13 July, 2014

International Authors' Day Blog Hop 2014




The Real Culprits…

Hello Everyone!

My Name is Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay and I am a Book Addict. I have been diagnosed to be in the critical stage where, I refuse to go out – for anything, especially social gatherings, often miss out on house chores and tend to forget things that do not include my current read. I have also been tagged as a book hoarder who salivates after paperbacks even after owning a Nook and a Kindle Fire. But I am not the only person to be blamed for this status.

The real culprits in this case, who got me addicted, are my parents. As book addicts and book hoarders themselves, they ensured that I was always surrounded by a never ending supply of books. Majority of my ‘surprise’ gifts consisted of books. They even took further steps to ensure that I would become addicted by telling me stories – not the usual fairy tales. My mother often narrated the best historical fictions and detective stories to me as my bed-time story or whenever I gave her trouble during meal times. My father ensured that I knew all about Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes even before I could actually pronounce these names properly. Growing up with four elder brothers at home (we were a joint family) I was a hyperactive child and their solution was to make me sit and read an Enid Blyton or an Agatha Christie or a Satyajit Ray Novel (according to my age at the time). So you see, I never had a chance. When I took my first job for a nominal salary, half of my salary was used in contributing to the family, my personal expenses and savings. The remaining half went into buying booksand my parents encouraged it! 

And few months back, I quit my job in order to be able to read more! People often tell me that I read too much and that I should go out more and mingle more. My only response is ‘Is there something like reading too much?!!’ I wouldn’t know as I always wish for ‘more time’ to read!

Well, now you know my story and know that I am beyond anyone’s help. So, recommend me some books that you have read and enjoyed - of any genre except non-fiction and erotica!


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51 comments:

  1. I recommend Ancients of Light Series by Heather Fleener

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  2. Thanks for hosting Debdatta! Looking forward to a great celebration!

    Parents are the blame of so much! So glad they've instilled in you some wonderful qualities.

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  3. The Alanna books by Tamora Pierce are really good. Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Jamie J******

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  4. There is definitely no such thing as reading too much!

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  5. Thank you so much for organising this, it has been the prompt I needed to kickstart my blogging again.

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  6. Although I *do* enjoy erotica (and the occasional nonfiction book as well), I will recommend one of my favorite experimental novels: Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen. Or, if you'd prefer a female writer instead, you should definitely read Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I will definitely check them out

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  7. I'm not sure if it's your cup of tea but I like Amber Jaeger's The Cold King and The Fire King. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Serena, I will definitely check them out

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  8. Anything from Jennifer L Armentrout!!! :)

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    1. I Have read her Lux Series book 1 Only. It is so difficult to get our hands on these books here in India. And I don't really like reading ebooks

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  9. Love & Decay by Rachel Higginson
    http://6feetunderbooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/love-decay-volume-2-book-review/

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    1. Thanks Amy, I will definitely check it out

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  10. I recommend The Difference Between Night and Day by one of my all time favorite authors Melissa Turner Lee! (signed up as Amber M)

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    1. Thanks Amber, I will definitely check it ou

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  11. Hmm....how about The Little Stranger, or The Thirteenth Tale?!

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    1. I have read the Thirteenth Tale. Will check out The Little Stranger. Thanks Tia

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  12. I am so glad there is another admitted book addict out there! Makes the rest of us to not feel so alone!
    I recommend the recent release The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. It is the first of a trilogy. Also, the trilogy by Deborah Harkness is wonderful! The last book was just released. One word...FABULOUS!

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    1. Thanks Lori. I do love a good series. Will check these out!

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  13. I have just started reading again, but a book I always loved was The Homing by John Saul.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I will check out the book

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  14. Dave Bidini's TROPIC OF HOCKEY is great even if you're not into the sport--it's a fascinating travelogue with lots of great anecdotes!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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    1. I don't understand Hockey much... but will check it out coz I love travelogues

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  15. I recommend Rising by Holly Kelly!

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    1. I have heard of it before but never had the chance to read it :(

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  16. The Shelby Nichols Adventure Series by Colleen Helme is great. The first book is called Carrots. It's mystery, adventure with a twist.

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  17. Hey, am I the only guy here? Am I in the wrong blog hop? lol

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    1. :) Nope Edward... you are not the only guy participating,but it seems you are the only guy actually hopping ;)

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  18. Cynthia Harrod Eagles the Morland Dynasty series.

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    1. Haven't heard of it before... will check it out

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  19. The only series that I've read is Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I LOVE IT!

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    1. Try Maze runner and Throne of glass series. I love them!

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  20. I recommend the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
    -Sam Harlow

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  21. I just started reading Gemma Doyle trilogy and these books are really good.

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  22. I liked Daughter of Darkness by V.C.Andrews and the next book is Daughter of light, I haven't read it yet but I will.

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    I recommend The Madman's Daughter series.

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  24. Karina Halle's Experiments in Terror series. Alyxandra Harvey's A Breath of Frost. Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman. Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. =)

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  26. I totally rec Nalini Singh. She writes PNR mixed with UF :)

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  27. Penny Reid's Knitting In the City series!

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  28. Have you read the Hollows series by Kim Harrison?

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  29. Have you read " A Prayer" Series by Samreen Ahsan?

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  30. I love The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, I'd recommend any of her books really. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. :)

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  31. I would recommend the "League" series by Sherrilyn Kenyon! Absolutely wonderful Adult Paranormal series!

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  32. Making Faces and A Different Blue by Amy Harmon and Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry

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