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.
Name: Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions
Author: Archana Srivastava
Number of pages: 77
Availability: Blogchatter (Download it for free)
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’.
The author has written in simple English and is easy to understand.
It gave a peek into what one would be reading. But, I think it could use a little revamping.
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.
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.
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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