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If you are a book blogger/reader and want to receive free books and you live India, this is for you.

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#BookGiveaway: One Enduring Lesson [OPEN]

Hi again! fellow readers. I have very fine reading treat for you before the holidays start. A very well written novel by Jamal Merchant: One Enduring Lesson.

I have 10 copies only.

You can read my review on the book here. I had the honour to interview Mr. Jamal Merchant.

*Eligibility Criteria:

  • Your mailing address must be in India
  • You have to retweet this Book Giveaway (this post) Giveaway Link on Twitter/Facebook (don’t forget to mention me on Twitter: @amanhimself and on Facebook @readaholicconfession)
  • On receiving the book you have to write and upload the review on your blog/
  • And lastly, do visit Mr. Merchant on Facebook (here) and share some of his post with your audience (also tag @readaholicconfessions such that I can verify)


#BookGiveaway: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra [CLOSED]

Hello Readers,

I am hosting a Book Giveaway of a thoughtful book called Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

I have only three copies!

You can read my review on the book here.

I had the honour to interview Mr. Ashutosh Mishra for the blog.

*Eligibility Criteria: Your mailing address must be in India.


#BookGiveaway: The THC by Manoj Jain [CLOSED]

*This Giveaway is sponsored by

Book Giveaway: The THC (Total Holistic Center) by Manoj Jain

Hello fellow Readers,

For next 30 days I am hosting a Book Giveaway on this blog in which you’ll get an intrigue and well written book by Manoj Jain. I have **50** copies for you.


To enter this Book Giveaway, all you have to do is to comment below in the comment section. First 50 people to comment will get the book. 

Please, do not comment twice.

REQUIRED: In your comment, you must leave your email address and one social media link (preferably Twitter).

NOT REQUIRED: Additionally (not required) in the comment you can describe “Why do you want to read The THC by Manoj Jain?”

 Make sure you check the “eligibility criteria” before entering this Book Giveaway.

First 50 people with valid comments will be classified as WINNERS. All Winners will be notified through email in between or after 30 days.


** This Giveaway will be over on 25th February



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.

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
Series: Millenium #4
Genres: Mystery, Fiction, Detective


GirlSpidersWeb_Poster_F_OPT copyA few critics are claiming the new addition in Stieg Larsson’s famous Millennium Trilogy, The Girl in the Spider’s Web as controversial. Written by David Lagercrantz who previously had two titles named under him: a non-fiction and a fiction, both translated in English language. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is a huge success worldwide and adaptions are already out there. The previous three novels are gripping, rich in thrill, and intelligent. One who has read any of the three, knows very well what I am trying to express here. And he must be excited about this new addition.

There were no pre-review copies or excerpts of this novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It was released earlier this month. Like countless readers, I have been waiting to get my hands on it, find out myself the standard set by Larsson, will it be matched? Of course not! Stieg Larsson’s writing is exceptional. The way he conveyed his ideas in those three books, only he could do it. Though, as a writer of this book, David Lagercrantz does a good job in maintaining those characters, putting some more insight which continues to make the Millennium trilogy interesting.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web looks deeper in the world of hackers as it is all about them. It share a similar starting point as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mikael Blomqvist’s is in search of a story, a cover story, and the situation is an intense one. From the previous three books, we learned that the pierced Lisbeth Salander was a formidable hacker, and in a world of warring hackers, she is the unquestioned genius. (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: Business Doctors by Sameer Kamat

Business Doctors by Sameer Kamat
Genres: Fiction

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sameer Kamat is the founder of an MBA Admissions Consulting firm and a site about Getting published in India.

I received this book as Giveaway from in exchange of an honest feedback and that does not affect or influence any part of this review.

BUSINESS DOCTORS by Sameer Kamat, an entertaining read, wraps reader’s attention towards itself by the concept of juxtaposing of management consulting and underworld mafia which also grabbed my attention from the moment I had it in my hands. Being curious about the mix and match of the administration world and the world of mafia, I end up finish reading it one go. (more…)


AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The one with Madhuri Blaylock

MBIt is always good to meet new authors. And especially the one whose work you admire. I am not a big fan of Paranormal fiction but when I read Madhuri Blaylock’s THE GIRL which is the first title under The Sanctum Trilogy, I realized I can cop up with the genre itself. Being least favorite doesn’t mean I should not read. After all, diversity is always necessary in a reader’s life.

I conducted this review in awe of learning something both as a reader and a writer from the author and I can say, I did, quite pleasantly.

Madhuri Blaylock writes paranormal fiction and is enchanted by tattoos, four-inch heels, ice cream, Matt Damon, scotch, and a few more. She is currently working on the third and the last book in the trilogy of The Sanctum “The Prophecy” which is the finale. The trilogy previously restrain the titles: The Girl and The Boy. (more…)

BOOK REVIEW: Horn! The Collected Reviews by Kevin Thomas

Horn! The Collected Reviews by Kevin Thomas
Genres: Nonfiction

A book is a collection of words, those words can be numerous and further expressing numerous ideas. But the idea behind Kevin Thomas’ HORN! THE COLLECTED REVIEWS is exceptional and matchless. As suggested by the title, this book is a collectible of book reviews by captivating illustrations and no more than a handful of words.

Fiction and non-fiction, cutting-edge and popular books; the one quality these works have in common is that they have attracted Thomas’ remarkably perceptive gaze and pen. This is a paean to reading by a thoroughly unjaded, committed amateur of the art, seriously appreciative of each book’s unique attributes. The works he selects are ones he admires: and he excels at conveying the excitement and respect they inspire in him. What a list he’s compiled: Jonathan Lethem, Jim Shepard, Rachel Kushner, Renata Adler, Georges Perec, David Graeber, Julian Assange, George Saunders, Hilton Als, Oliver Sacks, Cheryl Strayed, Dennis Cooper, Joseph Gordon- Levitt and Jennifer Egan are just a few of the authors whose work is here brilliantly distilled. (more…)



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