5 Books That Stimulate Your Mind

We are all stuck at home for days at stretch now, owing to the Covid lockdown. Nonetheless, each one of us is getting restless and running out of things to do at home. With all the chaos going on in the world right now, there has never been a better time to lose yourself in a book, your best friend for life. So here I am with a list of must-reads during quarantine. These will keep you occupied, make you stay positive and will stimulate your mind too. Take a look.

 A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS – POLLY SAMSON

A story that takes place on the sun-drenched Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s, where a young Leonard Cohen has fallen in with a crew of bohemians misbehaving long, into those lazy, hazy summer nights.

MY DARK VANESSA – KATE ELIZABETH RUSSELL

A book that follows Vanessa who, in her 30s, begins to look back on a relationship that she had with a teacher at her prestigious boarding school. The story talks about what really happened to her when she was an isolated 15-year-old teen. There’s plenty to talk about when it comes to My Dark Vanessa.

FIVE FEET APART – RACHEL LIPPINCOTT

A fictional novel where two teens fall in love. There’s a major complication here: they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives – owing to their respective illnesses. A must read, indeed!

THREE HOURSROSAMUND LUPTON

A gripping thriller story where a school in a picturesque corner of England is in lockdown because of an active shooter, stalking the grounds. The teachers and headmaster have three hours to figure out why their school has been targeted, what the shooter wants and whether they can protect the lives of the hundreds of young students hiding inside the school buildings. Much recommended!

MISS AUSTENGILL HORNBY

A historical fiction that looks into the mystery of why a brace of letters written by the celebrated author were destroyed by her sister Cassandra shortly after her death. The book has perfectly captured Austen’s unique voice.

Lessons I Have Learnt During Lockdown

Hello guys, hope you’ll are doing fine during this uncertain times. It’s been almost two months since we are under lockdown due to the Covid outbreak. As the days are passing by, we all are getting crazy and the situation is driving us insane. Specially Mumbai being declared as the hotspot area and being recognized as the red zone, it is almost like we are in house arrest. However, at the same time, this gave us the time to introspect and learn amazing lessons of life. I have learnt a few lessons and sharing them with you all:

1. Life is full of surprises and everything in life doesn’t happen according to what we have planned.

2. No matter what happens, your family is the best support you can ever have in your life.

3. “Har ek friend jaruri hota hai”. As we are all missing our friends and this makes us value friendship even more.

4. Appreciating and valuing nature is vital for humans.

5. Maintaining hygiene and staying positive is currently essential for our survival.

SO MY FRIENDS, STAY AT HOME AND STAY SAFE .

Stay Safe, Stay Inspired!

Hey guys, I hope you’ll are doing well and staying safe in this lockdown period. While most of us are fighting boredom, the best thing to stay sane is to engage yourself in activities and hobbies that you’ve always been wanting to do but never had the time to indulge in.

For me the lockdown has come as a boon for sure – as I found some direction in my writing skill. I finally thought of penning down my thoughts on paper (read laptop). So here I am, with my very first post for you all.

know, life continues to inspire us in many ways. We can find inspiration in the smallest of things and keep ourselves motivated. So my dear people if you are hunting for that hint of inspiration, I share with you the best life quotes that are both inspirational and motivational.

Try and fail, but don’t fail to try – John Adams

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are – Oprah Winfrey

Don’t decrease the goal, increase the effort – Tom Coleman

Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous – Anonymous

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone – Andy Bier sack

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come – Zig Zigler

Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right – Joel Osteen

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you Think – Roy T. Bennett

Believe you can and you’re halfway there – T. Roosevelt

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it – Salvador Dali