The previous week I went to the World Book Fair 2017 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. It was one ‘house-full’ place. And, being the tiny, jittery person, I managed to make my way through the hustle of readers, keeping my demophobic personality aside. Quite an achievement itself!
And what all books I got? I got my hands on 4 books, out of which one is for my newly born niece, who is although too young to make any meaning out of it, yet I have saved it for our upcoming years of growing together.
Here goes a little abstract of the 4 new arrivals on my shelf:
1. The Utopia Experiment:
The sole reason I put my hands on this was that it’s a fable and a story of hopes where a roboticist is drawn to the unusual idea of how life would turn if an apocalypse hits it, sweeping off all our technical luxuries and every day gadgets our lives revolve around.
I think it’s a brilliant thought to not only imagine this but also, making inquisitive practical move towards creating a scenario like this- a place without cars, metros, tablets, television, digital money.
Save for the fact I am one of those persons who survive on smart phones.
And, after reading half a quarter of it, I am very curious to know-how the Utopian Experiment turns out.
A devastation teaching the simpler ways of life, taking us back to basics!
A fair deal of buying a book worth ₹600 at just ₹100.
2. Heal Your Mind:
This book might interest anyone who has a mindset that we are made up of-our thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
It talks about an eclectic approach where any dis-ease (from allergies to cancer) is the outcome of our life- family, relationships, goals; and our emotions and response towards these aspects.
It is a beautiful book that is a fusion of physiology, psychology, and medicine; which not only explains the problem areas, but the remedies for them through-medicine, affirmations and intuition.
A justified deal for good health at ₹400.
You are your thoughts! What you think, you become.
3. The Book Of You:
Are you a procrastinator? Do you push your every day tasks, assignments, or fitness plans to tomorrow? And, mostly, you do love being engaged in a task but struggle to initiate it?
Here is a little micro-actions book where there is one little, tiny activity for each day. Micro-actions imply tasks that are really simple that you do not find them difficult to accomplish (example: two-minute workout, using the stairs; say thank you to a person who makes you happy), and imbibing them on a daily basis give you a great sense of accomplishment.
There are also little checkboxes for you to tick off the tasks when they’re done and few blank pages to reflect on how the micro-actions helped you soar.
I bought the book for ₹400 which is not very cheap (actual price ₹500). And, on the contrary, I discovered that they have a free app (You app) for the same purpose.
But, I still do not regret buying this since it helps me to achieve those little targets I set for those jumbo dreams!
Our life is made up of days. Our days are made up of the actions we take. Smaller steps slowly lead to bigger achievements!
4. Precious Moments Through-the-Day Stories
Finally, this pretty book is for my little Cuddles, my niece. I wish to read this to her very soon and listen to her recitations, along with a lot of fun!
A fair deal it is, to buy a gift of reading for my little one for ₹100, where the actual price could have been easily around ₹500-₹700.
It has poems, stories along with a lot of cute illustrations to keep any toddler engaged in the beauty of books away from the modern-day trending tablets.
And, that was all!
Wish you a happy reading winter! #Books #TheBookOfYou #MindBody #WorldBookFair2017