How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha Murty
These are collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty, teacher, social workers and best selling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school, the accoutn of how her mothers advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heartwarming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled--- to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out of work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin their journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitch Hiker's Guide "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" and a galaxy-full of fellow travellers: Zaphod Beeblebroxthe two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant and chronically depressed robot;and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ball-point pens he has bought over the years.
Fighting Fit (Mel Beeby, Agent Angel)
Fighting Fit (Mel Beeby, Agent Angel) by Annie Dalton
After a hush-hush trip to Ancient Rome, Orlando is clearly disturbed by what he's seen. When he decides to go back with a team of volunteers, Mel loyally signs up. It looks as if this will be the mission of her dreams, but in the cruel, decadent world of Nero's Roman empire, her fantasies crumble...
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family?s estate, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible, and Holmes is called in.
Originally published in parts as a monthly serial in The Strand Magazine between August 1901 and April 1902, the author described this work as "a real creeper." It is the third of four novels written by Doyle depicting the illustrious character of Sherlock Holmes, and it is easily the most popular.