English Bites! Book Review

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Title: English Bites!
Author: Manish Gupta
Publisher: Penguin Publishers
ISBN : 9780143419006
Pages: 344
Genre: Non-Fiction/ Self Help
Price: 250/-
My Rating: 4/5



About The Author: 
Manish Gupta is a banking professional. He is an engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Manish Gupta is well known for his first published work English Bites!
Connect with him on his Facebook Page
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I am a Bookaholic, but then I have my choices! When it comes to novels, Fiction, Fantasy and thrillers are the genres I prefer reading. I have always avoided non-fiction books as I had this strange feeling that they are a bore but not anymore! 'English Bites' by Manish Gupta has entirely changed my perspective of a non-fictional book. By reading this book, I learnt that there is so much to learn from non-fictional/self help books....every paragraph of such books are knowledgeable and inspiring!

My Views On the Book:
If you are a person who has difficulty with the English language and you want to master it in a fun way and not by just mugging up dictionaries, than 'English Bites' is just the book for you!

The books revolves around the life of the author, Manish Gupta. He says that English language was his biggest nightmare! That was when he decided to cheat and beat the system to master the language. The whole book is filled with fun techniques of learning and mastering the English language.

When I come across difficult words while reading my novels, i often mark that word with a pencil so that I can find the meaning in a dictionary but sadly, I never get time to do that. Either I forget the whole thing or I am just too lazy.
The best thing about 'English Bites' is that apart from being a fun way to learn English, it's also your mini dictionary! The meaning of every difficult word is given right below that particular page ALONG with a sentence which helps you understand the word further.... This bit just made me go WOW! Three cheers for the author here!

Coming to the real fun part of the book now, in spite of being a non-fictional book, the hilarious jokes present in the book make you roll on the floor! My personal favorite was the word 'Bedraggled'...hehe...Read the book and you'll know why! :D
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I must say that the author has put in a LOT of effort while writing this book as the knowledge this book gives is unaccountable! The numerous English words which spell alike but have different meanings, several examples of a single word which can be used in hundred situations(like the word set) and the unlimited account of the longest and shortest words is truly remarkable!

Apart from teaching you the language, the book gives you another vital lesson, a lesson which every person must learn and believe- Nothing is impossible! Try it, work hard for it and before long, you'll master it! The author had a very hard way towards learning the language, but he didn't give up! Instead he chose to increase his hard work and the result-he's a smooth-talking banker today and has written a fabulous book about learning the same language once he was bad at!

The beautiful illustrations in between some of the pages of the book are like icing on the cake! They help you visualize the scenario and they actually make you smile (:

However, I would like to suggest that it's good to savor the book instead of devouring it! If you go on and try devouring it, well, you'll start feeling sleepy. So it's better to read it when your mind is fresh.

Verdict:
All in all, English Bites( I love this name ;)) is a lovely. fun way of learning English and and increasing your vocabulary and verbal ability. Coming at just 250/- INR, it's a total steel. I loved it as I am a freakin'g English language lover. You'll love it if you are one too!

My Rating: 4/5

P.S: A copy of the book was sent to me by the author in order to review it. I really loved the gift wrap by Amazon.in! The packaging was super CUTE! ^_^
Inline image 1P.P.S: I am planning to stop doing book reviews now. What with so much happening in my life now, reading and reviewing a book seems just so...well...you know what! :/

Anyways, don't forget to grab your copy of 'English Bites!'

Love,
Bushra
E-mail: Bushrablue01@gmail.com

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19 comments

  1. nice review Bushra, sad you wont be doing book reviews going further :(

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    1. :( But I'll try my best dear. Don't worry :D

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    2. Dear Swati, I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading! Regards, Manish

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  2. I too love the way the "English Bites" sound. Its a nice review. I hope you will pick up doing reviews once everything gets settled in life :D

    Pages off Life

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    1. Dear Rupertt,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      I have checked your blog and will come back to it on the weekend. Looks interesting on a quick perusal.

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  3. Nice review Bush! Sounds like an interesting read. Savouring and devouring!Too much hapening in ur life? All well dear?

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    1. Everythings fine dear. Just a bit busy with Sis's wedding :D

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    2. Dear Shaivi,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  4. nice review bush...loved it

    my recent one :http://www.vanitynoapologies.com/2013/12/colorbar-glide-eye-pencils-reviews-swatches-flirty-turq-prunella-coal-mine.html

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    1. Dear Tejinder,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      I have checked your blog and will come back to it on the weekend. Looks interesting on a quick perusal.

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  5. I am definitely gonna buy it soon. Lovely review as always!

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    1. Dear Megha,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. Don't give up on reviewing books completely. Just take a sabbatical. And congratulate your sister! (You really must be busy, I am stupid. Sorry, kaan pakadke)

    P.S. Check your gmail, my Indimail limit got over

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    1. Dear Khushboo,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      I have checked your blog www.Ritzy182000@gmail.com, have subscribed to it, and will come back to it on the weekend. Looks interesting on a quick perusal.

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  7. It's all about English-Vinglish, Bushra! Looks like a great book for English-learners. :)

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    1. Dear Anita,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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  8. Cool review....I also bought a book like that recently, lekin havnt read it yet

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    1. Dear Ritesh,

      I thank you for your interest in English Bites! This book is available at all leading bookstores like Crossword, Oxford, Landmark, etc. and all online re-sellers like Amazon, Flipkart, Indiatimes, Uread, Infibeam, eBay, Snapdeal, etc. Amazon.in is currently offering an additional sop of free delivery regardless of the value of purchase. You can also order an eBook version of English Bites! from Amazon.in, Flipkart.com, or Apple’s Book Store. Happy reading!

      I have checked your blog www.Ritzy182000@gmail.com, have subscribed to it, and will come back to it on the weekend. Looks interesting on a quick perusal.

      Regards, Manish
      Twitter: @English_Bites
      Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/manishdeepaligupta
      Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EnglishBitesBook

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