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Review: CIGARETTES SEX LOVE

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CIGARETTES SEX LOVE by Lavanya Nukavarapu My rating: 3 of 5 stars “The one thing that has always baffled me is the contradictions men display in their ideologies and perceptions of women. On one hand, they think that women are inferior to them and on the other hand they need us to satisfy them not just physically, but emotionally too. They want us to love and fuck them unconditionally, but they aren’t ready to give us the minimum respect we deserve.” "Girls have desires too. We have our fair share of fantasies, fetishes, lust and craving for love. But physical intimacy is complicated to me. I know you will say that I should look at it as a simple hunger or a need of the body. But I don’t see it that way. Attraction can come easily, but affection comes with great difficulty. Once they creep in and settle down, it is hard to get rid of them." I say, fiddling with the doll. " I am not sure if she is lamenting over her brother’s separation

Review: The Art of Seduction

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The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think the ideas work. Those are practical and proven. You may try. I don't find the book sexist. And the tips given can be useful in every walk of life and not only to seduce women. Women can use these to seduce men. These are more of a persuasion strategies. "No one can fall in love if he is even partially satisfied with what he has or who he is. The experience of falling in love originates in an extreme depression, an inability to find something that has value in everyday life. The “symptom” of the predisposition to fall in love is not the conscious desire to do so, the intense desire to enrich our lives; it is the profound sense of being worthless and of having nothing that is valuable and the shame of not having it. . . . For this reason, falling in love occurs more frequently among young people, since they are profoundly uncertain, unsure of their worth, and often ashamed o

Review: The Case of the Troubled Trustee

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The Case of the Troubled Trustee by Erle Stanley Gardner My rating: 3 of 5 stars Why o why?? Why Mason has to manipulate? Though I know the answer. He says for him client's interest is first and foremost. However, some of his tricks seem unnecessary. "Now, I'm willing to bet that you made a stop at a culvert, got out of your car and tossed the murder weapon and perhaps some other incriminating evidence into the culvert." "And the police have that?" Dutton asked in dismay. "The police have that." "Then there's nothing left for youto do," Dutton said, "except have me plead guilty and put myself on the mercy of the court." "Did you kill him?" Mason asked. "No, I didn't kill him," Dutton said, "but I did find a gun by the body. I picked it up and when I got to my car, I examined it by flashlight and found it was my gun." "You had a flashlight in the car?

Review: The Postman Always Rings Twice

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The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a hard hitting book. I have no words to describe how I felt throughout and after finishing it. However the climax was sort of pre determined and I wished something like that happened. No doubt it was sad but it was fitting. You can call it poetic justice. There is a down on luck bastard Frank Chambers. He meets a Greek one fine day and start working for him. Her sexy siren wife Cora and frank had sexual sparks. They start a steamy affair and plan to kill Nick Papadakis. Their plan backfires and they vow never to do that again. "We must have been crazy. Just plain crazy." "Just our dumb luck that pulled us through." "It was my fault." "Mine too." "No, it was my fault. I was the one that thought it up. You didn't want to. Next time I'll listen to you, Frank. You're smart. You're not dumb like I am." "Excep

Review: The Child Next Door

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The Child Next Door by Shalini Boland My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Greek philosopher once said that the only thing that is constant is change. Well, I don’t want things to change. I want what Dom and I have to remain the same. Our strong relationship, the safety and comfort of our house. I realise that since I heard those voices in the monitor four days ago, I no longer feel comfortable in my own home. I’m scared to be here alone. Maybe that’s why I’m resentful of Dom’s training. I don’t know. I don’t trust what I’m feeling. I don’t understand it. I notice that my neighbour’s car is missing from his driveway. My heart thumps uncomfortably as I realise what this means… Martin is out. But when did he leave and when is he coming back? I don’t know the answers to those questions, which means he could be back any minute. Do I dare to do what I know needs to be done? Couldn’t this be the perfect opportunity, while Daisy is out of the house? I still don’t fee

Review: The Iron Man

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The Iron Man by Ted Hughes My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Iron Man roared again as the earth began to fall on him. But soon he roared no more. Soon the pit was full of earth. Soon the Iron Man was buried silent, packed down under all the soil, while the farmers piled the earth over him in a mound and in a hill. They went to and fro over the mound on their new tractors, which they’d bought since the Iron Man ate their old ones, and they packed the earth down hard. Then they all went home talking cheerfully. They were sure they had seen the last of the Iron Man. Only Hogarth felt suddenly sorry. He felt guilty. It was he, after all, who had lured the Iron Man into the pit. Now at last he spoke to the monster. “If you can’t bear to be made red-hot like me, then you are weaker than I am, and I have won, and you are my slave.”The monster began to laugh. “All right,”he roared. “Build the fire, and I’ll lie on it.”He laughed again. He knew the Iron Man couldn’

Review: Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Proven strategies for building confidence and finally feeling ‘good enough’

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Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Proven strategies for building confidence and finally feeling ‘good enough’ by Margaret Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews