Friday, August 14, 2009


A day before yesterday, as I was surfing through all the channels, I settled for AXN, as I heard a guy singing.I literally got goose-bumps when I was listening to him sing.This program is called as SUTASI.Now for people like me who do not know what SUTASI is exactly, Check this out -
Later I came to know that he is a Soloist Winner - South Asia.No wonder he is too good..!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Review : Fiscal Fiscal Pear & Shimmer in The Call of River Whale by - Olivia Brooks-Scrivanich

Title : Fiscal Fiscal Pear & Shimmer in The Call of River Whale
Author: Olivia Brooks-Scrivanich
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Fiscal Pear and Shimmer embark on their annual adventure only to find themselves running for their lives! A diabolical bakery and her villainous henchmen have hatched an evil plan to catch the walking talking pear in a last ditch effort to save the bakery from ruin. SOL realizes the power needed to help the little pear and lightning bug lies with the Council of the Wise. In a flash, SOL flies through the air with them on his back in an attempt to get them safely to the Council. When SOL disappears in mid-flight, Fiscal Pear and Shimmer plummet into the dark vastness beneath them and unexpectedly come face to face with the worst of the bakery's agents…Cutter! Cornered in the dead of night, how will they ever escape Cutter and his gang in the thick forest?

My Review

I found this book very sweet...

This is a book basically about Fiscal pear, his friends and their adventure. I simply loved the book cover and the drawings in it. I know this book is basically for children, but hey, it kept me hooked.

This book starts with the compassionate owl listening to a sad story of the pear. Now that’s cute. There is this town where there is a bakery of Blueberries, bakery of Apples, bakery of Cherries, bakery of Peaches, and the bakery of pears.

In the beginning, it was just a bakery of Pears. Everyone in the town used to come to visit and buy the goods she baked. But the location where this bakery was placed was very cold and shadowy. And soon, many other families decide to open their own bakeries and bake and sell their own goods. The location they choose is very bright and warm right at the foot of a hill. And so all the villagers start going to these bakeries where they can sit and relax outside it.

This makes the owner of the bakery of pears mad. She feels betrayed. Her madness overtakes her and she sets to find a way to show the villagers and keep her bakery going. She finds about the walking, talking pear. A pear that has hands and legs. Now that’s interesting :) She decides to hang him in her bakery to attract all villagers.

And so begins the adventure when Fiscal pear comes to know about it by his friends. Oh let me tell you, his are friends are SOS, Shimmer (a lighting bug) and many other sweet, cute and interesting characters. And the villains are The Cutter, The bag of Flour, and the Butt Rott Root and many others.

This book is full of adventures. All the characters are really very well described and explained in a short and concise manner. This book teaches a lot to us. It tells about bravery, friendship, sacrifice and yes the love these little friends have for each other.I would definitely recommend this book to little ones. They would love to read it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Review : Behind Every Illusion - by Christina Harner

Title : Behind Every Illusion
Author: Christina Harner
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

When soft-spoken Tatiana turns eighteen, she begins to experience unusual changes. Suddenly, she can read minds, sense emotions and move at a speed that far surpasses anything she’s known before. When her physical features begin to change as well, she begins to doubt her humanity. Having no clue where to turn, Tatiana tries desperately to keep her new abilities a secret. But her best friend and brother, Isaac, sees past her illusions and together they explore the significance of her differences and search out the meaning behind them. Amidst tragedy, unimaginable transformations and an unexpected friendship, Tatiana has to learn to reveal the girl hidden behind her illusions and what it means to face the world in order to preserve not only the forest but her very existence.

My Review

This book is a story of a girl who is timid, introvert and very shy.She is scared to talk to people. She always thinks that those around her are trying to judge her. Tatiana loses the ones she loves. She turns 18. She begins to experience unusual changes, both physically and mentally. Tatiana is not ready to accept this change. Life becomes too complicated and difficult for her. She doesn’t know where to turn. She doesn’t want people to think about her as a total freak. And so, she tries to keep it as a secret from everyone by hiding these changes behind the illusions. But then, these things are not that easy to hide.They do not get unnoticed by her brother Isaac. He decides that he will not let his sister to hide and ignore what she is turning into, and thus helps her in searching the meaning behind it.

The back of the copy says -
“Behind Every Illusion is the first book in an exciting series about the extraordinary ways the earth has evolved in a desperate attempt to save itself from the destruction caused by humankind.”

Every Living thing has its role on this earth. They are here to balance everything. But then, when humans fail to do so...there has to be something or someone who will help and get back the balance of mother earth.We have to be the part of it to change it.Many things in this book which are mentioned are shown in a different way.There are many sentences in this book which I like. For example “Willing to believe in the impossible “I am simply in love with the cover of the book. I kept on seeing it again and again while I was reading it :)

If you like reading fantasy then you would surely love this one. Also I felt that the book was dragged a bit. The author has repeated the explanation of each and every emotion Tatiana feels while discovering her own abilities many times.I actually wanted to go and shake Tatiana for not accepting what she is and the way she was taking things! It really got me irritated.But the book really kept me hooked. It’s an excellent read I am totally looking forward for the next one.

I simply loved it.

Hello everyone :)

This is my first post here. Just don’t know what to write. I am not good at expressing myself, be it verbally or just penning it down.
Having an entire blog for myself, it’s definitely a wonderful feeling... :)

I decided to have a blog here, as I will be able to use the templates which I want, and that’s the best part..!! I find the default templates given here very boring. So I searched on Google and found out wonderful templates which I am planning to change every month or so.

Now with the name of my blog...!! Gosh..It was difficult for me to find a nice name for it. So people just don’t ask me why I have named my blog as "IceJewel” .I know it doesn't make any sense. But all the names which I wanted were taken :(

Now, coming to the main point, I know that maintaining a blog is very difficult, but I am going to try my level best in doing so.
There is so much to write, and I am seriously not able stick to any single topic. I am currently erasing and rewriting this post as I am getting diverted to many other topics which I do not want to write in one go.

oops..and here I say that I cant express myself in writing..!!