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Book Review: The Little Book of Everything by Ruskin Bond

A Little Book of Everything
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Penguin Publishers

With a treasure trove of experiences and learnings, Ruskin Bond holds the secret to a peaceful and enjoyable life. In his new book, ‘A little Book of Everything’, he collates life lessons in the form of short quotes that can be read on a daily basis to feel motivated, to feel hopeful and to feel alive. There is a magic about this book that each page speaks volumes even though there are very few words printed on the page.

The Little Book of Everything is a book that is a storehouse of optimism, courage, hope and love. When one is down in the dumps, this is the book that can wash away the clouds of sorrow and make the day brighter. Some of the profound sayings that I loved a lot are:

Yes, we must have secret places. Not in order to hide from the world, but simply in order to be with oneself for a change- to get to know oneself a little because in the hurly-burly of life, we can so easily become strangers to ourselves.

What I valued, I lost; what I gave, I gained.

A room without a window is rather like a prison cell.

Some paths lead nowhere. Others lead to a spring of water.

Overall, this book has a very impressive first look. It doesn’t have detailed analysis or explanations as one might expect. It just has sayings or thoughts that have a deeper figurative meaning. A gift to treasure!

Buying link: Amazon

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