India

Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

I suggest reading other parts before reading this.  The most exciting and strenuous part of our course start now. Early morning snow covered view of Gorichen was so energizing. Trek from Meerathang campsite to ice wall is exhausting, yet I was excited for snow wall climbing practice. Backpack was not heavy as we only carried equipment's. I… Continue reading Meerathang to Ice wall trek, practice and back to New Melling – Part 5 

India

Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

I suggest reading first three parts before reading this. By now you would have got used to carrying weight a bit. But it's not over. Now endurance plays a role. If you feel your bag weighs heavy, New Melling is your last option to dump all extra luggage. Be prepared, it's one of the longest… Continue reading Trek to Mago –Jithang – Meerathang — Part 4

India

Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

Suggest reading part1 and 2 of it before reading this part. This part will shed more light on rock-climbing practice, trek and stay in New Melling. Read Part 1 here :Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS Part 2: BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus I'm stressing on the point here, PACK SENSIBALLY.  Don’t pack with… Continue reading Campus to New Melling trek and details on rock climbing practices – NIMAS – PART 3

Meet The Author

Meet The Author – Beena Khan

Hello, Today, I m excited to introduce you all to "Beena Khan" author of the book "The Name of Red". Beena has a professional degree in Developmental Psychology, but she loves to write about love, poetry, diversity, culture, mental health. Beena is a Pakistani and settled in New York. Let's know more about Beena. Welcome… Continue reading Meet The Author – Beena Khan

Best Book Recommendation

Best Book recommendation from Q2 &Q3 Read

From the time lockdown started I didn’t realize how 6 months flew away. I read good number of books in these six months; however, it wasn’t very satisfying because of my book choices. I'm still happy with few of them. Most of the books are complimentary ARCs that I received from authors, publishers and marketing firms,… Continue reading Best Book recommendation from Q2 &Q3 Read

Contemporary Romance Fiction

No Love Lost (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten #5) by Lexi Blake

Title: No Love Lost (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten #5)  Author:  Lexi Blake   My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Standalone  Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance, Romantic Suspense, Action  Primary Characters: Beck (Erza) & Kim (Solo)  Narration:  Limited third Party  From the time I first met Beck and Kim in Tucker’s story, I was intrigued by them.  I was happy to know… Continue reading No Love Lost (Masters & Mercenaries: The Forgotten #5) by Lexi Blake

Meet The Author

Meet the Author – Mark Ravine

Hello, Today, I m excited to introduce you all to "Mark Ravine", author of the book "The Tech".  Have you read his debut crime thriller?  It is intense, engaging & lengthy book. its time to know more about his thoughts on technology usage, books and some of his likes and dislikes. Welcome to my “Meet… Continue reading Meet the Author – Mark Ravine

Contemporary Romance Fiction

The Devil’s Love: A Dark Romance by M V Kasi

Title: The Devil’s Love: A Dark Romance  Author:  M.V. Kasi  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/4  Type: Standalone  Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance  Primary Characters: Vijay and Anjali  Narration:  Limited third Party  I was eagerly waiting for this book from the time author announced she has recreated some of the scenes of this story from popular Classic “Rebecca”.  This book is… Continue reading The Devil’s Love: A Dark Romance by M V Kasi

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Lies and Lullabies (Hush Note #1) By Sarina Bowen

Title: Lies & Lullabies (Hush Note #1)  Author:  Sarina Bowen  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4  Type: Standalone  Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance  Primary Characters: Jonas& Kira  Narration: Dual POV Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first instalment in the Hush Notes series. It’s a rock star romance between lead singer Jonas & normal girl Kira. It’s a second chance… Continue reading Lies and Lullabies (Hush Note #1) By Sarina Bowen

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Dangerous Web Trilogy By Aleatha Romig

DANGEROUS WEB TRILOGY by Aleatha Romig is coming soon! DUSK release date: November 24 #PreOrderHere: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/32mAfj3 Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2PjeYlg Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2VhLEPQ Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3c3vO11 Apple: https://apple.co/2vWOL5e Nook: http://bit.ly/37QpUNB Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dusk-49 “When your whole world is shaken from all the risks we have taken, dance with me. Dance with me into the colors of dusk.” ~ Ben Harper I’ve served… Continue reading Cover Reveal: Dangerous Web Trilogy By Aleatha Romig

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Falling at First Sight: Stories of September 

Title: Falling at First Sight: Stories of September  Author:  Willow Winters  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Type: Part of Anthology  Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance Primary Characters: Trent & Autumn Narration: Dual POV  Stories of September is a short story collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from several bestselling authors. In this collection I read Falling at First Sight by Willow Winters. It… Continue reading Falling at First Sight: Stories of September 

Meet The Author

Meet The Author’s – Hope Bolinger & Alyssa Roat

Hello All, I just cannot wait to introduce you to our lovely authors today. I have Hope & Alyssa today. We have discussed several things here. From their next books to unethical practices in publishing Industry. They have Co-Authored "Dear Hero" book. Do you know, not everything in their superhero world is as it seems.… Continue reading Meet The Author’s – Hope Bolinger & Alyssa Roat

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Ryder(Merrick Brothers #2) by Prescott Lane

Title: Ryder(Merrick Brothers #2)  Author:  Prescott Lane  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Type: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance Primary Characters: Ryder & Kailey Narration: Dual POV   Prescott Lane is new author to me. This the first book I read of her. I picked this book as I got intrigued after reading the blurb and I was in mood for some Rockstar romance. … Continue reading Ryder(Merrick Brothers #2) by Prescott Lane

Contemporary Romance Fiction

The Name of Red By Beena Khan

Title: The Name of Red (Red #1)  Author:  Beena Khan  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Type: Can be read as standalone. Next book is available if you want to know what happens next  Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction Primary Characters:  Kabir & Elif Narration: Limited third Party  This book is author Beena Khan’s debut novel. This book started out great.… Continue reading The Name of Red By Beena Khan

Other

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Title: Train to Pakistan  Author: Khushwant Singh  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Type: Standalone  Genre: Historical fiction  This is my first Kushwanth Singh book and first Partition book I have ever read. By the time I finished this, I had tears in my eyes.  When borders were drawn, millions were displaced, the darkest part depicted about the loss of several lives in the… Continue reading Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

India

BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

I suggest reading Part1 of this, before reading more about this. Read Part 1 Here - https://meander23.com/2020/09/08/basic-mountaineering-course-nimas/ I was excited and scared about this course at the same time. I had my own doubts on completing the course. I prepared myself for 10 months, yet, I knew my preparations weren't enough. I had mentally made… Continue reading BMC- NIMAS – 1st week in NIMAS Campus

Contemporary Romance Fiction

You Are My Hope(You Are Mine #2) By Willow Winter

Title: You Are My Hope (You are mine #2)  Author:  Willow Winters  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Type: Duet – Book 2 (Previously known as unforgiven) Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance, Romantic Suspense Primary Characters: Julia (Jules) & Mason Narration: Dual POV  This book is previously titled Unforgiven, this new version has been edited and new content added to improve… Continue reading You Are My Hope(You Are Mine #2) By Willow Winter

Other

Legend of Suheldev By Amish Tripathi

Title: Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India  Author:  Amish Tripathi  My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐  Type: Standalone  Genre: Historical fiction  This book is written by several writers from “Immortal Writers' Centre”.  Story is first told and later edited by Amish.  As blurb says this is a tale of King Suheldev, the unsung Indian warrior, the king of small kingdom Shravasti,… Continue reading Legend of Suheldev By Amish Tripathi

Contemporary Romance Fiction

Grave (Dark King #2) by Shantel Tessier

Title: Grave (Dark Kings #2)  Author:  Shantel Tessier    My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐  Type: Standalone   Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction Narration: Dual POV   Primary Characters: Grave & April  Grave is the second installment in Shantel Tessier's Dark Kings series. I had been curious about him since I met him in Code of silence. However, Grave’s story wasn’t that interesting to me.  To me, it… Continue reading Grave (Dark King #2) by Shantel Tessier

India

Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS

Are you a Trekker/hiker? Planning to upscale that to Mountaineering? Planning for a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) in India? This post is about my experience in NIMAS. I finished my course in Aug – Sept 2018. As several people asked me to write down the details, I'm jotting down my experience here.  Topics Covered  Institutes… Continue reading Basic Mountaineering Course – NIMAS