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The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling | Book Review

When she was struggling to find a publisher for the first Harry Potter book, J K Rowling would not have imagined that once published, this will become an all time bestseller and lead to her writing a series of seven books and a paraphernalia of smaller books that belong to the same magical world including “Quidditch through ages”, “Stories of ... Read More »

The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart | Book Review

Mary Stewart is widely known for her celebrated series based on the legend of King Arthur and his enchanter Merlin. But, she also wrote a few delightful books for the young ones. The little broomstick was her first novel for kids. Published in 1971, this book was based on the popular notions of the western world regarding magic that include ... Read More »

Reader’s Digest India | December 2014 Issue | Magazine Reviews

The December 2014 issue of Reader’s Digest (India Edition) reached us quite on time, and here are our personal view and reviews for the same. The cover page with Red background looks cheerful with the text in white and yellow. The cartoon representation of the man reading newspaper (in 3 layer cover page) is well thought and represents three important ... Read More »

Flappers and Philosophers by Francis Scott Fitzgerald | Book Review

Francis Scott Fitzgerald is widely known as the author of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (movie reviewed here), but his body of work consists of many other gems, especially his short stories. “Flappers and Philosophers” is the first collection of eight short stories written by him around 1920 and published in reputed periodicals of the time including “The Saturday Evening Post”. Fitzgerald’s ... Read More »

Reader’s Digest India | November 2014 Issue | Magazine Reviews

The November 2014 issue of Reader’s Digest India reached us quite on time, and here are our personal view and reviews for the same. The cover page uses basic colors this time, and it looks decent. The editorial of this month is interesting. A good line come from it is “knowledge is a shield and a weapon”. This month’s humor ... Read More »

Crooked House by Agatha Christie | Book Review

The Crooked House First Edition Cover 1949

Crooked House by Agatha Christie was first published in 1949. Reading this book is like travelling along a rapid current, swift and sure in itself but unpredictable and rocky for the rider. You can see that the writer enjoyed creating this set of characters, simple and yet crooked in some way, like most of us. And yes, her customary nursery ... Read More »