The Dog who healed a family- Jo Coudert

Can animals bring together and heal human families? What do you think? Read the full review of this amazing book – The dog who healed a family by Jo Coudert

They say soul mates come in all shapes and sizes. Tall, short, fat, skinny and sometimes even with four legs and a furry tail.

‘The dog who healed a family’ is a book of nineteen short stories about our furry friends and how these animals are more like us than we give them credit for.

It is a beautiful book that re-establishes the honest and unconditional relationship we have with our friends from the animal kingdom. It is a relationship that unfortunately we seem to have long forgotten, however these touching short stories remind us and take us right back to it.

Whether it is the story of the dog who brought together a family of adopted children, the talkative parrot who brought new meaning to the life of a widow or that German shepherd who comforted the sick and the lonely, every story in this ‘treasure’ of a book, leaves the reader happy and sad at the same time. Happy because of the love these creatures get into our lives and sad because we realise how ignorant we have become of that love.

I recommend this book to both animal lovers and those of us who are not particularly fond of them so that they become animal lovers too. It is literally impossible for anyone to not to fall in love with both this book and its protagonists.

We live in a world these days that has no time for love and compassion anymore. People have become so busy in their daily races that we have left humanity behind. Stories like these help us stop and look at what is really important and they help us realise the significance of these friends in our lives.

Haiku Thursday

Hope you will enjoy this haiku 🙂
One big announcement in this post 😀

Little drops of dew

Glowing like pearls of wisdom

On the fresh green leaves.

P.S. – I have decided to begin a Haiku series in which I will post one haiku every Thursday. Also, if you like, you too can submit your haiku to me. I will feature your haiku on my blog with due credits 🙂

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A Walk To Remember In Kerala <3

Back from the vacay, time to review the books 😀

Hey Kindred Spirits,

I’m sure you must be wondering where did I vanish after promising an exciting year ahead. Well, actually, I was on my dream trip to Kerala (the southern state of India). I had a week long vacay there and it was so much fun. I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t want to catch the flight and go home. But, as we know, our professional commitments need us so I (with a heavy heart) had to catch that flight and head back home.

It was one of the trip that would stay etched in my memory forever. The peaks & waterfalls of Munnar, the divine Alahpuzha & Cherai beaches, Marine Drive walkway, the greenery of coconut & palm trees and of course, the Keralaite culture is something thatI won’t forget ever in my life. This once-in-a-lifetime experience gave me the golden opportunity to walk with & into the nature since Delhi (my home) is more of a throbbing-with-crowd city. And, as Shakespeare once said – “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”, I find myself fortunate enough to visit Kerala, God’s own country.

So, I am including some of my vacay pics which I’m sure would be tempting enough to make you visit Kerala once in your lifetime. And, now, coming back to the novel reviews – I have recently done reading of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and will be posting its review anytime soon. Also, currently, I’m in the process of reading another fantastic book by Marquez, “Hundred Years of Solitude”.

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Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions to make, feel free to flood my comments section below!
Lots of love xoxo :*
Happy reading ❤