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Having a family of voracious readers is an absolute blessing. And setting up a library at home not only makes better readers, but it can help develop interest of family members in a completely different genre of books. So here are a series of blog posts that will help you build a personal library that you would be proud to own. To begin with you just need not fret about developing a library. A home library is simple to develop, does not involve too much expenditur...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
Last week we told you how you could go ahead and build your own enviable personal library. This week we shall take the series on personal libraries ahead and share the positives of having a personal library in your home. Kids more likely to pick up ‘other’ books If you have a reasonably large collection of books at home, kids and other members of your family will be exposed to newer authors, genres and styles of writing. And if there is a reading cult...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
Remember how when we were young, nursery rhymes were amongst the first fun things we learnt and recited almost all day long? I am told that in some cultures, those fun verses were verbally passed down from one generation to another. Imagine their longevity, and “richness”! But do you realize that most nursery rhymes are extremely violent in nature, with tales of death and suffering and tragic endings?!?! Read on…    Jack and Jill ...
Post by: Sanjana Kapoor
After we have discussed how to accommodate a personal library at home and what are the advantages of a personal library, we shall take the series forward by discussing how you could go about enriching your collection of books. Checking up what parents have A wholesome library is put together after years of reading and appreciating books. And when you are just starting out, along with buying collectables, you could also check what you or your family already have. ...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
In the concluding part of the series on setting up a library at home, we shall now look at a comprehensive list of 10 must haves in your personal library. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The novel describes the wartime experiences of an Army Air Corps Captain John Yossarian. Captain John Yossarian, a bomber pilot is trying hard to make it through WWII alive. But the only excuse the Army accepts for refusing to fly a mission is insanity. So Yossarian constantly devises...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
  “Be sure to enjoy language, experiment with ways of talking, be exuberant when you don’t feel like it – language can make your world a better place to live.” - Deborah Levy Deborah Levy has experimented with fiction, plays and poetry. Her plays have been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and her novels - Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl and Swimming Home have received astounding response. She has also...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
  On Award Thursdays this week, BookChums features Indian polymath Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941). A larger than life figure, he needs no introduction. Synonymous with writings including The Home and the World, Gitanjali, Fruit Gathering, The Cycle of Spring, Farewell my Friend, Red Oleanders, Gora, Broken Ties and Other stories, The Fugitive, The King of the Dark Chamber, The Golden Boat, Thought Relics, Chokher Bali and Paper Boats among man...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
    It is yet another week once again and it gives me a lot of pleasure to interact with you. How has last week been for you guys? Was it fun? Are you enjoying yourselves this week? Here are the questions and answers for this week.   Q 1:  Can you help me with some books on geographical facts for a twelve year old? Thank you. Neerja Punja, Pune   Answer: Thank you for writing, Neerja. Please check National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal


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