Mrs funnybones – Twinkle Khanna


I was dying to read this book because of good reviews but was lazy enough to go to the store or to order it online. So while travelling when I was getting bored and waiting for my flight at Kochi airport I decided to get this one from a book store.

I started with a curiosity and oh boy … it was a fun read and finished it in less than 30 hours, because of 235 pages.

So the book is all about the random, funny incidents of the everyday life of a former actress turned interior decorator turned writer with husband, children’s, mother, mother – in – law, friends and of course neighbours of the author – Twinkle Khanna.

A very light read which kept me engaged because of a simple and funny style of writing. This book definitely made me laugh.

Note: Do not read in the hope of reading a novel or an autobiography.

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love 

A beautiful journey of a woman in search of the meaning of life.

She has everything she ever wanted in her life, a perfect husband, beautiful house, and a successful career. But time changes everything and she started exhibiting symptoms of depression because of her divorce. So she decided to go on a yearlong adventures journey of self-discovery.  Eat, Pray, Love – these three words match up to the book’s three sections of eating Italian delicacies, praying and healing in India and finding physical passion in Indonesia.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of a kind travelogue I have read for the very first time.

 

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami


“Toru: What happens when people open their hearts?
Reiko: They get better.”

A depressingly beautiful novel I have read so far. I read it while travelling in train, bus, cab with so much interest that my fellow passengers had to tell me about my stations.

A story of love and loss from the perspective of Toru Watanabe. A successful, 37-year-old businessman, hears a version of the Beatles’ Norwegian Wood, and the music takes him back 18 years to his college days, the story dwells in sadness after the death of his best friend Kizuki. later he developed feelings for two different girls Naoko, Kizuki’s girlfriend, beautiful yet emotionally damaged and Lively Midori.

An amazing story of young love, I did not expect to like it that much.

And yes movie adaption is also really good.