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Zinnia Mandrekar

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A sweet and simple read.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-21

A very simplistic perspective on the reasons people want to time travel. If you want a casual read, this is a nice book.

Makes you fall in love with poetry again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-21

One word - Beautiful. I happened to chance upon a talk by William Sieghart on YouTube which then lead me to this book. I love prescriptions given before each poem, it helps you get some context and enjoy the poem even more. A must buy and must read for anyone who loves poetry or even somone who wants to start exploring it. This is the first step.

Good book

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-21

It took me a while to finish this book but it was a good read. Not as brilliant as the Man called Ove.. but good.

Thus

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-21

Serendipity lead me to this book as I was randomly scrolling through Instagram one day. It's a great place to start if you want to harness more serendipity in life. Its got some great takeaways and actionable points. I love how the author summarises each heading under the 'thus' chapter. The only negative was that the author was rambling beyond a point, nearly 25% could have easily been edited out. Good book overall.

I can't believe this

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-12-20

I absolutely loved Dolly's Everything I know about love. But this is very slow, repetitive and even at 2.5x speed not worth it. I can't believe I am abandoning it. Tried, but can't seem to pull through even for the sake of my fav book by the same author.

More like 2.5 stars.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-20

If you like descriptive books, this one is for you. I enjoyed Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl much more than this. Heard most of the book on 1.75x speed as it was repititive or too descriptive.

Having said that, this is a very life affirming book. Inspires you to forgive yourself and make the choice of moving on in life. What I love about the book is that it shows both the positive results as well as the journey of getting there. Pick it up if you are up for a long read.

A life affirming book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-20

As long as there is life, there are possibilities. This book reminds us that changing one's perception towards life makes it worth living. Drawing from philosophers like Thoreau, this book weaves a beautiful story spanning multiple universes. It was a fantastic read. Undoubtedly one of my favourite reads of 2020.

A refreshing book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-20

The author has the ability to draw you into her characters with her descriptive writing. A refreshing romantic novel.. great beach read indeed.

The road less traveled

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-20

Society has a way of accepting only those who fit the herd mentality. This book is about owning up and being who you are irrespective of the consequences. It's an uplifting book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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More like 4.5 stars!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-20

The first half of the book is a bit slow.. but once it catches pace there is no putting down. A very intense murder mystery narrated exceptionally to keep the reader hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.