Hellen Keller is an inspiration, not only for those who are deaf and blind but to all of us who have eyes and ears,Tuesday Text – The Story Of My Life
Hellen Keller is an inspiration, not only for those who are deaf and blind but to all of us who have eyes and ears, but still can not see or feel the beauty around us.
“The Story Of My Life”, is the autobiography of Hellen Keller, depicting her struggles and their overcoming. This book is about her early life, mostly of first 22 years of her life.
Hellen Keller, was 19 months old, when due to a severe illness, she lost her eyes and hearing abilities. Later, she also becomes mute. Her autobiography “The Story Of My Life”, shows her daily conflicts in very descriptive manners. The way she explored everything around her. Mainly her difficulties in making herself understood to others, like her parents and housemaids. Surprisingly even after all of these difficulties of her life, she became to be a great writer and inspiration to the whole world.
If any person can have the credits to making Hellen Keller, the way she is known to everyone today, this credit should go to her Teacher and mentor, Miss Anne Sullivan. In her autobiography Hellen has written about how her world was dull and without any hope, till she met her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who brought light and love to Helen’s world. She made her independent enough to live with dignity and not a self pitying physically challenged person.
What makes it happen?
It's language, learning and books; and lots of patience from her teacher. Anne Sullivan was herself suffering from an eye infection which later took her eye sight completely. She tried to teach Hellen by writing letter on her hand, for each word. Specifically the first letter that Hellen learnt – Water, was the life changing event for her. The way it was written in the book, it makes the whole scene come alive. It was the most beautiful experience what Helen went through when she learned that everything in this world has a name, a word assigned to it.
Hellen also write about her relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and her friendship with Oliver Wendell Holmes. This books also had few of the letter shared with her. She also wrote about her first devastating experience of finding out that the first story that she has written is actually already written by someone else, much before her. She clarifies her stand by saying that everything that she has learnt is actually being told by someone or, she has read from others books. So she may have read the story in her childhood but she now has no memory of it.
It's a good read whenever you want to get inspired and feel positive about your life and life's blessings.
What's a Girl without a big mouth? Sensible, maybe.
Well, Queen of Babble by “Meg Cabot” is everything a chic lit should be like, justQueen Of Babble
What's a Girl without a big mouth? Sensible, maybe.
Well, Queen of Babble by “Meg Cabot” is everything a chic lit should be like, just not sensible enough. No complains though, as I opted for a lighthearted and fluffy read after going through some serious psycho business like “Along Came A Spider”.
Meg Cabot has written a list of series on “Queen Of Babble”, and I just came to know that a movie is also under production on this one. Great going. It would be better to watch a silly comedy than to read and waste your time on a stupid book.
Coming to the book, this story is about Lizzie Nicholas, who is a silly girl just graduated (actually not yet, she forgot to submit her thesis, see how stupid), and now she is going to London to visit her boyfriend for a month. Problem is this, the guy that she says that she has fallen in love with, Andrew; she don't even remember his face (butt off-course, she remembers). She met Andrew for a span of, I think, 24 hours and she falls in love with him. So madly that she agreed to go all the way to London (first time alone), to live with him. Unknowingly that he has no car or even a roof of his own. He is living with his parents, two brothers and a dog, with no bed or room to offer her. So she has to make adjustment with the laundry room/partition. He told her that he wants to be teacher but instead is working as a waiter, and still getting the unemployment benefits from his government.
Enough lies from him, but this is not what deter our romantic girl from leaving him, but the fact that he told his family that Lizzie is fat. What FAT??? You call your girlfriend Fat?
She leave him finally, after much drama of her own (sobbing and losing consciousness and all...).
But where to go? She has no money, her return ticket is non refundable and is scheduled after a month. Saving grace her best friend Shari is in France, managing a wedding with his boyfriend Chaz,in a rich chateau. She left for Shari, to France, alone in a train knowing little of french and all distressed with a broken heart. Only, her luck have it that she met the handsome dude Luke in the train who not only consoles her but also turned out to be the true gentlemen, along with Chaz friend and owner of beautiful chateau.
You will guess, story complete. No, because he has a girlfriend, who is rich beautiful and too classy to handle alone by Lizzie. Our damsel, poor girl still fall in love with Luke. Only problem other than, him having a girlfriend, that our girl Lizzie, has a big mouth. Queen Of Babble, you know. I am not elaborating more on the story, don't want to spoil the most predictable story. :P
Problem with this kind of chic lit is that it's a no brainer. A stupid love story with without any story. If you want to read something without using your brain and rest of the common senses then you should probably go for this one. Otherwise, pick something useful....more