This is an intense and emotionally challenging tale of a mother and son – their love and anguish. Vida Avery, the English teacher is harboring a secret that is disrupting her life. However, as per her, she has managed to shield it well. This façade of normalcy begins to crumble when she impulsively accepts the… Continue reading The English Teacher Book Review #8
“But man is not made for defeat, a man can be destroyed but not defeated.” Old Man and Sea is considered by many as one of the best novels written by Ernest Hemingway. The glorious battle of man vs. fate has inspired many of us. Over the years, I have read and reread about Santiago’s… Continue reading The Old Man and the Sea: Did You Know #2
“Focus on bearing, and beauty will follow. Your looks will not remain with you for life. But your bearing will go with you to the grave.” Yellow Crocus set in Virginia of 18th century portrays a relationship between a white girl Lisbeth and her wet nurse Mattie, who is a slave (as they were called… Continue reading Yellow Crocus Book Review #7
While reading the book Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner, I came across an interesting information on how the idea for the logo (interlocked opposed Cs) was conceived by Coco Chanel. Boy Capel was love of Chanel’s life. Even though working women were looked down upon during those times, Boy had gauged Chanel’s potential and encouraged her… Continue reading Birth of Chanel’s Logo: Did you Know #1
Some say reading opens their mind to various possibilities and perspectives while others say that it stimulates them intellectually. For some, it provides tranquility in the hustle bustle of life and for others, it has made them more empathetic. For me, it is that unconditional friend who has not only entertained me over the years… Continue reading Did you know?
“I admire you. You have learned to rise with the wind, rather than fight it. Too many people struggle to become what is expected of them, when, as we both know, what is expected of us is rarely what we desire.” Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner takes you on a historical tour covering life of… Continue reading Mademoiselle Chanel Book Review #6
Maybe it’s time to just scrap the word “racist.” Find something new. Like Racial Disorder Syndrome. And we could have different categories for sufferers of this syndrome: mild, medium, and acute.” Americanah is a story of a confident, self-assured, outspoken Nigerian woman Ifemelu, who moves to America for studies on partial scholarship. Her childhood boyfriend… Continue reading Americanah Book Review #5