Rishab’s Bookshelf: Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Bookshelf #21:
11 years old
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We are an Indian family settled in Dubai. I would like to showcase my son’s bookshelf. In his own words:

My name is Rishab, I am 11 years old and I live in Dubai with my parents.

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and you feel a little as if you have lost a friend” said  Paul Sweeney.

I couldn’t agree more, I heart books. Period.

My secret fear/nightmare is a world without books, It would indeed be a sad place. My book shelf is an indication of how my taste has evolved over time. I started off like any other child with the Encyclopedia and the `Tell me series’.  I was introduced to Enid Blyton early and I still cherish her books. I had my staple of Dinosaurs and Harry Potter. (Still have a crush on Dinos). I have moved on to other genres namely Humour, Horror, Mystery, Adventure etc. Roald Dahl remains  one of my favourites, I’m in love with Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) &  Big Nate. Anthony Horowitz, R.L.Stine and Joseph Delaney are my all time favourites. And then there is Thomas Rockwell, H.G.Wells, Ruskin Bond, Steve Cole, Deepak Dalal, R.K.Narayan, Dr Abdul Kalam, Robin Sharma and the list is never ending.

My father has been urging me to start with e books much to my dismay. The joy of holding a book, flipping the pages and the sweet smell of books can never be replaced. If only school books could be replaced with story books….. aah if only……! That wish of mine will remain a fantasy, but what I do know is I will have the largest collection of books in my lifetime.

P.S: Oh by the way, Thursdays are my favourite day at school, because we get to visit the library :-).

And did I tell you that I wear spectacles with power  – 4.50 & – 4.75 respectively. Go Figure !

Submitted by: Rishab and his mother

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3 Responses to “Rishab’s Bookshelf: Dubai, United Arab Emirates”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you, Rishab, for sharing your bookcase with us – it sounds like you and my son Older Brother enjoy a lot of the same kinds of books. Have you thought about taking part in our Reading the World Challenge – I’m sure you’d get a lot out of it, and we would love to hear more form you about the books you read :-)

  2. Akhil . jinesh Says:

    rishab keep up with reading … i am really happy and glad to know that you love reading books …study well cy a

  3. mirun Says:

    hai rishab,

    very nice to know about ur book shelf……its amazing…….keep on going…sky is ur limit….

    with reg-mirun,athi and naren….