34 Bubblegums and Candies the book as the name says, I thought first it would be a story consisting bubblegums and candies. And these bubblegums and candies would play a role in a story of a boy and a girls life and subsequently the name is saying so. The story would be a mystic one with each different tastes. Also I had thought about the 16 candies and 16 bubblegums. I got to know that it is way different than I thought. It is far better than I thought.Thanks to the author Preeti Shenoy, for describing the life stories and picking them as 34 Bubblegums and Candies. Each one of has happy and sad moments. But some of us has a instinct of facing them as simply enjoying them and getting through. The author focuses the life’s unavoidable and actual environments and shades with time and the relationships.
- The life will put us into different situations and tests are there. No need to worry, they have meaning and we have to just learn from them.
- Move on, is another point found from this book, by not moaning over the pasts. Because pasts make us heavy and bitterness in present. Leaving them behind is far good.
- As Robert Frost said ” I can describe life in three words. Life goes on”. Whatever happens in life, just taste them, Thank you, Preeti Shenoy, moreover a mother of two.
34 Bubblegums and Candies
34 Bubblegums And Candies is a collection of short, real-life incidents that have inspired the author in the course of her life. Using the analogy of bubblegums and candies, the title alludes to the various facets of life that go by unnoticed. Humorous and engaging, the book takes you through 34 real-life incidents covering a variety of characters.
Some of the short stories are titled Please Hug Me I’m Just Like You, Sylvester Stallone Doesn’t Open Up Easily, Radiators And Drains, My Special Friend, Age Miracles, Feeling Needed, Mail Exchange and The Stranger. in Please Hug Me I’m Just Like You, you travel into a home where children who are HIV positive are cared for. 34 Bubblegums And Candies gives you a fun outlook at some of life’s more complicated issues without trivializing them.
The funny and touching stories end with notes that encourage the reader to look at the lessons you can learn from some of the simplest things in life. Like the author’s other works, the book uses simple vocabulary, presented in an engaging pace. 34 Bubblegums And Candies was published in 2008 and is available in paperback.
Preeti Shenoys Biography
Preeti Shenoy is an author and an artist based at Bangalore, India. Her first book ’34 Bubblegums and Candies’, a creative non fiction made it to the national best seller list. Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees. She also specializes in pencil portraits and holds an internationally recognized qualification from UK in portraiture. She has held a number of varied jobs in the past. She has also written for different publications life Readers Digest and Times of India, as well as taught English and Math to underprivileged children in India. She loves art, reading, travelling, photography, nature, animals, blogging and basketball and most of all, spending time with her spouse and two children.
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