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#Review: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

11:54:00 PM

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book is about Precious Rotswane, who is addressed as Mma Ramotswe by everyone. She is a fat , intelligent lady who lives by the old African morals and likes people who follow the same. Yet, she is modern in her outlook and lifestyle. The book talks about her life and how she starts the first and only ladies detective agency in her country. Simple people , real lives and real troubles solved so methodically by the female detective, Mma Ramotswe . The writing is short sweet and rustic sort, that makes this book so enjoyable. It brings the country of Africa alive in the readers mind. Together with her secretary and best friend, Mma Ramotswe was a delight to read about. Perfect weekend read for me.


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#Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

11:06:00 AM

Turtles All the Way Down Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After a long long time I encountered a book that I liked and disliked equally. It's like reading about Aza was as exhausting as her friend Daisy felt about being with her. But then, Aza and her life together with the wonderful conversations of Davis made this book so so beautiful to read.

Aza is stuck with the thoughts of her own mind , thoughts on being sick , thoughts of not being good and thus thought spiral is getting out of control. She seems self obsessed most times while always wanting to be the other way. Daisy is fun, free and a normal teenage girl that wants to escape her poor life and be famous and live to the fullest. Together they chance upon the mystery of finding a fugitive billionaire in order to win a reward. That's how Aza ,who knew the son Davis meets him again and that's the most beautiful part of this book. Not the love story but how their crazy thoughts and life coping mechanism fit together , as long as it lasts.

The book is an essay on mental health , the beauty of love , friendship and dealing with loss aswegrow up into adults.

You have to read John Green to have your heart broken and mended , same time.

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