I was in the midst of a crime-ficion reading spree, but wanted to break the monotony. I thought a short children’s fiction would be just the change I needed. I’ve heard of Dr. Seuss’ books, but never read them before.
I love finding books to read. There are certain times when the book finds me. When I read a category for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018, this book somehow popped into my mind. I’m not sure it would have otherwise.
This book was gifted to me by a friend. I shelved the book as to-be-read for a long time, knowing I’d not be able to read it properly. But I felt it was time that I brought it out from the back of my shelf and read it.
When a book is made into a movie, it gets a bit more noticed on the bookshelves too. I’ve heard of a few books only after seeing the movie. When the movie based on this book came out a couple of months back, I decided that this book has to be read. I only got around to reading it now.
Mythology is a very interesting genre, and when narrated with that interest, makes for wonderful reading. Many authors try to write in this genre; some succeed, others do not. I quite enjoyed a few of Devdutt’s earlier books, so picking this book wasn’t that difficult a choice.