Bookworm (English books)

Bookworm, October 2012

“It’s the Little Things” by Craig Wilson is an absolutely delightful book with many short stories. A friend had gifted it to me almost 10 years ago. I spotted it a few weeks ago, and picked it up for another read. If you need to recharge your spirits or just “feel good” about the little things in life, “It’s the Little Things” is a perfect reading choice.

Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window, by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (Translated by Dorothy Britton)

Image courtesy http://books.google.com I stood in front of the bookshelf, wondering what to read. Suddenly, I glanced at a new addition, Totto-chan The Little Girl at the Window. Intrigued by the title, I took a closer look and the illustration on the cover added to my fascination. For the next couple of days, I was unable to stop thinking about the book. Each time I took a break from reading it, I would pick it up again almost immediately.

There’s No Such Place As Far Away, by Richard Bach

Image courtesy http://www.goodreads.com “Once upon a time, in a land far far away..” – Most books that I read during my early childhood would begin in this way. And so, when I recently spotted the title ‘There’s No Such Place As Far Away’, I was definitely intrigued. Even more so by the book’s fine layout and few number of pages. Richard Bach uses simple vocabulary and a common situation to set our minds thinking about a complex perception.

French Lessons, by Alice Kaplan

The author takes the reader along on her journey of self-discovery as she determines her identity, her passion for the beautiful French language and her world encompassing everything French.  I loved reading this book, and would highly recommend it to all Francophiles. From the immense joy of pronoucing the ‘r’ correctly to the travails of her research efforts, the author has described events in her life, in a very honest and refreshing way.