Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome: Summary and Review

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) is a humorous account by the renowned British author Jerome K Jerome, detailing a boating holiday spanning a couple of weeks.  Funnily enough, the book was initially meant to be written as a serious travel guide, but the comic element in the presentation ended upContinue reading “Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome: Summary and Review”

Sorry, what did Betty buy again?

For some reason, someone decided that the best way for a person to perfect English pronunciation was to hone their skill in tongue twisters.  After all, what other way to royally mark your rite of passage to the world of fluent native speakers than: Being able to give a perfect account of a lady sellingContinue reading “Sorry, what did Betty buy again?”

How in the world do movie-people kick doors open so easily?!

I have been watching a lot of crime/investigation shows lately, and it has been messing with me.  No, it’s not the rampant gore that gets to me, thanks to my palms-to-eye coordination. Those babies are always on standby, deployed efficiently, at the slightest cue from the suspenseful background score. It’s the doors.  Yes, you readContinue reading “How in the world do movie-people kick doors open so easily?!”

Satiety or Sobriety: What would you choose?

Time and again, I find myself returning to the age-old humor classic Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. I have sometimes wondered why that might be but have not pursued that train of thought for long in a desperate attempt to avoid paying any cognitive taxes.  I must admit that it has been life-transforming.Continue reading “Satiety or Sobriety: What would you choose?”

Have You Ever Had Yourself a Bazinga! Moment?

There is a good chance that you would have heard about Big Bang Theory, and I don’t mean the scientific phenomenon that formed our universe, but the famous American TV series. You probably would have seen it too.  And if you have, you either loved it or hated it immensely. For some reason, there areContinue reading “Have You Ever Had Yourself a Bazinga! Moment?”

Before the Wedding by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

Unmarried girls are crazy to get married, but they are the only ones, because it is no good at all. I’m married, I should know. Give it time; you’ll see for yourself. If you are interested in reading plenty of (good) advice like the one above, you should pick up Anton Chekhov’s short story called BeforeContinue reading “Before the Wedding by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”

A Little Joke by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis

This is the time of the year when love is everywhere, absolutely everywhere!  You just can’t miss the red roses, the greeting cards lining up the aisles everywhere you go. You might also be getting those subtle hints from your partner, your love interest, in anticipation of the gifts they are expecting, come the 14thContinue reading “A Little Joke by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis”

Reading by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

Reading means a lot! A whole lot! Read, and you’ll see at once how sharply your horizons change. And you can get hold of books anywhere. This excerpt from Chekhov’s short story Reading is a hilarious take on reading and people’s perception about this habit. The story is one of his earlier works, published in 1884. ItContinue reading “Reading by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”