Book Review – Moomins: Ladybird Readers Series

When I ordered my Moomin books online from my local library I didn’t particularly look at the type of format (picture book/ easy read etc) so I was quite surprised to see three Easy Read books waiting for me on the reserve shelf. The Ladybird Series books are similar to picture books but smaller in…

Book Review – The Exploits of Moominpappa

This is not the usual picture book that I’ve come to know of the Moomin series. The story is text-based and is aimed at children 10 years and up. It has an interesting title – Exploits of Mommipappa. Of course if you’ve not read any of the Moomin books, you would wonder what is a…

Reading Project 2019 – The Seven Dials Mystery #3

It’s been 3 decades (3!) since I’ve read an Agatha Christie book. I used to devour her books when I was a teenager. I loved every single one of them – especially the Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries. I never ever guessed who the murderer was. And it’s no exception with this particular book….

Reading Project 2019 – The Only Story #2

Every time I think of Julian Barnes (which is not often and who also wrote this book I’m about to review), I think of his book The Sense of an Ending, which I have read and enjoyed. I believe he won the Man Booker prize for that book. Well-deserved too as it was a great…

Reading Project 2019 – The Second Cure #1

I heard this book being discussed on Radio National and I thought it would be a great book to read. I was a little bit disappointed with this story. It felt lame and it was too long winded in the first part. The second part was better – more exciting and fast paced. But the…