Sunday, 25 August 2019

Here,There and Everywhere Best Loved Stories by Sudha Murty







Everyone knows Sudha Murty. She does not need an introduction. Her books can be called books for life since you can read her books at any point in your life. 

In this book, Sudha Murty mentions her two new experiences. One she mentions how she started writing novels and the other  true meaning of philanthrophy. She talks about how she and her sibblings who were four in number, but there was love and not rivalry between them This is important in today's world since these days there is a lot of rivalry between siblings especially where the money is concered.

As far as her writing goes she says writing is about perseverance. She writes about other peoples experience so that others dont make the same mistake. Then there is a story about how she started social work. One day her daughter said to her and I quote "amma what is your duty"? That one question got her thinking.

 Then there is a story about the fact that honesty does not belong to poor or rich. When Sudha was small her grandparents used to give the better rice to the poor people. Sudha asked why do they do that. Her grandmother answered that you should give the best to people because that is how truly you serve god This stayed in the mind of 
Sudha.

If you thought that in India most vegetables are indigenous think again. There is a story to show you otherwise. Clothes dont define people . This is shown in the story cattle class. Then there is a story about how one should be happy in life and not be a pessimist. This was taught to sudha's friend by a beggar.

There ate many things that we know about. But we should read books like this to remind ourselves about small things in life and what should matter in life.             

Sunday, 18 August 2019

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter



Imagine James bond on a mission. Ever wondered how he got trained for it. Well here is a book that shows how. The Gallagher Academy is a school for spies. This book is for young adult.

At the start of the novel, the students of this academy have to take an oath to the academy. This school is for spies but the students and the way they act are  like young adults.The headmistress daughter Cammi.e Morgan is a student here . They need to spy by hiding and go on covert operations.

Also there are scanners to recognize the students when they come into the academy. They have earpieces when they go on a mission . Also, they have to give reports after a mission.In short, everything is high tech.On one of these operations Cammie falls in love .Has she found her soul mate ?
 This book will make a good read for young adults.

Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

You can see her website allycarter.com and embassyrowbooks.com.



Sunday, 11 August 2019

Pyjamas Are Forgivinng by Twinkle Khanna






Imagine if I told you that you have to eat only ghee and walk around a garden every morning. I don't know about you but I don't like the idea. Meet Anshu who does this for some weeks. She has joined Shanthamaaya spa for Ayurvedic treatment.  She has come here to relax and detoxify herself. But she is in for a surprise.
         

The surprise is that Anshu ex-husband Jay is also here with his wife. Anshu thinks she was done with Jay. But after seeing all of a sudden it is clear that she still has a feeling for him. One will think that both Anshu and will come back together but that is not the case.


There are other characters in the spa whose lives are given.  There is a Dr Menon whom the people in the spa have to meet and talk about how their Aryuvedic treatment is going on. Life is difficult at the spa like leeches are put on your body to detoxify. Also, you have to abstain from intercourse. But Anshu and Jay defy this rule.


This book has drama in it. The writing style is such that everyone can understand it. I found the ending a bit tragic and it is not that Jay and Anshu don't get together. overall I would give the book 5 out of 10. My next book review is" I would tell you I love you, but then I would have to kill you." the title looks interesting.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks




When I saw a book by Tom Hanks I was fascinated. Here was one entertaining actor that I liked so I thought if he was a good writer. Thus I bought the book. They are short stories. I liked the book.

One is about a lady called Bette. She is divorced and moves into a new neighbour. She is not sure if this neighbourhood is good enough for her children. Then there is a story about a father and son who like surfing and the father is cheating on his wife.

Then there is the story about a soldier who is trying to adjust to his life after the war. It could be said that this is got from saving private Ryan. There is one about Sue Glibe who is trying to make a mark in the showbiz. Someone advises her to change her name.

Tom it seems is obsessed with typewriters. In one story he describes it in detail. In this story a ten-year boy  is seen using a typewriter.  Is Tom trying to say that in today"s high tech world there is still a place for computers?

All the characters in the stories are differnt which makes the book interesing.