Word Pinnacle helps out with is internet marketing and trust me this is the best option for marketing you can choose because their page views are flying and they have a huge audience. They can really make a book discoverable among readers. If you think of promotion, this should be the platform that comes to mind.

 

I started working with them just lately, since I love discussing books and I  wanted to be a part of something amazing like that. I share book reviews and my own bookish knowledge with them and they are so much fun to work with. I adore how they don’t pressurize you with anything and don’t ask you to edit out the things that you feel strongly about.

 

If I don’t like something, I can just say it out loud and there’s no barrier or uncomfortable feelings. Plus, did I mention about their store for bookish merchandise? They have adorable stuff there! And I have a weakness for bookish goodies.

 

If you want to check them out, go to the link, here.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

Genre: Mythology, Fantasy Fiction, Urban Fiction

635 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by William Morrow


About this Book:

Now a TV Series produced by FremantleMedia North America available internationally on Amazon, exclusively through Prime Video and starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies…and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing – an epic war for the very soul of America – and that he is standing squarely in its path. Continue reading

The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars

Genre: Magical Realism, Fiction, fantasy

181 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by William Morrow Books


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Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what. Continue reading

Letter to someone #7

To my Buddy.

Fuck you.

You left me. ( so now I left you too)

Happy birthday!

We’re still friends 😂

I hated it you know, when you left without telling, when you found your friends and left me. But I got used to it. I almost let you go.

Well for a while I did.

But this.. What we have.. It doesn’t just disappear dude. So now here we are. Lost in the middle.

I don’t even think of you now when you’re not in sight. But when I do think of you, it’s always this one word ‘Buddy’.

And you know where that stands among all my friends ranking. :p

So sorry, that I’m not there and can’t surprise you like you did Jerry.

But I do care.

Letter to someone #6

What began as a means to stay in touch with my friends has turned into so much more. Like a confessional. So here’s one to someone very special to me.

To the girl I saved and who saved me too.

I’m sorry I’m not there. I wish I was, if only to tell you that your birthday IS special. And something to celebrate. That you DESERVE happiness and much more than the world could lffer you or  I could offer you.

When you divulged to me your secrets, all the horrible details of your past. I felt so saddened on your behalf but proud that you survived and trusted me with that secret.

Knowing that someone could trust me that much really changed me. I helped you get used to the darkness and you helped me fight mine.

I thank you my dearest friend and apologies that it was all I could give you- My friendship, while you offered so much more.

Happy Birthday girl!

May the world give you sunshines and rainbows now, for you’ve already suffered enough.

Letter to someone #5

To my mind twin.

You probably will never see this. Again, why do you never read my blog?

When I first met you back in highschool, all drenched in rain looking for someone to lean on, you pushed me away. And that’s when I saw you. Your face had such resemblance to my annoying little sister that I just couldn’t resist annoying you a little too.

Well, like all others, you hated my annoyance, then accepted it, and now relish in it. You’re welcome.

I remember how we sang! Or I sang, with my shitty voice and we loudly sang all cheap bollywood songs. I even sang JB for you even though I hated his music. But you liked it and I was in desperate need of a friend.

Changing schools had been hard for me. All my friends were left behind and I didn’t want to turn into a loner again. Like I was before. So I tried so hard, to make people like me. I did meet a friend but we didn’t click like You and I did.

This was meant to be. 4 years later.

It’s still the same.

We still sing now together, just better songs. I’m still just as weird, but now you are too.

The pair of us, what mischief we made. Always talking and laughing and singing. Always loud. People got so irritated, seeing us together living life so freely.

I don’t think I would be like that with anyone except you.

So thank you for being there. 🙂