The Secret

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Rating: 2/5

This book is a perfect example of how you can sell a thing just by giving it a bit mysterious look and an appealing name.

When I first saw this book I knew this would be one of those good-for-looking-only books. I avoided this book but some of my pals kept persuading me to read it, finally, I decided to check what’s the fuss all about.

The author has done a horrible job, there are tonnes of irrelevant quotes from irrelevant people on irrelevant topics! In fact, I didn’t actually like the look and feel of this book, I wonder why people love it.

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How I completed the Goodreads Challenge, & other updates

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Hie ! This post was meant to be written 15 days back, unfortunately, couldn’t do it all thanks to non-sense college assignments.

Anyway,

Those who are my friends on Goodreads must be knowing that I completed my book challenge 🙂  (yes, I am bragging :P)

This year I had decided to read 30 novels, now I feel that I should have taken 100 books challenge!

Last year I took 20 books challenge and had to read 4 books in the last week of December to finish it! I wasn’t expecting to read this fast, in fact, I was doubtful about finishing 30 books in a year!

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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Rating: 4.5/5

 

When I started reading this book, I had no idea about it being hundred years old!

At the start, I felt that the tone of the writer is far different than what I am used to reading, after few pages I started loving the book, only after which I googled about it!

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As the name says, the book teaches you how to live with satisfaction. It talks about your daily life & points towards the wrongs being done by you.

I have read several self-help books, most of them share more or less the same ideas, but this book is original, It made me ponder over my lifestyle, It told me things I never thought about.

I loved the way author communicated with the readers.

This book is quite short too, I recommend everyone to read it!

 

Below are my favourite quotes from the book

 

You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it, you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul.

 

We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.

 

Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.

 


 

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Have you read this book? What do you think of it?

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World War 1: A History From Beginning to End (Hour History Series)

” Short, quick, boring, pile of date-wise world war 1 stats “

^ this is what the book is, If you hate too many dates like me, you won’t like this book.

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It would have been better if the author had put all the dates at the end of the book, But he didn’t, which made this more boring than my academic history books.

Me exactly while reading this book:

The only reason to read it is: it’s available for free on kindle.

My take: Better watch some World War 1 documentary than to read this collection of dates!

The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4)

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Rating: 4/5

And the misfortune of the Baudelaires continues with this book!

After reading the first three parts, It is very clear that every adult in this series is a fat head! While reading this book, I felt constant urge to step into the story and punch every adult in the face!

Lemony Snicket is fun, it’s terribly depressing and highly entertaining.

I adore the development of the Baudelaire kids in this book.

A baby uses her teeth to sword fight with a grown woman and actual sword!

When someone says that this series is for children only,

me :

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If you haven’t read the series yet, Believe me, it’s worth reading 🙂 


Favourite excerpts:

“I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on this inside would  never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does.”

“It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the news again and again.”

 


 

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I would love to know which book of series of unfortunate events is your favourite & make sure to tell me your other favourite series too 🙂

 

Have a good day ahead 🙂

Things I didn’t say .. Things you didn’t listen ….

The Curious Guy

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Our story would have been complete but I didn’t ask

We could have been together but I didn’t ask

I would been the one .. The one with you but I didn’t ask.

Things I didn’t say .. Things you  didn’t listen.

I used to believe eyes do speak ..

Mine spoke for years ..
Didn’t you ever notice the eye staring at you for years …
Didn’t you ever notice the eyes which captured every moment when you blushed…

Eyes do speak .. May be my eyes were dumb … But still there are things … I didn’t say .. And things you didn’t listen..

It’s been years since the last good bye….
It’s been years since I saw you rejoice..
Its been years since I couldn’t resist myself to search u in college crowd….
It’s been years since…

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Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End (hourly history)

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Rating: 1/5

Want to know how much shitty a book can be? Try this!

Ancient civilisations always interest me. I love knowing about the past and I guess everyone loves it. Obviously, I was excited to read this, but all I found in this book was mini boring history book full of dates and other irrelevant stuff! (my academic history book is umpteenth times more interesting than this! )

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The Wide Window (Series of unfortunate events #3)

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Rating: 4/5

If you are going to start watching the Netflix series, I would advise you to read the books first!

Though this book is bigger than other 2 parts, but it is a fast read. Yet again, The lucid language does the job!

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Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life: A Practical Guide

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Rating: 4/5

Are you interested in philosophy?

Do you want to know the basic ideas behind Philosophy?

If yes, then this book is for you.

The book, just like the title suggests gives a nice introduction to philosophy. Discusses some basic philosophical questions with the reader.

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The Secret Life Of Bees

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Rating: 5/5

 

One of the best books I ever read!

The description, The emotions, The portrait of characters & The plot, all of them are blended to perfection.

The story consists of a tragedy and how the protagonist overcomes it. I never like to talk about the story as I don’t want to ruin the reader of the pleasure of finding the exact plot while reading the book. (If you want, you can read synopsis on Goodreads)

I am proud to put this book on the shelf consisting the other masterpiece “The book thief”, both of them encapsulated me like no book ever did.

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