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Shilpa Shetty to Release Book on Health and Nutrition..

Shilpa’s Yoga – An Introduction to Dynamic Free Flow Yoga Practice

Indian Actress turned yoga instructor turned entrepreneur, Shilpa Shetty has donned many a hat over the years.She has recently launched her own line of yoga fitness DVD`s and is now all set to become an author.

Shilpa stated that she is working on a book on health and nutrition since working out without a proper diet is futile. If that wasn’t enough, she also informs that the book will take into consideration the usual Indian diet keeping in mind its local target audience.
According to our source the book will be released in 2016.

Ted Cruz Takes on New York Times in Book Controversy…

A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America  

 Over the last week presidential candidate Ted Cruz has had a battle of wills with one on the most leading newspapers the New York Times, waging a very public battle against the paper arguing that it purposely excluded his new memoir from its bestseller list.

 A Time for Truth had appeared on the rankings compiled by both the Wall Street Journal and Barnes & Noble, but was conspicuously absent from the list in the Times, which maintained that the book was excluded because most of its sales had come from “strategic bulk purchases.”

Harper Collins sent an inquiring email to The New York Times last week after the book’s impressive sales were ignored by the paper.

Last Wednesday the New York Times after apologizing, announced that ‘A Time of Truth’ does belong in their bestselling list and gave the book a no.7 ranking in non – fiction while still maintaining that they did nothing wrong by the omission.

In A Time For Truth, his first book, Cruz tells his story as a Cuban immigrant’s son who made it to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court bar, and eventually the U.S. Senate. It’s a deeply personal journey that begins with Cruz’s father experiencing brutality in a Cuban prison and ends with Cruz’s discovery that Washington has neither the courage nor the desire to preserve the freedom and opportunities that gave hope to his father, and millions like him.

Pulling back the curtain on the backroom deals between Republicans, Democrats, and the lobbyists who keep them in office (instead of keeping them accountable to their constituents), Cruz offers an inside look at what has gone wrong in our nation’s capital. He argues that the need for change is urgent, and that the only way to bring about real change is to revitalize the Constitutional principles that made our country great.

It’s a book that will win Ted Cruz few friends in Washington. Then again, that isn’t why he went there in the first place.

 

Ectopy by Scylla William | Book Review

Ectopy by Scylla William

Ectopy is a medical drama that explores the challenges a female has to go through in the field of medicine while being a leader.

Dr Zara is a typical strong career driven woman that often puts her professional life before her personal life but is also thrown into a romantic entanglement that turns her emotions into a roller coaster.

The settings and descriptions were realistic and accurate making this an engaging novel that was difficult to put down.

Recommended for fans of Greys Anatomy and those who are into medical drama.

 

Rating : *** ( 3 stars )

Paper Towns Coming Soon to the Big Screen..

Paper Towns by John Green
The film is based on the 2008 young adult novel of the same name by John Green, who also wrote the novel behind last year’s tear-jerker teen hit, The Fault in Our Stars.Paper Towns starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne in the lead roles is set to hit UK screens on August 17.

Plot Synopsis:

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew.

#1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.

The Boetie Legacy by Robert A. Kezer | Book Review

The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril by Robert A. Kezer

This was an extremely thought provoking novel that was a refreshing read. The book explores human nature and taking back what rightfully belongs to you using intellectual means rather than violence.

The relationship between Luke and Jo is complicated and complex , this novel centers around their troubles and the road they travel together without losing their moral values .

This was a well written engaging story that was also well paced with interesting characters so i got through it very quickly.

It does not classify as light reading but will capture your attention.

 

Rating : *** ( 3 stars )

 

The One You Feed by James Drummond | Book Review

The One You Feed by James Drummond

The one you feed was a beautifully written werewolf novel with a high school setting that will definitely appeal to fans that love the supernatural world without all the sappiness and sugar coating of a werewolf’s basic primal nature that is often depicted in a lot of shape shifter books these days.

This novel follows the life of Toby Hoffman who is a troubled young teen who goes through a series of insecurities.Strange things are happening Silver Falls that seems to point in the direction of his best friend Nate.During the course of the novel we see Toby trying to get to the bottom of the strange and bloody occurrences happening in the woods. I liked the fact that there was a touch of reality in the sense where the bad things also happened to good people, something that rarely occurs in the fantasy world of fiction.

It had a touch of romance , masterfully mixed in with the horror that made this short read quite enjoyable. I liked the overall story arc especially the twists that come into play as you near the conclusion. This book is highly recommended for young adults and teens.

 

Rating : **** ( 4 Stars )

Tom Welling to Star in Adaptation of The Choice by Nicholas Sparks..

Tom Welling has landed a lead in  The Choice, the Ross Katz-directed adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel from a script by Bryan Sipe for Lionsgate.

Benjamin Walker plays Travis Parker and Teresa Palmer plays Gabby Holland. Neighbors in a small coastal town, they end up pursuing a relationship neither expected. Tom Welling plays a doctor at his father’s practice who is Gabby’s boyfriend. The triangle plays out over the course of a decade in North Carolina.

Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to produce and finance the film, the first independent feature from Nicholas Sparks Productions. Lionsgate’s Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions, and Eda Kowan, EVP acquisitions and co-productions, will oversee the project for the studio. Good Universe is handling international sales for the film.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Synopsis

 Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life– boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies–he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.

Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him . . . and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn’t help. Despite himself, Travis can’t stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family,  The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

The 100 Renewed for Season 3..

Shooting begins on The 100’s ( novel by Kass Morgan adapted for screen ) third season in a couple of weeks’ time, and fans of The CW’s hit show are desperate to find out what’s become of Sky People chief and all-round badass Clarke Griffin following the siege on Mount Weather at the end of Season 2.

We already know that The 100 Season 3 will explore Grounder culture in a big way, with many fans suspecting that Clarke will head to Polis after being extended a formal invitation to visit the Grounder capital by Lexa. One thing’s for sure, though: wherever she goes and whoever she meets, she’ll still have to deal with Bellamy’s anger if and when she decides to return to Camp Jaha.

The 100 by Kass Morgan 

 

Book Synopsis:

 

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves — but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope

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Emma Watson Officially Confirmed For ‘The Circle’ Opposite Tom Hanks..

Emma Watson has now been set to star in James Ponsoldt’s adaptation of Dave Eggers’ book  The Circle. Watson, stars opposite Tom Hanks as a young woman who is hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.

About The Circle :

 

The Circle by Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity.

There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

 

What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

New Novel by Jessica Knoll to be Adapted for the Big Screen…

Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll 

American author Jessica Knoll, whose debut book Luckiest Girl Alive will be adapted into  

OSCAR winner Reese Witherspoon was so impressed with Jessica Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive that she optioned the book six months before publication. 

 

Last month Knoll received the “dream’’ news that Lionsgate, the studio behind The Hunger Games blockbusters, had acquired the film rights with Witherspoon named as co-producer.

“Reese reached out directly with the studios to say she had read a great book and she helped to get the financial backing,’’ Knoll says. “The next step is to start wrangling for directors and cast and hopefully to get some big players attached. I feel really honoured that Reese has believed in the book so much and that she has championed it to a studio like Lionsgate. It feels like all the pieces are falling into place.’’

Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at “the perfect page-turner to start your summer” (People, Book of the Week): Luckiest Girl Alive—described by Reese Witherspoon as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!”

Book Blurb:

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?