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Books That Make You Think

Books That Make You Think

Over the years, I’ve read thousands of books.

Some shaped my thoughts and views, opinions and feelings – including novels like Margaret Mitchell‘s ‘Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

And Mario Puzo‘s ‘The Godfather‘ which made a huge impact.

For decades, I could quote even lengthy passages verbatim from the book.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo


“Every man has but one destiny.”


Why Do You Write Book Reviews?

Why Book Reviews

I’ve invested dozens of hours in writing book reviews. For various reasons.

Reason #6: To Pause and Think About The Book

In the midst of a hectic work and life schedule, I squeeze out time to read. And in the past, I hardly ever found enough time to ponder upon what I’d read.

Nowadays, I carve out time for doing it – by writing book reviews.

It’s a chance to revisit the book and my reading strategies; recall favorite or insightful bits; re-live the experience. And then, share it in a review.


How Amazon Is Slowly Destroying My Reading Strategies

Reading Habit

Learn to understand what you read better and faster. Effective readers use reading strategies. With these tips, you’ll love reading again.

Once upon a long time ago, you could pick up pretty much ANY published book and be able to read it – as long as you enjoyed the subject.

Not any more!

Today, after submitting my short story to The Hindu Lit For Life contest, I ordered 7 shorts on Amazon.IN.

Each took barely 10 minutes to read.

But 4 of them were total crap. And while another 2 weren’t terrible, the writing was quite poor… and only a strong storyline held them together.

That’s sad.

Coz Amazon is slowly ERODING my reading strategies.


Do You Read Enid Blyton?

Read Enid Blyton

As we grow older, we read weightier, more abstract tomes.

Books like…

Then, we try to figure out the deeper meaning and profound insights these authors expound.

But we also forget how much power and impact is there in SIMPLICITY.

In children’s books – like stories by Enid Blyton.

Each experience of their characters is a lesson that’s applicable to us adults in our lives – and what’s more, they are EASY to understand!

Pick up any book your child is reading.

Browse through it.

Watch for the lessons.

Take them to heart.

Because, at heart, we are all still children.