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30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction, Mystery/Detectives/Whodunit

Perry Mason: The Case Of The Dashing Lawyer/Detective

Perry Mason/ Erle Stanley Gardner/Bookended

Perry Mason: The Case Of The Dashing Lawyer/Detective I spent the first decade of my life in India, most of the second in the Middle East where my Dad worked, and returned back to India for college before moving to the United States. Growing up, most of the books that I had access to were by Indian and British authors. The few exceptions were American mystery novels like the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene, The…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Nonfiction, Self Help and Improvement

3 Books To Change Your Life

3 Books to change your life: 3 books that can have a major impact on your life, improving your physical and mental health, and overall quality of life Self help and self improvement are very broad topics because there are so many ways we can work on ourselves- learning new interpersonal or work skills, strengthening our mental health, managing stress, building resiliency, improving our outlook on life, building physical health and many more topics. While self…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Nonfiction

Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie

Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life As 2020 grinds on, it has felt like a continual stripping away of the world as we knew it (I wrote more about it here) and one of the audiobooks that has really helped break through the repetitive patterns of disempowering thoughts is Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life. You may be…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Nonfiction

The Power Of Now, A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The Power Of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle Today’s prompt for the 30-day book photography challenge is to share the one book that you recommend to everyone. You should read this, you tell them, it’ll change the way you look at life. The one book that I recommend to everyone is The Power Of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Books can do so much: they have the power…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: 3 Life-Changing Quotes

Hermann Hesse wrote the book Siddhartha in 1922 but the spiritual lessons that the book shares are more relevant than ever. Siddhartha is my entry for Day 5 (Favorite fiction) of the 30-day book photography challenge. This was one of those books I’d been meaning to read but didn’t get around to until last year. I’d somehow gotten the impression that it was the story of the Buddha who was also called Siddhartha when he was…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Judge A Book By Its Cover, Nonfiction

Gypsy, A World Of Colour And Interiors by Sibella Court

The prompt for Day 4 of the 30-day book photography challenge is to photograph and share a favorite book cover. Now, I have a series of posts where I talk about how easy it is to be lured by a beautiful book cover and you can find that here. For today’s entry, I want to share this beautiful book called Gypsy, A World Of Colour And Interiors by Sibella Court. It’s a book on interior design…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction

Book Photography Challenge

Welcome to Day 2 of the book photography challenge! The theme for Day 2 was books and flowers. The flowers in this old Uzbeki suzani are paired with what I consider one of the most interesting books I’ve read, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, my entry for Day 2 of the book photography challenge. The Alchemist is one of those books that inspire strong emotions: people love it, they cherish the nuggets of wisdom it imparts,…

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