Thursday, 30 July 2015

Review: We Are All Made of Molecules

Review:






 Title: We Are All Made of Molecules
Author: Susin Nielsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Genre(s): Middle Grade (Contemporary)
Source: Publisher
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256


Goodreads:Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they - like everyone else - are made of molecules.

My Rating: 2 Star

My Thoughts on this novel: Very disappointing. In a very long time did I give a 2 star rating.The cover of the book and the synopsis at the back caught my eye. But the story inside is totally different than what I thought it would be. The very disturbing point was "Using rape as a plot device" that was a deal breaker for me right there. And above all wasn't even handled sensitively.

The idea on the whole was nice,  blending two families together, there were some sweet moments, some touching, some grief moments of mom passing away. But later in the story some unpleasant things happens which makes the story inappropriate for the younger age group to read.

My Recommendations: It is recommended for Young Adult and Teens, But if you ask me, as a parent, I wouldn't recommend this for my teen.


Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

HAIKU - TOGETHER


TOGETHER 




Together walking
in the flow of time, we halt
tightening loose ends

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Waiting - Haiku





 Waiting in despair 
Though I will not know till weeks 
 still I check my phone




Keep clicking refresh
My inbox remain empty
Hoping to get one



Tuesday, 26 May 2015

EYES (Haiku)



In love she will fall 
if she will look in his eyes
shez scared of the thought


Dream (Haiku)



Through the rays of moon
My Mom glides down to meet me ;
 Dream ! hold her gently 

Fantasy (Haiku)




I was so happy
then I realized that it 
was all fantasy


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Where Hope Takes Root

Review: His Highness The Aga Khan's "Where Hope Takes Root" 



Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre
Original title: Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Independent World
ISBN: 1553653661 (ISBN13: 9781553653660)
Edition language:English

Who? Why? How? Where?  of this book: 

Where did I find this book? 

In a public library. Library has always surprised me with the books that I least expect to be IN LIBRARY. "Where hope takes root" is one of them. "Aga Khan Museum Guide" is the other. I was proud to see these books "ON SHELF" in library. 

Who is Aga Khan and Why you should read this $25 hard book? 

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim and the direct descendent of Prophet Muhammad.

This book succinctly highlights AKDN's fifty years of experience, experiments, acheivements and accomplishment in diverse field of health, education, pluralism, civil society and much more. It is the compilation of His thirteen speeches which was delivered between September 2002 and October 2006 and the interviews which is made my Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor-General of Canada. 

Listed is the titles of the speeches which will want you to read this book. 

1. Enhancing Pluralism @ Armsterdam, The Netherlands
2. Is civil society bankable? @ Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. The knowledge revolution and the end of ignorance @ Karachi, Pakistan
4. Canada as a global leader @ Gatineau, Canada, 
5. The nature of true regime change @ Toronto, Canada
6. Underwriting human progress @Berlin, Germany
7. Architecture as a force for change @New Delhi, India
8. Democracy, Pluralism and Civil Society @ Oslo, Norway
9. The Bridge That Unites Us @ Ottawa, Canada
10. What Makes Democracy Works @ Evora, Portugal 
11. Renewing Democracy's Promise @ New York, USA
12. The Spiritual Roots of Tolerance @ Tutzing, Germany
13. Towards a common future @ Ottawa, Canada 
14. "Pluralism is a work in progress" in conversation with Peter Mansbridge who is a Canadian TV personality.

I wouldn't say you Have to read this book or you Should read this book;  But trust me, you Want to read this book.

Where is this book available?

1. Amazon
4. You can borrow it from me :) 

Upcoming Review: 

 Happy Reading !!