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What to Read in 2018? A List of books worth your time

In 2017, I started my voracious reading journey with the word “productivity” in mind. In my workflow, I wanted to be as productive as I could but later realise that it has its limitations. First limitation that I come across as I continued on my path as I found that there is a vast field and there are sub-niches that fall under that word. I had to make a decision on how will I benefit more in terms of productivity itself but more importantly having/developing that mindset? I came across 28 books throughout the year. Few were recommendations from people who share similar goals as mine and few were picks of my own.

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BOOK REVIEW: Ice Bound by Hywel Richard Pinto

Pages: 234

Publisher: Becomeshakespeare.com First edition (20 July 2015)

Cover Rating: 4/5

In a post-apocalyptic world, Earth is mostly covered by snow. A group of residents are traversing these frozen lands and being led by a man in search of his own father. The Diabolical army have always been one step ahead but are not the only concern of the group. Another major concern that exist is beating the nature in its own game.

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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: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

I am a strong believer in effective communication skills which are vital for success. One thing I can assure you from my experience is that loud, bitter and violent communication never leads to fulfilment. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication is a book about avoiding just that. He takes the reader through all the intricacies of working on what to say and how to say it so that one’s words lead to peace, not bitterness or violence. Another aspect of the book is that it also speaks to the essential need for developing compassionate communication with one self.

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BOOK REVIEW: Vagabonding An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel by Rolf Potts

Pages: 224, Kindle Edition
Published: January 2002
Cover Rating: 3/5

“Long-term travel isn’t about being a college student; it’s about being a student of daily life. Long-term travel isn’t an act of rebellion against society; it’s an act of common sense within society. Long-term travel doesn’t require a massive “bundle of cash”; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.”

Rolf Potts travelled more than 60 countries across six continents. He is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel, a book that fascinated me a for long time before I decided to finally give it a read. All that excitement was worth.

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BOOK REVIEW: Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Pages: 192, Kindle Edition
Published: August 2017 by Penguin Books
Cover Rating: 5/5

The positive attitude and emotional awareness of Japanese is appealing to anyone since it is directly associated with health. It is known that people of Japan have longest life expectancy in the world. Don’t we all want to live a long, and healthy life? Co-authors of this book, Frances Miralles and Hector Garcia did research on this variables and the main subject of their research was the elderly in Japan. The result is Ikigai, the book rightly titled.

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BOOK REVIEW: Zero Debt by Neeraj Deginal

Pages: 112, Kindle Edition

Published: 2017 by Happy Self Publishing

Cover Rating: 3/5

The modernisation is leading to an increase in debt cycles of an individual. We have seen that in the last decade, and what may the future holds. This is the core foundation of Neeraj Deginal’s latest book Zero Debt: Break the Debt Cycle and Reclaim Your Life, a part memoir and other half of the book is full of some pragmatic advice.

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#BookGiveaway: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra [CLOSED]

Hello Readers,

I am hosting a Book Giveaway of a thoughtful book called Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

I have only three copies!

You can read my review on the book here.

I had the honour to interview Mr. Ashutosh Mishra for the blog.

*Eligibility Criteria: Your mailing address must be in India.

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BOOK REVIEW: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

Pages: 212, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 3/5

Modern day life is busy. To lead a certain lifestyle, one has to be first consciously aware of the fact that one wants to lead a certain lifestyle. This certain type of lifestyle is directly proportional to the individual self. Neglecting this self may become harmful. However, the wellbeing of this self can be divided in three inter-related dependent bodies: Mind, Body and Soul. Ashutosh Mishra’s latest book, Happiness is All We Want, released earlier this year will guide you to attain the level of self wellbeing.

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How to come up with Ideas? Tips to Help You Think Creatively

Published: March 16th 2017 by Watkins

Pages: 160

It’s important to regard a new idea with encouragement rather than discouraging it. After all, every great creation starts with an idea, but where does that special spark comes from? This is question that Rob Eastaway, author of  Any Ideas: Tips and Techniques to Help You Think Creatively tries to address in the book by providing an miscellaneous collection of tips to develop your ideas  for better outcomes in day to day.

How do we come up with ideas?

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