Pollyanna- Eleanor H.Porter(Classic Review)

Pollyanna-Eleanor H. Porter(Book
Review)

Rating-☆☆☆☆

Genre-Classics

Published -1913

Plot-

When orphaned 11-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other members of the community, somewhat to their surprise.

A miraculous story about the power of optimism.

The book is poignantly written &the characters are well developed.It’s a simple story of Pollyanna and her optimistic nature.Her never-give-attitude &attempting to find good in everything and being glad about things is commendable &inspiring.

Though the story is more than 100 years old,it is prevalent in the modern times.One of my favourite classic for sure.📚

The second book in this series is Pollyanna grows up.

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You can also download the pdf or epub copy Gutenberg Pollyanna 

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Caraval -Stephanie Garber 

Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Published: January 31st 2017 by Flatiron Books

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

“Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find yourself magic in this world.”

Plot:

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

This book just blowed away my senses.Stephanie created the magic simply by words .It is a story of love in its core.Scarlett’s love for Tella is just heart warming.One can identify with,Scarlett’s pain and her willingness to go to any extent to save her sister.Julian (The mysterious sailor) plays a very important role in story.The story develops from Scarlett ,a powerless girl controlled by her father to a strong willed and determined girl.
This heart warming story is surely going to strike with the YA lover for sure.
This is a first book in 2 book series.(I am particularly anticipating the second book , to continue with the magical world of Caraval.)

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Beauty and the Beast in Theatres now!!!

Movie Review

The Disney Remake of `Beauty and the beast` finally releases in India on 17.3.2017 and it’s perfect.

Rating-☆☆☆☆

Plot-

Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Thoughts-

The movie is a classic in itself.I tremendously enjoyed the movie and found it entertaining.

Emma Watson shines as Belle & Dan Stevens is ferocious as a beast.The movies can be described as a perfect Disney Classic.

Dan Stevens brings the romantic side of Emma Watson.

A MUST watch for sure…

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Who moved my cheese??-Spencer Johnson

Book Review:

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?-Dr.Spencer Johnson

Stars:☆☆☆ and a half.

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?is a simple parable that reveals profound thoughts.

The story involves four characters who live in a maze: the mice Scurry and Sniff, and two’littlepeople’, Hem and Haw. All is going well because they have found a huge source of their favourite food, cheese. Hem and Haw have even moved their houses to be near it and it has becomes the center of their lives. But they do not notice that it is getting smaller, and are devastated when they arrive at the site one morning and find the cheese is gone.

Meanwhile, the mice move on and find new cheese.

The fable captures well that moment after we have lost a job or a relationship and we believe it is the end of the world. All the good things were in the previous situation, and all the future holds is fear. Yet the message is, instead of seeing change as the end of something, we must learn to see it as a beginning. We have all been told this, but sometimes motivation is lacking. To make himself accept reality, Haw writes this on the wall of the maze: “If you do not change, you can become extinct.”

What I personally liked:

a)Anticipate change

 b)Adapt to change quickly

 c)Enjoy change

 d)Be ready to change quickly again and again.

Read this amazing book and find more insights that will remain with us forever our life.

Its a amazing book written for all ages .

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Read it now. 

How Reading changed my life???

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   Reading and its significance

I am a 17 year old girl ,native of India .I have never have been in an aeroplane. Can you believe it ? I have never left my homeland for any other one .But that doesn’t mean I am not aware of the world.And that is partly due to my greatest hobby or rather obsession: reading.
I have never been to France , but I know that it’s more than the famous Eifel Tower or the Notre Dame ,it’s the feel of the place , the atmosphere which makes it romantic.
But that’s not the point, the important thing to note is How I a complete outsider could understand it . Well I owe this to my oldest habit ,reading.
Reading is the thing that made me what I am today. My connection with reading started long back .
I still remember the day when my mum bought me 12 Disney Storybooks .Those books had more pictures than words and perhaps that was the beginning of the reading phase of my life and that phase is not going anywhere.
Books have been my constant friends. It’s not that I am a shy person or don’t have friends, but sometimes you want to escape and books are my companions then.Reading is not just in books but rather in every aspect of our life. After so many years as a reader of novels, articles ,teen books,self – help books etc.I can surely state that reading is one of most beneficial and feasible activity that a man can do.Its through reading that a person  discovers new ideas ,concepts,places and people.
For me ,reading is like a journey that starts at a opening page and ends at the last page.
“Reading is like travelling a whole world by just sitting on a chair.”
Nowadays I am seeing many stressful people around me and literally they are taking many sorts of stress relievers.I mean what’s the point .I would like to point them to the cure and believe it or not it’s reading. Read anything and you will instantly feel relieved of all the tension of the world.
There is so much to choose while reading .Literally you will be spoilt by choices as there is so much for everyone.
Aside mushrooming qualities and senses ,reading also immensely increases our word power and vocabulary.
As a writer in making I have heard a lot many people telling me to write well ,one has to read well too .I seriously could not agree more .Reading was beginning for me , writing came much later in my life.
I love reading from a very  small age but never thought of writing other than essays and paragraphs, etc. for school  and the ocassional diary entry until I turned 16  .But since then writing has fascinated  me immensely. I love playing around with words.A quote by Mark Twain comes in my mind “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”Reading is my hobby ,I have read many classics and teen books .Writing came in my life late but since then I have written short stories and book reviews for magazines. Reading forces us to look at the words that we might not have seen or heard in our lives .I am literally mentioning reading so many times that it would be hard not to mention the impact reading plays on our brain and thinking process.It’s said by scientists that reading increases our thinking process.Believe it or not ,In my case it did work. It makes me imaginative and inventive. It fills my head with ideas I could incorporate in my life, ideas for stories and other things. Maybe reading doesn’t suit everyone and they would rather watch TV or chat on Facebook but for me reading is a paradise. Whenever I open a book, I know that a whole new world awaits me and all I need to do is to turn the pages.
I believe that a person who reads, will not necessarily be  successful but will at least be broad-minded and informed.Reading may look very prickly or boring to many as they may find it hard to sit with a book and that is fine. I am not here to change someone’s mind  .Many of my friends find reading a bore and maybe our differences is the factor which  brings us together.
In fact, languages in children’s books are likely to be more complicated than their average conversation. A large number of children who read are articulate while the others are not, “As a man thinks, so shall he become.” (The Bible)
Reading books require readers to think and imagine about different details in the book such as the characters and plot; this provides us to improve our thinking process. Repeating a habit of reading and persuading the brain to be more buoyant and absorb more information will give us a great benefit. It also requires readers to focus on what they are reading for long periods. Unlike magazines, internet posts or e-mails that might contain small pieces of information, books tell the whole story.
A excerpt :“And Yet the Books,” by Czesław Miłosz
The politically-minded poet gets personal about the enduring power of books:
And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings,
That appeared once, still wet
As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn,
And, touched, coddled, began to live
In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up,
Tribes on the march, planets in motion.
I find it amusing when people say that they are not into reading, because even if you detest it ,you still do it not in conventional way but rather in unconventional way i.e reading memos ,emails ,twitter /instagram/fb feeds etc.
I truly believe that reading is omnipresent whether you like it or not , whether you accept it or not .
Reading is life-changing to me.
I personally recommend everyone to read,read,read more as Montagu said”No entertainment is so cheap as reading ,or any pleasure so lasting.”
I end my essay with the following lines by Pablo Neruda ”  When I close a book
I open life.
I hear
faltering cries
among harbours.”

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Women’s Day Book Review -Malala

This 8th March ,we are celebrating International Women’s Day &Books and Co. is giving a special tribute to a girl ,(who practical did everything a woman does) who overcome her hurdles to prove her point and though it even turned fatal .
Well, It’s none other than Nobel Laureate (Peace ) Malala Yousafzai.

The Girl Who Stood Up And Changed The World.

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Truly inspiring personality

In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2012, gunmen boarded Malala’s school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting.images (1).jpg

At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.

This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world – and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope ,truth ,miracles and determination of one person to inspire change.
#Malala inspires
#International woman’s day

https://www.malala.org