“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives purpose and meaning.”
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
This is my favorite lines from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
There are so many books that I had the pleasure to read. But some of them captured my attention from the first page. Some of those favorite books are listed below.
The book thief by Markus Zusak : The whole book is narrated by a very interesting person. I’m not saying who is that because it will ruin your surprise. Leslie Meminger’s life takes a whole new turn after the death of her brother or should I say a new start.
During world war II, many people were facing a lot of problems especially in Germany. But It was that time, Leslie found her love for reading and words.
This book tells about her adventure in finding right words.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: Professor Morrie was diagnosed with ALS and he is gradually dying. When Mitch, one of his students, comes to know about this, he wants to rekindle their relationship.
Thus, it is the beginning of one of the amazing lessons a student could ever get from his/her professor.
This book will warm your heart as well as make you cry. I wish I get a professor as Morrie.
The man’s search for meaning by Viktor E. Frankl: The author was one of the person who survived the concentration camps during world war II. The book is basically divided into 2 parts.
In the first part, the author is talking about his experience in the concentration camp. And in the second part he explains about logotherapy with many case studies.
One of the amazing lesson I learnt from this book is that, Once you figure out why you are living then one can go through any sufferings in life.
Have you read any of these books?? If not, I highly recommend you to check it out.
As a reader I love all types of bookish products, especially bookmarks and booksleeves. Whenever I read a book I get into this amazing world where good always triumphs, love always win, a cute bookshop with magical chairs and so many more.
Sadly, when I finish reading I don’t get to see that amazing world again, unless I read again. This is where bookish merchandises comes in. Each bookmarks, character arts, mugs have a small part of this world.
That is the major reason I love bookish merchs. But since I can’t afford to ship them, I try to make them. Most of my bookmarks are made by my friend but I love making booksleeves.
I celebrated my birthday a few days ago, I enjoyed my day with my family. My best friend who lives in my neighborhood made my birthday even more special with her gifts and she stayed over for a movie. We had lunch, discussed about our podcast and took tons of photos.
I usually spend my birthday mornings with my family and my evenings with my friends. My friends will surprise me by taking me somewhere , usually it’s a restaurant or a bookstore.
My last two birthdays were different though, last year I didn’t do anything other than reading. I really wasn’t in the mood to celebrate anything. But this birthday was different, even though I didn’t do much, I appreciated my company, my loved ones.
No matter what happens, my sister make sure that I have a cake on my birthday along with some big gift. This year she got me books and dresses. My grandparents gave me some chocolates, money and sweets. My mom and sister made a delicious breakfast and lunch.
My best friend made my birthday a lot more special with all her thoughtful gifts. I really loved it and I know for a fact that she prepared all my gifts for a month. I’m really grateful to have such a person in my life.
To sum it up, I had a lovely time with my loved ones. It was so great to feel happy and content in these days.
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and happy. Let’s keep everyone in our prayers.
Persistent action follows commitment – that is, you first must be committed to something before you’ll persist to achieve it.
This book is divided into 3 parts:
Success begins in the mind
Watch your words
Heavens help those who act.
Throughout this book the author strains about the importance of one’s attitude and thoughts. One with a positive outlook will always find a way to pass through any tough situations. With a positive attitude add a little bit of persistence, then no one can stop you.
Your attitude is your window to the world.
Have you ever felt attached to certain quotes? Well, the above quote is one such quote for me. The author gave some really in depth meaning for this quote and it made me realize the importance of attitude. I didn’t realize how my thoughts have affected so much!
The words you say, the thoughts you have subconsciously and call to action plays a very major role in achieving success. Now the next part is action. Starting from being with positive people to confronting your fears. All these points are explained elaborately with some amazing case studies.
This is one of the very few books which affected me in a good way. It made me see my behaviors objectively. And I will definitely recommend this book to everyone, especially if you’re a beginning to read nonfiction.
Keep a positive front.
Mind your thoughts.
Watch your words.
Connect with positive people.
Be determined and subconsciously visualize your success.
Confront your fears.
Have you ever read this book? If yes, What are your thoughts? If no, who is your favorite author?
Life is not a bud of roses… How many times have you heard this quote? I’m pretty sure it’s more than you can count.
And what will happen if you say someone that you’re doing an unconventional job, I mean not the typical safe job. I’m sure many will offend you by asking ‘Is it a hobby?’ .
When I said I love to create content and manage social media accounts, no one really understood that this indeed is a career and yes, you can earn by work from home. I agree it is not a ‘safe plan’ to work in social media but when you do something you love even for a little while, don’t you think it’s worth it??
I know a lot of people feeling miserable about their whole life whether it be personal or professional just because they are doing something they don’t love.
I know it’s easier said than done but if you get to live a life you really want with all the risk involved, won’t you atleast try?
I hope everyone get atleast a chance to fight for what you want!!
“Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.”
I started to journaling from a very young age, but I was not consistent until last year. I’m now maintaining a diary only to keep track of all the books I read, reviews, TBR and also about the series I watched. I tried maintaining a personal diary where I wanted to write about my thoughts and goals but somehow I couldn’t. So I decided to do art journal this year. In art journals you try to express what’s going on in your mind through images, colours, words etc.
One of the biggest advantage is no one other than me could understand the meaning of all the colours, images. Some art journals will have lots of picture representation while others will have a lots of writings. I prefer art journal with lots of images and less words. I would love to work on my thoughts, behavior and also learn more about me.
I was inspired to do this because of Daveen and she is a pro in art journaling. I’m also trying to combine art journaling with book journaling. It was so exciting and peaceful to work on my thoughts and use colours accordingly while at the same time keeping track of what I read.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how I can be calm and thoughtful just because i was journaling but now i can really do assure you, this is so true. Do try journaling, let it be any type of journaling.
And let me know if you want me write about different types of journaling!!
When I started reading few years back, I was so keen on reading books which was sort of must read book like To kill a mockingbird, the book thief. And I never really noticed what are new releases. But in this 2021, I wanted to track all the new releases and do reviews. Mainly because, I wanted to appreciate the efforts of debut authors. So as a first step toward my resolution, I’m writing this blog.
1. Concrete rose by Angie Thomas
This is a prequel to The hate you give. 17 year old Maverick Carter knows that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of former gang legend, he deals for the king Lords. Mainly because he wants to take care of his mother who works 2 jobs.
With a girlfriend and a cousin, he thinks his life is good. Until he learns that he is going to be a dad. He tries to get straight for his kid’s future but he can’t just walk away from everything.
I haven’t yet read the hate you give and so I’m going to read this book first and then read the hate you give.
2. Lore by Alexander Bracken
As a punishment for a rebellion, 9 Greek Gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, facing a lot of troubles, as everyone are eager to kill a God and earn immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line. For years, she is against taking any revenge.
In a hunt, two people seek her help to bring down their common enemy. but everything has a cost, what will she have to pay??
As I’m always fascinated about Greek mythology, this book sounds like it will become one of my best reads. Fingers crossed!!
3.The wife upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
Jane arrived to Birmingham as a broke dog-walker. She lives in a gated community full of Mansions, shiny cars. She meets Eddie, a recent widow, a mysterious man. They fall in love but she is haunted by the legends of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags to riches origin, who launches a wildly successful southern lifestyle. Will Jane get her happily ever after?
This actually sounds like a movie I saw (I know you can guess which movie!!) , so I’m curious about what this actually contains.
4.Wings of Ebony by J.Elle (#1 wings of ebony)
Rue’s life changes upside down when she founds her mom shot dead in her doorstep. She’s taken from her home by father she never know existed, forced to leave her little sister behind, and whisked away to a whole new world.
She is a half God and half Human, all the leaders protect the magic and the=rive on human’s sufferings. She breaks the law and leaves to visit her sister in Houston. She needs to save her from neighborhood evil. What will happen??
Give me a magic book with family love, I’m sold. This book sounds so interesting, let’s hope I finish this book in this year itself!!
5. Happily ever after by Elise Bryant
17 year old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. Caroline is her #1 devoted reader and best friend. When she was accepted into a creative writing program in a prestigious art school, the words are just gone. Caroline suggests to find an inspiration in her own real-life love story.
But is this what she really wants?
This is going to be the book I’ll pick when I want to read something light. I’m just guessing that it will be a light and easy read.
6. Our darkest hour by Jennifer Robson
To survive a holocaust, a young Jewish woman must disguise as a Christian farmer’s wife. In autumn of 1943, life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews. With Nazi Germany, occupying most of her hometown, Antonia has one way to escape, to hide in the countryside with a man she just met.
Each day they fall in love but both fear that every passing day brings them closer to being torn apart. What will happen?
I was always curious about the lifestyle of people during world war and this blurb just gave me chills, Gods I hope this is a happy ending!!!
These are the 6 books I’m anticipating the most. Do let me know about the books you’re expecting the most.
Have you ever wondered why many people insist on reading from childhood??
My friend Shuka and I came to a conclusion that it’s because while reading you can be anyone you want. you can be the hero, heroine or villain. Who cares?? This is your world and this is your choice.
And this is our podcast and our bookish dreams. This is the place where we both are doing what we always dreamt of doing, we’re sharing our dreams, aspirations and thoughts with you all.
In this podcast you’ll hear about book reviews, interviews, fun challenges, and many more. We are looking forward for this new journey. ironically this is one phase of my reading journey.
Our podcast is available in spotify, google podcast, breaker, RadioPublic, PocketCasts and very soon in apple podcasts. A few episodes is already out and you can expect us to pop up in your notifications(believing that you’ve subscribed) every two days.
We’re planning to talk about diverse genres each month and at least 2 non-fiction books. And bring in lots of information regarding new book release, exclusive interview of authors and many more. you can know more about the podcast in this blog.
Hopefully, this will be the first of many blogs, I’ll have the pleasure of writing about our podcast.
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