Humor is not a genre that I read often. But when this book was being recommended by many as a good read, I thought I’d pick it up. The title was quite funny, the blurb interesting, and the cover art appealing.
Sometimes, I want to read a book with lesser number of pages, a quick read that can be interesting as well. I chanced upon this book, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery while searching for such a book. I liked the cover art too.
If I’ve to break a reading block, or want to shift to my favorite genre to read, one of my automatic choices would be Agatha Christie. She’s one of my favorite authors. This book is said to be one of her best, so I picked it up happily.
A title that most, if not all of us will understand is definitely something that works in the favor of a book. A beautiful and quite soothing cover art adds to that. Raj Supe’s novel appealed to me firstly for these reasons, and that was why I picked it up, though the genre had made me a bit hesitant at first.
India is a land where you’ll be surprised by the different angles you see to the country. This is truer when you’re a visitor, I feel, because being from the country, one might get used to it sooner or later. It’s interesting to travel the country through a book of photographs; kind of like a tourist, yet feeling at home. Debra Schoenberger’s book India offered me a chance to do just that.
“If you do not know where you come from, then you don’t know where you are, and if you don’t know where you are, then you don’t know where you’re going.” – Terry Pratchett
Books on history haven’t thrived in my bookshelf, or in my reading for that matter. The genre hasn’t been one I have loved. This book was an exception for two reasons. Firstly, it was written by a friend, and secondly, it was about the land I am from.