Short stories are always fun to read, and a welcome break from novels. This book has three short stories, and is a short read.
I think most of us would have grown up reading fairy tales, and would still love rereading them, or reading them to children. There’s that feel good factor in them that makes them enjoyable and makes us happy. When I read the title Unfairy Tales, I was wondering what I was in for with this read.
I think most people love to travel, and have a wishlist of places to visit. One way is to travel is through books. For one with imagination, it can be quite satisfying too, even if the experience isn’t the same. I had heard of Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages collection, but hadn’t read any. This was my first Verne book.
The power of the written word is such that it draws attention. The words accepted by some, ignored by some and at times, protested against by some. But we do forget that it is knowledge, useful to few people. Yes, words can incite extreme reactions, but to burn books is to burn knowledge, and that would definitely be cause for alarm.
There’re books that mean a lot to me, and the Harry Potter series is definitely there in that category. Each book in the series happens over one school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and this book, the second one, focuses on the second year.
“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” This quote from Wayne Dyer makes a lot of sense, but most people forget it. After all, if they’re right, why shouldn’t they say so, right? It makes a lot of difference, actually.