12 Precious Anecdotes from Life by Payal Roy

12 Precious Anecdotes from Life
written by Payal Roy         
published by Payal Roy

find it here: Amazon, Goodreads


Why did I pick this book: The author, Payal Roy, contacted me about reviewing her book. I accepted her request. (I received a copy of the book for review purposes.)


Did I enjoy this book: I’m sad to say that I did not really enjoy this book. It was not a book that I had to keep reading…I only finished it because I agreed to review the book. 

The twelve short stories are all connected to one another by the characters in them. All of the stories have worthwhile messages behind them that make the reader think and evaluate their own experiences. The first story, Share and Have Some Chocolates, is about taking the time to savor and relax. Money Can’t Buy Everything is like the title, money isn’t everything, you need to hang on to what matters. To Be Human(e) is about being aware of those around you and to help those that are less fortunate that yourself. The sixth story, To Be Alive, tells the reader to live life because it is too short and unpredictable. Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated is just as the title suggests and it also reminded me of that television show, Undercover Boss. 

However, with that being said, the problem I had with this book was mainly the language that was used. The conversations between the characters felt forced and almost too proper for an everyday conversation. There were also a lot of typos and misuse of words. For example, an “at” when it should have been “to” or “in” when it should have been “on.” These things made it harder to read the book smoothly. This should have been a quick, easy read but it took a long time to get through the stories. 

Would I recommend it: I don’t think that I would recommend this book. 


Will I read it again: I will not. 


About the book – from Goodreads: 
12 short stories that initiate the ball of fate rolling on the court of life. Meet Samantha, John, Amy, uncle Ben and an octogenarian amongst a dozen other faces who share their anecdotes through this book.

What do they have in common? Successful and interesting people from a diverse background, their paths cross with Anita Maher. This sets off a cascade of events that compels everyone to look back at their own lives. How is Anita affected? Other people too seem to bump into Anita all of a sudden . Does life want to convey a message to all?

12 heartfelt anecdotes from their lives kept a secret all this while, only to be revealed to Anita, when time seems limited and many ventures still left unexplored. Does life give a second chance? Find out in this book which shares their exploits and adventures through their intriguing and engaging vignettes on life.

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!