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Hi, I am Rekha and Welcome to my book blog – The Book Decoder. I started my book blog under the name on 31st May 2018. In September 2018, I moved to my own domain and changed the name of my blog to The Book Decoder.

I love to read books of various genres. I am going to be a bit partial here and say that my favorite genre is crime and mystery. I usually prefer classics or cozies. Hard-boiled are just not to my liking.

I am a very curious person – not as curious as a cat though! I love to try new things in life. Not very adventurous, No! I don’t go sky-diving or deep-water scuba diving and stuff! But I love to travel, visit new places and meet new people. I am also a foodie. I love to cook – experiments in the kitchen? Aye, Aye! Let’s talk about my artistic side now. I love to paint – oil on canvas. I also do some photography, though I must admit that once I started book blogging, the photo blog has taken a lower priority.

Being surrounded by trees and birds (no, I do not live in a forest!), I find myself lost in mother nature’s unconditional love. Poetic much? Once in a full moon, I participate in flash fiction challenges. I love to write stories in which the main character dies in the end! I read somewhere that people under the zodiac sign Aries are prone to kill the main character in their story. I guess I have to agree to whoever said that!


So, let me tell you how to navigate through my blog. You can either click on Home and read my latest posts. Or, if you are looking for a specific genre or series, use the search box or click on the Book Reviews drop down menu. The Book Reviews menu is further divided into two parts – Genre-wise reviews and Series-wise reviews.

I also post the best lists in Book Recommendation so have a look at it if you are interested. I also participate in Blog Tours and Cover Reveals. I am an Edelweiss and NetGalley reviewer. Some of my reviews are published. You can read them here.

I host the British Crime Classics Challenge. I also participate in a couple of Reading Challenges.

2019 Reading Challenges

Craving For Cozies, hosted by Lori Caswell @Escape With Dollycas

Just the Facts. Ma’am, hosted by Bev Hankins @ My Reader’s Block

I use Book Depository and affiliate links. This means, at no extra cost to you, I can earn a small percentage of your purchase price.

If you are an author and want to get in touch with me about reviewing your book, then have a look at my Review Policy before contacting me. (Contact details in the policy page)

I am also on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter so if you want to connect with me, you will find the links in the home page.

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