August 13, 2011

A Bowlful of Butterflies by Ritu Lalit

This book came by mail a few days back, but I just could not get to start reading it, with all household duties taking up the whole day. But, when I did, I sat and finished it in one go! That should really say how much I enjoyed the quick paced, very much today's story.

The book starts off with an introduction to the Ratra household and  also details the relationship between the various members. Three siblings, their fights, tiffs, and love rule the house wars. Friendship, a strong bond, which has been nurtured since childhood, has grown and been cherished till the very end of school days. How the days of school, childhood, adolescence and college bring changes to every friendship. I could particularly relate to how the friendships change and morph through years. I have seen that you gather a few friends, befriend many, but enjoy the friendships that you have shared through years. 

This is a very quick read, and it does successfully ignite some old memories and stories with the various instances. Another aspect was, since the time I read the title, I always wondered what was the bowlful of butterflies, is it a symbolism, or does it truly exist? Read the book to find out.


  1. Interesting! And I so loved the cover :)

  2. As mentioned above, the cover is great and that itself makes book lovers pick up the book and have a glance.

  3. Interesting and i am so looking forward to getting my hands on one of them soon


  4. The perverted family has them for breakfast, dont they .... with milk probably

  5. Thanks Aathira for the review

  6. @Swaram, @Haddock: The cover is very pretty!
    @Bikram: Its a book you will have to finish in one go :)
    @Sumit: Read it, and find out... and its not that perverted!
    @Ritu: A lovely read! Wish you luck with your second book.


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