UPDATE!

Just wanted to let people know If they were wondering about my lack of post or interaction on the Blogosphere .

I have been really busy with work and studies (yes I’m still studying despite being a Doctor , since I’m still not a post graduate and ME WANT!) and to add to that I’ve also been diagnosed to have migraine , for those who don’t know about it ,it means I have like intense headaches once-three times a week and sometimes these headaches make me vomit and sometimes strong light or sound makes it worse.

Basically I am unable to find much of a reading time . So much so that I have been limited to reading only on Sundays , it’s presently me reading 100 or so pages on a single day in the week . I’m still managing to read some comics , but that’s easy since it takes around 15-20 minute for me to read a comic .

This lack of reading time and spare time in general has made keeping up with blogging or doing much of anything apart from working and studying really hard for me . Initially I did have plans to post reviews for books I hadn’t posted before or for Graphic novels and comics but again there simply isn’t much time to spare. Bottomline I don’t expect many post from myself in the coming months and while I’ll still be glancing around in the blog-verse and reading a few blog posts here and there , I don’t expect myself to be as active as before .So forgive me for the lack of activity and hope to see your lovely posts and hopefully things will get better for myself

BOOK REVIEW!! Dark Matter , by Blake Crouch .

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I have a rule to always try a different genre book right after having read a fantasy book , So soon after finishing The Dark Tower , I got my hands on this book and having heard so many good things about this book , I was truly drowned in the tides of hype of this book and started reading this with a lot of anticipation and a bit of doubt …

Book Quotes:

“Until everything topples, we have no idea what we actually have, how precariously and perfectly it all hangs together.”
Blake Crouch, Dark Matter

Continue reading BOOK REVIEW!! Dark Matter , by Blake Crouch .

SHORT STORY REVIEW !! Restoration of Faith (Dresden Files origin short story) , by Jim Butcher

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So it’s the first short story that Jim Butcher wrote in the Dresden Files saga , this was the story that Jim wrote to prove to his teacher that her suggestion about Jim writing a Modern Fantasy was a stupid idea , fortunately for him , She approved this story for a book series and now Dresden Files is one of the finest Modern Fantasy out there.

Continue reading SHORT STORY REVIEW !! Restoration of Faith (Dresden Files origin short story) , by Jim Butcher

Book Review – The Dark Tower (Dark Tower series , book #7 ) : by Stephen King

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If you have read my past reviews of the series you will find that my views on the series have taken a lot of turns from being dismayed by how bad it was in the first book of the series to becoming a storytelling masterpiece in the next 3 books and then just taking a nose dive into the dull story garbage graveyard . Going into this book , I was very much dreading what might be in store for me , I ‘m glad to say however I have come out of this reasonably happy.

Continue reading Book Review – The Dark Tower (Dark Tower series , book #7 ) : by Stephen King

BOOK REVIEW! Song of Sussanah (The Dark Tower book #6) , by Stephen King

c60d54cc-7154-4359-ab9f-0ef22deb6240The Dark Tower books have so far been quite an experience , starting off as an incomprehensive snooze-fest in the first book , it caught pace and become a stunning piece of fiction in the next two books, but the 2 books that followed The wastelands were really really dull and felt like a filler episode in the adventure towards the mystical tower. But I have a policy , I never quit reading , even if a book is bad and so here I am with the penultimate book of the Dark Tower series.

Continue reading BOOK REVIEW! Song of Sussanah (The Dark Tower book #6) , by Stephen King

TEASER TUESDAY – Wolves of the Calla (Dark Tower #5) – by Stephen King

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, Previously hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat now hosted by The Purple Booker

It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday

My Choice This Week :

For this week , My choice is , as mentioned above – The Fifth installment in the highly acclaimed and soon to be made into a movie – Dark Tower book 5 : Wolves of Calla .

So far , I have barely reached 10 % of the book and my progress has been slow due to my other commitments , and unlike the usual trend so far this year , I sadly don’t expect to post a review for this book this week . That said I hadn’t done a Teaser Tuesday for a while so here it is

Teaser Of the Week :

4978“Beyond the far end of the table was a screen showing Arthur Eld, Sword held high, riding through a swamp with three of his knight-gunslingers behind him. Around his neck was Saita, the great snake, which presumably he had just slain. Another successful quest! Do ya fine! Men and their quests! Bah! What was slaying a magical snake to her? She had a chap in her belly, and the chap was hungry”

-52.5 % , Kindle Edition , Wolves of the Calla, by Stephen King

So that’s my Teaser for the week , have you read Wolves of the Calla ? Share your Teaser on the comments below.

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BOOK REVIEW: Skin Game (Dresden Files #15 ) by Jim Butcher

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As of writing this review I have completed one of my 2017 goals and finished reading all the Dresden Files main novels available as of now , and I must admit , while I started the book series a bit skeptical , it has now become one of my all time favorite book series.

Book Quotes:

“Some men fall from grace. Some are pushed.”
Jim Butcher, Skin Game

Once again there may be certain Spoiler elements in this review , so anything written in Red is a spoiler for this book or previous books in the series , so read along to this review very very carefully.

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Mystery Blogger Award!

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Guidelines:

1)  Display the award logo on your blog.

2)  Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3)  Mention the creator of the award and provide a link.

4)  Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

5)  Answer 5 questions from the nominee.

6)  Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.

7)  Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

8)  Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question.

9)  Share the link to your best post.


Intro:

I’d like to start by saying a big Thank you to the awesome Green Onion for nominating me , And I don’t say this just because it is a guideline , I really appreciate Green Onion giving me a shout out and a nomination , I truly Appreciate it 👍

Now as per the guidelines , Let me introduce you to the creator of this award Okotoenigma , I’m yet to follow Okotoenigma’s work , but I’m pretty sure it would be awesome and I intend to keep an eye on that blog very soon , I suggest you to give it a glance as well , maybe you may find something that you like over there.

Moving On…


3 Things about me:

Well besides the obvious that I’m a doctor and love to read fantasy and comics I’m really unsure on what to tell here .

I think I will restate somethings that I did tell my followers in a previous award nomination , back when I didn’t have so many lovely people following me

  1. My parents passed away when i was quite young , My only living relative are My Sister , My Brother-in-law and their newly born child , who I’ve self-assigned to spoil with various priviledges . Sadly I still don’t have a lightening scar and my life is not surrounded by talking hats 😦 200_s
  2. Besides reading and acting like a child , I also like to be quite obsessed with Football (or Soccer as people in the North American Continent like to call it) I support one of least liked clubs called Chelsea FC and I’m ready to fight you if you say bad things about the club .c7rxu
  3. Finally besides being a reader and a football maniac , I’m also somewhat addicted to binge watching Anime .
    Come to think of it , between the books , comics , football and anime , I’m kind of surprised I managed to become a doctor. Go Figure.

5 Question from Green Onion :

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Q:1) If you were suddenly sucked into a cartoon world and forced to live the life therein.  Where would you like to go, and why?

Well this is a head-scratcher , I’d probably want to go to live in the world of The Flintstones.

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Coz who wouldn’t want to live in a world of Bedrock , with never ending Brontosaurus burgers and a Dinosaur as a pet dog . Also it’d probably be easier to survive this cartoon world than any action cartoon series . Not to mention it’d be nice to shout yaba daba doo! and not look crazy for once.

Q:2) You have to eat the same breakfast for the rest of your life.  What do you choose?

Well I’m a Indian Guy and most of the people following this blog are from outside of India , so many won’t be familiar with my choice for a perennial breakfast . So ladies and Gents , lemme introduce you to Masala Dosa.header14

Masala Dosa is a South-Indian dish , that is meant for Breakfast as it is quite healthy , delicious and Light dish , But it is also a dish that can actually be eaten as any meal of the day . And It’s absolutely delicious . My mouths already watering while typing this .

294388Q:3) You are a wanted fugitive and on the hit list of every imaginable super hero.  You can choose one fictional character to protect you.  Who do you choose, and why?

Well this is such an easy answer , I’d Want Saitama – The One Punch Man. Because if you don’t know him , than know this The guy can beat anyone . ANY.ONE. with a single punch and he is hilarious and awesome .

Q:4) You have to win a game against a demon to save your soul.  What game would you play him?

Although I’m pretty good at playing Football (soccer) I’d never want to play a physical game against a Demon . Them being Demon and all , kinda gives them a tad bit advantage when it comes to physicality . So , Instead I’d play a game of Chess , because of 2 reasons , 1 – I’m pretty good at Chess , if I may say so and 2- If things aren’t going as planned I can simply stall the Demon in a game of chess , and Stall him for an eternity … bwahahahaha!

bf081f2534d1e9dbcd283e29e55b668fQ:5) You need to feed and board a Muppet for the rest of your life.  Which Muppet are you bringing into your home?  Remember they have a tendency to break out into song a lot.

Well This is going to be tough . I don’t like Muppets a lot but I guess if I had to pick one I’d go with Cookie Monster , because I can both shut him up and feed him with a cookie and it won’t affect my personal cost of living

 


My Nominations :

Ok now the tough part . I’d have to nominate 10 -20 people and ask questions , The tough part being I know people are busy with their life and all and I know many whom I’ll nominate may have done this award nomination thing before. So I’m just gonna nominate all who I can think of and it’s upto you , If you have done it before , no need to repeat on my account , If you are busy , no need to do it . I can totally understand it.

Yvo @ It’s All About Books

Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

sjhigbee @ Brainfluff

Megan @ Bookslayerreads

kimothyxxx @ TheCosyNook

Liz @ CoverToCover

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Magda @ Magic of books

Kathleen & Nancy @ Graphic Novelty2

Ashley @ Navigating Neverland


My questions are :

*Q -If due to some miracle or freakish incident You had an opportunity to swap your life with a fictional character , who would you like to swap it with? And Why?

*Q – What is your Favorite Book(s) of all time?

*Q – Did any character from books /TV / comics etc influenced you in anyway, while growing up ?

*Q- Is there a character that you’d like to sucker punch? I mean I know you can’t physically do it , but If you could who would it be ? and why?

*Q- If you were sent on a dare that you must complete , what would you rather do ? participate in bungee Jumping or participating in sky diving or participate in a Bull running contest in spain? or maybe something even wilder and life threatening .


I don’t think I have an absolute best post , so I’m just going to post my recent review of a book and that’s Book Review of Cold Days by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files book 14)

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW !! Batman:Bruce Wayne,Murderer?(Batman: Bruce Wayne,Fugitive part 1 )

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So Here comes the first Graphic Novel Review of 2017 from me and it’s from one of my favorite Batman books . The review will comprise of the 600 paged Batman : Bruce Wayne , Murderer ? and I’ll post the review of it’s follow up ,the 700 paged Batman : Bruce Wayne, Fugitive? sometime in next week.

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