Protected by Copyscape

Translate

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In the Bazaars of Hyderabad by Sarojini Naidu

" In the Bazaars of Hyderabad" is an English poem, written by Indian independence activist and poet, Sarojini Naidu. The poem was originally published in 1902 from London, in Naidu's book of poetry "The Bird of Time".
   Written in five stanzas, not only does the poem describe the exuberant ambiance of a traditional Hyderabadi bazaar, it also encourages the Swadeshi movement. This was a  movement that played a huge role in the fight for India's independence. "Swadeshi" allowed Indians to buy products made and sold in India, rather than those made in India, then exported back to the country. This helped reduce the amount of money being collected by the British.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer Challenge Update- Cassandra Clare

Image result for cassandra clareHey! I'm writing yet another post about the Big Book Summer challenge. I have read so many " big books" this summer, most of which you know about. I've read Death on the Nile, Pride and Prejudice, The Book Thief, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and I'm currently reading City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare.

   I'm so close to finishing the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I read the prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices based on someone's recommendation, and decided to try the main series. After reading City of Bones earlier this year, I have picked up book after book. I've loved all the books, though I have to say that I loved City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels the most. I can't say anything for sure until I finish City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire, the last two books in this amazing series.
   I have read 6 big books this summer!!! I think that's a great achievement. I probably read the same amount of "big books" every year, but this challenge helps me keep track of what I'm reading, and makes my reading more official. If we talk about the whole year, I can proudly say that I have read 60 books this year, and have surpassed my original goal of 50. I now intend to read 100 books.
  Enjoy your reading this summer! Remember, you can still sign up for the big book challenge at .http://www.bookbybook.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Paint me

ou would usually look at a string of words to try and find the meaning of the sentences  they form. However, I would like you to try and forget about the string of words on your screen. Find  the meaning of each word.Not the meaning of the sentence or the phrase, but the meaning of the word.Search for it, in your mind, and with each word, allow your brain to conjure up an image that you connect to whatever you are reading.Now obviouslyI do not expect you to read the whole post this way.I merely expect you to focus on words that you think are important, and let your inner eye paint.


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Summer Challenge Update

You've probably guessed this already, but this post is to let you know how I'm doing with the big book challenge, hosted by bookbybook. I have started [ and finished] my third big book this summer, City of Ashes [ by Cassandra Clare ]and am reading my fourth book, The Book Thief [ by Markus Zusak]. I know I started reading The Book Thief before I started City of Ashes [ in fact I only got the book yesterday], but I've only been reading the former book in school. I also felt that I needed a break from the Zusak's heart- wrenching and slow writing.
  I didn't realize that I had finished another Big Book until I logged onto my Goodreads account to update my status. I am glad with the progress  I have made in my first big book challenge, as well as in my first Goodreads Reading Challenge. I had set myself the challenge of reading 50 books this year, and I am proud to announce that I have finished 57 books. I am now hoping to finish 100 books this year.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer's throne

Summer's throne

Each night, 
summer lends her throne to winter,
To remind dreamers,
of the wonders that await us in winter.

But when the hour passes,
summer sweeps in to reclaim,
the throne that is rightfully his.

And the dreamers struggle,
to find a comfortable transition,
between the rule,
of a king and a queen

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blog search directory