Jumble Pie by Melanie Lynne Hauser

Jumble Pie is an interesting tale of friendship of two very different girls Emily and Juliet. How there friendship starts, how it grows, how it withers and how it restarts.Emily Meredith, who talked at 9 months, Longfellow Elementary School Spelling Bee Champion for three years in a row, the youngest champion, ever, then the youngest editor of the Ravenwood Rooster ever, then graduate at the top of our class and get a scholarship to a fancy-schmancy college. But Juliet Montague, she is just an average confused person.Em, is so sure of what she wants! and Jules, she knows only to Continue Reading

Drinkwater by Eric Hopkins

I won Drinkwater by Eric Hopkins at MiniBookExpo. Actually I asked for 2 books, and I got one πŸ™‚ which is pretty awesome ;)! So from the back cover Drinkwater was originally an English word given to someone who abstains from drinking alcohol. As a family name it represents sobriety, dignity and self-control. Nineteen-year-old Amber Drinkwater knows that when life presents hardships, a responsible person meets them fairly, with a clear head and the willingness to work. Her plans to start a new life in Toronto with her brother Guy are interrupted when their uncle fails to meet them at Continue Reading

100 in 1001 Days

I am getting big time Envious of you all, who read around 100 books a year and more! And some who read 250 [ read S. Krishna LOL!!]. So, just to feel BETTER for the time being πŸ˜‰ — I am going to read 100 books in 1001 days :-)! When u say 1001 days, this doesn’t really sound too far πŸ™‚ and it gives me a feel-good-feeling [ and that it is 2.7 years, does not need to the remembered πŸ˜€ ] SO I start on 1st Dec, 2008 to – July 28ish 2011 [ OK don’t look at Continue Reading

The God of Small Thing’s by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy is the 1997 Man Booker Prize Winner. I have taken so long to finish this book, and I would WANT to say I hate this book~! But I think I like it πŸ™‚ From the Blurb – In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out Continue Reading

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate – A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a mystical tale, that I enjoyed thoroughly. Being always greedy for good food, my taste buds never slept, after I started reading this amazing tale. It is so β€˜fairy-talish’ and yet so real. I loved Tita, and was amazed at the speed with which the story accelerated each month. I must say that the end was amazing, nothing that I did expected at all. There have been mixed reaction to this novel, but I completely adored it. I had half a mind to Continue Reading

The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni – Halevy

The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni – Halevy is a riveting tale of a determined, highly respected leader and prophetess Deborah. This novel is set in ancient Israel in the twelfth to the mid eleventh centuries BCE. In this gripping tale, Deborah is a very powerful woman who judged the people of Israel. People from far and wide would come to Deborah to seek judgment and counsel. Deborah was married to Lapidoth, and could hear God’s voice too. Her prophecies were highly revered and mostly came true too. She more than often set out to tell people the wishes Continue Reading