Hello buddies, How are you doing??? How is life??? I know I have been MIA but college has been murdering me and lectures are so tiresome for me that I can’t tell you. But I am back and I have been avoiding notes and everything else just to read through my Halloweeny month. I have read so many books this month that I am in love with books. I know I am writing too fast but I just want to write as much as I can. I have missed writing soo much but I have been so busy😭😭😭. So let’s not waste time and start writing more, shall we???
So I have participated in a Read8ber that has been hosted by some great bookstagrammers. They have 3 weeks of reading going on and I did great in week 1 and now we are in week 2. So let me give you a small sneak peek of what I read in week 1, the reviews will be out next week.
So in week 1, we had to read any of these genres:
- Historical Fiction.
My Read8ber Week 1, TBR list:
So I selected some great books and decided to try to read them all but unfortunately due to my English exam I could only tead 4 books and I am trying to read more this week.
So this readathon’s first week lasted from 11th October to 17th October. In that one week, I aimed to read 7 books and they are:
- Stories We Never Tell by Savi Sharma.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.
- Life Is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy.
- Love At First Fight (When Dimple Met Rishi) by Sandhya Menon.
- Believe In Yourself by Dr Joseph Murphy.
- Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.
In all these 7 wonderful books I read 4 books and I will share those books and their blurbs with you.
The Books I Managed To Read:
In Believe in Yourself, Dr Murphy stresses about having faith in one’s abilities, believing in the inner self and in having the courage to chase your dream, come what may. The book was first published in 1955 but remains as popular as it was then.
Being a preacher, with decades of experience behind him, Dr Murphy delves into the lives of people to demonstrate the all-encompassing power of self. By citing interesting episodes from the lives of artists, writers, entrepreneurs and ordinary people, who achieved acclaim and success, the author goes on to emphasize that one thread that runs through was a strong belief in oneself.
The book has proved highly motivational and has enabled many readers to overcome low self-esteem and achieve their objectives in life. The author points out various ways by which one can overcome defeat, hardships and keep on the righteous track to succeed by using only fair means.
People who are low in confidence, need a direction in life or a guiding light to keep them motivated makes this subjective compulsion a key to success for any individual says the author.
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.
Traditionally seen as one of Shakespeare’s more romantic and enchanting plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has more recently been seen as a darker and more sinister play than generations of schoolchildren have ever imagined. The play has usually been seen as a comical tale with confused identities and the fickleness of youthful love, as the young lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena escape parental control and the “sharp Athenian law” of their elders by eloping into the forest outside the city. Unfortunately, they stumble into civil war in fairyland, where King Oberon and Queen Titania fight over possession of a beautiful young Indian “changeling” boy. The appearance of the “rude mechanicals”, a group of Athenian workers, including the weaver Nick Bottom, compounds the confusion. Chaos, confusion and “shaping fantasies” reign before the final settlement of the play, but underneath all the hilarity many critics have discerned more ambivalent attitudes towards coercive parental control, bestial sexuality and the destructive power of desire. These approaches in no way detract from the exquisite lyricism of many sections of the play but make it a more complex and effective comedy than has often been appreciated. –Jerry Brotton
Armed with only his wits and his cunning, one man recklessly defies the French revolutionaries and rescues scores of innocent men, women, and children from the deadly guillotine. His friends and foes know him only as the Scarlet Pimpernel. But the ruthless French agent Chauvelin is sworn to discover his identity and to hunt him down.
So those are the books I read. I loved them all and I will be doing exclusive reviews about them soon so keep your pretty eyes open. I know I am irregular with blogs but I am trying my best to come back.
So that’s it for today. I hope you all are safe. I will see you soon and will also try my best to catch up on all your posts and get back to posting regularly too. Hope to see you all soon until then…
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