Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Guest post by me - book review of 'Around The World in 80 Tales' by Saviour Pirotta

Iam very happy to say that I have done a guest post at my mother's website. She is my main inspiration and encouragement to blog. This post was part of blog hop where a large group of bloggers sign up and post throughout the month of April, based on the alphabet theme. 26 days for 26 letters of the alphabet, excluding Sundays, called 'A To Z Challenge'. My guest post was a book review of 'Around The World in 80 Tales' by Saviour Pirotta, one of my favourite books, which fit into the letter 'F' for 'Folktales around the world'. I really enjoyed doing it.

Here it is: http://vidyasury.com/2013/04/folktales-from-around-the-world.html

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 Book cover of 'Around The World In 80 Tales' by Saviour Pirotta

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Liebster Award!

I am so happy to say that I have been nominated for a virtual award - the Liebster Award! :)

My sincere gratitude towards Deepa Ma'am for giving me this privilege and opportunity.

 
 Here are the 10 questions with their answers: 

  1. Describe yourself in one sentence. 
  2. Of all the posts on your blog, which is your favourite? 
  3. Of all the books you have read so far, which is your favourite? 
  4. Do you have a favourite celebrity? Who is it and why? 
  5. What do you dream of doing someday? 
  6. If you could go to any place in the world, which would it be? 
  7. What’s your favourite part about a train/plane journey? 
  8. What is one thing that you do not like about school? 
  9. What’s the best gift you ever received? 
  10. Share a joke!
 Here are the answers:
  1. I am a 15 year old with interests in maths and sciences, arts, cultural studies
  2. 'Amirbai Karnataki' - I have managed to put together an organised tribute to a great artiste. But well, I blog only what I love, so I love all that I blog :)
  3. It's difficult to say....I have to chose 4 at least. 'Around The World In 80 Tales','Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema', and 'Hindi Film Geet Kosh Volumes I and II'. They are timeless and any day good to read again. The first one is dear also because my dearest grandmother had told my parents to gift me after I requested her. 
  4. I adore singers, actors and music directors of 1930s - 1940s Indian films, especially Hindi. All of them have come up through sheer talent, and unique abilities.
  5. A researcher in Maths and Science, maybe something of a combination, and an author, illustrator and singer alongside.
  6. Hmmm....well, one of the 7 wonders of the world, or Greece, Egypt, or Venice, Italy, which have some modern wonders.
  7. When it takes off, and when it lands, and oh - watching the sky through the windows...it's really enchanting.
  8. None :)
  9. The book 'Around The World in 80 Tales' which I have mentioned above. My parents and grandmother have gifted it to me so lovingly, that I can never forget it, and it's such a fantastic book.
  10. What do you call an alligator wearing a vest? An investigator.