South Asian Challenge 2011

The 2011 Reading Challenge Round Up

In 2011 we joined quite a number of reading challenges. It was both exciting and difficult. But we’re happy to report to have successfully completed every one of it. Picture Book Challenge 2011 The goal was to read 120 Picture Books in 2011. We read 133 books. If you haven’t noticed yet we at Gathering Books […]

Anushka Ravishankar’s “Elephants Never Forget” illustrated by Christiane Pieper

A month ago, I had the privilege of meeting prolific Indian author, Anushka Ravishankar, when I was invited to be one of the speakers for the International seminar and exhibition in Mumbai, India. I mentioned to her that I found her book Elephants Never Forget in our library here in Singapore and that I’d be […]

The Good Muslim by Thamima Anam

Today’s post is written by my eldest sister, Natasha, who was kind enough to share her thoughts on the book The Good Muslim. Enjoy! —————————- I was browsing through Iphigene’s bookshelf for a non-Western author and found The Good Muslim, a book I soon learned was provided by Pansing. The book delved into the life […]

Highlights of November and Carnival of Children’s Literature

I can not believe that we are now doing the round-up for November! The year is about to end and we will be welcoming 2012 sooner than we know it. It brings us great pleasure to once again be part of the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is being hosted this week by Roberta Gibson […]

When things lost are things familiar: Impressions on the Inheritance of Loss

It took some time before I could finish this book. The only time I had to read it was in between the Dahls and required reading in graduate school. Yet, even without those things, I would have read this slow as most interwoven stories require. I began this book with two expectations: 1) Kiran Desai’s […]