Synopsis – This book is a story mainly revolving around 2 characters I.e. Sophie and Emma. They both have partners and a kid each. One day Sophie leaves her child Ben with Emma and her kid Theo. Sophie is with her husband in the train when mid journey she gets a call that something has happened to two kids. They both are severely injured but they cannot make out who is who as both look identical. Sophie is shaken and wonders how could she trust Emma so blindly and leave her son. 
What I liked – The backdrop of this story leads to North London. I’ve watched a lot of shows and I’m in awe with how the architecture is. Teresa has done a fantastic job describing each area so well that when I’m reading, I can imagine being a part of each scene. 
What I didn’t like – I understand that this book did need to have mystery to it as we have to uncover what happened to the kids and why Sophie did have her doubts on Emma but every once a while the story did get too slow. The feeling of reading it gets lost during the middle after 100 pages. It does pick up well later. Maybe if the book would be a little bit fast paced, it would have been even better! 
What you can expect – For those who love mystery, there’s nothing better than this. If you like a village in of an atmosphere with a mystery then boy you are in for a treat. My best suggestion to you is patience. Give it time. Every mystery takes some time to unravel and so does this one. 
My rating – 4/5
You can find this book on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35906836-the-friend
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I’ve been watching this amazing show called “Sense8” available on Netflix. Everyone who knows me understands the snail’s pace I take usually to complete a season of any show. It takes me months. But here, I got done within 2 weeks! The entire concept made me go bonkers and hence I have compiled a list of 8 reasons why you must not at all miss this show. Please read them and definitely add this in your list of shows to watch before you die.

  1. Concept: How would you feel when you realize you are connected to 7 people and they are to you. The show’s main storyline dwells on 8 different individuals who are a new breed of humans who are connected to each other and can feel, speak, think what the other person is going through.
  1. Diversity in Casting: They have ensured to bring in the authenticity here by bringing 8 people of different nationalities. Means you will find 8 different countries, different cultures, different emotions and languages being used here.
  1. Exploring different individuals: I like the way they have added so much of genuineness in their story. You will find people who are straight, a homosexual and a transgender here. That’s how real as a story can get, right?
  1. Surprising elements: The 8 are connected in such a fashion that they can use each other’s skills and language too. Don’t be surprised if you find a German talk in Hindi or an Icelander talk in Korean!
  1. Storyline: The storyline in Season 1 is more of a grasping material for all of us as we try to understand if this concept is true and that if we can feel what another person is feeling thousands of miles away. It is fast paced, it will make you think and you are bound to love them all.
  1. Emotional connect: Finding someone to talk to when you are sad is very important. Many don’t get to do that and either slip into a dark place or even worse. Here, when someone feels sad or needs help, the others can come to their aid. Wouldn’t that be amazing if we got that opportunity too?
  1. Direction: It is a task, trust me when me as a viewer finds it difficult to place who is talking in one scene. I can hardly imagine how they directed each sequence showing different characters performing a single task in the same way! A grand salute for them for their good work.
  1. Breaking stereotypes: Did you know that when I say they all can feel each other’s pain, I really meant it. A man can feel the pain when one of the females has menstrual cramp pain. If one of them gets pregnant, a man would immediately feel everything, right from the joy, pain and irritation! It is indeed different and not something that I’ve seen in many shows.

Here are my 8 reasons to watch this show. Don’t worry. There are no spoilers as such which will ruin your series watching experience. It’s something that I really want people to watch and hence please do check this out.

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Overall:

I like my life.

I’ve seen a fair share of moments; both good and small.

I enjoy the little moments and little things that people do for me.

It gives me joy and happiness knowing that somewhere…I’m loved.

2018 (January to August):

But that’s not how my years began this time.

2018 began with a bang for me when I left my job in the field of finance after 3 long years for good.

Then after 1 month of being jobless, I got the luxury of going for a family trip abroad with my parents. That was one priceless month.

Post the trip there was 3 months of joblessness with my parents worried for me, friends looking to endorse and suggest my name for interviews.

Getting a good night’s sleep was not at all available. I still went through that sleepless and tension phase which never let me sleep in peace.

At the end of May, I got my first break in content writing. Ever since then I’ve been happy. I keep writing, go home on time and smile more often since the past 3 months.

September:

My September began with a bang!

One of my oldest school friends surprised us by flying down from USA for his brother’s engagement.

I was the first one to know and one by one, everyone was given a separate surprise. This was the first time in 2.5 years that we all were together in one city.

This image was clicked during the engagement party and I must tell you that the moment here is priceless and I’m going to cherish it for a very long time!

Look at those innocent faces!

 

With this, I request you to share a moment in this year which was the best so far!

Let’s share the happiness with all!

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