,Last week I was book-ed; hook, line, and sinker. I received three books that I had ordered on Amazon. One being Khaled Hosseini’s – Sea Prayer, the other Twinkle Khanna’s – Pyjamas are Forgiving and the third, a parenting book by Dr. Laura Markham- Peaceful Parent Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.
My TBR (to be read) list is mounting, yet I can’t stop buying books. My bookshelves are spilling over. But every time I see a book store, or log on to Amazon, I need to buy myself a book or two, or more.
In the last couple of years my reading had hit an all time low, for reasons unknown to me. Probably I got busy bringing up my baby girl who is now all of ten and an avid reader herself. I’m so chuffed that this year I have managed to read more books than I expected to. Thanks to my blogging buddies like Ramya, Soumya, Shailaja; and a few others, and their wonderful reviews, I have pretty much returned to my reading habits with vengeance.
Here’s a what I think about the books I bought the last week.
Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini:
Sea Prayer is a poetic rendition of sorts, by Khaled Hosseini to his son, Marwan. Each page is adorned with magically mesmerizing illustrations by Dan Williams. Hosseini remembers his growing up days and the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. Sea Prayers is inspired by Alan Kurdi, the three-year old boy who drowned and was washed ashore the Mediterranean Sea, trying to flee. The book is Hosseini’s tribute to thousands of refugees who perished at sea, fleeing war and persecution. This five-minute read will tug the readers heart-strings, in more ways than one. This is one beautiful book to be displayed on your bookshelves, and not a Kindle buy please.
Pyjamas are Wanting – Twinkle Khanna:
It is the third book by the actress turned writer plus columnist, Mrs Funny Bones. Below average and extremely flaky writing that puts frivolous to shame. Read at the risk of dozing off in three minutes flat.
Peaceful Parent Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting – Dr. Laura Markham:
This came highly recommended by a dear friend and the director of the school her children go to. I’ve just read a few pages, and hoping to get started soon. I’m not particularly inclined towards parenting books, and prefer to go with my intuition. But I realised I needed this book, as my “yell quotient” had been sky-rocketing in the recent past.
Big Magic- Elizabeth Gilbert:
Meanwhile, I finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic, which is an eye-opener and a must, must read for every one. A page turner, with each page oozing words of wisdom on creativity and more. My copy has colourful post-its plastered across every paragraph. I promise you won’t regret reading Big Magic, but will thank me profusely for the recommendation.
I usually don’t write book reviews, but of late I have been pretty much book-ed and hooked. So I just had to write a few lines.
What books have you read recently? Which is your current, favourite read? Tell me a bit about the books you are reading. Would love to hear your recommendations.
Note: I hope Mel, Stirrup Queens will forgive me for over exceeding the sentence limit of #MicroblogMondays. I’m linking up for the first time and will be more vigilant the next time for sure. Promise. 🙂