Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio

I had read Wonder as it was part of the recommended list I saw in my school. And it held me captive from the first word. Wonder told the story of August, a boy having craniofacial deformity. But the second book Auggie & Me tells the story from three different perspectives of Julian (the guy who bulliedContinue reading “Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio”

Beyond the Obvious: 6th August

Slight breeze welcomed me as I stepped outside to board an auto towards the Metro Station. Grey clouds started appeared veiling the sun that tried to outshine itself. But no such luck. Wet breeze kissed my cheeks as I got down at the Metro Station. I got worried seeing the clouds pursuing me, but IContinue reading “Beyond the Obvious: 6th August”

National Librarians Day:12th August

Dr. S.R.Ranganathan, was born on 9 August 1892. He came from a moderate background in British-ruled India. Ranganathan began his professional life as a mathematician; he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Madras Christian College in his home province, and then went on to earn a teaching license. His lifelong goal was to teachContinue reading “National Librarians Day:12th August”

BOOK LOVERS DAY: 9th AUGUST

  ” When the day of judgement dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ”Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading”………….Virginia Wolf Well then that places us librariansContinue reading “BOOK LOVERS DAY: 9th AUGUST”

Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy

School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students ‘Many school librarians are seen purely as minders of a spare IT suite or as date label stampers.’ Photograph: Alamy When talking about teaching and learning, most people don’t immediately thinkContinue reading “Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy”

The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This book was published in the year 2001, but I got the chance to read this fabulous piece only now. Every time I came close to reading this book, it slipped out of my hand. But this time when it appeared before me I lost no time in reading it. And what a journey itContinue reading “The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni”

Recap St. Mary’s School…..

As I embark on yet another journey as a librarian I stop to remember the journey so far. And I go back to the time I first stepped inside St.Mary’s school as Librarian. My first job and I had butterflies flitting across my tummy. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. IContinue reading “Recap St. Mary’s School…..”

George : Alex Gino

       A lot has been written and spoken about LGBT, transgender, gay and lesbian rights. But has anyone stopped and pondered what if a family member turned out to be any one. Have we really thought how our personal view would be? No, I guess not. The book has received mixed reviews citingContinue reading “George : Alex Gino”

Wonder by R J Palacio

  Well this book has been on my must read list for quite some time. It was recommended to me by a dear friend and I also found it in the recommended list for middle school readers. I just happened to google it to get an answer about the hype surrounding the book. Wonder hasContinue reading “Wonder by R J Palacio”

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe

  The past few weeks I have not found time to blog. Rather I was all tied up with work and the one passion that keeps me going -reading. I managed to read a few books and the one that stood out from all is “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”. Its an African folktale, but the essenceContinue reading “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe”