Down the Rabbit Hole – Friday Fictioneers


It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers from all over the globe face a challenge to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt.

Sorry, so late again this week. I was having a hard time pinning down a story and finally decided on something close to home. I had been working at a job related to writing and reading. I can’t say I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel and I can’t say anything else, but this is fiction.

Thanks to our lovely hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fieldsand toStephen Baumfor this week’s delightful photo.

If you’d like to play along and write your own story,visit this link for instructions.All are welcome!

stephen-baum PHOTO PROMPT © Stephen Baum

Down the Rabbit Hole

Genre: Too Realistic Fiction (100 words)

“We’re here at Meadowlark Elementary to reintroduce the ‘book.’ I’m  holding in my hands Alice’s Adventures…

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LitKid review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Lost in a Book

By Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon’s novel has been compared to the likes of The Catcher in the Rye, and I can agree that it lives up to those standards.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time chronicles the story of Christopher Boone, a boy who can list for you every prime number up to 7,057 and every country’s capital.

The descriptions of Christopher make you think that he has autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, but Haddon never says those words in the book.

In Curious Incident, you look through the eyes of Christopher as he writes a book about solving the mystery of his neighbor’s dog getting killed. Along the way, he finds something his dad has kept a secret from him that changes his life forever.

It was actually quite fascinating to be able to look through Christopher’s eyes; though his disability has…

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Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Film Songs – Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal

Songs, Stories, Books and more...


A couple of weeks back, I saw a tweet announcing an upcoming book that piqued my curiosity. I wanted to get my hands on it right then. The book was titled Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, a compilation of 50 classic Hindi film songs from the period 1935 to 1993. And it had a still of Nutan and Dev Anand on the cover! Considering the time I have spent making song lists on this blog, I remember thinking – Wow, only 50 songs over a period of 70 years? What a task for the authors!

Also, the names of the authors sounded familiar but I could not place it then. Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal had written a much acclaimed book on R.D. Burman years back – a book I had read and enjoyed at that point in time. (Note to self – Read the book again now.)

Earlier this week, it landed…

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Trees of Reverie July 2015 Readathon Day 1: TBR List

Tessara Dudley, Poet-Publisher-Educator-Activist

Day One: Saturday, July 11:

(All times are Brisbane local time)

I am participating in the July 2015 Trees of Reverie Read-a-thon (I participated last July as well!). This is the Day 1 Challenge post.


  • I want to polish off all the books-in-progress on the list
  • I want to read for at least four hours each day
  • I want to write a brief review for each book I read and post it (likely on Goodreads)
  • I want to complete each of the daily updates and challenges

My To-Be-Read List (in order):

  1. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Current page: 112 of 227)
  2. Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal by Alex Irvine (Current page: 158 of 217)
  3. Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davi (Current page: 40 of 115)
  4. The Enchanted by Rene Denfield (Current page: 112 of 233)
  5. Every Person’s Guide to Judaism (Current page: 78 of 179)
  6. The…

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Singapore Stings (Book Thoughts: Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan)

Luha Thoughts

16085481Before I started this book, I asked myself: did I really want to read a novel about spoiled, rich Asian people? It turns out that if I knew what was good for me, I would. Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asian” is good fun, a perfect beach read. I have had the book since it first came out, and what caused me to read it is that I read a very good review of the sequel, and of course, you wouldn’t read Part Two without reading Part one, right? ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ doesn’t really have much of a plot – it is mostly a parade of name dropping, whether it be fashion designers, artists, architects, even food. Especially food. Set in Singapore, where they take food seriously, I learned quite a few things about Asian dishes I really need to try. At first I was annoyed, but the book is infectious…

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