MY JOURNEY WITH BOOKS ( CONTINUEs FROM GROWING Up WITH FASCINATING BOOKS)

The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor has always been one of my favorites. The Protagonist, Elizabeth Allen, is very naughty and is sent to Whyteleafe Boarding School for rectifying her behavior. She has her share of adventures after being made a monitor. I found it very enthralling and enjoyable. The highlight of this book is how Elizabeth undergoes drastic transformation.

Enid Blyton still continues to rule the hearts of young readers all over the world. She has beautifully presented the concept of adventures in Boarding School for Children. Darrell Rivers is the heroine ( protagonist) who experiences thrilling adventures. The author got inspired by her daughter’s boarding school, Benenden School for this series.

I moved on to the Children’s classic literature with the following books.

An adorable classic

This book captivated my heart with its beautiful story and vivid imagination. It’s awesome and definitely every child should read it. It’s about a twelve-year-old girl, Katy Carr, who is a tomboy and loves to dominate her siblings. An unfortunate accident leaves her invalid and she goes through a myriad of emotions. Her character undergoes a complete transformation after seeing her cousin Helen. Amazing! ‘What Katy Did’ holds a special place in my heart. Do read this book to know what causes Katy to change her attitude.

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett moved me to tears. I loved it so much that I must have re-read it numerous times. What a brilliant story! It has a universal appeal even now. The story is about Sara Crewe who joins the boarding school headed by Ms.Minchin. Her father dies tragically after his business failure. She is reduced to poverty and ill treated by Ms.Minchin. She accepts her fate and starts living in a world of imagination thinking that she is still a princess. Little does she know, what fate has in store for her. The story goes through dramatic turns to keep the readers engrossed. A must read book for children.

It’s a highly emotional, inspirational, and a thrilling story about three children, Roberta aka Bobby, Phyllis and Peter who are forced to leave their magnificent house in London and move on to live a life of poverty with their mother in a small cottage in the countryside after their father gets arrested on espionage charges. They make it a point to visit the railway station daily and befriend a gentleman who regularly commutes by 9.15 train. Their fortune is going to change for sure. The story becomes more interesting with plenty of surprises. I would give it a 10/10 perfect score.

My teenage drew me closer to the following books.

I madly fell in love with the American teenage sleuth Nancy Drew, her friends, Bess and George, Nancy’s father Carson Drew, her housekeeper Hannah Gruen, and boyfriend Ned Nickerson. Wow! I enjoyed reading every adventure. I would forget myself and imagine that I was in River Heights, solving cases with her.

I was crazy about The Hardy Boys adventures. I loved Frank and Joe Hardy. Their friend, Chet Morton, was so cute. I have finished reading all the books in this series.

The adolescent stage found me turning pages of some of the wonderful works of English Literature by none other than the greatest poet and playwright of his time, William Shakespeare.

An unforgettable, outstanding classic.

I was very much impressed with this book. It’s characters were so realistic that I couldn’t help but admire the great legend’s penmanship. Antonio helps his friend Bassonio to seek Portia’s hand in marriage by getting loan from Shylock, the bride’s father, who demands a pound of flesh from Antonio in case of delay in repayment. Would Antonio be saved or perished? A must read for the lovers of English literature.

I liked the story because I could relate the events to the practical life. Iago, a soldier, is furious about being overlooked for promotion by Othello, The General and The Moor of Venice. He plots Othello’s downfall by poisoning his mind about his wife Desdemona’s infidelity. Othello kills her and regrets his hasty action. The play ends with Othello’s suicide.

I started Sidney Sheldon and Robin Cook’s books while I was in college. I found Sidney Sheldon’s books very exciting as it is overloaded with super suspense and plenty of twists and thrills with unexpected climaxes. There are erotic scenes to add to the romance.

This book is about Tracy Whitney’s tryst with law after losing her mother Doris to a fraud committed by Joe Romano. She is falsely accused of a crime that she never committed. How will she prove her innocence and seek revenge? Too good to be missed.

A hot favorite of all

I got introduced to the Magical world of Hogwarts featuring Harry Potter, his friends, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Professors Snape, McGonagall, Dumbledore and his main nemesis Lord Voldemort, followed by Draco Malfoy and his cronies, Crabbe and Goyle. I have read each book at least twice. I adore Harry Potter series and I am an ardent fan of Ms. J.K. Rowling.

That’s all for now, folks. I will continue about my book reading trend in my upcoming blogs

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