Monthly Archives: June 2015

Book Review: The Magic Straw Hat

Book: The Magic Straw Hat

Author: Karen Jonice Bricker

Print Length: 28 pages

ISBN: 9780988515710

Publisher: SDP Publishing

Book Cover: Lovely

Rating: 4.2/5

Book Review: The magic straw hat


The magic Straw Hat took me to the time, I was a little kid sitting next to my grandmama, listening to her tales of her own experiences, and magic from far-off lands. I used believe her enchanting tales, and hope for magic in my life. Then, go back to her and regale her with my magical moments. Continue reading Book Review: The Magic Straw Hat

Book Review: Somebody I Used To Know

Book: Somebody I used To Know

Author: David Bell

Publisher: Penguin Group Berkley, NAL

Publication Year: 2015

Book Cover:  Okay


Book Revie: Somebody I used to know


There are some books which you glance through the pages, and continue reading when you find time, and then there are others which you finish in one setting. Because once you start reading, you just can’t keep it down. Somebody I used to know belongs to the second category. Once I started reading, I had to read on, to find out what happens next. Continue reading Book Review: Somebody I Used To Know

Day Three – Quote Challenge


“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
—Christopher Paolini, Eragon

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Book Review – The Santa Klaus Murder

Book: The Santa Klaus Murder

Author: Mavis Doriel Hay

Publisher: The British Library Crime classics published by Poisoned pen press

Publication Year: 2015

Book Cover:  Cute


Santa Klaus Murder

I love historical mysteries – the mysteries written in the era when there wasn’t much technological advance in crime detection. The detectives at the time had to rely on keen observation, and their intellectual prowess, which made an interesting plot for fiction. Though the technical stuff makes for an interesting non-fiction, it makes a tedious fiction if not handled correctly (which is what most of the authors do).

So, I had high hopes when I started reading The Santa Klaus Murder, and the book didn’t disappoint me. It is a quaint mystery combined with family conflicts making it a compelling read. Continue reading Book Review – The Santa Klaus Murder

Quote challenge – Day 2

It turns out that I have been nominated by not one, but two bloggers for this challenge. Only WordPress has this tendency of classifying some of my genuine comments as Spam, so I missed the comment.

To compensate for missing out the blogger’s tag on day one, I’ll post two quotes today. Since, I love quotes, this works very well for me. 🙂

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

Amelia Earhart

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Quote Challenge – Day 1

Castles in air
Image Courtesy: Charuhas Acharya @ Glimpse of Paradise

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
-Henry David Thoreau

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Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

-David Frost



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