Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A masterpiece by Markus Zusak . A historical fiction written with such a lot of heart that its difficult to stay unmoved . I absolutely loved it . It’s not a book that should be read in a single night, though it can be . It’s to be read slowly, savoured to say . The … Continue reading Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin


Wars have always ripped asunder the lives of the common people .Most wars in history are an outcome of the wanton ambitions of a few , strange delusions of many  and the helplessness of the majority .The West remained a disinterested witness to the conflict of the Balkans ( the Kosovo Crisis , The Seige … Continue reading Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin

Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj


The Blue Moon day is a book that forces the reader to slow down and introspect. Once in a while , one reads books and know exactly what is going in the mind of the protagonist because you have been there , at the exact same point in life . Facing those very questions, the … Continue reading Book Review – The Blue Moon Day by Santosh Sivaraj

Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks


I chanced upon this book while randomly browsing through an article in Forbes which listed the favorite books of certain Business leaders  . This one was on Indra Nooyi’s list  . What she said about the book was intriguing and that ‘s what compelled me to pick up this book It’s a very , very … Continue reading Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks

Book Review – Remains of the Day


Remains of the day , a beautifully written “English” book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Steeped in Old-world Britain, the book takes you back to the era of stiff-mannered butlers with very strict codes of what was acceptable and proper .The notions of acceptability and propriety are held aloft not only for the butlers but also for … Continue reading Book Review – Remains of the Day

Rebecca – An excerpt


One of my all-time favorites .. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Page 1 Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again .It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me .There was a padlock and … Continue reading Rebecca – An excerpt

Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


After a very long time I read a book that affected me in such profound fashion . It’s a beautiful book . The subject is an engrossing tale of 4 generations of Korean immigrants in Japan . The title is an apt metaphor for the lives of the characters . The book is about how … Continue reading Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy


A delightful ,heartwarming , quick read .When I started reading this book , it seemed to be treading down the much clichéd storyline that the recent crop of Indian authors have been following .  However , Preeti beautifully built up the storyline to capture the interest of the reader , which is a testimony to … Continue reading Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

The Joys of Reading & Being Read to


My 3 year old loves books . Obviously he is too young to read on his own , but loves being read to . I have been reading to him since the time he was an infant . In fact , the first book that I read out to him was “A Suitable Boy”  by … Continue reading The Joys of Reading & Being Read to

Of Dragons ,of Witches & Wands & Magic all around


So , the Other day we (My son & I ) were watching this movie called Pete’s dragon . For those who haven’t seen the movie , its about this child who is in an unfortunate car accident with his parents & wanders into the forest before help arrives . In the woods , perchance … Continue reading Of Dragons ,of Witches & Wands & Magic all around