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Book Review: IT’S ALL IN THE PLANETS by PREETI SHENOY

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Hey Friends! Have you read It’s All In The Planets? Well, I read and I spent literally my entire day reading Preeti Shenoy’s  latest novel, “It’s All in the Planets”.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I simply like Preeti Shenoy a lot, I cannot ever ignore her books. Its amazing, how beautifully she writes her stories. I always excited to read her books, so when I saw that there’s a new book by Preeti Shenoy, I just clicked on Pre-Order button and very soon I got my copy of the book signed by the author 💖 and I was so glad to receive that autographed copy. So I liked the book very much, it is a sweet and simple love story which revolves around 3 main characters Aniket aka Ani, Nidhi and Trisha aka Trish. It is simple tale with full of twists and turns. The title of the book is beautiful and I liked the cover also, its beautiful and romantic…..isn’t it? ✨ for a sec it takes you in to a dreamland. ✨ One thing I love about Shenoy is her stories are always themed around female leads, human relationships and their emotions/feelings. I really like her and love to read her books.

Now about the novel, let’s start with the title. So, the title gives the full justice to the story. I don’t believe in astrology that much but I believe in destiny very much actually, I do believe that everything we think, we want, we do or be in life has root in our Destiny. The narrative of the story is simple and beautiful. Shenoy talks about the modern day relationships and love, and gives a great message that do not compromise ever if you are not happy just say it, take a stand because in any relationship compromises can’t bring happiness to any person so do not compromise, respect your feelings and yourself. The plot revolves around Aniket, Trisha, Nidhi and Manoj. It’s a story of love, friendship, hate, cheating and understanding. And I must say Preeti has brought out all the emotions in it so beautifully. 🙂
I loved the characters of Nidhi and her step mom Tara. Both are nice and understanding. Nidhi, is smart, understanding, intelligent, talented, passionate about her work and full of life. She has quit her corporate job and back to India to pursue her passion for “Pottery and Blogging”. She is engaged to Manoj. She thinks Manoj is just “Mr. Perfect” but later realizes that he is not right person for her and she no longer loves him. Nidhi also maintains a blog called ‘A Pot of Clay That Holds Gold’ in the meantime. She is so passionate about her ambitions. Ambition to her is something other than just money and a profitable career. She’s indeed a very powerful and beautiful character and I loved the way she gets a support from her family. I wish all parents be like that towards their children, especially girls. Tara, Nidhi’s step mom is an absolute sweetheart who encourages her daughter in every step of life and understands her and loves her. I loved her character. Usually we don’t see such a supportive stepmother…right no?

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Aniket aka Ani, is a male lead character. He is a techie. He has a girlfriend Trisha. He is just so crazy by the beauty of Trisha and that is something quite common in present day relationships and so called love. 😂 Trisha aka Trish, is a part time model and basically works at Aniket’s office. Ani loves Trish a lot but Trish doesn’t love him. She has a list of things she wants him to work on especially with his pot belly. Aniket can do anything to be with her. He has a best friend Subbu. Subbu is quite funny, nerd and sweet character. He is truly Ani’s best friend. When Ani has any problem, Subbu always cheers him up. He does all his best to make his friend feel better. He’s a true friend who is very supportive. So, one day on a train journey Nidhi meets Aniket by coincidence and Nidhi agrees to be Ani’s relationship as well as fitness coach. They become good friends. They help each other with solving their problems. Things change with time and a lot happens with a major twist which we didn’t thought. So now, we have 4 characters on this romantic plot. Nidhi and Manoj, Trish and Aniket. So what happens next? Well, I’m not going to tell you further story coz I’m not going to spoil the suspense created by the author in the story, you should read the book for that. 😉

Well I found Aniket’s character little annoying at some points but I liked his selfless love for Trish and his efforts to recreate the already-dying-relationship with Trish is just beyond words. I liked the climax. Shenoy uses simple words/ language. The writing and language is really nice which is why anyone can relate with her story. She has written the story so beautifully. I liked it. The story talks of selfrespect, selflove and also following your dreams and passions, which should be respected and accepted.❤️ I loved the way Shenoy expresses these emotions in words.

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All in all, I liked  the book. But I didn’t like when some chapters deal with the same incidents being narrated by both Ani and Nidhi. 😕 Apart from that, it is a nice and romantic story with a good twist and a message. And as I said above I believe in destiny so I agree with author’s message that is conveyed in this book that destiny is something which is prewritten and cannot be changed. Everything that has to happen will happen surely in its own pact when the right time arrives. I strongly agree with this.😊

Some quotes from the book-

“The longing for you is now a constant companion I carry in my heart. It surrounds me like a cloak and everything that I see is through this filter. It permeates every cell in my body. There is no waking moment that goes by without you on my mind. And if I could control my dreams when I sleep, I would dream only of you.”

“Yes. We are dealt cards. That is fate. But we do have free will. What we do with the blows that land on us is up to us. We can fight and emerge stronger than before. or we can give up.”

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So its a nice read for me. Decent job done by the author, but she could have done better. But I would say read it once at least. Don’t miss it if you like reading Shenoy’s books, but don’t expect too much it is not her best work.

And, Tell me have you read it? I would love to hear it from you. Do let me know if you have read the book or are planning to do so! Do share it with me in the comments below as I would love to know! 🙂

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Words from the Heart

Ignorance is Bliss!

And, whenever she talked about him…. She would slowly get all nostalgic and in no time she started to sound as if she was about to cry. Her eyes would well up and her voice would choke.

And when she got this full, she took a deep breath, gulped some water and with a smile on her lips, she just changed the subject as she drank her tears inside.

This is how we all dealt with pain, didn’t we??? We just ignored it and changed the subject…. And this shows people how strong we are. Truly, sometimes Ignorance is a Bliss! 😉

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A Long-Distance Relationship…

I think winter is easily the most romantic season…do you agree? 😉 Winters are always welcomed with so many flowers in bloom, the cup filled with hot coffee, so many delicious dishes and ofcourse quilt under which you text secretly and pretending your guardian that you are in slumber. Don’t you feel that crazy teenage feeling of love warmth when you are with your lover.  🙂

“ Soumya too was madly in love with Ved. Almost a year the couple always spend good times together, no fights, no lies just LOVE.

It was Sunday afternoon, when she was waiting for Ved’s call but was pretending her parents that she’s not well.

” Soumya, dear will you please shut the door? We’ll be back soon! ” Her parents told her.

“ Okay Mom ” She said and smiled and finally close the door behind. She jumped in joy that she can now talk to Ved as her parents were not around her for some minutes or maybe hours. She jumped on her bed, unplugged her cell from charging and started checking her new feeds on Facebook and Whatsapp message.

” Ved, baby what are you doing? ” She text him.

” Working baby ” He replied with warming smiley.

” Call me right now ” She replied him back.

” Later or do voice call ” He replied.

” I said Call me right now.. else kattiiii! ” She replied and turn off her net and sit silently.

After fifteen minutes he called, Soumya lips parted to smile and she chuckled on the call. She wanted to tell him but he kept on saying….. ” Whatsapp par baat kar naa or do voice call ”

Later he started yawning and hung the phone without even listening to her….

The moment he hung up, streams of tears started flowing down her cheeks, making her cheeks go warm and wet, she was in tears, her nose red and eyes full of tears of being hurt…

She wiped and sealed the envelop of her entrance form, above the entrance form on big letters ‘ Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University ‘ was written.

Yes they were long distance couple, Ved is from Mumbai and Soumya live in Delhi. Soumya wanted to do MBA and she’d got the admission in DU. She wanted to give this news to Ved and surprise him. Alas! all her plan of surprising him crashed with disconnected call… she stood up and stop the song playing ” Tum hi ho” which was Ved’s favorite song since they met with each other. She sobbed a little more and shut down the PC .

She gently place the envelop inside her bag and angrily placed her books on the study table back. She curled into her quilt and cried that whole night. She ignored his texts and gazed at their photos and her long texts in which she expressed her love for him .

In between somewhere she lost trust on him being hurt.

She didn’t speak a word whole day. And in the night with full of pain she slept, with a wish that one day her love would understand her feelings!”

You know, love is something that we all need and when we’re in love we expect a lot. Every time we want more love, feelings, loyalty and it hurt so much when you are doing so much for someone but they never appreciate. It hurts even more that the one who loves more started detaching himself or herself knowing they can be hurt back, knowing they will never think about that person anymore. So mutual understanding is very much important in any relationship. If we want a happy good relationship, so we have to realize or understand other person’s feelings first!! 🙂

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Words from the Heart

And, a dream died….!

Look at her marksheet, just 50% in Mathematics”. Her father retorted.
“And, not to forget her Science marks, 55%. She is such a disappointment.” Her mother fumed too.

“But, Dad, Didn’t you notice my English marks? I have had got 92%, the highest in all the sections”. The 9th grade girl said fearfully yet, there was hope in her voice.

“Nobody sees your literature marks. It is Mathematics and Science that make careers”. Her father broke the hope she was clinging to.
“Stop wasting your time scribbling your good for nothing thoughts and pay attention on numericals and equations”. Even her mother failed to understand her.

And, a dream died young that day. She was engineered to opt something she could never really understand or love.
The irony is, she was allowed to be a bad engineer or a bad doctor but, not a great writer!
Really, Lucky are they whose parents say :- ‘you can do what you want, we’ll always be there for you beta’ ! 🙂

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Hello Friends!

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Okay coming to the point, I will write my posts in English & Hindi. And My English will be very normal/basic just because English is not my mother tongue, I hope mistake such wrong vocabulary, miss type and mess up grammar is understandable, so please tolerate my mistakes. 🙂 Okay and this page also will introduce what I will write here. Everything will relate to my self and my personal interest. I will share so much relate to my life like pics, reviews, simple talks etc. I like reading and writing. I want to be a good writer 😉 and I thing my writing journey starts here. 🙂
So stay tuned friends! & I think that’s enough for now. 😛

Thanks for reading!! 🙂