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Another feather, onto my comfort-read books category.

All the characters that you see in the pic are symbolic of the characters in this book 📖!!
WELCOME to the #booktour of LEGEND OF THE LOST ASS- a novel, by @_kaws_

Am I glad to be on this tour, noooo am just so happpy abt it!!
Am just back, from a long journey/ trip/ travel & this writing ✍, re-energized me completely!

If you love RUSKIN Bond’s writings, you are gna love this one too.
For ppl who know me, know pretty well, RB is my comfort-read author.
@_kaws_ writing is just amazing, feels so at home, flirty, peppy, witty, humorous, nostalgic, emotional, realistic, dreamy…its all at the same time🤎.

40 chapters, 253 pages, this is one precious read.

It bounces between two timelines, memories, nostalgia & the present. A zeal, drive to bring back, the moment, the bond, the emotions, the feelings..lost long ago.


🌸 In your life, which period was the most precious & memorable for you? One you visit, so much, in your thoughts..n long for.
🌸 for me, it was my childhood.

❤️ Do you procrastinate bumping into known people when stepping outside your den?
🦉 Do you rush to pick your phone, the moment it beeps?

Synopsis: I think we should take it through Guatemala.A random text from a stranger inspires agoraphobic Colin to leave New York. His first stop is Brownsville, Texas, where he meets the sender, half-Mayan Luci Bolon, her ancient but feisty great-uncle Ernesto, and Miss Mango, a bright-orange Kubota tractor. Ernesto’s dream is that Miss Mango be driven to Belize and given to the family he left behind nearly seventy years ago. Colin agrees to join Luci on the long journey through Central America. In 1949, seventeen-year-old Belizean Ernesto falls painfully in love with Michaela, an American redhead nearly twice his age. Their brief but intense affair changes everything Ernesto has ever known. When she leaves, Ernesto is devastated. Determined to find her, he “borrows” a donkey from his uncle and starts off for Texas. He meets a flamboyant fellow traveler, and the three of them—two young men and the donkey they name Bee—make their way to America.The past and present unfold through 2journeys that traverse beautiful landscapes. Painful histories are soothed by new friendships and payments of old debts.

“A hauntingly beautiful story that not only makes you feel as if you visited beautiful landscapes, experienced new cultures and met unforgettable characters, but also reminds you that sometimes it is the unanswered prayer, the trip you never meant to take, or the gift you never knew you needed that completes the circle that brings you home. It is an unforgettable journey and a perfect read for these times.” – Rebecca Cox.

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An inspiring story of a 12 year old girl.

This book #justreleased yesterday & its fabulous!!
I love it癩

THE WOODCARVERS DAUGHTER by @yonazeldismcdonough

It is 68 pages long but not a quick encompasses sooo much. A tiny packet with huge potential.

It’s basically of #middlegradefiction genre but I feel all can read it esp growing girls NEED to read it & get inspired!

The story begins with a 12 year old girl, Batya who is excited to go to a fair on her bday alongwith her father & siblings..she has missed going there for past 3 yrs due to some or the other reason..
The book ends too,on a fair but in a totally diff. setting & with a Hea.

Batya, is a fighter, a quick learner & a free spirit.

The family has to leave their home, in Russia due to the ongoing war going on between Russia, Germany & Austria. It felt so sad deciphering their emotions & sentiments.. Batya always wanted to change places with her brother, Avram , so that she could go to school & work under her father, learning wood carving..

Abram on the other hand is least interested in carrying on the family work.
How each of them struggle & find their place in life when they land in America, is a wonderful wonderful journey to follow.



हिन्दी poetry & शायरी.

My Hindi/ Vernacular lang. read for the month! I am so excited!!

It’s a #newrelease Sooo congratulations  to the author for his debut book
for writing ✍ in his mother tongue when Eng is a fad
for giving the proceeds for a social cause!

He believes,  he earns enough from his primary career & wants to give back to the society.
He dedicates this book to his mother.

Hamiasto: jo kahin, sab yahin.
नयी कविताएं और शायरियाँ ।

This book is around 120 pages , not a very quick read as the thoughts & writings need to be felt, understood & devoured at a relaxed pace.

The vibe of the book is:
emptying all the thoughts & feelings inside one’s heart & mind in the form of lyrical poetry & prose.

I respect & really liked the honesty in the portrayal of thoughts & the general feel- good vibe of the book.

Checkout the author’s handle @author_shankar & you will understand what am talking abt!
The positivity & calm, comes through.

I am glad, I journeyed through this book.

 The book encompasses 3 basic divisions;
1. Work based on mythology & devotion.
2. Based on love.
3. Thoughts of the author on General, ambiguous topics.

There are a few illustrations peppered throughout the book, to make it more reachable & absorbable.

Interestingly,  I liked the mytho section with write up on prayer, karma, societal welfare, real friendship etc.

The section on love had a beautiful concoction of thoughts. Lovely!

The last section had topics like  बहुत देर कर देता हू मैं, हिंदुस्तान का दिल, रंगमंच की दुनिया, Corona, religion, addiction, going back to the roots etc.

My fav. were रंगमंच की दुनिया, दिल के करीब शायरी ..

The emotions are heartfelt & come through effortlessly.
A must read for a poetry/ शायरी fan esp. one who likes हिन्दी literature. The lang. is easy & comprehendable.

My best wishes to the author esp. for being a philanthropist & doing the duty of a good Samaritan.


Margaret Atwood.

My 1st @therealmargaretatwood & i am soooo excited!!
 This tiny little beauty by @bloomsburypublishing caught me by surprise!


#qotd Have you read from the author’s work? If yes, which is your fav.?

 The “Bloomsbury Birthday Quids” are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the “Bloomsbury Classics”.
Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the books should become collectors’ items.

 This book is around 50 pages but is a piece of work which needs to be read at a calm pace, devouring every bit of it.
Its paperback but the pages are pretty thick.

 Although one may find the beginning a bit unsettling but THE END LEAVES ONE EMOTIONAL..
old age..aging parents.. old age diseases & discomforts..memory loss..failing body..ample time to pass..bewildered spouse finding it difficult to cope up with all of this..& almost helpless, busy children. Plus there’s a story within this story..

Have you ever wondered how lonely our aging parents can be?

 About The Author:
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in over forty countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now a successful MGM-Hulu television series currently preparing its fourth season, her novels include Cat’s Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize; The Penelopiad; The Heart Goes Last; Hag-seed; and The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, published in September, 2019. She lives in Toronto some of the time.

 The story related within this story maybe found in its original version,
The Lure Of The Labrador Wild
Dillon Wallace, published in 1905.

 I got this collector’s item from @book.chor .