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2017 - The year that was

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This blog, previously known as “Reviews and Musings” has always been my neglected child. I always put more effort behind my creative writing blog till last year when I shut it down completely. On the hindsight it wasn’t a bad decision at all. It helped me complete my own manuscript, research for the second one and finish a short story collection. It also helped me stay sane in the periods when I couldn’t write because “not updating my blog” was no longer killing me. Lastly, it also helped me focus on this baby of mine which was a little lost till then. It had a niche, sure, but it didn’t have a direction. 2017 was the year I gave it a concrete direction.

Cover Reveal ~ The Vengeance of Indra (Vikramaditya Veergatha #3) by Shatrujeet Nath

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Book Review: The Spectacular Miss by Sonia Bahl

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ISBN: 978-8175-9934-19
Genre:Fiction / Contemporary

Publishers: Fingerprint

Price: Rs. 250/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: The Lucknow Cookbook by Chand Sur and Sunita Kohli

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ISBN: 978-9386021601
Genre: Non-Fiction / Cookery

Publishers: Aleph Book Company

Price: Rs. 499/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: The Indigo Sun by Rupa Bhullar

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ISBN: 978-8129149602
Genre:Fiction / Contemporary

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: The Bengalis- A Portrait of a Community by Sudeep Chakravarti

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ISBN: 978-9386021045
Genre: Non-Fiction/ History

Publishers: Aleph Book Company

Price: Rs. 799/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: Prithviraj Chauhan - The Emperor of Hearts by Anuja Chandramouli

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ISBN: 9780143441199
Genre:Fiction/ Historical Fiction

Publishers: Penguin Random House

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: Rani Padmavati - The Burning Queen by Anuja Chandramouli

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ISBN: 978-9386228529
Genre:Fiction 

Publishers: Juggernaut

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: Kartikeya The Destroyer's Son by Anuja Chandramouli

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ISBN: 978-8129149114
Genre:Fiction / Mythology

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Guest Post: A Letter to all Aspiring Writers by Leonora Meriel

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Book Review: Coffee and Ordinary Life by Mitali Meelan

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ASIN :B077P94B2V 
Genre:Anthology / Poetry

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 49/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: Pawan - The Flying Accountant by Sorabh Pant

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ISBN: 978-812-914-9305
Genre:Fiction 

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Recommended Reads : Across the Border

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Book Review: A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

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ISBN:  978-9386850423
Genre:Fiction 

Publishers: Westland

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Behind the Book: Leonara Meriel

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Today on my blog we have the wonderful author of The Woman Behind The Waterfall, Leonora Meriel. To tell you more about her, she grew up in London and studied literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Queen’s University in Canada. She worked at the United Nations in New York, and then for a multinational law firm.

In my mailbox

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Book Review: Feast - With a Taste of Amir Khusro by Bisma Tirmizi

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ISBN:  978-8129149015
Genre:Fiction 

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan

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ISBN: 978-9386228499
Genre:Fiction / Anthology

Publishers: Juggernaut

Price: Rs. 399/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Recommended Reads: Non-fiction November 2017

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Non-fiction November is basically celebrated to draw attention to more non fiction books which otherwise tend to get ignored in the difficult choice a reader makes while choosing a book. This month encourages reading more non fiction, discovering new authors, new topics and also sharing your love for some books which you enjoyed thoroughly.
I personally enjoy Non-fiction a lot. And for me, this month just becomes another reason to read more of what I love. Ranging from travelogues, memoirs, biographies to historical narrative and self-help , there is so much to choose from. So here I am, presenting to you my top 5 non-fiction picks from the books I read and loved thoroughly in 2017 linking them with my reviews. Hope it makes you want to pick one and read.

Guest Post: The Pain of Loss by Pankaj Giri

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Have you ever in life encountered an event, an event that pulls the rug from under your feet, threatens to destroy the very foundation of your existence?
I have.

Book Review: Ravana Leela by Radha Viswanath

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ISBN: 978-8129149039
Genre:Fiction / Mythology

Publishers: Rupa Publishing

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: The Buddha of the Brothel by Kris Advaya

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ISBN: 978-9386538093
Genre:Non-fiction / Biographies

Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Behind the Book : Radha Vishwanath

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Book Review: The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri

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ASIN: B076ZGGNH8
Genre:Fiction/Contemporary

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 60/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: An Awfully BIG Adventure by Aniesha Brahma

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ASIN: B076QG52JK
Genre:Fiction/ Children's / YA

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 75/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart

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ISBN: 978-9386538062
Genre:Non-fiction

Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Mail!

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Couldn't stop from showing off this latest beauty on my desk. How is your Monday coming along?

Book Review: Blowfish by Siddharth Tripathi

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ISBN: 978-9386643315
Genre:Fiction/Contemporary

Publishers: Bloomsbury India

Price: Rs. 399/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review : Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyay

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ISBN: 978-1616957964
Genre:Fiction /Anthology

Publishers: Rupa Publishing House

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Behind the Book : Nadya A R

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November Reads

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Book Review: Aaru (The Aaru Cycle Book 1) by David Meredith

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ASIN: B073V7CZ1Q
Genre:Fiction/ Sci-fi

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 449/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: ...Because Words Matter by Kailash Satyarthi

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ISBN: 9788129148452
Genre:Non-Fiction / Self Help

Publishers: Rupa Publishing House

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: Corporate Avatars by Disha

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ISBN: 9789386348883
Genre:Non-Fiction / Business

Publishers: Jaico Publishing House

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel

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ISBN:978-1911079231

Genre: Fiction

Publishers: Granite Cloud

Price: Rs. 999/-  ( I got the book for review from b00k r3vi3ws)

Bookmarked Weekend # 5

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Book Review: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume

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ISBN:  978-1492242802

Genre:Fantasy Fiction

Publishers: CreateSpace

Kindle Price: Rs. 49/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: CANCER PREVENTION (Essential Spices and Herbs Book 4) by Joseph Veebe

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ASIN:B074N6Q8DT

Genre: Non-Fiction / Health

Publishers: Amazon

Price: Rs. 191/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)

Book Review: Harnesssing The Windmills Of The Mind by Abraham Thomas

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Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-help

Publishers: Leadstart Publications

Price: Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Book Review: Curried Cultures- Indian Food in the Age of Globalization by Krishnendu Ray and Tulasi Srinivas

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ISBN: 978-9384067328
Genre: Non-Fiction / Food & Culture

Publishers: Aleph Book Company

Price: Rs. 499/-

Book Review: No Mud, No Lotus - The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh

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ISBN: 978-9384067489
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-help

Publishers: Aleph Book Company

Price: Rs. 299/- (I got the book for review from thepublisher)

Bookmarked Weekend # 4

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October Reads

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Phew! What a month September has been... with 14 book reviews and other bookish musings the whole month flew by amidst words and their imagery. With the festivities round the corner and some travel plans in store I have decided to take it a little bit light this month and hence have reduced the number of reviews for the month. Oh....I am sure you are curious what's in store for this month and without much ado, here's what I am devouring.

Book Review: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

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ISBN: 978-1509835836
Genre: Fiction/Women

Publishers: Pan Macmillan India

Price: Rs. 229/-

Book Review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

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Introduction ISBN: 978-1509839551
Genre: Fiction/YA

Publishers: Pan Macmillan India

Price: Rs. 399/-

Book Review: The Elephant Chaser's Daughter by Shilpa Raj

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ISBN: 978-8129147691
Genre: Non-Fiction/ Memoir

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Bookmarked Weekend # 3

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Book Review: Charlatans by Robin Cook

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ISBN: 978-0735212480
Genre:Fiction / Thriller / Medical

Publishers: Pan Macmillan India

Price: Rs. 599/-  ( I got an ARC from the publisher)

Book Review: Invisible Ties by Nadya A R

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ISBN: 978-8129147974
Genre:Fiction

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 250/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Bookmarked Weekend # 2

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Book Review: Rebound by Sanil Sachar

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ISBN: 978-8129148438
Genre:Fiction

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 200/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

Trip With me

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I am sure there is nobody who hates travelling. But recently I came across a guy who gave me serious travel goals. Now it is one thing to keep wishing and sighing looking at the various road trips people take and another thing to actually experience one. So, this man went on a 30 days trip travelling across India from tip to top recording his experiences with the people he met on the way.
Just the idea itself sounds so thrilling on paper but it is much more than just that. So much hard work, meticulous planning, unplanned roadblocks, language barriers, extreme weather climates and all that can be considered a road block is also a part of this trip. But as they say, all's well that ends well. The trip is a lesson waiting to be learnt for all of us in the form of these videos.

Book Review: Navigating India- $18 Trillion Opportunity by Bharat Joshi

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ISBN: 978-8129147547
Genre:Non-Fiction / India / Business / Economics

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 294/-  ( I got the book for review from theauthor)