Sleuths in skirts

“She’s had a long life of experience in noticing evil, fancying evil, suspecting evil and going forth to do battle with evil.” ― Agatha Christie, on Miss Marple I was reading a book titled “The Midwife and the Assassin” by Sam Thomas, a mystery set in 17th century London where a midwife and her assistant […]

The Writer

In a world that often did not make sense In a society plagued by pomp and pretense She felt like an outsider, never could blend in Always blurting the blunt truth, she could not win Friends around her, so she became a recluse The more she withdrew, the stronger was her excuse To keep away from […]

The Book I Read

“Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.” So I read a book and tears sprung The story touched me, the words just stung Somewhere, in between the pages, somehow Somewhere, between the beginning and now I had entered the world the author had portrayed From the realm of reality I […]

My life in books

This one will give you a glimpse into the world Of yours truly, from the time she was a little girl The passion which was at the age of five ignited Was in the form of printed words that left her excited- I am going to tell you how books made an entrance At different stages of […]

Book List Challenge- Part 1

Found this list on the 100 greatest books blog. Of course, I had to come up with my own list of books (that I read in 2014). 1. A book with more than 500 pages: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy One of the greatest books of all time, a must-read if you can. 2. […]

Losing yourself in a book

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” ― Christopher Morley, Pipefuls A way to get infinite pleasure Is reading a good book at your leisure Soaking in every printed word Transported to another world.. Letting the characters grow on you Living their life vicariously, too. In sync […]

Women at the turn of last century

Recently I read two books that I found  inspiring. Both these books were randomly picked out by my toddler at the local library and appeared interesting enough to give a try. Incidentally, both were set in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Both had strong, progressive women as protagonists. The first book, “The Violet Season” is set […]

Five favorites- Verses

I have always loved poetry, and some verses have stuck with me over the years. These are some of my favorites (I have included only the verses that I remember): 1. The Glories of Our Blood and State- James Shirley The glories of our blood and state      Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no […]

Five favorites-Books

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return. –Salman Rushdie Well said, Mr. Rushdie! No wonder your writing makes it to my list of favorite books! So here’s the list (in random order): 1. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia […]

An unforgettable experience

I have mentioned several times how much I love reading books. Well, I’d like to share a book I read while growing up that has stayed with me..the book cover is shown above. The story is set in the former Soviet Union and is about a boy-robot who resembles a seventh grader. The robot and […]

Customized reading

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. SeussOnce upon a time, stories were meant to be passed down orally from generation to generation, with some help from drawings in the cave… Then scripts were invented, and people started putting their […]