Staff and students of Unity Women’s College saw the budding readers and critics of Unity recommend their favourite book to others during the BOOK BUDDY hours, an event organised by Post Graduate Department of English on the 5thof August, 2014. Book Buddy was a continuation of ‘Reading Week’ held from June 19th to the 25th, commemorating the contributions of P.N. Panicker, the pioneer of library movement in the State. Students of B.A English promoted the programme by finding a ‘buddy’ from other disciplines like science and commerce, who introduced a book of their choice as well. A variety of books ranging from Thakazhi Shivashankara Pillai’s ‘Chemmeen’, to Benyamin’s ‘Aadujeevitham’ along with works of prominent writers like Rushdie and Toni Morrison were recommended by undergraduate students. Young author of best sellers like Chetan Bhagat and popular fiction writer Ravinder Singh were the picks of some, bringing out the readability provided by a balancing mix of romance, reality through simple language. Following the Book Buddy event organised to promote reading among students, teachers ventured to present reviews of books published after 2010 which exposed the audience to an impressive selection of books from Indian and western writers, fiction and nonfiction. The effort was well received by staff and students inspiring them to read the presented works, and in general generating an interest to explore the varied worlds explored by writers.
Book Buddy – Reading Week 2015
The celebration of reading week conducted by English Association of KAHM Unity Women’s College came to an end with ‘Review a Book’ on 30 June 2015. The reading week consisted of three different programmes: Recommend a Book, Request a Book and Review a book on 19, 22, and 30th of June respectively. Students from various departments came forward to participate in the program. ‘Snow’, ‘Typhoon’, ‘The Joke’, Melting Pot’ were among the books the reviewed. The name of the contemporary writers like Chetan Bhagat , Ravindar singh were heard a couple of times . ‘Few Things Left Unsaid’ ‘Wuthering Heights’ and non-English works like ‘Koodevide’ and a collection of short stories by Ashitha were among the works which were reviewed.