Book Review: Aryavir – Guardians of Blue Lotus #1

Author: Anita Shirodkar

Genre: Mythological Fiction/Fantasy

No. of pages: 346

Publisher: The Write Place

Book Blurb:


Aryavir is not an ordinary prince. Heir to the throne of Kamalkund, Aryavir is a Kamal Akshi – blue-eyed and blessed by the Indivara, a divine Blue Lotus that protects his kingdom. And yet Aryavir harbours a terrible secret about his fate. His family, led by his father, King Chiraksh, is bound by its own web of intrigue and ancient promises. Continue reading


Waterboarding: Not Your Typical Book Review


So, it’s been two months and 17 days since I wrote a blog post on my blog. Damn it! 13 more days and I might have probably lost my membership with The Chennai Bloggers Club.

Speaking of CBC, when I joined CBC a few years back, I got acquainted with a blogger named Bragadeesh Prasanna. He used to (and still does) read all my blog posts and give me feedbacks – sometimes personal and other times as comments on my blog. Every single time I write a story and leave it at “to be continued…” he makes sure to remind me about writing it. And thus started our friendship.

Now, cut this scene and couple of years later, he published his first book, 300 Days. I was one of the few people who read the first and second drafts. When the book released, I told him about how I would like to hold his book as a paperback and read it, so I can close the book and smell it as I cherish a well-written line. Continue reading

Perfect Prescription for Broken Hearts By Aparajitha Nagesh: Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Around three years back, I met Aparajitha in the book launch of the book, The One You Cannot Have by Preeti Shenoy. It was an interesting event. Aparajitha told me that she was writing a novel, and some time later, she did publish her novel.


I was pleasantly surprised when she sent me a copy of this novel for review and reading. Well, here are my unbiased thoughts. Before that here’s a brief about the book! Continue reading

FictionCrate – Book Subscription Box – My Thoughts

Hello, Folks,

Firstly, apologies for being off the blogging radar for quite sometime now. As most of you all know, I have been undergoing a lot of personal issues. And for the first time, the “monsters in my head” seem scarier than “the ones under my bed.” Nevertheless, I am trying my best to fight them. Coming back to this blog post, I am glad that has sent me a book subscription box in the month of April for review.

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Open Eyed Meditations: A Book Review

Ha, the happiness of being back with a book review! It’s been a rocky fortnight. In fact, as you all know, it has been a rocky year, but then I am holding on tight to my hopes and dreams – that’s the most you can do when things topple. I was glad to have received this book for review right at the time I was expecting something refreshing and profound to read. Without further ado, here is the book blurb!

Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present. A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems. Beyond the storyline, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known storylines. Continue reading

Six Degrees – Game Of Blogs: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

You know you are an avid book reviewer, and your review opinions are unbiased and that they matter, when you receive the book you co-authored for your review. Ha! Yes, this is my book that I have on my review table today. Before getting into the review, as an co-author for this book, some of the questions that I faced from my blog followers and friends were, “Why is this book expensive?” “Why is it not available in stores yet?” “Did you write the whole book?” “Did you edit it?” Well, to start with, this book is a child of 3 teams, each team had 8-10 writers. The book is expensive because it has not one but three 30,000 words novella in it. It is available in Amazon, Flipkart, and other sites, and it will be available in the stores very soon. Of the three stories, I co-authored the story titled “Entangled Lives.”

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Tagged: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

When the author approached me to get a review of this book, her debut one, I was more than interested. The first reason here is the title and the book blurb. Facebook Love Story is what she told me that it is. I was intrigued. While there are a few books on this theme, I haven’t read them at all. There was something in me that wanted to know how can two people trust one another so much just virtually to fall in love with each other. In reality, many do that. I, personally, cannot even be close buddies with someone whom I have interacted only online. Of course, there are a few exceptions, and to Preethi, the protagonist, too Sai Prabhu is an exception for they meet online. However, do they end up together is the question that shall be answered by the book.

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Between Now & Forever – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

The first question people ask me after reading my stories is that, “You read a lot of romance, don’t you?” To be honest, the answer is No. I have not read any of the so-called best romance novels. With no offense to legends who write them, I found that a typical romance novel or movie is too overwhelming for me. I would rather prefer literature or erotica over it. Yes, I know those are like two extremes. Coming to the later, I am a person who like many others read most of the Mills & Boon books out there. If you are wondering what this post has got to do with that, then well, here it is, Between Now & Forever by Meera Shiva is something on that lines.

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Rambles Into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Today on the review table, I have:

Title: Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint
Author: Krish V. Krishnan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
Published: April 7th 2015
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
ISBN: 1941830927 (ISBN13: 9781941830925)
Edition Language: English
Genre: Travel Chronicle


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Half A Shadow – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

I have been having back to back books coming up for reviews. One look at the TBR bookshelf, I will faint. I had a target of 100 books to be read this year, and within 5 months it’s already done. Huh! I read almost one book daily :O Phew! Still, looks like a whole lifetime is not sufficient to finish my TBR list. When I die, my greatest sorrow will be that I have not finished many of the books that I wanted to. Well, without more nautanki, here it is, the review.

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