Book Excerpt: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer is no stranger to most bookworms, the epitome of mischief and loafing as he is, Sawyer’s enduring evergreen appeal that has lasted over a century can be attributed to his indomitable spirit. In the following lines from the first few pages of the book, Mark Twain kind of sums up the essential Tom … Read more

Book Excerpts: Bluebeard’s Egg and other stories by Margaret Atwood

First published in 1987, I have just begun reading Margaret Atwood’s collection of short stories. The author dedicates the book to her parents and the first story is a remarkable one, titled as it is – Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother. Atwood’s mother grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. These were conventional … Read more