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SOAR is an initiative that aims to encourage reading especially among the youth. This could open up a whole new world full of imagination and adventure for everyone! The idea is to offer recordings which act as trailers to books, similar to trailers for movies.

SOAR(Spread of Active Reading‪)‬ Yajat Gupta

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

SOAR is an initiative that aims to encourage reading especially among the youth. This could open up a whole new world full of imagination and adventure for everyone! The idea is to offer recordings which act as trailers to books, similar to trailers for movies.

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought."Book: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Written by T. S. EliotDescription: Story of an old man's regrets and existential crisis as he reflects on his life in both the past and present. Recommended for ages 13+ (And Parent Discretion)Music: Fluvialibus (composed by Yajat Gupta and Atharv Gopaluni, and performed by Yajat Gupta on the piano.)SOAR Logo by Ritu JindalTo lea...

    • 2 min
    The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    Thank you for your patience! SOAR has been on hiatus for the last few months due to an accident and other unforeseen circumstances, but you can expect to see episodes released more regularly now. Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought." Book: The Metamorphosis Written by Franz KafkaDescription: Story of a traveling salesman's life and his family's reactions after he transforms into a monstrous six-feet-tall dung bee...

    • 2 min
    The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner

    Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought."Book: The Kite RunnerWritten by Khaled HosseiniDescription: Story of a friendship tainted by societal hegemony and the war-torn region of Afghanistan in which the protagonist resides. Recommended for ages 13+ (And Parent Discretion)Music: Fluvialbius (composed by Yajat Gupta and Atharv Gopulani, and performed by Yajat Gupta on the piano.)SOAR Logo by Ritu JindalTo leave ...

    • 3 min
    All The King's Men

    All The King's Men

    Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought."Book: All The King's MenWritten by Robert Penn WarrenDescription: Political drama about a governor who wants what is best for his people but uses dirty methods to achieve it. Recommended for ages 12+ (And Parent Discretion)Music: Fluvialbius (composed by Yajat Gupta and Atharv Gopulani, and performed by Yajat Gupta on the piano.)SOAR Logo by Ritu JindalTo leave feedback /...

    • 2 min
    A&P

    A&P

    Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought."Book: A&PWritten by John UpdikeDescription: Story of a teenage cashier being captivated by girls from the beach and then making a move no one in the grocery store ever thought he would. Recommended for ages 12+ (And Parent Discretion)Music: Fluvialbius (composed by Yajat Gupta and Atharv Gopulani, and performed by Yajat Gupta on the piano.)SOAR Logo by Ritu JindalTo leave ...

    • 2 min
    Sonny's Blues

    Sonny's Blues

    Welcome to the new season where the book trailers cover more heavy and meaningful reads that offer "food for thought."Book: Sonny's BluesWritten by James BaldwinDescription: Story of the relationship between a man and his brother as they are surrounded by a cycle of poverty. Recommended for ages 12+ (And Parent Discretion)Music: Fluvialbius (composed by Yajat Gupta and Atharv Gopulani, and performed by Yajat Gupta on the piano.)SOAR Logo by Ritu JindalTo leave feedback /requests please ...

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Driven Dishi ,

Tremendous work

Yajat you truly are a rock star. Your voice is so mesmerizing that one just doesn’t want to stop listening to you. This is a great initiative .. a summary of book is precisely what a book lover is always looking out for and you’ve hit that spot and that too at such a tender age. Wishing you tons of success in this wonderful venture of yours!

noor-e-jiya ,

Amazing initiative!

Hey! I love the initiative and I am currently reading The King of Mulberry Street. Thanks to you! I want to read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. I have heard a lot about it. Could it review it, if possible?
**Update
Thank you for The Last Lecture’s summary. I loved the book! I look forward to more podcasts from you.

agopaluni ,

Start listening!

This is great. It’s a place where you can learn about all sorts of great books. The speaker is super descriptive and really promotes the great books. I know that I have to start reading some of these books. Love what your doing!

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