Jostein Gaarder – The Christmas Mystery

This time of the year, I like reading at least one Christmassy book; one that propounds the Christmas spirit and is essentially feel-good, and festive. A Norwegian friend of mine fleetingly mentioned how, while he was growing up, his family would read this book together, reading one chapter on each day of the Advent calendar. […]

Frances Hodgson Burnett – Little Lord Fauntleroy

I finally have some semblance of a life again after being under the weather for an extraordinarily long time (well, “extraordinarily long” is a relative term, but it is coming up to about two months now). I read loads of my old Enid Blytons and Nancy Drews, while twiddling my thumbs and imagining all kinds […]

William Goldman – The Princess Bride

Mish @ Stage And Canvas convinced me to read this book with a comment on the Great Movie Adaptations’ Weekly Geeks. It sounded like a fun, light-hearted read, and that’s exactly what it was. Fun. Light-hearted. Feel good. It’s a book that combines the best elements of all the classic fairy tales, and exaggerates them […]

Neil Gaiman – Coraline

Coraline has just moved to a new house, and after acquainting herself with the neighbours, she sets about to ‘explore’ the place, for, you see, she is a self-acclaimed “explorer”. She finds the well she’s been warned to stay away from, just to know what to stay away from, and spends as much time outdoors […]

Doing The Impossible#2 – My Top Three Roald Dahl Books

Enid Blyton defined most of my childhood reading. However, Roald Dahl was definitely my second favorite author. From the Fantastic Mr. Fox, to James and the Giant Peach. From The BFG to George’s Marvelous Medicine. And of course, the autobiographies: Boy, and Going Solo. So, my top three Roald Dahls… (this is actually easier than […]

Antoine De Saint-Exupery – The Little Prince

Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve read this book, and for the life of me, I don’t know why! Personally, I think it should be mandatory for every child to read it, just because it is so wonderfully beautiful and innocent. However, reading it as an adult makes me realize how […]

Doing the Impossible#1 : My Top Five Enid Blyton Books

I absolutely love Enid Blyton. I’ve practically grown up reading only her, and I actually feel like I’ve had a better childhood as a result of it. So, I set out to do the impossible: name my five favorite books by her. Nope – not series, books! As I’m writing this, I already have about […]

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