Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End |Hourly History

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Rating: 4.5/5

Great book! I have read about Leonardo Da Vinci, but this book tells more than any other.

The book gives the glimpse of life during Italian Renaissance era.

The best thing about ‘hour history series’ is that it is totally based on facts (not opinions) & is short enough to complete in a sitting 🙂

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What books should I read to get a reading habit? (1 min read)

You can’t force a habit on yourself!

No book particular book can make you get the reading habit!

  • Firstly, Find the book that interests you, It can be Harry Potter or whichever you like.
  • Secondly, Make a ritual to read at a particular time, I read for at least 30 mins before drifting to sleep.

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The Best OF Diary OF A Wimpy Kid

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Rating: 4/5

 

The best part about The Diary Of Wimpy kid series is the innocence using which the author encapsulates the mind of the reader. It’s not just the writing, the whole combo of language, sketches & the fonts cast the spell! I love fonts, it really gives the essence of a kid’s diary.

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The Einstein Theory Of Relativity | H. Lorentz

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Rating: 3/5

Reasons to read this book:

• Written by noble prize winner H. Lorentz.
• Can be finished in a sitting.
• Available for free on kindle.

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Which are the best novels for teens?

These are the books which I believe would have done wonders to me if only I had read them a few years back (when I in school; basically when I was a teen)

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A Study In Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)

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Rating 2/5

The first of the four Sherlock Holmes novels.
I had huge expectations from it, after all, it’s SHERLOCK HOLMES!

Since it’s the very first novel, It starts with the introduction of Dr. Watson & Sherlock Holmes. The character of Sherlock is well portraited. The plot was intriguing too!

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A Short History Of Nearly Everything

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Rating: 5/5

 

This is one hell of a book, It taught me more about science and life than any of the academic books I read!

I can just imagine the sheer amount of work and research put into this book. Not only it tells about science but also gives credit to the person or the group who first explained the phenomena.

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The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)

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My rating: 4.5/5

The book picks up exactly where the first one left.

Yet again, the tone & writing of Lemony does the charm again, keeps you on the edge. It’s difficult to put down the book once started.
If I compare with the part 1, this one lacks a bit of thriller, but since it’s a series of some 13 books, and thriller alone can’t build up the story, it’s okay.
I love the book dedication part!
It reads
“for Beatrice – my love for you shall live forever. You however, didn’t”

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I won’t talk about the plot, as it will kill the book!
Just know that you need to read this! This series is awesome!

HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE

RATING: 5/5

 

And again, Harry potter left me enchanted & longing for more!

When you have seen the movie previously and then read the book afterward, it is obvious that the mind tries to compare the book and movie. In most of the cases the book wins and here the same thing has happened for me. I’ve already seen the movie a good many times.

The movie misses many interesting parts that are there in the book and it’s pretty obvious.

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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3.5/5 

Being someone who loves cosmology, I had high hopes with this book and why shouldn’t I? Afterall Carl Sagan wrote this!

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