Monday, 14 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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31 comments:

  1. Check out Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters if you haven't already, I loved it!.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out!

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  2. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I've read the entire series at least 25 times.

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    1. Wow 25 Times!! Sounds like a keeper. Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out!

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  3. The Tamora Pierce novels/series. Amazing.

    Rafflecopter name is Meghan Hawk

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  4. Have you read the Amelia Peabody series?

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    1. Yep! They're really good. You?

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    2. Nope I haven't.... Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out!

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  5. This IAD is going great! Loving it and all the posts! Thanks for the invite! :)

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  6. Your parents sound very cool! Thanks again for the invite, Debdatta!

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    1. They are really cool :) My mom even more so! Thank you for participating!

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  7. Have you read "The Shack"? How about "The Passion of Mary Margaret"? Both excellent books!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation.I haven't heard of them before. Will definitely check it out!

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  8. I will have to agree with Meghan Hawk...books by Tamora Pierce are great. Her first book "Alanna" was entertaining, and each one after is better. You can clearly see her evolve and progress as a writer with each book.

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  9. You may have already read it but I recommend Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. For lighter fare, I love Deana Raybourn's Lady Julia series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Anything from Jennifer L Armentrout (Stone cold touch series, Lux novels, frigid, etc)

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  11. debdatta, thank you for the invite, but most of all for putting this great blog hop together. wondering if you've ever read the classic withering heights by emily bronte, if you haven't you should try it.

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  12. Hi Debdatta,

    Thank you for this awesome #IAD! I love your post :).

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  13. Thanks for initiating this amazing #IAD

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    1. And, Have you read Ruined series by Paula Morris? Its YA, and my first YA ever. so Its special :)

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  14. Parents are the culprits of so many disorders! So glad they gave you this one. :)

    Have you read mine?? Anticipation of the Penitent Writer’s Mark

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  15. Hi!!! Thank you for the invite, this is my first book blog tour and it has been great!! Happy IAD!!

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  16. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

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  17. Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid

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  18. Jill Shalvis has two great series - Animal Magnetism or Lucky Harbor!

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  19. If you haven't read Lolita, I highly highly highly suggest it!

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