Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Heidi by Johanna Spyri Published in 1880 Hardcover, 288 pages 5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent heroine, a cast of unique and memorable characters, and a fascinating portrait of a small Alpine village. I cannot believe that I never knew about this book when I was a kid. I cannot believe I waited so long Continue Reading

The Piligrims by Mark Shelley

The Pilgrims By Mark Shelley Published August 13th 2008 by Hesperus Press Ltd Paperback, 112 pages 4 on 5! From GoodReads.com,  In the title story, a knight living alone in his isolated mountain fortress shows hospitality toward two pilgrims who appear from the mountains seeking shelter. Entreated to tell them of his sorrow, the knight unburdens himself and relates a tragic tale of love and loss. Resigned to the bitter fate that life has dealt him, the knight is unaware of the true nature of the two young people’s pilgrimage, until a revelation transforms his understanding of his past and Continue Reading

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apartby Chinua AchebeFirst published in 1958Paperback, 224 Pages Lliterary awards Margaret Wong Memorial Prize From GoodReads.com, THINGS FALL APART tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first of these stories traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, which is as modern as the first is ancient, and which elevates Continue Reading

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Published in 2007 Paperback, 367 Pages 5 on 5! From GoodReads.com, Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With Continue Reading

Challenge Update Post – Orbis Terrarum -09

I am from ~~and welcome to ~~I had participated in this challenge hosted by the lovely Bethany! And I completed the challenge .. yoohoo~ So this year for OT -09, my progress so far ~~ Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi – Egypt, the book is based in New York and Jordan Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – the book is based in Japan When I was a Soldier by Valerie Zennati – France, the book is based on Israel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – England Nefertiti by Michelle Moran – Book is based in Continue Reading

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

NefertitiBy Michelle MoranPublished 2007420 Pages5 on 5 Nefertiti is one of the world’s great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister’s eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss.At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti marries Akhenaten, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she rises to fame and fortune. Bathed and decorated by a team of body servants, her natural beauty is enhanced until she becomes mesmerizing. She is soon the darling of the people and her husband’s closest confidant.But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of Continue Reading