There’s nothing harder for a true book lover than to choose the “best” YA books of the year. No matter what you do, there’s going to be a real, heartbreaking “kill your darlings” moment, to cite Allen Ginsberg. In the course of making this best-of list, I had approximately 2,763 of them. But what that means is so exciting for YA fans: The young adult books of 2015 were so memorable, creative, page-turning, romantic, thrilling, scary, powerful, and so on, that creating a list of the top 25 is a near impossible venture. So i’m just bowing down to YA lit authors this year for giving us this abundance of riches.
Still, there were some YA books that were positively undeniable. There were the books that everyone was talking about — from preteens to your grandmothers. There were the books that you recommended to everyone who was listening (and sometimes…
“Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again” – Louisa May Alcott
Very few books have that charisma that appeal to both kids and grownups and Ruskin Bond’s short story – The Blue Umbrella is one of them. The above quote holds a special place in my heart because we like to read books where we love to relate ourselves. This short story – The Blue Umbrella belongs to that category, a memorable story whose magic will keep on enchanting the readers for generations. Published in 1980, this short story is written by Ruskin Bond whose stories are more connected to hilly areas like Himachal Pradesh. The premise of this story is set in a small village of Himachal Pradesh where a poor little girl named Binya is smitten to a beautiful blue umbrella owned by a rich family. She trades off her leopard claw necklace…
I love books, and I live them. For years now they have been my companion through tough and good times alike. How did I inculcate the habit of reading? For that, I am grateful to my parents for buying me those fairy tale stories when I was young. From then the journey began which has yet not ended, and I hope it won’t. There were times when I used to spend my entire monthly pocket money in the first week itself to buy books. It was a hobby, it was an addiction. A habit which proved to be more than useful to me. It improved my writing as well as communicative skills. My vocabulary improved considerably. I had a chance of proper education. I am grateful I had the chance to read.
It was pretty simple actually; I wanted to read books and I had resources to buy them. But, is every person that lucky? I say lucky because I was blessed as my basic needs were fulfilled. It helped me flourish into a better person. My views improved, I had relevant opinions to offer on the current state of affairs.
Does every child has the resource to fulfill his or her dreams? I am afraid not. Give them a chance to fulfill these dreams, a chance to read, a chance to construct a better future. Help us reach out to those with lesser resources along with your aid. Donate your old and new books, academic textbooks, and even blank notebooks.
Mother- A person who wants the best for her kids. A person who strives hard to fulfill her children’s wishes. A person who puts her kids’ needs ahead of her. A person who provides her kids with the best that is available, even if she hadn’t received such care in her childhood, even if there are limited resources. And if she is unable to read, she will still help and motivate her kids.
On this day, I am very grateful and thankful to my mother for encouraging my habit of reading.
We, at Book Share India, help fulfill such dreams by providing children with books donated by you. Help us realize their dreams.
We are launching our website on 8th May, this Sunday. So we thought we would enlighten you all about our initiative in detail. It will solve all your questions and help you with any queries.
What is the general idea?
When you want to donate your books, we will help you with it by making the process simpler.
Where to donate your books?
All over Mumbai we have established various Donation Points where you can donate your books.
What are donation points?
Various bookstores, stationery shops etc are our Donation Points. You have to visit the nearby store and donate your books.
What types of books can you donate?
You can donate any old and new novels, academic books,children’s books and even blank notebooks!
What do you need to do?
You just need to visit our website http://www.bookshareindia.com, look at the nearby donation centers, list down your books which you wish to donate and drop them at the selected donation center.
How does this work?
We will visit the Donation points every few days. The books you have left at the stores will be collected by us and stored at our warehouse before handing it over to the NGOs.
What will we do with the books we collect?
The books collected by us will be handed over to various NGOs. They will distribute it to the underprivileged.
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