The day I became a bird

by Ingrid Chabbert, Illustrated by Guridi

I have not read many picture books as such but my recent stumbling upon an illustrated fairy tale has piqued my interest in picture books. These books are not only read for their story but also for the pictures/illustrations they contain inside. I decided to review the book just for its beautiful cover but what it contains inside is even more promising.It was his first day at school and he fell in love. 'The day... »

Happy birthday to…

Starting this month, we will be listing out birthdays of some of the Author’s we have read, want to read and have loved. The literary world is a mighty world with names known and unknown, and there might be many writer’s who’s work we may not encounter in an entire lifetime! But hey, lets get wishing already.Charles Bukowski One of those Authors born this month , and with whom most of us are acquainted with,... »

Cinderella

by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

What can I say that is not already said about fairy tales. We all have grown up with them. Their tellings and retellings have been etched in our minds. My latest new obsession with fairy tales has taken me back to the good old days of fairy tales. As I visit the land once again I hereby bring the refreshed memories of Cinderella. I read an edition available on Amazon. This is a beautiful book... »

Sputnik Sweetheart

by Haruki Murakami

Written by Haruki Murakami & originally published in Japanese in 1999 and translated by Philip Gabriel in 2001, Sputnik Sweetheart  is my first tryst with this legendary writer who is famous for this unique writing style mostly under the  magical realism category. I do not think it would be fair to call this a review, when we talk about author’s of such repute  because the moment a word like that comes into picture I make... »

India celebrates 70 years of Independence…

We have freed ourselves from the shackles of the British Raj 70 years ago, and since then India has grown exponentially and will continue to do so for many years to come. With it's shares of ups and downs, with it's shares of success and failure , our beautiful mother land will always remain our most prized possession. Here are 15 quotes reminding us about the significance of freedom, equality and liberation from the most... »

The Universe Of Us

by Lang Leav

My first ever Lang Leav book was a present to me. After a little procrastination I read it. And thus began my love for poetry. I do not call myself a poetry geek. But what I am, is a lover of beautiful words that seem like they are everything you will ever need to hear. It is this love that keeps bringing me back to Lang Leav. The new book by Lang Leav is all... »