The Life of a Reader Feature: Tanmay from Bookinton

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Tanmay over at Bookinton will be my blogger guest for today!

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1. Tell me a little about yourself

Hi, my name is Tanmay Jain. I’m a teenage bibliophile from India. One day I realized that I love books so damn much and there was so much to talk about, I’ll create a blog. I like books ( obviously ), hate study ( obviously ), and have an interest in history and mythology. I’m trying to write my very own novel, but damn that’s hard.

 

2. How did you get into blogging?

Well, I had started reading books since I was a teeny kid and I was so fascinated by these stories and I wondered what it would be like to be on the other side of the book, to be the author, to affect so many people, so deeply, and sometimes get hate for wrongdoing to the characters. I also wondered every other possible alteration to the stories and I realized I have a knack for this. So before I could get published, I decided to get into blogging and share my works with like-minded people. Two years after that and I managed to stick true to a mildly successful blog, Bookinton.

 

3. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Till date, my favourite author would be George R.R. Martin. His books are so complex and vast yet his writing makes it hard to forget a single thing. Complex plots, complex wants complex characters, complex weddings. The story is much absorbing and immersive. My second favourite would be Dan Brown, because of him I got interested in religious history and mythology and his stories and so fast-paced and interesting and suspenseful, it’s hard to put down. Apart from that, it would J.R.R Tolkien, James Dashner, James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi.

 

4. What are some of your favorite genres?

My two top favourites would be high fantasy and crime-drama. I also read classics, favourites being Frankenstein, King Solomon’s Mines and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea.

 

 5. Do you have any book recommendations?

I think that the one book series that a book lover, or more specifically a fantasy lover should read is A Song Of Ice and Fire. My favourite series so far. Another would be a dystopian series, The Maze Runner and another less-known series from the same author, The Mortality Doctrine. And I think it’s pretty obvious, if you’re booknerd, you better read The Lord of The Rings.

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6. Your favorite reads this year?

That would be, in order –
  • A Dance with Dragons 
  • A Feast for Crows
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • Inferno
  • Angels and Demons

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7. Blog posts you’re proud of?

Well, I would like to say that I’m proud of all my posts but of course that’s not true. I think, my best posts, according to the response would be – 

 

8. Whats your favorite thing about reading?

The best thing is how you can just.. enter the book and become unaware of your surroundings. good writers create teleportals that once entered won’t let you leave. I just love how they make us care about the characters and the world and the happenings. I really like those moments where you dread what’s going to happen next, but you still turn the page, when the author leaves your eyes wide open. It’s the fact that they feel more than just entertainment.

 

 

 

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