Top Posts of 2016!

In terms of blogging, 2016 was a wonderful year for this blog and me. What I did the whole year? Well, I read books, blogged about them, met new bloggers, and read their intriguing blog posts.

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Introducing Myself with Infographic

Recently, Confessions of a Readaholic underwent a minor revamp. The old boring text on About Me page now has been replaced with this infographic:

Life Story Infographic

There is some text but hopefully, now it won’t bore you.

For more visit: About Page

Celebrating 4 Years

Today, Confessions of a Readaholic underwent a revamp. It was necessary. Two tiring hours were spent on selecting the theme, the one you are currently viewing. I guess, it was worth it. There were some major changes I had to look through, changing the theme was one.

The reason I switched from 3-column view to 2-column is responsiveness of the site itself. It enhances the mobile/tablet view and I am sure some my readers had problems going through this blog on their handy devices. Myself had trouble opening this site in mobile with previous theme. Few times it lead to humiliation. But I accepted that humiliation because I could not find a theme that could satisfy the appearance of blog site and myself. Until now.

The theme I am currently using is called Twenty Sixteen. This theme has some enhancing features when comes to showcase an individual blog post. Being responsive, with two columns, the theme adapts itself to the screen of the device. You can view the demo here.

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A GAME OF THRONES: A REVIEW FOR THE IRON THRONE

A GAME OF THRONES

by GEORGE R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. MartinGame of Thrones by George R. R. Martin had been in my to-read list of books for quite a long time. I generally prefer ebooks over paperbacks. But for this one, I always had a feeling that I should read it in paperback. Its essence is one of the main reasons, plus its length is also a matter of interest. This epic fantasy is followed by four more books in the series called A Song of Ice and Fire which is an ongoing series. There is also a television series based on the title A Game of Thrones, in which I am not interested as it’s not my habit to follow up a tele series. ­

I completed this book in six days and in my normal reading hours (My reading hours varies from 30 minutes to as much time as I get). Though the length of this book is quite long, but once you start reading it you will sense the how fast-read it is. The story is quite pacey too. Sometimes you won’t even sense there is a climax coming and when it strikes… BOOM!

The shifting of the focus back and forth between the characters and the group of characters, specifically the families is quite enjoyable. The plot is at its best. Sometimes you may feel something is coming, and it’s the Winter. Winter is coming.

Mostly books in fantasy genre lack the quality of writing which I have experienced, and immaturity could be seen in words with the naked eye. But Martin succeeds in many of those areas where so many others have failed. Sometimes a book having too many characters and jumping from character to character is quite unreadable or quite boring. But Martin’s ability to tell a story is so good that I started to look forward to these jumps to different characters. Characters were also forced into making unpleasant choices that they’d rather not make as it goes against their morals but they do make a choice because it’s necessary. I like that. ‘Cause the consequences occurred due to the choices made by a character is what excites a reader. This makes a reader stick to the book.

I was fascinated by two characters, Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen. Which is what is making me to go for the next book A Clash of Kings.

I’ll recommend this book especially to a fantasy fan. I know some might think that this one is over-hyped because it has a tele series, but my friends go for it. Don’t look for the dark side. Read it. It’s worth reading.

CURRENTLY READING: A GAME OF THRONES

CURRENTLY READING: A GAME OF THRONES

A GAME OF THRONES by GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

NEW BUYS

NEW BUYS

George R.R. Martin, James Patterson, Ian Rankin, David Whitaker

ALE OF BOSNIAN BAR ( A Poem)

ALE OF BOSNIAN BAR ( A Poem)

by Aman Mittal

Get drunk, live life
Have fun, love your wife

If you don’t have one, try somebody else’s

Welcome to the Bosnian Bar

Try some wine

Cheap beer makes you wild

Taste some whiskey

But don’t get too tipsy

Otherwise you’ll end up in trash
Smelling of puke and with no cash
With no clothes on, in the chilly wind of Bosnia

You might get pneumonia

Take care of your missus

She might get some kisses

If not you, then we’ll do

Welcome to the Bosnian Bar.