Favorite book from favorite author


I just finished “And the Mountains Echoed”.
Another master piece by Khaled Hosseni, who is an Afghan-American writer and it is his third book after Kite Runner and The thousand Splendid Suns.
The book has gained much popularity in short span of time, this is a superstar storyteller and Khaled once again proved his spectacular writing skills in the novel. I say it with no doubts.
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“And the Mountains Echoed” begins with a fable that a father, named Saboor, tells his children Abdullah and Pari. In the story, the gaint takes away children of the village and disappears. The residing farmer of the village forced to sacrifice their one favorite child to div, but the farmer tracked div and found his child in happy mode in a garden with happy faces. The farmer decided to leave after seeing his child in a better environment and as a gesture of kindness, the giant gave him some portion of land, which will make him forget his son and that will overcome his poverty.
Khaled Hosseni has connected this story tale with family of Saboor from Shahdabagh village. The book is about inseparable love between Pari and Abdullah, the bond between siblings is pure and filled with emotion, tenderness and affection. The story is how the relation of Pari and Abdullah gets disconnected for many years, how their family suffers, how their lives move from countries to countries and how their other family connections reunite their relation at the end. It is beautiful simple story that captures the essence of the readers. One always becomes curious to know what happen next with Pari and Abdullah. There is involvement of many other characters, which are interesting and has a connection with each other. It has many words from French. To be honest, I found some of the parts of book little confusing but over all this is an amazing story, not to be missed out from your collection of favorite books.

The book has some letters from Pari’s uncle,Nabi to Pari, which tells another interesting story. I really find them engaging as it reveals the story that happened years back. As a storyteller, he draws attention toward every character in detail and comes up with truth about human experience.
I suggest all my followers to read the book and I assure you will definitely love it.

Twelve Ways Of Winning People To Your Way Of Thinking


While I was thinking what topic I should chose for writing on my blog, a book placed at my book shelf gets attraction. The name of the book is “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by DALE CARNEGIE.
The title of the book is as appealing to my nature as I love making friends and I would love to go in deep readings just to find out the ways to inspire and influence people. Yeah I believe, I have some hidden leadership qualities in me (oh yes, leadership qualities) and the best thing about being a leader is to get plenty of love and loads of affection from followers. With that devotion from followers, leader is always challenging and a man of good sense of responsibility. It always excites me to read stuff that is challenging to one’s soul, to win people interest and to understand other point of views. Although, I know there are some of so annoying human existence with us but we all have some sort of qualities which are not in favor. In short, we are all not so perfect.

Anyways, coming back to the small book by the great writer, I would like here to highlight Twelve Ways of Winning People to Your Way of Thinking. This is interesting!
Rule 1: The only way to get the best of an argument t is to avoid it.

Rule 2: Show respect for the other man’s opinions. Never tell a man he I wrong.

Rule 3: If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.

Rule 4: Begin in a friendly way.

Rule 5: Get the other person saying “yes, yes” immediately.

Rule 6: Let the other man do a great deal of talking.

Rule7: Let the other man feel that the idea is his.

Rule 8: Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.

Rule 9: Be sympathetic to the other person’s ideas and desires.

Rule 10: Appeal to the nobler motives.

Rule 11: Dramatize your ideas.

Rule 12: Throw down a challenge.

I hope the above few pointers will benefit your efforts in winning people to your way of thinking. I will keep sharing valuable words with my readers in future too.