Want to Publish Your Book? Notion Press Publishing Platform Is Here to Help You!

Let me start off with a small anecdote.

About 11 years ago, when I was in my final year at college, I wrote my first novel ever. It was crude, unpolished, short, and run-of-the-mill but it was mine, so I loved it as a mother loves her children. But I stashed this project away for a while because there was so much going on at the time in my life – I got a new job, made new friends, spent my time with them, and trying to keep up with my job. But in 2015, I realized that the field of IT wasn’t for me. I wanted to write and make a living writing.

And out came the project I’d stashed away. I dusted the cobwebs off of it and began refurbishing it to make it better. But I had no idea what to do next. Approaching publishers meant coming upon dead end upon dead end.

However, I discovered Notion Press, the self-publishing company based in Chennai that helped new authors like me bring their books out for the world to read. It was a few months before my first book was published with Notion Press. It is called Of Knights and Lilies. The feeling of holding your first book in your hands is unparalleled and I will always, always remember the accomplishment I felt as I gazed upon the carton of author copies.

At the time, there was a lot of rawness to it and I wished there was more help that I could have got. Because while publishing is a lot more work, self-publishing is even more so. You have to do everything and be everything – author, editor, cover designer, salesperson, marketer – phew!

Fast forward 5 more years and today, the Notion Press Publishing Platform is made so much easier for new authors to publish their work. This platform will be with you, helping you along on your writing journey and put your work out for the world to see and read and love, and make your dreams come true!

About Notion Press:

Notion Press is India’s largest publishing platform, churning out one book every 30 minutes. More than 300,000 people are part of this community that has helped 28000+ authors realize their dream, giving their ideas their own identities, tangible forms, and a medium for them to spread word about their words.

Notion Press Publishing Platform:

The Notion Press Publishing Platform is free for all writers, poets, and storytellers to bring their work, both in print and eBook formats, in multiple languages like English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, and Malayalam, out to readers across the world.

The USPs of this platform are:

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  • Set the price and publish your book in mere minutes.

Upgrades to professional services are also available for authors to help them (you) compete with the best books in the market. Book experts will offer their expertise and manage the publishing process. Authors can also use the inbuilt book marketing tools to build traction for their books.

Here’s what you will get from the platform:

  • Free publishing in 4 easy steps.
  • You own 100% of the copyrights.
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  • 70% of profits from book sales.
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For more options and details, please visit: https://notionpress.com/xpress

Now that you have to option to have complete control over the publishing process, that too for free, what are you waiting for? Dust that project, get editing, and click on that link to make your writing dreams come true!

Book Spotlight + Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

There are some books which you hear the names of and you think, okay, this is going to be one delicious, lip-smacking book about some delicious, lip-smacking food. Instead, it turns out to be about something else altogether – a headily intriguing mix of the sweetness of the little joys in life, the bitterness of harsh reality, the sourness of anger, the saltiness of sorrow, the bland taste of helplessness, that spicy tang of enthusiastic motivation – and it fills you up with not only emotions, but also with the reiterated knowledge that the world is way more complicated and intricately connected than we think it is.

Today’s book spotlight is on one such book. Called Hot Stew and written by Fiona Mozley, this story is set in SoHo, a part of London where women have been working in their own brothels for years, only for the owner of the building, Agatha, to decide to kick them out of their homes, first through sly measures and then by more outright ones. There is a host of characters in this book that are more complex than you realize in the first go. Precious, Tabitha, Candy, Cynthia, Hazel, and the other woman working in this neighborhood; Robert Kerr, with a shady past; Lorenzo, an aspiring actor; Bastian and Rebecca, the couple supposed to be in love; Agatha, the owner; Roster, the driver; Glenda, Laura, Jackie Rose, Michael Warbeck, and so many more!

But as this Hot Stew comes together, you realize that power doesn’t just come from wresting it from others. It also comes from the place where the women in this story stand strong and fight back against eviction. How all of this reiterates the unfortunate fact that power and money is what you need to become visible in society forms the entire story.

If you’d like to buy this book, please use my Amazon Affiliate link here: Hot Stew.

Book Review

Hot Stew is one book that I’ll probably remember forever, thanks to its eccentric and edgy writing style that gives us so many insights into the lives of sex workers and what they go through. Fiona Mozley takes us through life itself in this book by talking us through the uncertainty of living, inherited wealth, regrets, love, the forceful nature of desperation, looking out for ourselves, the connection that laces through us all, and so much more.

What stood out to me in Hot Stew was how nothing was a coincidence. Somehow, as you read each chapter, you see how it could have happened in the best manner possible. Everything and everyone in this novel is interconnected. It tells us that the stories that you think have nothing to do with you, will come back to you in a loop that you will never see coming. And that is one moral of this story: that know people’s stories before you decide to ruthlessly knock them down for your own gains.

Fiona Mozley’s characters ooze humanity, every single one of them. Yes, even Agatha Howard, the apparently merciless developer who is hell bent on bringing down the building that houses the brothel. You start to balance the goods and the bads, the pros and the cons – only to realize that the world is merely different shades of grey.

What is superbly empowering to read is how the women of the brothel stand up to save their homes. They are fierce in their defense and to read their words as encourage each other sent goosebumps up my spine. And when this strength clashes with the stubbornness of the developers, all hell’s about to rain down, while throwing light on the fact that money isn’t all that is worth living for. It gives you a comfortable life but it also has the power to steal away empathy. It has the power to make one blind to recognizing one’s fellow human beings.

And Hot Stew, in a bid to talk about power, manages to encompass both forms of power – the raw, fierce one that allows you to take a stand for yourself and defend what you love, and the blinding power that makes some people put themselves on a pedestal.

I’d highly recommend this book. Must, must read!

Rating: 4.25/5 stars

Weekly BookTube Video Roundup – April 5-11, 2021

We’re already in the fourth month of the year and though I had thought that things were going to get super crazy, they aren’t as bonkers as I thought they would be. Yet. I’m not going to be complacent about this work because there is a lot. But I do love it, so even though I will say over and over again that it is a lot of work – which is a fact – it isn’t a complaint in any way. I love doing this and I love that there are people who are loving this content. Even if the number of channel members is just 4 right now.

Last week kicked off member polls, early access to videos, and member livestreams for channel members. And since April is the month where we start all of this, there’s going to be one fortnightly vlog this month and two from May onwards.

In today’s weekly roundup, I’m going to be talking about all the videos I posted to my BookTube channel from April 5th to April 11th. These roundups are for every week starting Monday and ending on Sunday. 🙂

If you’d like to become a channel member and enjoy the perks, here’s the link to join in: Channel Memberships – The Melodramatic Bookworm. Thanks in advance if you decide to. 🙂

Also, a reminder: if you’re interesting in buying any of the books that I’ve mentioned in these videos, please use my Amazon Affiliate links mentioned in the descriptions. It would be of immense help to me. 🙂

And if you’d like to support me by making a donation, my PayPal is: https://paypal.me/melodramaticbookworm . Thank you. 🙂

#1 – Books That Made Me Cry

Date Posted: 6 April, 2021

I watched a video on Olivia from StoriesforCoffee do this video and found a couple of books in common. I loved the idea, asked her if I could do it, and went ahead after I got the green light from here. In this video, I talk about all the books that made me cry over the years. Some are pretty predictable, it feels like, going by the comments on the videos. But I’m really happy with how it turned out. If you’re in the mood to cry over fictional characters, lives, and stories, go check this video out? 😀

Link to the video: Books That Made Me Cry

#2 – Underrated / Lesser Known Books to Read

Date Posted: 8 April, 2021

This was actually suggested to me by a subscriber and I’m super grateful to them. I don’t see these books talked about anywhere and to put these out for the world to see and give them the opportunity to discover these worlds on their own makes me super happy. Some of these are proper gems that everybody MUST read. Do go check this video out if you’re looking for books that you’ve never heard of before but I guarantee will touch you. 🙂

Link to the video: Underrated / Lesser Known Books to Read

#3 – Bookworm Problems: A Sketch

Date Posted: 10 April, 2021

Level 3 channel members got to watch this video 2 days before it became public for everyone else.

This took me a lot of courage to film and put it up for the world to see. I’m not an actor – far from it, actually, and you can see my inhibitions in the video. The problem with doing all of this and acting on my own is that there is no one to tell me how it came out. I have to assume that it’s alright and then work with whatever is available to me. But I’m happy with how it came out, irrespective of how nervous and scared it still makes me. Does that even make sense? I don’t know! XD

Link to the video: Bookworm Problems: A Sketch

#4 – Member Livestream #1

This isn’t available for everyone to watch as it was an exclusive livestream where I chatted with members, talked about my current reads, my plans for the channel this month, some problematic books, and so on. I had so much fun doing this live that I cannot wait to go on and do more of these. And since these are member exclusive, I can’t share the link here. 🙂

Which of these videos have caught your attention? Would you subscribe to my channel based on these? Or are you already subscribed? What do you think of my Booktube content? What do you think of my blog content? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

Also, while you’re at it, please go subscribe to my channel? Pretty please? 😀

I’ll be back tomorrow with a book talk about a widely loved book that recently captured my heart as well!

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

Weekly BookTube Video Roundup – March 29 – April 4, 2021

How do you seamlessly move from one month into the other? I thought I had the answer. I thought it was, “By finishing the books you started in a month, in that month itself, and not taking it into the next.” But apparently that isn’t the answer. Apparently, seamless moving on is unrealistic if you want it to happen in all months.

Nevertheless, I’ve taken to telling myself that it’s okay to overlap, especially because of the shitstorm that 2021 has been so far. And it’s true, especially when I’ve managed to stay dedicated to posting on BookTube!

The past week was another successful one in terms of BookTube because of two reasons: 1) I posted on my regular schedule. 2) Channel memberships have started and I’ve planned and started filming the bonus content! Super excited for my channel members to see these videos. 🙂

If you’d like become a channel member, here’s where you can: Channel Memberships – The Melodramatic Bookworm.

So in today’s video, I’ll be talking about the videos that I posted to BookTube from March 29th to April 4th, which is today. The cycle I maintain for these roundups is Monday to Sunday. 🙂

Quick reminder: If you’d like to buy any of the books mentioned in these videos, please use my Amazon Affiliate links mentioned in the descriptions of these videos. It would be of immense help to me. 🙂

And if you’d like to support me by making a donation, my PayPal is: https://paypal.me/melodramaticbookworm . Thank you. 🙂

#1 – April 2021 TBR

Date Posted: 30 March, 2021

In this video posted last Thursday, I talked about all the books I want to read in April 2021. There are, unlike past TBRs, just 9 books in here. Although I remembered another book after the video went up, not to forget the 2 books that I brought in from March. So it went up to 12, the number, and I’m here sweating at the thought that maybe I piled on more than I intended. Hopefully I get everything done.

Link to the video: April 2021 TBR

#2 – Subscriber Pick for March 2021: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Date Posted: 1 April, 2021

Oh boy, this is my favorite Subscriber Pick ever! Every month, my subscribers pick a book for me to read, vlog, and review, and for March, they picked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I am so happy because this book is one of my favorites of this year and I LOVED it to no end. Evelyn Hugo is truly, justifiably an iconic character. And I want to protect Harry Cameron. Plis.

I’ll be coming up with a book talk for this soon. Stay tuned. 😉

Link to the video: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

If you’d like to buy this book, please click on the link here: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

#3 – March 2021 Wrap Up

Date Posted: 3 April, 2021

5 books. 5 BOOKS? I read like 5 books in March and made a wrap up video. I mean… This is the least number of books that I’ve ever read in a month and I’m like 😦 But I also told myself it’s okay, that some months are like that, that things will get better, and that what looks and feels like a slump will go sooner than later. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that April will be a better month.

Link to the video: March 2021 Wrap Up

So! What do you think of these posts? Are you subscribed to my channel? Do you like my videos? Do you like my posts? Would you like to support me monetarily in exchange for bonus content? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂 Also don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. 😉

I’ll be back soon with a new blog post.

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

April 2021 TBR – Can I Finish Reading All of These Books?

I think this year is going way too fast and way too horribly for me to be able to work my mind properly and I want to complain to the higher ups. Like, excuse me, ma’am! Can we reset this shitshow please? This is not what I ordered! 😛

But I wish we really could do this, you know? After all the times we get told, “This is the only life you have! Make it worth it!” If this is the only life we have, then we need to be able to have chances to do over things, irrespective of whether or not we started the dumpster fire. Doesn’t that make more sense?

Anyway. I’m not here to complain about it. (Debatable, but let’s roll with it for now.) I’m here to talk about the books that I plan to read in April 2021. I’m hoping this month will be a better one, especially since there’s so much more work to do.

In case you missed it, I started channel memberships this month, where subscribers support me monetarily in exchange for bonus content. This is kinda like Patreon but with creators getting a lesser cut of the amount patrons/subscribers pay. That’s Google for you. But if you’d like to go check out my announcement video where I talk about the levels and what channel memberships entail, here’s the link: Channel Memberships on The Melodramatic Bookworm.

Plus, I also posted my April TBR to my channel just before the month started. Here’s the link if you’d like to watch this post in video form: April 2021 TBR.

My April TBR also includes 2 books that I started in March but which I was in the middle of when the month ended, a duology that people fawn over, a few review copies, and a book I’m supposed to be reviewing for Writersmelon.com.

Let’s dive in before I bore you any further!

#1 – Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford

This book is necessarily scathing and sarcastic, because no matter how many times Clementine Ford stresses on the point that patriarchy is not kind to men either but it is downright brutal to women, there will always be people who fixate on superficial things rather than focus on what she talks about. It’s sad that so many people exist that take her at her word only when it serves them, but otherwise will call her names and prove her point over and over and over again.

Buy book here: Boys Will Be Boys

#2 – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

I’m about 70 pages into this book and I love the writing! It’s so beautiful in so many ways without being showy. Every single line that Jhumpa Lahiri has written is with utmost care and love. I wish I could read it faster, but somehow, my brain isn’t a fan of that apparently. I hope it pulls up its act and helps me enjoy the simple grandeur of this story.

Buy book here: The Namesake

#3 – The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

One of my most anticipated reads of the year! I think, of all time too. And now that the TV series, Shadow and Bone is coming to Netflix this month, it’s about time I read this duology. I read the Shadow and Bone trilogy last year and I did enjoy it to a large extent. I’d found it fun and fast-paced. But this duology, I hear, is even better. Much better, if fans are to be believed. So here’s me, hoping against hope that I will be able to put my plans in motion and do a reading vlog for this duology like I did for the Ember series.

Buy book here: Six of Crows duology

#4 – The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

This is the Subscriber Pick for the month of April on my channel. For those of you who don’t know, I do a series on my channel where every month, my subscribers pick a book from 4 options, for me to read, vlog, and review it. The book they chose for March was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, a book I aaaaabsolutely love and the video for which went up on my channel recently. And for April, my subscribers chose The Henna Artist, and I’m super excited to dive into it as well.

I’ll be doing a reading vlog + book review on my channel. If you’d like to stay updated, then please head over to my channel, hit subscribe and click on the bell icon. Here’s the link to my channel: The Melodramatic Bookworm.

Buy book here: The Henna Artist

#5 – Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

A book that I’m part of a blog tour for. I will be posting about this book on April 19th and I’m super excited for it!

Thank you Algonquin for having me on this tour!

#6 – Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla

Thank you, Pan Macmillan India for the review copy. 🙂

This is, as the tagline says, A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, in which the author explores feminism throughout. He talks about his two daughters and in the process dissects the pain of living in a racist and sexist world. Because no matter how much you argue that the world is inherently good, there are people out there who will refute this claim because they think otherwise.

But I’m looking forward to pick this up. My channel’s members chose this to be my first read of April after I finish the books I brought in from March. I’m hoping to start this very, very soon!

Buy book here: Brown Baby

#7 – The Fixer by Suman Dubey

A review copy that I received from Rupa Publications a long time ago but haven’t been able to read. And since one of my goals for this year is to try and finish all my pending review copies in the first six months, this was one book that I couldn’t not add to this TBR. Hopefully I’ll stick to my resolution.

This is a story of a match-fixing scandal in Indian cricket, with a player being accused years later. And since Indian cricket has something or the other going on at all times, this seems like a very interesting read for me. Looking forward to it!

Buy book here: The Fixer

#8 – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

I’m buddy reading this with a friend and super excited for it because I know that she and I are going to have a fantastic discussion about it! Given that the book, if I remember correctly, revolves around relationships and regrets (not sure), I think it’s going to be an intense but amazing read. Big yes to this!

Buy book here: The Sense of an Ending

#9 – Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

I’ve spoken enough about this book on my channel in a number of TBR videos, but haven’t gotten around to reading it. But since this year is such a horrid, horrid year in so many ways, I’m going to read this and make sure that I turn whatever I can in my life around. I need something. SOMETHINGGGG!

Buy book here: Make Time

#10 – Club You to Death by Anuja Chauhan

One of my most anticipated reads of 2021! Anuja Chauhan’s writing is always fresh and reminds me of home. But she has always written about family dynamics and the like. This one sounds so aggressive that it automatically makes me interested. Super looking forward to having some fun while I read it!

Buy book here: Club You to Death

#11 – The Heart Asks Pleasure First by Karuna Ezara Parikh

Thank you Pan Macmillan India for sending me this book. 🙂

I will be reading and reviewing this for Writers Melon! I’ve been a fan of this book ever since I lay eyes on the fabulous cover! Just look at that! But this is also a book that I received last year but haven’t been able to read. So since my quest is on, I thought why not read it since I’m anyway excited about it? LOL. That doesn’t even make sense! But it sounded better in my head, so I’ll just let it be. 😛

Buy book here: The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Which of these books have you read? Which did you like? Which didn’t you like? What are some books you’re planning to read this month? Which book do you think I should prioritize? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!

I’ll be back with a new post soon. 🙂                                                                                         

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

All pictures sourced from Goodreads & Amazon.

All the Books on My TBR – 470+ Books!

Every bookworm and book hoarder’s problem is that our to-be-read pile never seems to end. What’s more, we keep adding to these piles and then lament that we have nothing to read. Is it our fault? Absolutely not! Is it anybody else’s fault? Absolutely not! It’s just fate. Destiny. It’s written in the stars. That’s all.

Very recently, I did a video on YouTube that irritated the heck out of me because of how long it took me to edit. In this video, I listed out all the books on my TBR and the software crashed so many times, it took me 4 days to get the video up. This had to happen because there were 476 books in that video. LOL at me.

In today’s post, I will list out all these 476 books in alphabetical order of the authors’ names. Scroll down and see if there’s any book that’s on your TBR or any that you’d like to add to your TBR. I think you’ll find at least one book either way. XD

If you’d like to buy any of these, the titles available on Amazon are linked to my Amazon Affiliate pages. Please use these links to buy them. It would be of immense help to me! 🙂

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So what do you think? Do you have any of these books on your TBR? Is there any book you’d like to add to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

I’ll be back soon with my April 2021 TBR.                                                                              

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

Weekly BookTube Video Roundup – March 15-28, 2021

I think the problem with being enthusiastic in bursts is that it sort of fizzles out after a while and then you have to bring out all your energy to bring it out again. But I’m doing the best I can and I think that’s all that matters for the time being. 😀

I wasn’t able to post the weekly roundup last Sunday, so this week, I’ll be posting a roundup of all the videos I posted between 15th and 28th March, 2021. I took a little break because my mental and physical health were both out of whack. But I’m hoping to get back in the fray, especially since I’ve opened up Channel Memberships for my channel.

If you’d like to join and become a channel member, here’s where you can: Channel Memberships – The Melodramatic Bookworm.

If you’d like to buy any of the books mentioned in these videos, please use my Amazon Affiliate links mentioned in the descriptions of these videos. It would be of immense help to me. 🙂

And if you’d like to support me by making a donation, my PayPal is: https://paypal.me/melodramaticbookworm . Thank you. 🙂

#1 – Coffee Talk – Episode 8

Date Posted: 20 March, 2021

In this series of videos, I talk about my current reads and some topics that weigh on my mind at that certain point in time while sipping on coffee. And in Episode 8, I talked about how much I hate spoilers, International Women’s Day and how we’ve got to change the notion that women ought to be treated with respect just on this one day, and the genre that is so offensively named ‘chick-lit’ while having some important, impactful books.

Link to the video: Coffee Talk – Episode 8

#2 – All the Books on My TBR

Date Posted: 25 March, 2021

The reason there was a gap here was because this video took such a long time to edit. My video editing software crashed multiple times during this process and I was super, duper frustrated. So I kept putting it off, not because I didn’t want to post it, but because it just wasn’t ready yet.

In this video, I talk about all the 476 books on my TBR, including paperbacks, hardcovers, ebooks, and audiobooks. It’s a lot. It usually doesn’t make me anxious but there are a few times when I look at these books and wonder when I will actually read them. Still no regrets about getting all these books though. 😉

Link to the video: All the Books on My TBR

#3 – Channel Memberships

Date Posted: 26 March, 2021

As I’ve also mentioned in a blog post that went up yesterday, I’ve opened up channel memberships on my BookTube channel. I’ve explained everything in the video (which went up first) and then in the post. It’s a huge step for me, given that I had no idea what path my channel was going to take as recently as 4 months ago. Super excited for this journey!

Link to the video: Channel Memberships

#4 – Why Are Some Books THIS Bad? – Episode 4

Date Posted: 27 March, 2021

I had started this series last year after having read a book that was plain bad. But things happened, I posted other videos I was excited for, my mental health took a beating, and this video series took a backseat. But in this video, I’m GOING for this book and not holding back. It’s like I never stopped reading it. XD

Link to the video: Why Are Some Books THIS Bad? – Episode 4

#5 – Shoutout Sunday – Episode 2

Date Posted: 28 March, 2021

This is a series in which I share with my subscribers digital content creators that I am a HUGE fan of. These creators aren’t necessarily book-related. These videos go up on the last Sunday of every month. The first one in this series went up last month. Today’s video is the second, where I’ve some amazing creators in there that you should definitely check out.

Link to the video: Shoutout Sunday – Episode 2

What do you think of these roundup posts that I have going? Do you like them? Should I continue or would you rather find out about them on your own through my channel? In that case, don’t forget to subscribe. 😉

Let me know in the comments below what you think. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

I’ll be back soon with a new blog post – hopefully as soon as tomorrow.

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

Channel Memberships – The Next Step in my BookTube Journey!

I’ve started channel memberships on my channel! 😀

From April 2021 onwards, I will make bonus content for people who become channel members. The regular schedule will remain, but subscribers who are members will see a lot of extra, bonus videos – polls, posts, videos, book reviews, and vlogs – just for their eyes.

I’m super stoked to be starting this, especially because this is something that I didn’t think would happen this year. I had thought it would take me at least another year, as I mentioned in my 2000 subscribers video. So doing this right now makes me excited because that means more interactions with my subscribers and making more Booktube content – something that I love immensely. 🙂

If you’d like to become a channel member, then here’s where you can sign up for it: Channel Memberships – The Melodramatic Bookworm.

Here’s an image to help you find the Join button:

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There are three levels of channel memberships that I offer:

Level 1 – Live Melodrama:  I will do members-only livestreams at least 3 times a month where I talk books, answer your questions, share more about my life with you, and more. There will also be loyalty badges, emojis (which I’m yet to design), and members-only polls, where you will weigh in on a lot of my bookish decisions.

This level costs Rs. 59.

Level 2 – Melodrama Reviews: In addition to the perks from level 1, members of this level will also get to watch some exclusive videos that I make for them. I’m planning 2 per month and one of them will be a book review of a relatively new release. In addition to this, I will also give shoutouts to these members during the video, and will post regular photo and status updates.

This level costs Rs. 119.

Level 3 – Melodrama Vlogs: Includes all the perks from levels 1 and 2. Plus, there will be 2 fortnightly reading vlogs every month, no holds barred, in addition to members having early access to some of my new videos each month.

This level costs Rs. 299.

Those are the levels I have set up right now and I don’t think I can say this enough but I am super excited to start making content for the members!

If you decide to become a member, then a big thank you in advance and welcome to the Melodramatic Bookworm family. 🙂

Here’s the link: Channel Memberships – The Melodramatic Bookworm.

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So that’s it for today’s post. I hope you will join in my happiness. Thanks again!

I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 🙂

Cover Reveal: Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

I don’t think I can say this enough but Jeffrey Archer is one of my favorite, favorite authors of all time. His writing is simple, easy, witty, and has a number of twists that always make me go “WOW!” I’ve always held his works in awe and his latest series, the William Warwick series is going the same way. The first book, Nothing Ventured, came out in 2019, and the second book, Hidden in Plain Sight, came out last year. And now, it’s the announcement for the third book that has me going all, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!”

The third book, Turn a Blind Eye is all set for release this April and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Here are 3 things you need to know about this series before you scroll down to the cover:

  1. This series follows the story of William Warwick, who rises through the ranks of the British Police after starting out as a detective.
  2. William Warwick, a fictional fictional character (too deep, I say), is the protagonist in Harry Clifton’s books in the Clifton Chronicles.
  3. Turn a Blind Eye is the third in the William Warwick series, AND I KNOW WHY THE BOOK IS NAMED THIS!

I read Hidden in Plain Sight earlier this year and oh boy, that cliffhanger was to die for! Jeffrey Archer does this every single time!

Here’s the cover for the newest in this series. Cannot wait for April to roll around and for me to get my hands on this book! Yahahahahaaayyy!

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JEFFREY ARCHER is back! 

TURN A BLIND EYE is the third instalment in the gripping story of Detective Inspector William Warwick

Turn A Blind Eye

Jeffrey Archer

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BLURB:

William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle appears to exceed his income. But as a personal relationship develops with a member of William’s team, it threatens to compromise the whole investigation.

Meanwhile, a notorious drug baron goes on trial, with the prosecution case led by William’s father and sister. And William’s wife Beth, now a mother to twins, renews an old acquaintance who appears to have turned over a new leaf, or has she?

As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye. 

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PREORDER LINK:

You can preorder the book here: Turn A Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Weekly BookTube Video Roundup – March 8-14, 2021

Hiya everyone! Hope you’re doing well and are keeping safe and happy!

Today’s blog post is my weekly roundup of all the videos I’ve posted to my BookTube channel this past week. It didn’t all go to plan because there were a number of factors that weighed in and made me move around videos and posts and what not. But I did manage to upload 3 videos this week, as against the 4 that I had planned. And that’s not bad. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. XD

Before I talk about these videos, a quick reminder to subscribe to my channel if you’d like to stay updated with my video content on BookTube. Here’s the link: The Melodramatic Bookworm.

Plus, if you’re interested in buying any of the books that I’ve mentioned in these videos, go to the description boxes and click on my Amazon Affiliate links mentioned there. It would help me a lot! 🙂

Also, if you’d like to make a donation and support me, my PayPal is: https://paypal.me/melodramaticbookworm . Thank you in advance if you decide to do it. 🙂

So those were necessary parts of my intro. Let’s dive right in to last week’s video line-up! 🙂

#1 – 10 Women Authors I’m Really Excited to Read This Year

Date Posted: 8 March, 2021

This was for International Women’s Day and I had thought that I’d post this and then another video on Tuesday. But this took up all of my energies and Tuesday ended up empty. 😛

I wanted to do something for Women’s Day and since I’m a huge fan of making TBRs – never mind that I don’t stick to them most times – I thought why not make a TBR of women authors? And that’s exactly what I did.

Link to the video: 10 Women Authors I’m Really Excited to Read This Year

#2 – The Anti-TBR Tag

Date Posted: 11 March, 2021

I’m going to be honest with you, I got lazy here. XD

I had intended this video to go up in two weeks but there was so much crap going on and my mind wasn’t in the right place. So I pulled it back and posted it on 11th March. It is basically a tag video where I answer questions related to books, authors, and genres I have no intention of reading. I-don’t-want-to-read, like the exact opposite of a to be read.

Link to the video: The Anti-TBR Tag

#3 – Subscriber Pick – February 2021: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Date Posted: 13 March, 2021

I should have got done with this in the first week of March but I couldn’t. And since this is a woman author, I feel like bringing this book into March wasn’t a bad idea, even if it wasn’t completely in my control.

This is a series that I do on my channel where I ask subscribers to pick a book every month and I then do a reading vlog + book review for it. This is the fifth episode of this series and I’m pretty happy with how this video turned out. Although YouTube made me super anxious by running checks for hours without any resolution. God knows what is up in its mind!

Link to the video: Subscriber Pick – February 2021

Here’s my Amazon Affiliate link if you’d like to buy I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: https://amzn.to/2NcyzWl

Did you like any of the videos that I posted last week? Do you like these weekly roundups that I have going? Should I keep doing them? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back soon with more blog posts.

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀