“You see, reading it on paper is something more personal for me. More intimate. And inevitably, and not surprisingly, I fell in love again with Kenshin Himura, for the nth time.”
Today, I made a list of ten books that I really enjoyed reading and made an impact on me and my life. Here are some of those few books I read. (more…)
“Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion and sometimes an indirect boast.”
– Fitzwilliam Darcy, Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer
As the title implies, the book is all about Darcy’s story. Yes, we are talking about Elizabeth Bennet’s Darcy. This is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, only this time it is narrated from the point of view of the reserved and distant Fitzwilliam Darcy. The author retells the classic story from his perspective. She lets us peek through Darcy’s mind to understand his most intriguing personality. She dives into his innermost thoughts to disentangle his complexities and explain his unconventional ways. She digs deeper into the hero’s intimate relationships with his family and friends to reveal his arresting and interesting character.
“… love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
– Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie
Tuesdays with Morrie is a book about life. If there is a textbook written about living life, this must be it! A guide to probing life in a different perspective. A compass towards a new direction. It answers a lot of questions we rarely ask due to busyness. The pages are filled with life’s great lessons, with an old man’s wisdom and a young man’s questions.
“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”
– Paulo Coelho’s “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”
This book is a journey. A poetic journey of rediscovering lost faith and love. It is a heartwarming rendezvous with one’s own demons and inner monsters, an encounter we all have faced but rarely acknowledged, therefore rarely won. A battle between you and the other. The other who I knew so much but never even recognized its presence until i read about it in this book. It was the other who make things complicated, difficult and impossible. And I think everybody, at one point in their lives, experienced and fought the said war and courageous are those who tried and won the battle. Reading this book was like a window opened for me to see life in a new perspective, a new understanding that gave life more meaning…