Monthly Archives: May 2013

The perks of being a wallflower – thought-provoking

I just finished reading Stephen Chbosky’s ‘The perks of Being a Wallflower’. I’d seen it on a friend’s reading list and have wanted to read it ever since, and when I finally got it last evening, I couldn’t wait to start reading it. I found it gripping, and I felt compelled to read on (which I ended up doing, till I finished reading it at 3 in the morning!). It reminded me of ‘The reluctant fundamentalist’, maybe it was because of the writing style, and I wondered how it would translate on celluloid. On the whole, a book I really enjoyed.

Spanish lessons – enjoyable

I finished Derek Lambert’s ‘Spanish lessons’ a couple of days ago. A humorous account of his coming to terms with living in Spain, a couple of pages had me laughing so hard that I had tears in my eyes. Definitely worth a read, even if you’re not as much a fan of Spain as I am 😉

Tales of a fourth-grade nothing – enjoyable

Last week, I read Judy Blume’s Tales of a fourth-grade nothing. A great way of spending a couple of hours. And a light read, just what I needed 🙂

Captain Corelli’s mandolin – a pleasant journey

I finished reading Captain Corelli’s mandolin over the weekend. Having got hold of an old copy, it took me a while to read, as I had to handle the pages with care. I’d been told it was a sad story, but though it was indeed so in parts, overall, and especially the ending seemed happy to me. My only complaint was the feel-good ending, I wondered why it had to end just so… But overall, an enjoyable read.

Miss Bianca in the Orient – entertaining

I just happened to chance across this book by Margaret Sharp. It proved to be very entertaining. It was a pleasant couple of hours I spent reading it. Definitely worth a read, as long as you don’t mind reading what could possibly be a ‘children’s book’ 🙂