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Book Review + Giveaway : Bridge Across the Ocean by Jack B. Rochester

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Genre : Fiction, Suspense, Sports, Romance

Date of Release: September 14th, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

AN ACTION-PACKED, ADVENTUROUS MYSTERY WITH IP ESPIONAGE, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOVE

Jedediah Smith, Luke Lin, David Bondsman and Rick Saundersson have created the most innovative bicycle drive in history: The Spinner, a technologically advanced device that produces and stores its own energy without using batteries. It’s 2011, and it’s ideally positioned for the just-emerging city bike market, and the world’s largest bicycle maker located in Taiwan is interested.

Just before they are to leave for Taipei to discuss a licensing agreement with Joyful Bike, While cycling, Luke is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. Although heartbroken, the three friends decide to continue with their business travels, taking Luke’s fiancee Suzie Sun with them.

At Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, the group encounters two Japanese agents of business espionage who don’t know what they have, but nevertheless want to steal it. The “information worms” pursue the cyclists to Taipei, where the stakes grow even higher and a battle of espionage ensues.

The guys begin negotiations with Joyful’s director of business development, Jung-Shan Lai. She takes them cycling on Joyful bikes through Taiwan’s breathtaking scenery as they continue to thwart the attacks of the information worms. Jed promptly falls in love with Jung-Shan, and she with him.

Will the team be able to secure and finalize their business deal with Joyful Bike? Will the agents of business espionage ride away with the stolen bicycle drive intelligence? Will the three friends get justice for Luke’s tragic death? Will Jung-Shan and Jed work out their cross-cultural love affair?

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INTERVIEW: Jack B. Rochester author of Bridge Across the Ocean

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About the Author:

Jack B. Rochester has worked in publishing for five decades. He was a business and technology journalist and author for 30 years, pounding out 500+ articles and 16 books, two of which were bestsellers: The Naked Computer and Pirates of the Digital Millennium, both co-authored with John Gantz. He is author of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers literary trilogy. His most recent novel is Bridge Across the Ocean, a contemporary thriller, much of which is set in Taiwan. Rochester has a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from California State University, Sonoma. He co-founded (with Caitlin M. Park) The Fictional Cafe, an online creative arts ‘zine, in 2013. His website is JackBoston.com. An avid recreational cyclist, he owns five bikes. He was raised in South Dakota and Wyoming, spent many years in California, and today lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. No moss grows beneath his feet.

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a daily reminder + getting my life together

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hello everyone!! it’s been a long time since i interacted with you all. this post will be unrelated to books BUT i’m here to give you a daily reminder that everyone needs the most as well as i’ll be sharing how i’m hoping to get my life together, to explain it in better terms, basically how i am planning to focus positive things and become a better version of myself. Especially my virtual presence is something that i am so ready to work on and eventually become more active than i’ve been these past months!

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Skeins by Richa Gupta| Book Review

RATINGS :-
Plot : 4/5
Characters : 4.5/5
Writing : 4/5
OVERALL RATING :4.5 /5

Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary

“There are instances when the truth suddenly pitches at us with an undeniable impact. Our buried feelings come to the fore due to a trigger in our environment.”

What happens when the skeins of life of 16 diverse Indian women, aged 25 to 67, get entwined when they travel to Spain and Portugal in an all-women’s tour? With a galaxy of identifiable characters from modern urban India depicted with light-hearted mirth in a travel environment, the novel explores serious issues, such as the quest for an independent identity and economic independence, the violence within and without our homes, the loneliness of old age and the need for constructive channelization of youthful energy. Spanning events across a little more than a year, it depicts how self-expression and a supportive environment trigger a cataclysmic effect and stimulate the women to realize their dreams.

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BOOK REVIEW:Christmas Shopaholic (Shopaholic #9) by Sophie Kinsella

Plot : 5/5
Characters : 5/5
Writing : 4/5
OVERALL RATING : 5/5

Genre : Contemporary, Romance, Humor, Comedy

Age Recommended: 13 yrs and up

“Whatever the Grinch can steal, it’s not Christmas.”

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It’s always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbors coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

And now it’s even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!

But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky’s parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she’ll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?

With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . .

Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?

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DECEMBER HAUL/TBR!!

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Hey guys! I hope you all are doing wonderful and are enjoying this festive season at it’s best! Today, I am here to share my December Book Haul with you all. Unfortunately, during the early weeks of December, I was caught up with my uni exams so I couldn’t share my haul sooner 😦 So, now that my exams are finally over (cries in happiness!) I am all geared up to share my love for books once again! But before I begin, I would like to mention that the haul for this month is basically me catching up with my long due TBR books. And when I mean “long due” I really mean the books that I have wanted to read since like FOREVER and since not much days are left in this month, I decided to just catch up on my tbr and not add new more new books to it (nervously laughs as adding more books seems pretty tempting! 🙈).

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WRAP-UP! + NOVEMBER HAUL?!

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Hey everyone! So, I am back with a wrap up segment in this post for the month of October! In terms of reading, October did turn out to be pretty decent as I ended up reading quite a decent amount of books than I actually expected (keeping in mind all the uni work I had to do XD). Before I begin, I would like to mention that the wrap up segment will include only those books that I have not reviewed on my blog in the month of October and have not talked about in my October haul as well. So, without further ado let’s get started!

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