I am so pleased to post this today. This is a very different kind of blog; it’s something that I haven’t done before. I got this idea from lifestyle bloggers I have watched on Youtube, who post similarly for make up items and stuff like that. So, I bought a lot of books in the last few weeks and also, my mom returned some of the books that I had purchased a while back and left at her place. So, I have all of them with me now and I am ready to post a book haul! I am really excited for this blog! Have I said that already? Ok, anyway, I think, it will be a lot of fun! So let’s begin with the listing(in no particular order).
So I bought these books mostly in the last few weeks, but the first one I am going to talk about is about a month old purchase, and the love for it is more than 10 years old.. it’s…
I have read, re-read and re-read HP like I don’t know, a million times. (Okay, not a million times, but you guys get the feel right?) I have been a crazy HP fan since like 14 years now. In fact, I was never much of a reader before that and read HP and got crazy about books, reading and writing. It brought literary breakthrough in my life and was the harbinger of whatever positive happened post that.
Anyway, I never lost even 0.01% of the love and magic of HP and had read from library copies or those that my friend’s had. But I, this time when I felt that urge to read it again, I said to myself, this is the time, I have to get a copy of my own. And, so I did!!
This is the how the set looks and I started reading it the day that I got it delivered!!! HP is love!
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publication: Bloomsbury Press
Cost: I had purchased it at a discounted price of Rs. 2627. Although, the prices at various sites change with time, they try to keep it competitive.
2. Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 – Ram Chandra series)
Author: Amish Tripathi
Publication: Westland Limited
Cost: Rs. 155
3. Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 – Ram Chandra series)
Author: Amish Tripathi
Publication: Westland (29 May 2017)
Cost: Rs. 166
I bought these two over a lot of hype that followed the release of Sita. Although, I have read another series by Amish Tripathi, called the Shiva trilogy and wouldn’t exactly call myself a fan, but, in the end, I caved in, hoping these ones are better and purchased them at discounted prices.
These are fiction novels based on characters from Hindu mythology, which is interesting AF. So, hoping against hopes, I have bought them. Fingers crossed. 😛
4. The Goal
Through engrossing narrations, author tries to teach you problem solving techniques and management lessons. Too excited read this. 😀
Author: E.M. Goldratt
Publication: Productivity & Quality Publishing Pvt Ltd; Edition edition (1 December 2013)
Cost: Rs. 460
5. Work Rules
Author: Lazlo Bock
Publication: Hachette Book Publishing
Cost: Rs. 599 (There is a newer edition costing Rs. 339 also)
From a preview, it seems like a book that will give lessons drawn from Google (as the author is a Senior VP of people operations at Google) based on the philosophy of new work culture and how to hone your talent and shine, hire people and use (or not) your gut instinct. AMAZING! Isn’t it?
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Cost of purchase : Rs. 250
Author: Thomas Davenport
Publication: Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Cost : Rs. 276
These four books were suggested by a good friend and hence, purchased them without a second thought. These are books that teach management lessons in DIY analytical ways and hence provide a good learning scope.
Now apart from the recent purchases, I happened to borrow the following books from my Dad. You could ask me to review any of the mentioned books, if you guys please!
1. Zero to one
Author: Peter Thiel
Publication: Crown Business
Author: John Kotter
Publication: Pan Macmillan
Author: Dr. Spencer Johnson
Publication: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Pl. read my review of the book to know more.