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Book Review
Light on Life

Another Great Reading Hour Read: Yoga Guru

This book – Light on Life by BKS Iyengar received a rating of 9 out of ten by our latest reader who chose this book for their Reading Hour Read.

B.K.S. Iyengar—hailed as “the Michelangelo of yoga” (BBC) and considered by many to be the most important living yoga master—has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga.

Could be just the thing if you are striving to achieve work/life balance…….

The Son

Pageturners Mixed Reviews for The Son by Philipp Meyer

Book discussion group Pageturners had a lively discussion about The Son by Philipp Meyer – an epic journey spanning a century and a half in Texas – from Indians, to Mexicans to oil discovery.  It’s been described a powerful family story about the wealth and destruction by humans.  Our comments included:

“It covered an interesting period of time” . “I loved reading about the Indians”, “That woman, I just didn’t like her”, “Peter was gormless”, “I really enjoyed it”, “It was about 4 chapters too long”, “It was well written”, “It was hard to read the violence”, “It was interesting and educational”, “It was very visual, I could picture everything”, “Loved the historical aspect and American history”.

A powerful quote from the book is “Soil to sand, fertile to barren, fruit to thorn. It is all we know how to do”. Reminding us this author has turned the American dream on its ear.

If you would like to hear what the author had to say about his work, here is an interview from the BBC:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23375703

Pageturners next read for Wednesday 11th September from 5.30pm is The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani and translated by Judith Landry. It is an inventive tale of a long-lost language and culture, forgotten but for a single man……

 

More Amazing Book Reviews

Here are some more book reviews from our Amazing Paper Chain readers:

Ruby Age 5
I Like The Wrong Book by Nick Bland because it is funny.  The elephant is in the wrong book and at the end they all go away.

Portia Age 11
Molly Moon and the Magic Monster Music by Georgia Byng.  I like it because it as magic story told by lots of people from different points of view.  Molly Moon has a coin that makes her good at music and also makes her “mean and selfish”.  She travels back in time.  This is book number 6 and I plan to go back and read the first one.

Luke 5
I love Star Wars.  Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Anakin in Action.  Anakin and his friends are in the gunship fighting the bad guys.  Anakin and his friend Ahsoka are the good guys and they take off in the gunship at the end for another adventure.

Aiden's Amazing Read

Amazing Read Book Review

Aiden's Amazing Read

Our Amazing Read Party gathered lots of great book reviews including this one:

“Brer Rabbit – stories collected by Joel Chandler Harris. They are pretty funny in the middle because he has an idea –  and says “just don’t throw me in”, then he does and at the end he’s escaped. And I like soccer books like the Football Academy by Tom Palmer. It has a picture of him diving (for the ball),” Aiden Age 5.

Jarred loves to read Zac Power Books

Amazing Read Book Review by Jarred

 

Jarred loves to read Zac Power Books

Amazing Read Book Review: “My favourite read is the Zac Power Books. He goes on lots of missions.  In my favourite book he gets defeated by big twin sisters.  He gets to make up with the girls.  The best bit was when he was on a spy mission and Zac gets blasted off by a bomb in the air.” Jarred, age 7.

(Zac Power is a 12 year-old special agent who goes on missions to save the world written by H.I Larry)