27 May, 2018
Books are a welcome addition to our everyday rigmarole. There is nothing better than losing oneself in a good book when you don’t have much else to do. In fact, there are many people who consciously set time aside for their reading. They are always on the lookout for good books to read. With such a wealth of books available, one could keep reading throughout our lives and still not run through the fantastic ones that are available. There are different genres of fiction, crime thrillers, the humorous ones, the childhood tales, the fantasy, the autobiographies, the classics, etc. There are even cookery, arts and crafts, DIY type books as well as puzzles and games, or even crossword books. So, all it remains is to pick some favourite genres and get going. Here are a few suggestions that you check out and you won’t be disappointed.
1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246: Tom Friedman
Seniors have their moments, and sometimes it’s funny, and sometimes they feel it’s a disaster. When it happens, they usually always feel that they are alone and that they did something horribly wrong. However, through this book, the author has tried to capture some of history’s greatest such moments. With a touch of humour, you are taken through 246 such incidents, that tell you why you are not alone in such situations.
The finest mental lapses of the greatest people will perhaps make you feel better, apart from helping you have a good laugh. Just imagine, the American President, Jimmy Carter, forgetting the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners !!!! Yes, those are the extent of the gaffes that you will find in this book.
The Wonder of Aging - A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty: Michael Gurian
This is a book from New York Times Bestselling author, Michael Gurian about how to celebrate your life after fifty. You are given holistic and uplifting inputs on the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of ageing. Here ageing is presented as something positive beyond the usual issues of physical and mental health. The book takes us through three stages, namely, the Age of Transformation, the Age of Distinction, and the Age of Completion, clearly making a positive case for ageing. He has even touched upon the aspect of how men and women age differently. The overall idea is to help seniors find some meaning and help them lead a better life as they age.
Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains: Helen Thomson
This book from award-winning science writer Helen Thomson showcases the story nine extraordinary from across the world. The story is about their incredible mind and their experiences with it. The stories tell us how the brain can shape our lives, sometimes in alarming ways. It is a journey through the human brain through these stories. Each story is a remarkable case of why the human brain is so powerful and different. It also tells you, how to make unforgettable memories, or how not to get lost, etc. and forces you to think the unthinkable.
Sacked! Folk Tales You Can Carry Around: Deepa Agarwal
Each country has its fair share of folk tales that have been told across the generations. This book is a collection of a few such folk tales, which can keep you entertained as well as you can use them to keep your grandkids entertained. The book has humour, fantasy, and adventure and takes you on a tour of the real as well as the magical. Sometimes, we miss out some beautiful tales and this book helps with a few such stories, which we can use to regale others, especially the kids. The book comes with some quirky illustrations that make it more attractive.
What book is by your bedside?
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