NP Recommends – Why we love Majid’s Diary

Highlights: Book: Majid’s Diary Author Name: Ghazala Rizvi Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery A diary is all that Jamal has to understand why brother Majid committed suicide. But, it is one thing to have missing pages but entirely another thing to have a filled diary that is more of a crossword puzzle. Jamal takes the help of his friend Dev and before the two realize, they are thrust on a rollercoaster ride into a world ...

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NP Recommends: Why you will love Murder at Rutherford Hall

Highlights Title: Murder at Rutherford Hall Author: P.B.Kolleri Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Set in 1946 England, Murder at Rutherford Hall is a gripping tale that will have you turning pages till the end to figure out ‘whodunit’! Charles Rutherford, Lord of Rutherford hall has gone missing before his own party. Celia, the Lady of Rutherford hall, is found outside where she suffers a minor car accident, but the blood on her hands isn’t hers. ...

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7 Clichés About Women in Books

In an attempt to create stories that we can identify with, storytellers often end up writing characters that are so horribly inaccurate and stereotyped that it's almost funny. Some Clichés are so cliché that it is hilarious. Here are 7 clichés about women in books. “Her Smile Made My Heart Skip A Beat” Really dude?  Do you have a heart condition? Ya, her smile caught his attention, but let’s move on. Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States doesn’t ...

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8 Inspiring Books by Powerful Women

It's that time of the year where we celebrate women and all their achievements globally. This women's day is all about empowering women, it’s about breaking stereotypes, it’s about gender equality and it’s about being independent. So we've come up with a list of 8 inspiring books written by women who are in positions of power and influence. The autobiographies and memoirs written by these extraordinary women leaders will inspire you ...

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Tsundoku: Buying books and not reading them!

The Japanese language has always had beautiful, unique words that describe very specific things. One such word we love is Tsundoku. It is a commonly used term amongst book lovers. Some people are even proud that they tsundoku. "Tsun" is short for pile up and "doku" stands for "read." Translated into English, it means buying and stocking absurd amounts of books and never reading them. Humans have been known to collect and hoard ...

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popular book series

What Makes ‘A Game of Thrones’ Such a Popular Book Series?

What makes a book such a great read? When you sit back and relax with a novel and get so engrossed in it that you have forgotten how the day just went by. One such book that gives you this soul-stirring experience is A Game of Thrones series, authored by George RR Martin. Martin began writing the series in 1991 and published the first book in 1996. Since then, he has ...

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book cafes

9 Cafes and Spots in Hyderabad Ideal for a Writer

  Do you sometimes find yourself completely devoid of ideas to write a good story? If so, you’re not alone in the world of authors. Writers’ block can be tough to handle; thankfully there are multitudes of ways to get inspiration to write. The atmosphere plays an important role in cooking up the right concoction to induce a creative flow. Also, it’s a good idea to constantly change your atmosphere when ...

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literary events

Literary Events Across India You Cannot Miss!

It’s time to celebrate what you love! Writing, storytelling sessions, digital marketing, poetry sessions – anything and everything related to the world of literature! While it was extremely difficult to narrow it down from the plethora of events happening in the metropolitan cities in India, here is a list of the literary events you must not miss in the month of May and June 2017.     1.CHENNAI Script Writing: Write a movie ...

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best humour books

Humour Novels You Need to Read

  Laughter is and will always be the best medicine. No matter the source of laughter, those few minutes of blissful euphoria are something to cherish. Books have long been a very power source of laughter; that power stems from the fact that books let you imagine the comical situation in your own amusing way. If you are looking for a good laugh, read our list of the best humour novels. ...

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book cafes

9 Cafés and Spots in Delhi Ideal for a Writer

We writers are complex artists. We get inspired by the vibrant and colourful world around us and find ways to creatively convert that energy into the black-and-white world of text on paper. For some writers, the best work comes out in isolated places or within the four walls of their room. While some love working with different surroundings, like a book café and people around them. Whether you are writing ...

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best thriller novels to read

9 Thriller Novels You Must Read

  Fiction novels have that innate ability to drag you into their world of fictitious reality. Every time you snug yourself in for a read, you get that tingling feeling of actually being inside the novel’s plot. Thriller novels are one of the most engaging reads; the numerous action set pieces, the glorious mix of drama and comedy and unexpected plot twists can keep you immersed all day long. If you’re ...

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habit of reading books

How to Inculcate the Habit of Reading in Children

  The excitement of sitting on grandpa's lap and listening to his age-old stories is something that will live long in your memory. Today’s generation of kids have so many resources available at hand when it comes to reading, but inspiring and encouraging them to read is where the challenge lies. Here are some interesting ways to inculcate the habit of reading books in children. Start reading when your child is six ...

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pulitzer prize winning books

Pulitzer prize winning books you must read

Honouring excellence in journalism, arts, fiction and novel writing, the Pulitzer Prize is a recognition that American authors aim for. Renowned internationally for its success and significance in the literary circle, many critically acclaimed authors including Ernest Hemingway and Harper Lee have won this prestigious award. The award, which is named after a Jewish-Hungarian immigrant and journalist Joseph Pulitzer is an annual affair. Established in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is ...

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online dictionaries

Top 10 Online Dictionaries for Writers

If there is one thing us writers should be proud about, it’s our way with words. Writing is considered a skill that is developed naturally, especially in the flow of words that ultimately stitch a complete story together. However, there may come times when you will find yourself lost for words and unable to string that perfect sentence together; That's when some of our oldest friends - the best online ...

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writing inspiration

Seven Quotes to Inspire You to Write

Being an author might not be the highest-paying job in the world, but it definitely is satisfying. Despite writer’s block and the competition out there, it is a wonderful feeling to be an entrepreneur and take control of your life, and writing allows you to do that. Whether you aspire to write a thriller, an autobiography or a romantic novel, use these quotes to inspire you to write! Ever wondered what ...

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History of Publishing

History of Publishing

From clay tablets to audio books, the publishing industry has come a very long way. While books vs. eBooks continue to be the biggest debate among the bibliophiles, the book publishing medium as we know it is entirely different from the ones that were in place thousands of years ago. We now have access to millions of eBooks, with a single tap. Here is a compiled timeline on the history ...

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Book clubs in ahmedabad

Book Clubs in Ahmedabad That Every Bookworm Should Visit

Ahmedabad is developing fast; this gorgeous city is now considered one of the best places to live in India. In our journey to find book clubs across the nation,we halted here and its dedication to spread the love for reading impressed us. Here's an overview of the book clubs you can check out: Ahmedabad Book Club Despite its fairly young age (established in 2012), the Ahmedabad Book Club has quickly gained popularity ...

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