Any book which provides a contrasting opinion to Ayn Rand's philosophy?
has anyone read the silent patient?what are your thoughts about it?
I haven't read either of these, but is "A Prisoner of Birth" and "The Count of Monte Cristo" exactly the same? No spoilers please
Hello everyone, I just read this book during this weekend and found it phenomenal for all the reasons, would urge you all to please read it someday.
Moonwalking with Einstein- Joshua Foer.
Foer discovered that the people who win memory contests use certain techniques for visualizing things, techniques mostly developed in ancient Greece. He wasn’t sure these techniques really worked, so he spent a year practicing them every day. After just a year, he entered and won the U.S. Memory Championship. He actually broke the U.S. speed record for memorizing a deck of cards insanely fast, this book is all about those little improvements we all seek in our lives everyday. Loved it honestly.
I recently came across a book - Sophie's World.
It's a philosophical book and totally changed my perspective towards how we see things. If you've read it share your thoughts?
If not give it a try, you won't regret. 📚
Link for reference: http://people.tamu.edu/~sdaniel/Sophie%27s%20World%201-184.pdf
Hey Guys, I have a doubt , please share you opinion on this:
1) Do you think Self-Help books are actually useful and effective in improving our lives. Do you have any experience of reading a self help book and that changed your life , if so please share your experience.
2) I have read a good amount of books but I am struggling to remember what I read after maybe 4-5 months or so, when you read a very well written book you always take time to appreciate the work and while reading I'd feel like I'll never forget that in my life but 4-5 months past I dont remember anything. Did you guys ever feel that way , how did you overcome it , other that re-reading the book?
Also I have read some good inspirational books and some lessons or principles of which I would want to implement in my life , but I tend to forget about them when the moment come ,like I read the book on Deep Work by Cal Newport , it had great actionable suggestions but I always forget what they were after some time. How do you guys make sure to put the lessons learnt in books into action, any suggestions please.
During the chilly winters of February, a thread was posted over XAT group where a user was requesting for Book reccos and whole of the PG family shared their lovely reccos, from different genres like Sci Fi, to Fantasy to Fiction, and many more. The thread literally went beyond 150 comments since everyone shared their favourite reads, and unfortunately the user had to delete her account. But, before that, she jotted down the entire list of Reccos and shared with us in a WhatsApp group and I am sharing it further with you all. 😅
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If anyone is awaiting, Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War, here it is when the event with Paolini is happening, live.
Jun 12: Bestselling authors, SFF icons, and friends Christopher Paolini(To Sleep in a Sea of Stars) and Brandon Sanderson (Rhythm of War) chat about their upcoming projects, their writing processes, science fiction, fantasy, and everything in between. This conversation will be pre-recorded and available only during the weekend of #TorCon.