Category: Bookworm

Reading Enid Blyton in 2017

I grew up on a daily diet of Enid Blyton’s stories. Adventures, mysteries, boarding schools, pixies, gnomes, elves, wizards, talking toys, farms – she has covered a wide range of genres and ages when it comes to children’s… Read More

Byrd’s Books in Bethel

There are stores that are flashy. There are stores that are grand. And then, there are stores like Byrd’s Books in downtown Bethel that make you feel like you stepped into the living room of an old friend. You can… Read More

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

If you have time to scroll through your Facebook feed and shake your head in disbelief, you have time to read When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. And even if you don’t have time for social media… Read More

Curious George and Other Books

Not too long ago, I volunteered at a Scholastic Book Fair in my son’s school. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed that morning, browsing through classics and newbies alike. In class, they are reading Molly Lou Melon, a delightful… Read More

Poem of the Week – On Children

On Children by Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they… Read More

Rustle the Penguin Throws a Party

Read this free book made on StoryJumper Most kids keep a favorite toy or two in their locker at school. More often than not, it’s a stuffed animal, one they carry around wherever they go. The one toy… Read More

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

“Life isn’t perfect, she thinks, as the lot of them clatter into her kitchen. It has taken her a while to get on friendly terms with this notion. She had thought perhaps it was perfect for others, not… Read More

P.G. Wodehouse’s Summer Lightning

I tried to take a break from writing. I couldn’t. So here I am, click-clacking at my keyboard in search of a story to tell. So, why don’t I tell you something about the story I am reading… Read More

Biting through the Skin – A Good Read

I read blogs and books where some or all aspects of travel, extended travel, living as an expat, and often, settling down in a land-once-foreign hold center stage. So when I came upon Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s memoir, Biting… Read More

“It takes all sorts to make a world, Jeeves.”

The incessant snowstorms and blizzard warnings of the last few weeks have put my travel plans on the back-burner and as I am apt to do in times like these, I have turned to P.G. Wodehouse. Having finished… Read More