Ikigai (Book Review)

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, The Little Book of Lykke, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Hector Garcia Puigcerver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book….Recommended…It helped me to realize some very important things…I will urge all my friends to read this book..
10 Rules of Ikigai:
1) Stay active
2) Take it slow
3) Don’t fill your stomach
4) Surround yourself with good friends
5) Get in shape for your next birthday
6) Smile
7) Reconnect with nature
8) Give thanks ( to nature, to ancestors, to friends)
9) Live in the moment
10) Follow your Ikigai (if your don’t know your Ikigai, find it. Your mission is to discover it)

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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world..(Book review)

Hello everyone..I hope you guys are doing well….I am back with another book review….

“10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world” is a book by a British-Turkish women writer “Elif Shafak”…lets talk about the writer first…She is a mesmerising writer….And she is one of my favourite writer…She also wrote the book “The Forty Rules of Love” about which I already wrote a review….For me she is one of those writer who wants to dissolve barriers, whether of race, religion, nationality, culture, gender…..

After all we are human beings…our heart should be filled with love not hatred…..love should be our religion and we should respect everyone and every religion….

Now lets go straight to our topic….This book is about a sex worker Tequila Leila and her five friends from Istanbul….She was killed and dumped into a dustbin outside a hotel….she was dead but her brain was working….and it worked for 10 minutes 38 seconds after her death…during this minutes and 38 seconds her brain thought of her whole life from when she was born to when she was murdered and later on buried in the grave yard of the companion less ( which is still exist in Istanbul , where those unfortunate ones who has no family and friends or rejected by their family are buried) ….during this 10 minutes 38 seconds she remembered everything from her life…she remembered her mother, her aunt, her father, the birth of her brother , her family life, her school days, her first love…

She remembered how she was sexually molested by her uncle when she was just 6 years old…She remembered the day when she left her home for Istanbul …And from there on how her life changed …

Friends this is one of those book which will urge you to look at the life of people from a different angel and with more compassion towards the people like sex workers, transgenders…..I personally felt tears in my eyes while reading this book…the story touched my heart…..The writer described beautifully…..

Friends I loved this book …and I will rate this book as one of my top favourite…And I think you guys will love this book…Thanks for reading…

Jupiter’s Travels..( book review)

Hello everyone….Today I am back with another book review…It has been quite a while I have read a book…but finally I finished one…

So lets go straight to our topic……This book “Jupiter’s Travels” is a wonderful book…I thorougly enjoyed reading this book…

It is a story of a man who had the courage to step outside, to see the world through his own eyes, to feel the the world with his own views …..Over four years he rode his triumph motorbike across countries…..he faced his fate, fear and learned how to face problems head on….He met new people, new culters, He travelled through mountains, plain road , muddy roads through deserts and everykind of road a biker can come across….But he triumphed over all of them….This book shows us that how great human courage is…with firm belife in oneself one can do the unthinkable……This book is an absolute inspiration for the upcoming generation of travelers all around the world…

I enjoyed this book….And I think you guys will find it interesting too…..Thanks for reading…

Vagabonding (book review)

Today I finished reading the book ‘Vagabonding’ by ‘Rolf Potts.’ This book is one of the best book I have read so far….

This is one of those book which will ignite your dream of traveling….This book is a must read for the people who have a dream of traveling and love traveling….

This book will give you clear view on how to live your long sleeping dream of traveling…This book will help you to realize the joy of hitting the road, encourage you to think about your life….

This book will give a clear idea and tips on traveling…The writer of this book wants us to wander, to explore, to embrace the unknown….this will give you a insight of solo traveling and how to manage your costs, safety, how to develop the mindset and above all this book will tell you how to conquer your fear and how to live your travel …

This book will help you to realize that money isn’t everything for travel but your courage is…writer of this book breifly described the tips and techniques of budget wandering and how to avoid luxury hotel bills and travel at minimum cost which will be less than your usual cost of everyday at home…

Trust me after reading this book I got a true idea on traveling…and I am going to read it again…thanks for reading my blog..have a nice day…

The Pilgrimage….

Hello friends..I am back after a long time….I was very busy with my Exam,so I had to concentrate a lot on my academic studies..as a result I wasn’t able to read books outside my studies….

my exam finished on 5th january this year..so finally I got a chance to read books again…

The book I finished reading today is ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Pulo Coelho..He is one of my favourite writer…..and I have to say he is an incredible writer…..

The book is about writers spiritual journey or I should say a pilgrimage to an ancient and nearly forgotton road by modern people,the route of pilgrimage to “Santiago de Compostela” on foot….The book contains writers own experience on the strange road to santiago…

Map of the road to Santiago…

The writer and his guide Petrus makes this pilgrimage on the ancient road to Santiago in hope to find his sword …..it is the road on which for centuries pilgrims all over the world made the sacred journey to pay homage to the Saints and Virgin Mary…..

This book tells us the story of the spiritual experience which the writer experiences throughout this journey..how he faces challenges ,defeats devils ,Universal love ,his triumph over his fear and how he faced his fears….

In this book reader will get to know about spiritual RAM practices..which is taught by writers guide Petrus…The writer learns those practices from his guide and practices these on his way to Santiago de Copostela and how he used those technics on various occasion….

I loved and enjoyed this book sooooo much…this book made me think of my inner soul , the sleeping goodness that is hidden in every human beings….The beauty of God and his entire creation…

And last but no means at least, I will encourage everyone to read this wonderful book……


Hello friend’s …It’s been a long time since I wrote about a book…I have been very busy with my study and hardly got any time to read a book….Somehow I managed to read a book recently named “Brida” by “Paulo Coelho”….

First of all Let me say this Paulo Coelho is a great writer and he wrote some excellent book like “The Alchemist,Hippie”….I enjoyed those two book very much….

Lets talk about the book now…This book is about a girl named “Brida” and her journey towards becoming a witch…Through out the book the reader will get to know about Brida , her life, her love,and the journey made by her to recognize her gift and as well as finding her soulmate “Magus”.

In this book Brida found her way through witchcraft…There were two paths The Tradition of the Moon and The Tradition of the Sun…Brida chose The tradition of the Moon to find her destiny…This book will discribe how Brida made that journey to find her destiny and also to find her soul mate..

I will give this book a 3 star out of 5…Because I felt the book gets boring sometimes and the concept was not up to the mark…For me this book was not so good as the other one’s wrote by the same Writer..In short I will say this book is kinda boring one….

The Forty Rules of LOVE….

Hello friends…How are you all…..I am back with another book review…..

Today I am going to write about the book ” The Forty Rules of Love” by ” Elif Shafak”…

First of all I want to thank writer “Elif Shafak” for writing this beautiful book…She did a wonderful job ….I liked her writing so sooo much… I am a fan of her now….She is an award-winning novelist and most widely read woman writer in Turkey..She writes in both English and Turkish….

Now lets go right to our main topic ” The Forty Rules of Love”…friends this book is absolutely a wonderful book …The book is maily about Sufism ….It teaches about life through “Rumi and Shams of Tabriz”..it describes the Sufi way of life…how to open the door of your heart and find Love…The devine love for God…it also shows the way develop one’s inner self…

This book is about Ella Rubinstein who has a husband and three children and a pleasant home…Which seems so perfect but actually there is a huge emptiness at her heart….lack of Love…

Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of love and life, while reading this her world changed totally….

She starts a journey to find love , to find her soul , to find herself….

All I can say this book is really a beautiful book ..It will help reader to look into ownself , own soul and and unlock the door of Love..I will encourage everyone to read this book….Thanks for reading…Have a good day…Smile….