A Man Called Ove is a fiction novel that was originally published in 2012. It is written by Fredrik Backman – a Swedish writer and blogger. The novel revolves around a 59-year old man whose name is Ove. It tells the story of love, friendship, compassion, grief and the importance of friends and community inContinue reading “A Man Called Ove: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review and Quotes”
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O is a short story (conveyed through poems and drawings) written by Shel Silverstein. It was first published in 1976. The story revolves around a “Little Piece” who is looking for its perfect match that would ‘complete’ it. “I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you…” “YouContinue reading “The Missing Piece Meets The Big O: Summary, Meaning and 4 Life Lessons”
Who Moved My Cheese is a short story written by Spencer Johnson. It was first published in 1998. It is a motivational story about 4 characters – two of them are mice and two are humans (of very small size). It highlights the importance of anticipating change, adapting to one’s environment and not taking thingsContinue reading “Who Moved My Cheese: Summary, Plot Analysis and 3 Reasons To Love It”
The Seven Lady Godivas is an adult illustrated novel – written and illustrated by Dr Seuss – that was originally published in 1939 and then republished in 1987. The novel tells the story of seven Godiva sisters, none of whom ever wear clothing. Wacky, scandalous and oddly unerotic despite the sketches of the nude ladiesContinue reading “The Seven Lady Godivas: Summary, Plot Analysis and the Reason You’ll Love It”
The Painted Veil is a novel written by W Somerset Maugham in 1925. The novel also inspired a 2006 drama movie of the same name (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts). It is a story of love, betrayal, hatred, revenge and redemption. “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and youContinue reading “The Painted Veil: Summary, Review and 3 Things To Love About it”
The Old Man and the Sea is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway. It was first published in 1951. It is a story of an old fisherman named Santiago who catches an enormous marlin (a type of fish) far out in the sea only to lose it and the pain that accompanies that loss. “LetContinue reading “The Old Man and The Sea: Summary, Analysis and Review”
The Metamorphosis is a short story (novella) written by Franz Kafka. It was published in 1915. It was originally published in German and its title was Die Verwandlung. It is a story of a salesman named Gregor Samsa who wakes up one day to find that he has mysteriously transformed into an insect.
Carl Reiner once said – “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” I found it very un-romantic, who does not like snow! The soft white bliss from the heavens to the earth in addition to being the perfect snow fights memory maker. After all, didn’t MarkusContinue reading “Snowflakes Vs My Eyes”
Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a short novel (or novella) written by Richard Bach in the 1960s. It is a story of a seagull whose name is Jonathan Livingston who is trying to perfect the art of flying. Over the years, this novel has become a classic and is often considered one of the best inspirational or motivational books ever written.
Rumi’s famous quote “what you seek is seeking you” means that the things that you long for in life, those are the things you actually get, because you attract them in your life without actively trying to do so.