Is it easy to forgive yourself for a mistake that you have committed repeatedly? A mistake that you had promised never to do again?
Can you say a simple “Sorry” to yourself and forgive yourself? Again? I don’t think so.
To all my readers, I apologize as I have not come back with the beautiful books that I have been hogging for myself. For authors who have shared your books, sorry for the delay, but I will surely be writing about your brainchild. And last but not the least, I’m sorry that life took the navigation controls from my hand and held me at gunpoint to prioritize everything over writing.
I had not quit writing in true sense. I had been writing a more personal chapter of my life and looking back, I don’t regret it. However, I assure you that the future works are an inspiration of the twists and turns that I have faced in the past year.
I am really excited to bring a new set of amazing books, wonderful stories that cannot be contained in pages and finally another journey of writing my heart out!
I want to change few things on the blog, might take a little while to figure out what exactly I want to do, but I am sure I will find the required resources for it.
Since the hiatus is done and I am crawling back up, I was out there looking for something that makes me feel like the one book that can define my journey of two years. So I ended taking a trip to Bhutan. Guys, its definitely a place worth visiting! The peace and serenity did definitely change me. But I guess, I could not yet bring the magic back into my words.
That is when I found a book on travelling that took the thought right out of my mind and pushed me right back into writing.
*A standing ovation to the book and its author*
Here comes- Ghoomophiro
It was a boring afternoon when my friend Anuj told me about the book launch at Sapna Book House. It felt weird to be attending one as I had stopped reviewing books for a while. However, the book calls and opportunities do knock the front door.
The surprise that was in store for me was that the author turned out to be cut from the same cloth as I am. Humble, travel enthusiast and fire spirited! That sealed the deal for me. Ghoomophiro was coming home with me tonight.
So coming to the night with the book:
It starts out with the story of two travelling sisters, now looking at their children in the year 2025 and wondering what are they missing out in life even when technology has eased all possible burdens. That is when they decide they need to make their kids see the world in an actual trip to the lush islands of the Andaman.
The story progresses with how the family that has distanced itself is brought back together and is understanding the joy of travelling with the sisters. Travelling is not expensive if you plan the framework. Travelling is fun when you trust you instinct and try things right out of your comfort zone. Experience in travelling leads one to appreciate and crave it more. And so the sisters reveal their learning and lessons to the future generation.
What I loved about the book:
First would definitely be the story and the plot. Its detailed and very clear where the story is taking you. The characters are defined and grow beautifully with the reader.
The lessons of travelling the sisters provide. There is a symmetry to the story where the younger generation question the sisters in each chapter and the sisters explain them with an experience out of their own travel stories.
What I did not like about the book:
No book is without its flaws. Ghoomophiro has tiny problems like grammatical mistakes which is little difficult to overlook.
The book is predictable and you just know what to expect next at few places. However, it is still bearable as the author has brought out the Andamans and so many other places quiet vividly.
Key Takeaway for reader:
This book teaches the reader about responsible travelling through the method of story telling.
Overall this book was a worthy read and I personally could connect to may things as a traveler myself. So give it shot and experience the homesickness to a place you have not yet been!
Question for the reader:
Have you been to any place where you feel like “This is a dream that I am living?” or is there any place that you have wanted to visit for a long time? If yes then let me know in the comments! I would definitely like to know. Also my next article is going to be about that.. So stay tuned until next time!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend!