One thing I have realized is that when you read a story to a child, or give a child that book to read, their expectations from the story are simple. It should have a story, something fun to imagine and yet make them think. Going back in time to my own childhood, I remember my mother telling me about the Boogeyman, or the beloved fairy tales like The Frog Prince and Hansel and Gretel. This book is a very recent discovery, and I quite enjoyed reading it. Continue reading “Book Review: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter”
Some books are evergreen. No matter how many times you read them or re-read them, they retain the same magic as they had when you first read them. Even if the time between reading for the first time and the second time is twenty odd years, they feel as wonderful. The last time I read this book was in school days. And I used to watch the cartoon movie then too. Once in a while, a trip back in time to relive those childhood memories is in order. This time, it was through a book that stayed in memories – Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Continue reading “Book Review: Heidi, by Johanna Spyri”
Non-fiction is not something I like usually, but there are some that buck the trend and end up being a favorite. This is one such book. I cannot quite put to words why I loved it, but I will try.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a self-help/inspirational book that is sort of a biography. Mitch Albom introduces and takes us through the last lessons and moments he shares with his former teacher, Morrie Shwarz, who is exuberant, positive, celebrating life as he nears his final days. Continue reading “Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom”