The Catcher in the Rye

One of the books which has been on my to-read list for a very long time. After having read it now, I understand why itโ€™s a classic. Described usually as a coming of age book recommended to teenagers, I think it can mean something to everyone who reads it at any age. Itโ€™s a beautifully written book exploring the mind of a person who rejects the world for what it is.

First, let me tell you this, Holden Caulfield is not everyone’s cup of tea. Sixteen years old, Holden at different parts in the book seems like a wise soul stuck in the body of a teenager. Everybody, Holden says, accuses him of acting like a twelve year old. Read More »

So, Magic has rules?

On one of my trips to the library a few months ago, I saw The Rules of Magic in the new books section. It caught my eye because of a bright yellow cover and also because of โ€œmagicโ€ in the title. After I got home, I googled the book and read that it was a prequel to another popular book by Alice Hoffman called Practical Magic. Practical Magic was written in 1995 and was made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock Read More »