Bio

Who am I?

Hello! My name is Aman Mittal, and I am the blogger here at Confessions of a Readaholic which is a book blog. I currently reside in New Delhi, India. I adore books, as you can see, this blog is a way to express my love for BOOKS!

What is this blog about?

Books!

I love to review books, and meet book lovers, authors & interview  them as well.  I will talk about books all day. I love to write,  and on this blog you will find much of my writing here. Nonetheless, I am a published poet, contributor writer for blogs and publications on Books, Technology and Productivity (see my published works here).

Let’s be Friends!

Let’s be friends! My Twitter handler is @amanhimself if you’d like to know me better & I am also available on Goodreads.com if you’d want talk books with me. If you want to request a book for review, please check here before requesting. This blog even has a Facebook Page only if you’d like to receive feeds related to books occasionally. Lastly, for business purposes only, you must email me at amandeepmittal@live.com

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Happy Reading!

Aman

444 thoughts on “Bio”

  1. I’m not sure if you can help but seeing as you are doing a computer related degree I’m going to ask anyway.

    I’m attempting to either get someone to programme a basic tracker software or ask you if I, an absolute novice and noob could do it within a week or two.

    It’s all for a psychology experiment. What I need is software that will work with a slot machine simulator, tracking the losses and wins in a graph like manner on screen. It’s really basic and needs nothing more than to be able to show how many credits someone is down, or up in real time as they ‘gamble’. So numbers as opposed to an actual graph would work too.

    This isn’t some dodgy gambling device it’s for an experiment for my Master’s and is to actually help understand addiction better.

    What do you think?

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    1. If you are willing to swap the slot machine stats for imaginary lottery stats there’s something online you’d be able to use.
      At least there was a couple or three years ago the last time I visited the site. Lottery Post, lotterypostdotcom has a facility allowing ‘members’ [people who register to the site, no cost involved] to predict outcomes of lotteries all over the world, bet imaginary sums, and LP tracks the wins/losses of each individual participating, creates graphs and keeps them onfile indefinitely. Allows ten bets per day per lottery. Hope this might be a help to you.

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  2. The idea is elegant and wonderful. But i don’t think a novice would be able to do. By that I mean, someone at my level. I am really not in software makings but I can guide you bit and I hope it will help you out. The software should be in graphical user interface related language like Java or C# or HTML5 is also used in making softwares and applications but I am not sure. But you can take a look at this link: http://www.lasvegassun.com/gambling-addiction/slotmachine/#axzz2URdHTqh1
    I hope it helps. I am sorry I can’t help you much!

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  3. Your blog is great. I sometimes reject great themes just because the placement of the widgets does not satisfy me but you’ve made this theme work wonderfully. I love clean white themes!
    And yeah great reviews. 😀

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      1. Well I had sneak on your reading list. It’s nice and interesting your reading taste is. I like readers who have versatile taste of reading.
        I would be glad if some of my book reviewed books be on your reading list! 🙂

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  4. Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts. I love reading the blogs of readers so you be assured I will be visiting your blog often. Thanks for introducing me to a new word today: quodophile.

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  5. Aman, Tks for looking at my blog and my review of the “Elegance of the Hedgehog”. You might want to look at other novels and compendiums of short stories that I have reviewed, as I have had more positive feelings about them than the “Elegance of the Hedgehog”. If you like historical fiction and have not read it already, I would suggest for 2014 “The Cellist of Sarajevo.” It is one of the best account of a siege of a city. I will soon review other works I am reading:

    “O Jerusalem”- non-fiction about the battle for that city during the war that created the current State of Israel.

    “Kamchatka”- young adult fiction during Argentina’s dirty war of the 1970s.

    “The Death of Artemio Cruz”- Carlos Fuentes novel

    “Crusoe’s Daughter”- Jane Gardam novel

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  6. Thank you for dropping by my humble blog, it is greatly appreciated. I glanced through some of your marvelously animated reviews, I mean someone might take you for a bibliophile. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Thanks to you too for visiting my blog. Yes, your blog is lovely.
      Yes I have a few favorites but Oscar Wilde is my all time favorite. What are yours? 🙂

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      1. WOW! I like Russian Literature too. The idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky is my favorite and of course, Wuthering Heights is my all time favorite book. I like George Eliot too! 🙂

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  7. Hey Aman! Thanks for checking out my poem, Morning Time. It was a split second thing really that just popped into my head so I scribbled it down before it could escape. 🙂 I’ll have a look at some of your poems, too. If you’re interested, I’ve just published my first book, ‘The Path Through an Eye of Another’ ( http://smarturl.it/daveynorthcott ). There is a preview on my blog; hope you like it …

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  8. Hi Aman! Just wanted to thank you for the follow a few weeks back (sorry for the lateness!) and tell you that you have a wonderful book blog. Glad to know that you love reading both the classics as well as contemporary literature. I’ve just gotten into the classics two years back and will look forward to your reviews and recommendations. I’m really enjoying what I’ve seen so far. 🙂

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  9. Hi Aman

    thanks for liking our post on Julian Assange and ghostwriting on Gert Loveday – Fun with Books. It’s great to have discovered another bibliophile with a liking for the quirky, and we’ll be back.

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  10. Hari Om! Aman,

    A blogger friend of mine nominated me for Liebster, and I nominated your blog for Liebster’s award as well.

    I took this opportunity to get in touch with fellow bloggers who share similar interests. I think it’s kind of fun to get to know each other personally.

    Participation is not compulsory, I did it for fun, so feel free to join in if you like.

    Link: http://grabyourmind.com/2014/04/28/liebster-award-nomination/

    Regards,
    Krishna Dev

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  11. Hi Aman! Thanks for the like. It’s always great to find another bibliophile with a blog. I look forward to reading about the books you read. Hope you stop by Sitting In The Stacks again soon!

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  12. Appreciate you checking out my blog, love what you got going on over here on yours and will be checking for you from time to time. Thanks enjoy your day! 🙂

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed reading some of your reviews; I definitely agree with you about James Patterson recently, and I am looking forward to reading The Fault in our Stars. I have been hearing really good things about it; glad to read a good review! That is wonderful that you write poetry! And now, I am going to look up the definition for quodiphile. 😊

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  14. Thanks so much for checking out my blog, and then following! I appreciate it! I enjoy reading, but, when my tunnel vision kicks in, I do one thing at a time. Right now, blogging. I’ll return for a longer look.

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  15. Glad you took a look at my blog. What a book man you are. As someone else said, its good to know there are other book lovers out there. I’m amazed when I see other peoples’ book lists just how many books I haven’t read or even heard of. So inside each of our head is so much information that no other person has and no other person can know about – what a thought.

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  16. Hey. Sorry I have been away for too long from this wonderful place. If by some miracle i can get the internet guy to come today to my new humble abode, I’ll catch you on facebook. I haven’t forgotten the guest blog thing 😀

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  17. Hello and nice to meet you. Thanks for looking at this blog .I love books too but just about culinary and recipes and kitchen .Food related.. Have a nice day..

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    1. Thanks for visiting here too and thanks for loving my blog 🙂 Your blog posts were so appealing that I had to translate them and yes I loved them after reading them. Keep writing great posts! 🙂

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  18. Thanks for stopping by. As such a widely-read reader, I’d love to know what you think about “The Jackdaw Birdhouse” – see my latest blog post 🙂

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  19. Hi Aman, thanks for liking my post. I love your quote by Oscar Wilde, he’s one of my favourite writers. May I ask you, how do you choose what you’re gonna read? What drives you?

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    1. Hello Mrs. Bingles. Thanks for visiting my blog!
      Oh, there are many factors on which I decide to read a book, such as, interest in the topic, genre, cover & title. Mostly it’s the interest, but sometimes the cover and the title also play a driving factor! 🙂

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      1. No, I”ve never been to India, but some folks I know haven visited Chennai in the South. I have taught children that came from India!!!!

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  20. Thanks Aman, my friends & i just started our blog and you were the first to like something on it! Im sharing your blog with my 18K Twitter followers in return 🙂 one love xxox

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  21. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will continue to stop by and check it out. I try to cover a variety of topics and interests.
    I liked a couple of your posts and decided to follow. Some of your poems seemed on the dark side to me. I prefer looking at the brighter side of life.

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  22. Hey Aman, good job with the blog….

    Like one of your earliest posts… the “to read before” list… There’s only one book there that I am yet to read… will rectify that shortly!

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  23. Hey there. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for reading my work and following my blog! Feel free to comment on anything you like. You may win some leprechaun gold…but, not likely.

    -JT

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  24. Thanks for liking my post on my blog! Your blog looks interesting to me too! Guess I’ll have to start following you, and keep up on what you post! Like minds, and all…

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  25. I haven’t the faintest clue as to how you found my blog, but thanks for liking my post. Keep with with your passion in reading!

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  26. Cool! We a lot alike! Ever since I discovered the magic of reading that I’ve been reading like crazy too! Mostly non fiction, but since fiction also makes us smarter (socially, by becoming able to read more emotional cues) that lately I’ve been trying to read more fiction! Nice to meet you and thank you!

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  27. Hi Aman, thanks for stopping by my blog and checking it out. I too love reading and funnily enough, am now reading more books than ever before using a Kindle. I was a bit skeptical because I love the smell of books and browsing book stores for new and old titles. I still do that, but living in a small apartment in Japan means space is limited, so a Kindle is perfect. Do stop by again and I will do the same!

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  28. Hi Aman. I love the style of your blog and the way you do your book reviews. I’m really looking forward to following you and, if it’s OK, I’d like to add you as a friend on Goodreads. You obviously like historical fiction and I’d be very interested in your recommendations.

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      1. Thank you Aman. I know you read a selection of genres, and so do I. I’m focusing on historical fiction at the moment because I’m writing it! Some of the books you reviewed on your blog looked really good. I’m in the middle of Wolf Hall right now and then I intend to finish off Sarum. I’ll certainly add the The Sea and the Silence to my reading list though.

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  29. Hey Aman,

    I am glad to be connected to you. I would look forward to your blog and updates. Thanks!

    And yes, I enjoy writing (can’t yet classify my interest), but there seems a good connect.

    Regards
    Purnima

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  30. So how are you, Aman? I just dumped a comment on your bookmark post. It was great (your post). Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I think you’re a very busy man. Doing what you love to do. What could be better?
    Elouise

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  31. Aman, Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my review of “The Man Who Walked Away.” My next review will be of Tan Twan Eng’s first novel “The Gift of Rain.” I am not as voracious a reader as others, but it will be my 150th review since I started my blog. There does not seem to be much cross-over between your archive and mine, as I suppose I read more literary fiction.

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  32. Any thoughts? Yes. My first thought of your blog ‘confessions of a readaholic’ well, you got my attention! Love it 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to come about my blog and like ‘days off’. I would love to follow and read your blog. Oh and nice to meet you, Aman. 🙂

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  33. Thank you for liking a recent post on my blog! Your blog definitely has me curious, can’t be anything too bad about being a “Readaholic”. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  34. That’s amazing you read that many books! Most people I feel are filling their days with movies and television. It takes a certain type of person – patient – to commit to reading.

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  35. Thanks for popping by http://www.schoolteachersuperhero.com to like my post about blogging. I love your bio ” Confessions of a Readaholic is a record of my own becoming the curious person– intellectually and creatively.” As a teacher, on a quest to keep learning, it’s so satisfying to run into people on similar journeys. And books fill my life. All the best, D

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  36. Nice to meet you, my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all about you. You have an impressive blog and I wanted to thank you for stopping by the Cow Pasture Chronicles. I hope you will visit again, soon and do leave a comment. I love hearing from others.

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  37. What a wonderful blog you have. And there’s an Oscar Wilde quote at the top of this page. Ah, one of my favourites. ❤ Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and giving a post a like – it's early days yet. I've never forayed into a personal direction before, but was a political blogger and social activist blogger for years before I decided to take a sabbatical to go back to school for social work in November. All that aside, I hope to one day be as accomplished a blogger and bibliophile as you! Pleased to make your acquaintance.

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  38. Classics are wonderful. A couple years ago I decided to read the philosophers, Plato, Nietche , and others. Reading the Great books from the time I was a teen has given me a much broader understanding of humanity. Chaucer, The Illiad and Odessy and so many more both prose and poetry expand ones horizons and deepen our connections to the past for understanding our present.

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  39. Hi Aman, you “liked’ a post of mine where I pondered whether I should upgrade to the pro wordpress account. Do you use the pro account? Do you recommend it? About four years ago, I had my own self-hosting WordPress powered blog that I honestly didn’t use much because I lost the community of other wordpress bloggers having easier access to my blog and I. $129 is a little stiff, so I am humbling requesting your opinion on this matter. I know this isn’t to do with books, and for that I apologize, but I trust you’d have the knowledge necessary in order to make a well-rounded suggestion to me. Thanks so much.

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    1. Hello!!!
      Well I guess, there very less pros of having a pro account on wordpress. I don’t run my personal blog on pro but I used to manage a pro account for an organisation a few years back. It’s upto you. If only you want the domain name to be yours, and do not want to include ‘wordpress’ you can buy a domain name at much cheaper price then $129. And lastly, you don’t have to apologise if it’s not about books.

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  40. Thanks for Liking and reading my post “Reading Books as a Last Resort” (or I’d like to assume you read it as I never know whether bloggers really read what they Like). I would read Iliad but, as you gathered from my post, it’s not something I would do. I’m envious you’re such a voracious reader and enjoy reading so much. Thanks for touching base, my friend.

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  41. I just took a quick look at your book review category. You read a wide range of books, as I do. I think your blog will be a source I will use when selecting books to read. (As if my list were not already long enough.) Am now following you.

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  42. I very much appreciate the time you have taken to visit my blog. Thank you.

    I have a pithy interest in the marvels our tiny planets offers us as well as the often glorious antics its inhabitants get up to so you can be sure I shall catch up with what you’re doing as often as I can.

    Meanwhile, if you have the time and the inclination I will be honoured if you would take a look at my latest novel, Swell. If you do and you’re moved to purchase a copy and for whatever reason you don’t enjoy reading it, I will happily refund you in full. Click here for more details https://rivenrod.wordpress.com/writing/

    I look forward to our next encounter.

    RR

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  43. Hi Aman. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE your site name! I have worked with a number of souls from your country. Well, it’s fun. I learned a lot and still learning more. Would love to learn more from your writings. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Miss for visiting my blog. “Learning is something we all should do in our every day lives.” Well, some Stoic told me that last week.
      I’d be glad that you could find some useful books to read or add to your TBR pile!

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  44. Hey Aman,

    Congratulations on the phenomenal work with your blog. Been following you for a while and you’ve been an inspiration.
    We’re bunch of 20year old that work on surprising people of bangalore city with bundles of books handpicked and delivered to them. We work on bringing delight to the busy working professional who are also crazy book lovers by making sure they have their material to read every month without worrying about which books to read or where to get it from.. 🙂 We are working on changing the world, one book at a time 🙂

    We call ourselves ‘Read a Book Challenge’ 🙂

    We wanted to send you a package of books too 🙂 from our end.

    I know it’s probably a long shot for you to see this. But taking my remote chances.

    Thanks so much for all your work. Wish you all the very best with the future.. 🙂

    Regards.

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    1. Hi Masub, thank you reading my blog and best of luck on your venture. I like the idea that you pick up books and send them to people who love reading. I think we read more books at a random state than having a plan. I’d love to know more about you and your package of books. Email me at amandeepmittal(at)live(dot)com

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  45. Hey Aman, I only just discovered my ‘feedback’ folder on wordpress and saw that you sent me a message about interviews in October. So sorry for not responding! This would be why… I guess the project is no longer going on?

    Also, could you tell me how you sent me that message? Do you know what that ‘feedback’ tab is? I am so confused. Hope you’re doing well! x Emmie

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    1. Yes, I did send you message but was unaware that it was a feedback feature. I was unable to find your email.

      I will be starting a monthly blog post in which I interview other bloggers. If you’d like, I can email you the questionnaire but currently I have no plan to start that monthly blog post series.

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  46. Hi! Thank you so much for liking my posts and following! You’ve got a cool blog here – looking forward to reading your posts 🙂

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