The Awakening:Johannie Paradon

  I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher. The title alluded to me as it sounded fascinating and inviting. This is the first time I read a book in the paranormal genre. I was disappointedContinue reading “The Awakening:Johannie Paradon”

Dark Touch: Elle Lewis

Dark touch: GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Fiction Rating: 4/5 The first book in the trilogy is aptly titled as its a Dark Touch that sets the pins rolling, and in this case sets the story moving. Sloan Stolar works at a law firm in Washington, but its not a job she loves, rather its onlyContinue reading “Dark Touch: Elle Lewis”

International Dot Day: 15th September

As much as I had wanted to celebrate International Dot Day in my school I couldn’t since everyone is knees deep in studies. With exam just round the corner there was no way I could celebrate this fun day. But as a parent of a young child I feel that this day holds lot ofContinue reading “International Dot Day: 15th September”

The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti

Having read a few of Sobti’s book, it was no surprise that I was yet again drawn towards her writing. This time I picked up The Heart Has Its Reasons.  An unusual title, I was drawn by the image of the woman on the cover. To me it seemed like a mughal era painting of aContinue reading “The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti”

The Giving Tree: Shel Silverstein

I revisited the book as I was looking for a short read for my daughter. My search led back to this book I had read when I first joined a school as librarian. This was one of the first books I had read in a Read Aloud session . The story remained with me andContinue reading “The Giving Tree: Shel Silverstein”

Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio

I had read Wonder as it was part of the recommended list I saw in my school. And it held me captive from the first word. Wonder told the story of August, a boy having craniofacial deformity. But the second book Auggie & Me tells the story from three different perspectives of Julian (the guy who bulliedContinue reading “Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio”

National Librarians Day:12th August

Dr. S.R.Ranganathan, was born on 9 August 1892. He came from a moderate background in British-ruled India. Ranganathan began his professional life as a mathematician; he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Madras Christian College in his home province, and then went on to earn a teaching license. His lifelong goal was to teachContinue reading “National Librarians Day:12th August”

BOOK LOVERS DAY: 9th AUGUST

  ” When the day of judgement dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ”Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading”………….Virginia Wolf Well then that places us librariansContinue reading “BOOK LOVERS DAY: 9th AUGUST”

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe

  The past few weeks I have not found time to blog. Rather I was all tied up with work and the one passion that keeps me going -reading. I managed to read a few books and the one that stood out from all is “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”. Its an African folktale, but the essenceContinue reading “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe”

The Land Of Stories

A regular day at the school library sees me starting the day with a prayer. And then begins the influx of students from grades III to XII. The senior classes are a little thorny bunch. For them to be engaged in reading is hard. Some students do find reading enjoyable and are quiet the momentContinue reading “The Land Of Stories”