logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: happiness
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
photo 2017-04-24 03:20
The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbø
Hector and the Search for Happiness - François Lelord
Booklikes-opoly
1st roll : ?8
2nd roll - Main street 14

Started on 15 April already. So I am a few days late. 


See details here. 

 

http://blog.booklikes.com/post/1552561/wanna-plan-a-game-it-s-booklikes-opoly-created-by-moonlight-reader-obsidian-blue  

 

Rolled dice 1st on 17 April and got 8 .  

So a mystery novel. Started with Jo Nesbo "The Devil's Stars" 

 

Collected $20 at Start. 

 

See how it goes. 

 

Update: 24 April.  Finished reading The Devil's Star. 522 pages. Collected $5.

 

New Total = $25

 

2nd roll dice of 7.

 

Get me to Main Street 14. Read a book that involves oversea travel with a suitcase on the cover. 

 

 

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-04-19 14:04
A Feel Good Mini Vacation Read
The Simplicity of Cider - Amy E. Reichert

Reading this book will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.The beautiful smells if the orchard, the colors, the tastes, even the roughness of the bark. It is like going on vacation without leaving the pages. You get that happy after glow just from the words. Pick up a nice glass of cider curl up under a beautiful tree and enjoy this beautiful book. This author has such a talent for spreading simple joy with her words.

The story is about family, one family with a strong history to the land and trees. One family set a drift by a terrible death. Both families have skeletons that are pulled out and dusted off leaving that closest a cleaner happier place. The romance is slow and gentle, patient and just right for the characters. The drama is light, never so tense that you feel uncomfortable or stressed. Strong good people, doing their best, living the best way they know. 

Great relaxing read

 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-03-21 00:32
Review: The Ultimate Happiness Prescription by Deepak Chopra
The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment - Deepak Chopra

Quick review for a quick read. A library read that was recommended to me regarding texts on mindfulness. I really enjoyed it. "The Ultimate Happiness Prescription" is one of the most concise, inspiring reads that I've picked up in its respective genre. Chopra's explanation of the seven keys are logical, honest, encouraging, and informative. While admittedly much of this may be simply stated, I think revisiting the affirmations helps in one quick guide that's easy to flip back to and put to practice. Many of the principles here encourage mindfulness and note that happiness isn't a byproduct of having things from the external world, but rather comes from within and being honest in a unified mind, body, and spirit approach. I enjoyed the read immensely, and I definitely could see myself coming back to this for years to come. Chopra narrated the audiobook as well, and I give it extra notation for his clear diction and soothing voice.

Overall score: 4/5 stars.

Like Reblog Comment
photo 2017-03-19 18:42
meditation and nature of mind 70000 thoughts conscious creativity book quote
challenging beliefs conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Nataša Pantović Nuit
creativity as divine inspiration conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Nataša Pantović Nuit
develop creative skills conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Nataša Pantović Nuit
happiness or suffering conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Nataša Pantović Nuit
meditation rose adoration conscious creativity mindfulness meditations book quote by Nataša Pantović Nuit
Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Conscious Creativity Mindfulness Meditations book quotes by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-02-02 15:49
The Book of Joy
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World - Douglas Carlton Abrams,Desmond Tutu,Dalai Lama XIV

I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish this novel. I had intended to savor this novel, to read it slowly and reflect upon different sections as I read it but no, I couldn’t stop myself. Once I started reading, I was immersed into this wonderful reunion in which these two powerful individuals talked openly about humanity, they shared of themselves and the world around them.

 

The reunion was held in the home of Dalai Lama and during their visit they also celebrated his 80th birthday. These two highly influential men have met a handful of times before and they were meeting for five days to discuss what true joy was, how to achieve it and what the Eight Pillars of Joy were. I enjoyed this novel tremendously, I enjoyed the humor and the tenderness that they shared between them. The way they joked with one another, the patting of each other after a humorous chuckle, the holding of each other’s hands and just waiting for the other person to speak, spoke volumes for the love and respect that they had for one another. It is a treasured friendship, one that is picked up immediately upon seeing one another and it brought smiles and laughs from the individuals that they were around including myself as I read. What I read intrigued me and enlightened me and I know that I will have to reread this novel to fully appreciate it.

 

The reason this novel is so important now is that the world is hurting, in every part of the globe there are individuals who are struggling and need to find joy. There is no need for sorrow, they both agree on this. They both agree that individuals need each other to find joy and the concept behind joy. These great leaders go into great details, humorous at times, about these concepts and it was interesting, their ideas and the stories that they share, both personal and about others. Douglas probes them deeper into their thoughts about humanity exploring issues such as sadness, acceptance, gratitude, compassion and humility. There were lots of different subjects, stories and these leaders shared their views openly and I appreciated Douglas’ effort and the heartfelt responses that he received in return.

 

My eyes started to cloud over, the tears streaming down my cheeks as the Archbishop gets ready to depart for the airport. Their time together is over for now. The jokes, the hand holding and the way that they smiled at one another is coming to an end. They are both fighting for peace, they are both getting up there in years, one is battling an illness, and one is restricted in where he can travel, who knows if they will ever see each other in-person again and they know this. This is a novel that should be read, one that should be reflected upon for there are many inspirations and views inside.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?