By Angela Ferrao
Published by Goa 1556
For my 5 yr. Old nephew who loves animals and stories.
Angela’s language is simple and enjoyable. A very good pick for early readers.
The heroes of Olympus series.
Wisdom’s child walks alone.
Rick Roirdon, has evolved his story round the rivalry between Athena and the mortal weaver Arachne . the other strands being the missing statue of Athena Parthanos, The Mithriac mysteries of Roman legion, the myth of cornucopia, and Hercules.
The seven choosen demi-gods go forth on their mission. The book focuses on Annabeth the daughter of Athena and her mission.
An interesting book though the usual punch of Rick Riordon is missing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR http://www.rickriordan.com/home.
Mafia queens of Mumbai.
S.Hussain Zaidi with Jane Borges.
Publisher Tranquebar Press
For most of us, crime is more interesting than spiritual reading.
The book is about ordinary women, and their conversion to extra-ordinary power figures in an environment that most of refuse to even acknowledge exists.
From the Doyen of Dongri to Jenabai Daaruwali, to Tarrannum Khan the dancer at the Deepa Bar who minted money on cricket the books, takes us through the lives of these women, presenting their debut into the crime-world, to their rise. Gangubai of Kamathipura, The avenging angel Sapna Didi, Simpering gangster’s moll Monica Bedi, all present their defence. Without an attorney.
Despite the documentary like treatment the life of these women are very engrossing from a voyeuristic view.
Publisher: Hay house
The book is exactly what it says, a workbox, it is a step by step activity of the book Love yourself heal your life.
It did take two exercises for me to get the hang of it. But after attending the Love yourself,Heal your life workshop conducted by Asma D’souza, the book became absolutely workable.
Of course how exactly one uses this book is up to the user.
addendum: Asma D’souza is contactable at her website http://personallyco.com
Publisher: platinum Press.
The book is a fiction based on the stock characters from Ramayana. The tale is narrated through the Ravana and Bhadra an asura who is positioned as the darker side of Ravana. Ravana is a wannabe idealistic hero, but in Anand’s tale he is neither the personification of evil as pictured by Tulsidas nor he is the well-educated non-Aryan leader of the Jain and Buddhist tales, neither is the heroic uddata nayaka of southern folklore, Ravana here appears as a whining, looser.
The story is well presented, and the book is quite difficult to put down. The last three chapters do drag a bit.
Over all a good book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anand Neelakantan is first time author. Growing up in the temple surroundings at Kerala Ramayana fascinated Anand more so the anti-hero Ravana and his magical land. An Engineer with Indian Oil corporation lives at Bangalore with his wife Aparna daughter Ananya and son Abhinav.
The book is guideline to accepting and understanding that Angels guard and guide you.
Dr.Virtue has covered a range of areas where one can ask the Angels for help. Ask and you shall receive is her conviction, observation and experience.
She authenticates her stand with transcripts with patients.
Somewhere along the line the book does not seem as motivating or convincing as it could have been.
One area that is really worth looking into is the hype around ADD, which is controlled with medication while the child may have different intelligence and aptitude at work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr.Doreen Virtue is a clairvoyant, psychotherapists and one of the worlds leading angel experts. She is the author of books like Messages from the Angels and Angel medicine. More can be found about her on www.angeltherapy.com
Percy Jackson and last Olympian.
I invite all of you to guess who the last Olympian is, before you read the book and why. Please add it as comments.
Though not woven around any particular myth. It explores a variety of them.
To an adult reader probably the weakest of the books. But for the teenager it is definitely action packed. Hordes of monsters, lots of strategies.
The Olympian Hestia is honoured.
Prometheus makes an appearance.
But the author talks of a lot interesting concepts. Some of which that I really liked was,
Hope in the Pandora’s Box is holding to hope, when you let it go, you are not releasing it for world betterment but giving up hope.
Hope survives best at home and hearth.
Achilles heel more than an anatomic weakness it is the weakness of our psyche too.
Nemesis is more of the goddess of maintains balance than revenge.
A good read. It does leave greed more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middleschool teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full-time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.
Published by Puffin Books
Quest through Adriadne’s thread of logic.
The Labyrinth the 4th myth to be visited by Rick Riordan, here , the labyrinth created Daedalus or the cunning one, is tied to his life. Annabeth is granted the quest to find him. Daedalus is the demigod son of Athena here.
Ariadne and string or the thread of logic helped the Greek Hero Theseus to get out of the Labyrinth. We have the cleared eyed mortal Rachel Dare doing so.
The book also touches on the myth of Calypso.
Pan the god of the wild is dying. With the nature withering us.
To me the highlight of the book was in passage where Pan asks the heroes to awaken the love for wild within them.
The author has till maintained to keep the tempo and magic. Though there are tracts where the monsters and their lineage becomes a bit too cumbersome to manage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He has worked as middle-school teacher for 15yrs. He is now a full-time author and lives in San Antonio with his family. The Lost Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles are the other series from this writer.