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review 2020-03-30 08:50
Before The Coffee Gets Cold
Before the Coffee Gets Cold - Toshikazu Kawaguchi,Geoffrey Trousselot

I had completely missed out on Before the Coffee Gets Cold earlier. But when I was visiting my sister in London (a month ago - but due to Corona quarantines this seems much longer) this book was staring me in the face everywhere. And it had a cat on the cover (spoiler alert: the cat does not feature in the book) and it is about Time Travel (and have I ever been able to resist Time Travel?). Let's say it was not a big surprise when this book ended up in my suitcase to bring home.

If you could travel into time for the duration of one cup of coffee and without a single chance of changing anything in the present, would you?

The little amount of Japanese books I have previously read, made it clear to me that plot is not the main feature of Japanese literature. I read that Before the Coffee Gets Cold was meant as a play, and it reads that way. But I liked it nevertheless, since I like plays. We follow four people who for various reasons take the trip, and the stories are becoming more and more intimate as the book progresses.

There is a lot of repetition, but since I read the four stories on different days (treating them as a short story each), this did not bother me. I was surprised by the amount of emotion that was conveyed through these 200-odd pages. It touched me more than I expected. Do not however, expect to be given an explanation of the time travel, since there is none.

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review 2020-03-16 03:56
Sizzling
Yours In Scandal - Lauren Layne

Robert is just ending his term of being the Mayor of New York City.  There must be a party to celebrate his good work.  Doesn't hurt that he is thinking of running for Governor too.  The people seem to like him and he is good at this job.

 

Adeline, trying to make the party for Robert, is fighting the feelings she is starting to feel for him.  It is a madhouse to go back into the slippery slope that is politics.  When he finds out who her father is this whole scenario will be worse.  Since he is the first man to make her feel in years should she take a chance?

 

I absolutely loved the story.  Fast paced, with corners of darkness shadowing the light, I loved the characters and their weaknesses that were showing.  There was banter, and sexual innuendo and frustration at first.  All the more titillating and the sparks were humming as we read the first half.  The second half, however, is where the real scandal lies.  I give this great read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publishers. 

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review 2020-03-10 20:31
Every New Year
Every New Year - Katrina Jackson

Look I am tired and dealing with a coworker who has the flu (regular) and I had to fly back from Boston and I feel exhausted and cranky. Reading this book was a chore to get through during all of this. This book takes too long for the two leads to even have a damn conversation (two decades) and instead we jump back and forth of them having sexy times every New Year's Eve until the past few because of a misunderstanding. I was exhausted and annoyed. Jackson also teases things with two other characters who will be the subject of her next book. I found myself irritated about it. The epilogue didn't work since she was trying to set up their story. 

 

"Every New Year" follows Ezra Posner and Candace Garret. We find out that the twosome met when they were 18 and in college. Ezra fell for Candace immediately and it seems like Candace liked him too. Besides one kiss though, the two didn't get together until right before Candace did a semester abroad. After that they would see each other every other or about every other  New Year's Eve and hook up and in between date other people. Something happens (it was stupid) though that has caused Ezra and Candace to not see each other for a while. Now they are heading to the same destination (Quito) and are finally revealing their feelings.

 

As I said, this took way too long. I think the sex scenes were great and all, but these two seem to never talk at all. Even in the end there are barely any words/dialogue between them. Candace talks to a coworker on her flight more than Ezra. They both bug their college friends about each other. I felt like they were both too old for this mess.


The book lacks any development between these two. I have no idea how Candace fell into her career, it reads as random. We keep hearing how Ezra is super smart...and I guess. I think doing time jumps like this makes it harder for the reader to get to know and root for the hero and heroine.


The setting for most of this book was either a random bedroom or an airplane. I have been to Quito and seriously....I just shook my head. Jackson got one thing right about standing on the Equator, but that was it. 

 

The book ended with the focus next being on Miles and Mei (I think that's her name).  

 

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url 2020-03-06 08:03
RBI Grade B Previous Year Paper With Solution

RBI Grade B Officer Previous Year Question Paper 2016 with a detailed solution. RBI Grade B Officer 2020 notification will be released soon. The aspirants should start their preparation from now. It is essential to go through RBI Grade B Question Paper 2016 to be familiar with the level of the exam properly. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is expected to be held by the month of September 2020.

In this article, candidates will find memory based RBI Grade B Officer Previous Year Question Paper 2016 with the solution. Candidates preparing for the exam can solve the RBI Grade B 2016 Question Paper Phase 1 and RBI Grade B Phase 2 Question Paper 2016 to get a better idea about the level paper.

The Grade B Officers are recruited in Reserve Bank of India through the RBI Grade B exam, the conducting body of which is RBI itself. The RBI Grade B exam 2020 exam notification yet to release.

 

Source: https://www.anujjindal.in/questions-asked-in-rbi-grade-b-2016

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url 2020-03-05 07:30
Rbi Grade B Phase 2 question Paper

RBI is recruiting Grade B in all over India. Lakhs of Aspirants are writing the exam very seriously. Here we will provide RBI Grade B 2017 Question Paper in PDF format. Download the RBI Grade B 2017 Question Paper and kindly share it with your friends. We are providing RBI Grade B 2017 Phase 1 Question Paper as well as RBI Grade B Phase 2 Question Paper 2017 to help you prepare for the RBI Grade B Examination.

RBI Grade B Officer 2020 notification will be released soon. The aspirants should start their preparation from now. It is essential to go through RBI Grade B Question Paper 2017 to be familiar with the level of the exam properly. So, download the free PDF of the RBI Grade B 2017 Phase 1 Question Paper and RBI Grade B 2017 Phase 2 Question Paper and gear up your preparation. RBI Grade B Phase 1 exam is expected to be held by the month of September 2020.

 

Source: https://www.anujjindal.in/questions-asked-phase-2-rbi-grade-b-2017/

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