Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

Book Review: The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Pages: 416, Kindle edition

Published: August, 2011 (current edition)

Cover Rating: 3/5

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Last month was all about work and productivity. The older me (self two years ago) would be scared of the term of productivity. Since the start of this year, I am reading and learning about how in this new economy one can manage work-life balance and a lot depends on being productive since productivity is directly proportional to your well-being which comes from you being a happy person.

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BOOK REVIEW: Walter – The Homeless Man by Tekoa Manning

Pages: 512, Paperback
Published: 2013 by It’s All about Him, Inc.
Cover Rating: 4/5

I am glad I got the chance to read this exceptional work. It is a wonderful feeling for a reader to read a book that has a strong on going plot with mature and very well build characters. This quality to be expressed in the form of a writing is rare and Manning has displayed this through her novel.

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BOOK REVIEW: Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

Pages: 320, Kindle Edition
Published: 2017
CoverRating: 4/5

Growth Hacking is a term conjunct for present day fastest growing companies around the world that drive success. Many of us wonder, how did they do it whether its Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb. These are all sharks but in an ocean where potential startups and thousands of entrepreneurs are adapting Growth Hacking strategies to drive rapid customer acquisition and revenue growth.

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BOOK REVIEW: Psychology of Choosing, River Running by R Scott Tyler

Pages: 149

Published: 2017 by Griffonneur Press

Cover Rating: 5/5

The third book in the trilogy of Smugglers in Paradise is set in the contemporary world. After going through 50 years of the Ramos family and two generations, Tyler take his readers back in United States for an exceptionally well finale.

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BOOK REVIEW: One Fish, Two Fish, Big Fish, Little Fish by R Scott Tyler

Pages: 178

Published: 2016 by Griffonneur Press 

Cover Rating: 4/5

Life continues to move on since it consists of time and time is the constant, a frequently changing substance that we all are bound to. Same goes Family that we were introduced by Tyler in the first book of the trilogy: Smugglers in Paradise.

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BOOK REVIEW: Game of Wit and Chance by R. Scott Tyler

Pages: 160

Published: 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Cover Rating: 5/5

First in the trilogy of Smuggles in Paradise is set in the post World War II to era. Gilberto Ramos, originally from Philippines, leaves United States to return to his beloved homeland. Newly wedded with an American wife, Sophia, happily joins him on his journey to satisfy her own wanderlust. Soon they have bear four children and raising them with all the love a family can offer with the help of music and the sea surrounding them.

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BOOK REVIEW: Mary Poser by Angel A.

Pages: 478

Publication Date: 21 August, 2017

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Angel A’s Mary Poser: Butterflies and white lies as Bollywood comes to Nashville is set in Western town of Nashville (you should have guessed from the title) in which we follow the protagonist, Mary Poser, a 23 year old daughter of a Pastor, living a modest life,  falls in love with an Anglo-Indian Bollywood director. It tries to offer a recipe that combines fun, humorous, dramatic romance and bold life choices to make this an entertaining one.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Untethered by S. W. Southwick

Pages: 630, Kindle Edition | Fiction | Fantasy

Published: February, 1, 2017 by Roble Arrow Publishing Ink

Rating: 5/5

‘Harmony of Ayn Rand’s philosophy in modern day Fiction’.

Not everyone is a big fan of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and many agree with her at some point or the other, after reading her famous fables like The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Both of these books are perfect example of master storyteller plus her writing or her philosophy will have a devastating effect on the reader. Such is Southwick’s The Untethered. Based on similar principles, will keep you awake at night.

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Books, classics, Essay

Depression and The Yellow Wallpaper

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Before reading The Yellow Wallpaper I did not even know that a state of mind called Postpartum Depression exists. Wikipedia describes it better:

[…] is a type of clinical depression which can affect both sexes after childbirth. Symptoms may include sadness, low energy, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced desire for sex, crying episodes, anxiety, and irritability. While many women experience self-limited, mild symptoms postpartum, postpartum depression should be suspected when symptoms are severe and have lasted over two weeks.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is written in 1892 as journal of a woman who failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country and is forbid by her doctor and her husband to write. The novella can be regarded as the a autobiographical work of the author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. She was a prominent figure during the first-wave feminist movement in the United States. Much of her life’s work was influenced by the experiences of her early life. [You can read the full review of The Yellow Wallpaper here].

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Books, Non-Fiction, notes

BOOK NOTES: Walden by Henry David Thoreau

My Rating: 4/5

  • Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our brows, and take up a little life into our pores. Do not stay to be an overseer of the poor, but endeavor to become one of the worthies of the world.
  • In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.

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