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Today's Power Quote

Consider yourself dead that
you have completed your
life up to the present time;
then start living as though
your life has been gifted to
you again.

- Ruskin Bond

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

A LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE, by RUSKIN BOND : A REVIEW



For long, I dismissed Ruskin Bond as child writer. But I had to change that notion when I came to know his other non-fiction books. Immediately, I did my fire-fighting exercise. I lent all his non-fiction books from my office library and started reading one after another to my utter amazement. He is such a fantastic writer and I repented of my abnormal delay in reading his classics. His language is very simple and the flow goes like a mountain stream.

This book A Little Book of Life was purchased by me on November, 13, 2014. It is a book of timeless quotes Ruskin collected over the years. He also drew his own quotes from the lessons he learnt on life. He says in the introduction that he had a little notebook in which he put down the words of wisdom that he came across in the books he read. What is more inspiring is that he is writing on that notebook for the past 70 years !

He says that he still turn to his little book in order to find words that might cheer him up when he is down in the dumps. The book is provided with few blank pages between sections to add your own quotes, thoughts, observations. He prescribes us to keep this little book on your bedside or on your desk or on the kitchen shelf and turn to it from time to time.

A must read book without any second thought. As far as I remember I read this book in one or two sittings. Now the book is on my study to refer allmost daily to trigger inspiration.

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