Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

He may have amassed more international runs than any other cricketer at any time, but Sachin Tendulkar has been poorly served by the sports writer community. Although the man they call the “master blaster” has inspired a number of biographies, they have in general tended to veer from the utterly hagiographic to the unfairly criticial.…

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Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

We had told you that Kindle would be offering a free bestselling e-book for download every day for two weeks a few days ago. And today, it is offering one of the best self-improvement books ever written as part of the deal. Kindle users today can go right ahead and download Stephen R Covey’s classic…

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Book Review: Thrills, Spills…and Giggles

Book Review: Thrills, Spills…and Giggles

Murder, a housewife caught up in the middle of it, police, foul play, dastardly plot…those seem to be the ingredients of a typical run of the mill thriller, don’t they? Well, they are all there in The Reluctant Detective. But the book is anything but run of the mill. Nay, this is not a book…

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A bestseller every day – FREE! – for Kindle users for two weeks

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For e-book lovers in India, it does not really get better than this. For two weeks, starting from today , Kindle users will be able to download a popular bestseller – absolutely free of cost – on to their devices as part of what is being the “Free Kindle E-book Fortnight.” The offer will start…

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Book Review: Zombies never seemed THIS real!

Book Review: Zombies never seemed THIS real!

When you think of books about zombies and the undead, the last thing you expect is reportage. If there are zombies and dead men walking, there should be ancient curses, shamans, innocent victims, and swaggering heroes saving the day, right? The answer would be “yes” in most cases. Which is why Max Brooks’ World War…

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She is back – new Bridget Jones book in October!

She is back – new Bridget Jones book in October!

One of the most iconic female characters in modern English fiction, Bridget Jones, is all set to make a comeback this year after a long sabbatical. Written by Helen Fielding, the Bridget Jones’ series of books spanned just two titles – Bridget Jones Diary (1996) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999)- but became…

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Flipkart vs Amazon in India: A bestseller price comparison!

Flipkart vs Amazon in India: A bestseller price comparison!

With Amazon finally starting to sell books in India, book worms in India have a new quandary to tackle – should they order books off Amazon, or stick with the company that has been calling the shots in the online book ordering business in the country, i.e, Flipkart. Well, as we were besieged by queries…

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Now buy books from Amazon in India, with free delivery (for a while)!

Now buy books  from Amazon in India, with free delivery (for a while)!

Yes, we have woken up to the BIG news that one of the world’s largest booksellers, Amazon, has finally arrived in India. In the true sense of the word, that is. You can now head out to www.Amazon.in and order books and films in Indian Rupees and get them delivered in India. And what’s more,…

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Jack Reacher returns on August 29

Jack Reacher returns on August 29

One of the most popular characters in the history of crime fiction is said to make a comeback in August. Lee Child’s burly, brainy Jack Reacher, a former military man who drifts around the US without any possessions, seeking peace and quiet and finding trouble, will be retuning to the thick of action come August…

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Review Round Up: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Review Round Up: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Yes, the man who moved the world with books like The Kite Runner and A Thousand Suns is back. It might not have been accompanied by the kind of marketing hype that marked Dant…oops…Dan Brown’s Inferno, but Khaled Hosseini’s third novel, And The Mountains Echoed has arrived in bookstores around the world. Does it live…

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The BookWag List 11: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

The BookWag List 11: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

As we head into the weekend, here is our list of ten books that are worth getting your reading teeth into. They will remain stuck there for a while, we promise. As usual, our selection goes across genres and focuses on entertaining reading rather than the educational (we really believe we had an overdose of…

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Book Review: The greatest Batman story ever told?

Book Review: The greatest Batman story ever told?

No Man’s Land is considered to be one of the greatest Batman storylines, detailing what happened to Gotham City after a cataclysmic earthquake left it in ruins. As if the earthquake is not bad enough, the city is cut off by the US Government and declared a no-go zone after most of its citizens have…

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After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seems to have something for assassinations. The past couple of years have seen him pen two bestselling books – Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy – on the assassinations of arguably two of the most popular presidents in the United States. Well, he has no plans of walking away from the…

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