The Guernsey Literary And The Potato Peel Pie Society

May 27, 2018 0 comments

The Guernsey Literary And The Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

256 pages

Published Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited (2010)

It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under the German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.

For reasons unknown, I seem to adore books that have a story behind its title (Ponniyin Selvan - a Tamil magnum opus, The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan and Lemon Girl by Jyoti Arora).

Many Lives Many Masters by Dr.Brian Weiss

Apr 12, 2018 0 comments

Many Lives Many Masters
Dr.Brian Weiss

224 pages

Published July 15 1988 by Touchstone

From author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss comes the classic bestseller on the true case of the past-life therapy that changed the lives of both the prominent psychiatrist and young patient involved—now featuring a new afterword by the author.As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published.

We Should All Be Feminists

Jan 23, 2018 0 comments

We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie 

64 pages

Fourth Estate; 1st edition (9 October 2014)

‘I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently…’

What does “feminism” mean today?

In this personal, eloquently argued essay – adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Thank you so much SRR(Senior Reading Raccoons group on Facebook) for introducing me to books like this. Every time I browse this group, I start making a mental note of the books mentioned in the posts and comments to look up later(as in minutes later). In a couple of minutes though, I realize I have such limited memory.

Review : Anaya's Thumb

Apr 11, 2017 3 comments

Title: Anaya's Thumb
Author: Natasha sharma
Illustrator: Ruchi Shah
Publisher: Pratham Books

Anaya loves her thumb. When she visits the zoo, she finds out what baby animals seem to like.

Review - Physicians in the Jungle

Apr 9, 2017 2 comments

Title: Physicians in the Jungle
Author: Mini John
Illustrator: K R Raji
Publisher: Tumbi, D.C.Books
Leo the Lion is not a happy king as he is fast losing his eyesight. He declares that the physician who cures him will be made his minister. Fabi the crafty fox tries to cheat his way to success. But in the end it is Billu, the bear who is the hero of the day.
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