BOOK REVIEW – LIFE IS AN OCEAN: MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS BY ARCHANA SRIVASTAVA

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BOOK REVIEW – LIFE IS AN OCEAN: MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS BY ARCHANA SRIVASTAVA

life is an ocean myriad of emotions

Yup, still on a reading spree, and this month is going to be a reviewing spree, too!

From the title, I got the feeling that the book was about emotions but the cover, which has a picture of a simple wave in the ocean, is a nice one to associate life with the ocean. I’m not sure how it is related to emotions. But, the emoticons at the bottom showed the different emotions.

BOOK DETAILS

Name: Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions
Author: Archana Srivastava
Format: Softcopy
Number of pages: 77
Availability: Blogchatter (Download it for free)
Rating: 4/5

TITLE & SUBTITLES

I liked the ‘Myriad of Emotions’. To combine the two parts of the title, I think the author could have written ‘Life is an ocean of emotions’ or ‘The different shades of human emotions’.

LANGUAGE

The author has written in simple English and is easy to understand.

BLURB

It gave a peek into what one would be reading. But, I think it could use a little revamping.

REASONS I LIKED THE BOOK

I liked the idea of helping people with their emotions and helping them understand how to go about a certain situation.
It was nice to see the various tips and suggestions that were mentioned. I’m sure it would self-help those in need.
It includes more about the emotional changes in teenagers, too.
My favourite chapter was ‘Myths about Emotion’. I liked the way the author has explained why they are really myths.
Also, it was really interesting how the author has inter-related each emotion with the next.

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

Some chapters were not exactly about a particular emotion but about social interactions that could be related to emotional intelligence or mental health.
Page 68 – I agree with almost everything the author has written but one thing that made me think was ‘getting a pet to beat loneliness’. As a former pet parent, I think getting a pet is like having a baby at home. You have to get one when you are ready. During the pandemic, in our apartment complex, I have seen people getting pets to beat loneliness or to have a companion/fun at home, but once they continue with their normal routine, the pet is sadly neglected. I think getting a pet is not like getting a toy because these poor things have feelings and need attention, too. Currently, 5 of the new ones are already up for adoption. That means that their family is going to abandon them. Personally, I only disagree with this point in the whole book.
Page 40 seems incomplete.
For me, I think another font could be used for a much more comfortable reading.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I think this book was a pretty good self-help book. But, it totally depends on the audience that the author is looking at. It does have a myriad of tips and how-to ideas in there. Perhaps if someone is looking for a particular situation to deal with, they may find this book helpful during their healing process.

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Cindy D'Silva
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17 Comments

  1. Ishieta says:

    the book sounds interesting. self help or any book that makes you reflect and feel better is a good read in my honest opinion. ill check this out.

  2. Smitha N says:

    Managing emotions is really important and this is my read now definitely will be checking out thank you for sharing the review.

  3. Judy says:

    I liked your honest review of the book. This book will surely be of much help for people dealing with their emotions in this pandemic lockdown. Also I agree with you on having a pet point. Yesterday only was making my son understand the same thing.

  4. I am not much into self-help books and have never explored them before. But I liked your honest review and how this book is a perfect way to start one for myself.

  5. This book is going to be my next read. I have read few pages and loved it. As an EQ coach this is my favorite topic and would love to read Archana ‘s take on emotions. Thanks for your honest review.

  6. I have downloaded the book and yet to read. Every self help book is for target audience and if that is pushed in the blurb and the subtitle then the reader gets the most of it.

  7. This book seems to be an interesting one. Nice thorough review…am going to read the book for sure 👍

  8. Books that help dealing with emotions are much needed especially these days when mental health has gone for a toss. Thanks for recommending the book

  9. You have analysed the book really well. Every aspect of the book has been touched and you have given an honest opinion.

  10. I completely agree with your regarding the pets. They are not toys to beat loneliness.. they are also living beings with emotions. As you said they should be like babies.

  11. Jhilmil says:

    I usually don’t read many self help books, but reading the review about emotional and social wellbeing, I would love to read this one.

  12. Ruchi Verma says:

    I have downloaded this book and it’s on my next reading list, after reading your review now I want to read it soon.

  13. Hema says:

    Thanks for sharing the honest and detailed review. I would still give a try , this book looks great for self help and to manage emotions

  14. Suchita Agarwal says:

    Yes I read a thread on how adopting a pet in the pandemic was becoming a rage without people really understanding the responsibility of having one. Really liked how you have broken down the review.

  15. Archana says:

    Thank you so much Cindy for your honest review on my book Life is an ocean:Myriad of emotions!

  16. Very well represented in a compact manner. Nice review.

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