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Spinning Silver Book Review

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Hi, everyone   I'm posting a review of a book I read in March. It's Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik .  A 5 stars rating from two of my favourite authors, Patrick Rothfuss and Martha Wells, prompted me to read this book. I really really liked it. And this will be one of my favourite books for years to come. The book won many awards, including Locus Award for a fantasy novel,   Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for adult literature. It was nominated for Goodreads Choice Award and Booknest award for the best traditionally published novel.  Now then, let's talk about this beautiful work.      There is a popular fairytale in Germany known as Rumpelstiltskin .  It is believed to be originated around 4000 years ago.  The story goes that a miller who frequently lies to the people in his town once told the king that his daughter is not only beautiful but can turn straw into gold. As it turns out, this was a lie too. But the king, after hearing this, tells him to bring his daughter to his c

Wrath of the Hellfires Book Review - Vikramaditya Veergatha #4

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 Years ago, back in 2015, I saw a beautiful cover of the book ' The Guardians of the Halahala ' while I was browsing on amazon for Indian mythology books. At that time I was still new to this genre. I had recently finished reading Shiva Trilogy by Amish and loved it so much that I wanted to read more and more books like this.  The recent editions of 'The Guardians of the Halahala' is different than what it used to be before. But I liked the first one, depicting Vishada's dagger in blue colour and a purple background. It instantly attracts attention, prompting anyone to read the book or find out what it's about. After a month of putting it in my cart, I bought the book.  In my childhood, I used to read a lot of books in Gujarati, about Vikramaditya. That includes Betaal Pachhisi, Singhasan Battisi and individual stories of King Vikramaditya's adventures. I think I read around 40-50 such books. I still remember a lot of them and I've told them numerous tim

Funny Quotes from Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Murderbot Diaries written by Martha Wells is one of my favorite Science Fiction book series along with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Ender's Game series. They are funny, action packed and narrated by a Secunit who just wants everyone to leave him alone so that it can binge watch its favourite shows.  So far five books have been released in Murderbot Diaries. All of them made me laugh several times. I had some photos of my favourite quotes from the series. So I decided to write them down in a single post to make things easier for me and anyone who loves this series as much as I do. Feel free to write your own favourite murderbot moment in the comment section. I'm sure you're going to enjoy reading these lines as much as I did. All Systems Red 1. Yes, talk to Murderbot about its feelings. The idea was so painful my efficiency dropped to 97 percent. 2. I liked the imaginary people on the entertainment feed more than way more than I liked the real ones, but you

Winter recommendations.....

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  Been a while since I posted here. When there is a new post on my blog, it's about a book I read. But in the past three months, I haven't read a single book. However, there are some amazing books that I've been waiting to read this year.  First of them is A deadly education by Naomi Novik released on September 29. I've previously read one of her books Spinning Silver and was mesmerised by her writing style. That was the reason why I was eagerly waiting for her latest book. I've already got the ebook but a hardcover version might just suit me better. The reviews tells me that it is going to be an excited read. Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson is another one on my list. It is one of the most anticipated book of the year. Usually it takes me about 10-15 days to read a book in the stormlight archives series. However, unlike the last three books, this time I'm eyeing for a hardcover edition for those amazing illustrations they have inside the book . It's goi

Malayaputra, Vayuputra & Valmiki -Mysterious tribes in Amishverse

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 If you've read Amish Tripathi's books, you must have come across words like Malayaputras, Vayuputras, Parihan and Vasudevs. They are frequently mentioned in the books. Naturally, having never heard about them before, it makes us wonder about who these people really were and we want to know more about them. It's really exciting and enriching experience reading books by Amish because every time we get to know different things about our India, our Indian culture and our people. Vayuputras and Parihans Vayuputras tribe were first mentioned in Shiva Trilogy . It's the tribe left behind by Lord Rudra, the previous Mahadev before Lord Shiva. You might mistake Lord Rudra and Lord Shiva as the same person. From our ancient literature, we always thought of Rudra as another form of Lord Shiva. A fierce form. However, in Amish's books, they are both different people known as Mahadev whose mission was to erase evil from the world during their eras. In fact, during his war with

The Wrath of the Hellfires release date -Vikramaditya Veergatha 4

 Vikramaditya Veergatha is a mytho-fiction series by Shatrujeet Nath. Earlier, it was planned to be a trilogy known as Vikramaditya Trilogy. Later, it was called Vikramaditya Veergatha when it was decided that there will be four books in total instead of three.  All the books of the series were released at an interval of one and a half to two years.  The fourth book of the series, The Wrath of the Hellfires was going to be released in March 2020, but due to Covid-19 pandemic, the publisher could not manage to release it on time. Everyone including me was eagerly waiting for the fourth book and were very disappointed when it wasn't out. The book got delayed by nine months.  But the good news is that finally,  The Wrath of the Hellfires  was recently released on 20 December 2020. The book is now available for orders on amazon. Order it here-  https://amzn.to/31Uu3jl I've already ordered my copy as soon as it was available for pre-order. I started reading Vikramaditya Veergatha b

Best place to buy second hand books online in India

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So often it happens that you want to read so many books, your Goodreads want to read list keeps getting bigger and bigger every year and yet you think twice before buying that book. Because buying books can be really expensive, especially if you like to read a lot.  I have bought lots of books over the years. And I enjoyed each of them. But after I'm done reading, I don't even open them again. There are books that are as exciting as the first time you read them (Kingkiller Chronicles for me). And there are books that aren't much fun the second time. Or the third. Instead, they get cornered in your shelf, eating dust. It would be much better if you can just buy used books at cheaper prices compared to Amazon and Flipkart. Books are magical and a second-hand book is the old magic spell. Luckily, there are websites where you can not just buy used books but sell your own.  I'm listing below websites where it's easy to find many used books at cheaper prices. 1. Bookis

Network Effect by Martha Wells Book Review

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Hey everyone,                        A month ago I talked about a fantasy book Spinning Silver  by Naomi Novik. Here's a review  of it. I also completed reading a mammoth book, Oathbringer ( Stormlight Archives #3) in April. It was gifted by my friend on my birthday. Honestly, I didn't want to read this one at this time. I like reading Cosmere either in Winter or Monsoon. Anyway, here's where I talked about Stormlight Archive - Fantasy, Stormlight Archive and me.                     So far all the books I read this year belonged to the fantasy genre. Kings of the Wyld, Spinning Silver, The lightning tree, and Oathbringer. But then I drank one from my To Read list on Goodreads which is science fiction.  This is a review of the latest book of the recently popular Sci-Fi series Murderbot Diaries written by Martha Wells . The Murderbot Diaries is an action-packed science fiction series about a murderous, self hacking robot searching for the meaning of life.          The series