Lying

Lying Book Review

It is an essay book by Sam Harris, an American author and neuroscience expert.  His work mainly revolves around the areas of spirituality, morality, neuroscience, free will, and terrorism.

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-help 

8 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. How can we make our lives easier by telling the truth?
  2. How is lying never a solution?
  3. What will happen to you if you start telling the truth? How is it going to benefit not just you but also your family friends?
  4. Why even white lies are not good/ How we can replace even white lies with truth?
  5. Why any type of lie, even if it’s done with the best intention, is not a good answer?
  6. What will happen if you tell truth in those situations where others generally lie?
  7. Something that will make you contemplate about your own life and the lies you have told so far.

Best Quote From ‘Lying by Sam Harris’

“Of course, the liar often imagines that he does no harm as long as his lies go undetected.” 

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Book Review

It is a Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, published in 1960. It’s a classic of modern American literature and is widely taught book in American schools.

Genre Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Bildungsroman, Courtroom drama

Favourite Character From ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

 Atticus Finch

7 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. Wondering what books to give to your children to teach them some good moral values? This book is the answer. It is going to teach everything from courage, compassion, gender roles, humanity, equality for all to tolerance in a very heartwarming way.
  2. A book that deals with the issues like rape and racism, and how a father taught her children about these complex issues.
  3. This book will tell you about how to teach your kids to do the right thing even if it’s tough sometimes.
  4. Atticus Finch is a role model for many readers. He is also used as an ideal standard for the lawyers. He became the figure of racial heroism.
  5. It is one of the most read books in America that deals with the issue of race. It’s known for it simple yet powerful writing.
  6. It has been once ranked ahead of the Bible as a book that “every adult should read before they die” by British librarians. That’s a big achievement in itself.
  7. In the hometown of the author, every year there is a play performed based on this novel. IT has also been adapted into a movie.
  8. Many characters derive inspiration from her own life and her experiences. The character of Dill is based on her childhood friend, Truman Capote, known for his book “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”

Best Quote From ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

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The Book of Disquiet

The Book Of Disquiet Book Review

This book was written by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) and was published posthumously. It was introduced as a “factless autobiography” and was credited to Bernardo Soares, one of the author’s alternate writing names.

Genre: Part Fiction and Part Non-Fiction

10 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. There are life-changing books and then, there are soul changing books; and it’s one of the rarest books that belong in the second category.

  2. Fernando Pessoa is a writer with many writers in him, more than 75, with every non-existing writer having his/her own writing style and personality. We all know how tough it is to be a good writer, imagine being 75!

  3. If you are an ardent writer (especially aspiring writer), you are going to learn a lot from Fernando’s passion for words and writing.

  4. Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in this world? Either you are indifferent to others or others are indifferent to you? This is the book!

  5. Who am I? What’s the purpose of my life? Why do I exist? Do I even exist? All these questions are beautifully described in this book.

  6. Imagine reading a book where every other line is a quote – a book which is a masterpiece beyond comparison and nothing can be skipped by not underlining (if you like underlining good sentences in your books.)

  7. There is a Portuguese joke that says who are your 4 favourite poets? And the person answer “Fernando Pessoa.” If a writer can take four top spots, you can’t miss his book.

  8. It’s introduced as “factless autobiography,” but this is not like any other autobiography because it’s only about thoughts of a person and nothing else.

  9. What do you see when you look outside from the window of your house? What this writer sees outside his window is going to leave you spellbound!

  10. Do you like imagining things? Are you a dreamer? If the answer is yes, you don’t need more reasons to read this book

Best Quote

“I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”

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