Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Psycon by Varun Tejwani

Published: April, 2017

Pages: 236

Cover Rating: 4/5

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When I picked Varun Tejwani’s new book PSYCON, I was amazed by how simple yet curiosity arousing cover filled with darkness. Cover does play an important role in attracting a reader towards the book and conveys the message before any page is flip. I expected the same with the plot of this book.

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Awards

Rewarded: Best Book Blog in India 2017

Best Blogs In India

Thank you Incomeboy

This is an informal gratitude post and I’d like to thank Incomboy.com for the honour of nominating and rewarding Confessions of a Readaholic,  the blog you are currently reading, among the best Book Blogs in India, 2017. It shows that my readers are willing to trust me over their next book read. This is very generous of you all. I want to give the gratitude back by thanking each and every reader of this blog for keeping your trust in me.

I’ll keep reading and recommending you books and in hope that you will find them useful and interesting.

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Books

Spotlight: You’ve Got the Wrong Girl

You’ve Got the Wrong Girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

About the book: 

On a sultry night, on a deserted lawn overlooking a moonlit Taj Mahal, two strangers make passionate love and promise never to meet again… But promises are meant to be broken, right?

This is the story of Dushyant Singh Rathore – the 30-something bestselling author of Kinda Cliched, a blockbuster romance novel based on his one night of bliss with a girl whose name he does not know. Under pressure to produce a money-spinning sequel – from his obsessive fans, his hit-seeking publisher and a sceptical journalist ready to expose the true-story angle as a marketing gimmick – he sets off, three years on, to find the elusive girl whom he had promised never to seek out.

When his quest, many twists and turns later, leads him to the unlikeliest of places, Dushyant discovers there’s a little more to this love story than he had anticipated. Will Dushyant get a second chance at love? What if the wrong girl was really always the right one for him?  Continue reading “Spotlight: You’ve Got the Wrong Girl”

Guest Post

GUEST POST- Welcome to the City of Joy by Nilesh Rathod

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Welcome to the City of Joy by Nilesh Rathod

India is a republic of laughable samples. With that I mean, people, and in that I mean government. They can construe scrupulous ways to invent obstacles, in places you cannot even imagine they can exist.

Armed with a liberal dose of faith in a resurgent India, I took a flight to the famed city of Kolkata, the erstwhile head quarter of British East India Company. And trust me when I say this, but it still looks like one, and without the necessity to board any kind of time travel capsule. It would have taken less effort to modernize the city, than the energy spent on preserving it to be the museum of historic relics that it is. And even after all this, they still accomplish to drive away anyone who came to the city to relish the chronicles of its history.

I took a flight though; glad there was an operational airport. It wasn’t there in the East India Company days. Unfortunately, that is where the marvels of modernisation ended for me. Nonetheless, I disembarked with optimism. I required going to a place called Salt Lake City. The names of various places in this city amaze you so much; you cannot stop thinking adoring how picturesque they must be. If they can needlessly change Calcutta to Kolkata, did they leave these fancy names to construct pointless trickeries on poor me?  Continue reading “GUEST POST- Welcome to the City of Joy by Nilesh Rathod”

Books, Reviews

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY

This Giveaway is an accommodate of the Blog Tour for book: You’ve Got the Wrong Girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu. The Giveaway prizes are provided by Hatchette India. The Giveaway is only available in India.

Link to Giveaway: PLEASE CLICK HERE

There will be five (5) winners. Each winner will win a copy of You’ve Got the Wrong Girl as well as one of the titles listed below

  • A Man called Ove by Frederik Backman
  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  • Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy
  • The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  • The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec
  • The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Too Good to be True by Sheila O’ Flanagan

Each winner will get a total of two books, subject to availability.

Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Generation by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

Nidhi Dugar Kundalia’s The Lost Generation: Chronicling India’s Dying Professions is a collection of essays about those professionals who are clinging to their traditional, ancestral trades despite the modern savage affecting the country in an improvisatory manner.

The book introduces professions which most of us might not have hear, even though living almost all my life, I haven’t heard them before. One thing about a profession is that it is well suited to those practitioners who have faith in their professions. This what Nidhi, a young journalist based in Kolkata, explores traveling all around the nation.

Her writing is a depth insight on professions such rudaalis, the women who are hired to cry when some rich person dies, the street dentist, the ittar wallah(ittar– a natural perfume oil derived from botanical sources), and the letter writer, the bookkeeper of family ancestors and a few more.  Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Generation by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia”