Have a look at my book review of The Good Wizard by Prasun Roy
Wizardry has always fascinated me and it had been long since I read any such book. Thus this book – The Good Wizard by Prasun Roy – was very helpful in satiating my hunger for a magical escape. The language is pretty simple and can be comprehended easily.
The story of this book revolves around Badshah Bisht. He is a famous wizard, and the only person who can perform the dangerous “Dance of the Phoenix” act. Emperor Shah Jahan has honoured him for his acts. When a deadly disease strikes Badshah and an evil magician attacks and takes over his home, the book containing the knowledge of the celebrated act is destroyed. Now it is only saved in Badshah’s mind. Badshah sets out to find someone who can help him safeguard his knowledge, and meets 11-year-old Titli, who wishes to become the first ever female magician. With little time left, the old wizard must train the vivacious and energetic Titli within the nick of time. She is his only hope.
Both these characters are beautifully drawn and present an amazing comparison between the young and old age. Also, the character of Titli contains feministic characteristics where she can also be seen as the voice of a woman stuck in a patriarchal society. She longs to be free of the gendered duties which society has burdened her with.
And the text contains gorgeous illustrations which help in imagining the world of wizardry more vividly. Also, it appeals to all the ages, so one would enjoy it thoroughly.
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor
Happy World Book Day guys ❤
In this digitally enslaved world, we have lost many of our readers to the technology. Almost everybody prefers to read online or watch movies instead of putting even a little effort in buying & reading a book. So, taking the advantage of this blog; a global platform, I would really want to appeal to people to buy tangible books and read as much as they can. Books are really magical. If, you are a non-reader then please take a pledge this day to read at least 1 book in your free time. Books carry the power to transport you to a land full of bliss. Trust me, once you will read a book, you will get addicted to reading. By buying books, one not only gets the opportunity to submerge her/himself in the ocean of words but also it’s a great way to encourage aspiring writers. So, buy more & more books and allow your life to be changed drastically. Once a reader, always a reader ❤ 🙂
Also, today is the death anniversary of the evergreen William Shakespeare. I would just want to quote one of my favorite Shakespearean quotes –
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
P.S. – Thank you for such a heart warming response for our previous post about guest post writing. We have received and are still receiving huge amount of mails for guest posting. So, I hope, I’d be able to schedule as many guest posts as possible 🙂
Shakespeare gave us the true definition of love ❤
Being in love is like walking with an invisible halo of happiness around you. The most precious inner and outer joy called love transports you directly to a fantastical la la land. And, we celebrate this magical love on Valentine’s Day with our loved ones, although, I truly believe that we should celebrate it every day. I believe when you are with the right partner, your every day is gushing with love. But Valentine’s Day for me is an opportunity to express my side of love since I’m not that expressive. It is a day to convey to my valentine how much I love him and to thank him for being the perfect substitute of missing perfection of my life. So, I’m dedicating this Shakespearean sonnet to my special someone and all the lovebirds out there 🙂
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Yeah, Love’s not Time’s fool
You’re immersed in the thick batter of savory knowledge;
Spreading a palatable fragrance all around, and seducing everyone with some magical haulage,
The moment that luscious fragrance enters my nostrils, it widely opens all my senses,
Every cell in my body gets filled with curiosity, like a pious place is surrounded with incenses.
Your consumption, for me, becomes a delightful honor;
Mystery, romantic, gothic or scientific, I love you in every form and genre,
You’re my guide, friend and best preacher,
You stay loyal to me, without any condition or being a mean creature.
I find in you, my perfect soul-thirst quencher;
You and only you, can make my existence a utopic one,
Providing me a knowledgeable bliss and being my gratifying drencher;
You’re one in a million but, “my only one” in tons!