Warning: session_start(): open(/tmp/sess_4567a51480e3ba3cdd06322dd107e3aa, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in /home/bookchum/public_html/blog-directory.php on line 2

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/bookchum/public_html/blog-directory.php:2) in /home/bookchum/public_html/blog-directory.php on line 2
Bookchums.com - About Books, About Book Quotes, About Books and Authors
BookChums Cart
You are here : Blog »About Books
About Books
Search : 
  Hope you guys are enjoying yourselves despite the summer heat. I have been cribbing about the heat pretty much as I can't seem to be too outdoorsy for my own good these days. Here are the questions and answers for this week: Q 1: Please suggest some cool poetry collections to beat the heat right now. Thanks. Renuka Sahai, Pune Answer: Thank you for writing, Renuka. You can try Charles Bukowski's collections including It Catches My Heart in Its Hands, At Terror ...
Post by: Kabita
 “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” -  Audrey Hepburn   This week, we remember British actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn. She was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was famous for the classics including Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, The Nun’s story, My Fair Lady and Wait Until Dark. She regarded as one of the e most beautiful women of all time...
Post by: Kabita
    “Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way. When it isn't, don't call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.” Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999)   Joseph Heller has been synonymous with his works like Catch – 22; Catch as Catch Can; No Laughing Matter;  Good as Gold; God Knows; Picture This; Closing Time; Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man, We Bombed in New Haven; ...
Post by: Kabita
  The literary thriller genre keeps us mesmerized and hooked on to its books until we reach their endings. The beauty and uniqueness of this genre lie in diversity: murders, heists, abductions, psychology, history, archaeology and much more. There is such a wide variety of books to choose from in this genre: Frederick Forsyth, Ken Follett, Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Allan Poe, Ian Fleming, Joy Fielding, John Grisham, Lee C...
Post by: Kabita
“There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”    Washington Irving     This month commemorates the birthday of American writer, essayist, biographer, historian and diplomat Washington Irving. He was born on April 3, 1783 in New York City. His writings inc...
Post by: Kabita
  Hope you guys are chilling out and had a brilliant weekend. So what are your plans in this blistering heat during the day? We in Pune have been experiencing severe summer at this time of the year.  Here are the questions and answers for the week: Q 1: Could you suggest some good works on satire please? Thank you, Nidhi Ashwin, Bangalore Ans: Hey Nidhi, thank you for writing. Please check The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories by Khushwant Singh, Gulliver&r...
Post by: Kabita
  “Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”   Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March 6, 1927 – April 18, 2014)   Colombian writer and master of magic realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez did not need an introduction ever. Synonymous with a host of stunning and brilliant novel...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for her book, The Goldfinch     Donna Tartt has dabbled in themes of bisexuality, loss, guilt and love. She recently received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her book titled The Goldfinch. She narrates the story of young Theo Decker who survives a bombing in a museum while his mother is killed. Loss and memory grip and thus begins his journey into the world of art. Her other books include The Secret History and The Little Friend...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
Hope you have had a great weekend. Summer’s here with a fury; hanging outdoors is a major problem at this point in time. Let me know some cool summer tips if you’ve any. Here are the questions and answers for this week.   Q 1: Please suggest some classic short story collections. Thanks. Ananya Singh, Pune Answer: Thank you for writing, Ananya. Please check The Long Valley and The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck. Hope you enjoy.   Q 2: I ...
Post by: Kabita sonowal
    Some of my earliest memories of reading date back to reading Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. Those were wonderful times; my childhood was colored by enjoying a flavor for the English language, understanding of wit and endless wonder – all peppered by the Adrian Mole books. I was struck by my love for the Adrian Mole throughout my childhood and adolescence.  It was a fun time.   This week on BookChums, we will feature the works of Sue T...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal

Latest Posts