I have read 34 Bubblegums and Candies before, and it was interesting. In a way, this book is like old wine in a new bottle, and some rebranding of course. Right off the bat, I liked the title and the cover art much better.
When we hear the word “love”, I think most of us think of romantic love more often than not. However, love can be many different things. It can be the bond between friends, between a parent and a child, between siblings, and of course, between husband and wife. It is there in casual conversations, and in memories so old they feel like new. These 50 instances that the author shares through this book have love running through them, even if it isn’t obvious at first for some of us.
I remember reading some of these in the original book, but some still feel like new. It’s a quick read, and can be read in a couple of hours perhaps. The language is simple, and the thoughts put across in an easy, understandable way. Some of them made me smile imagining the scene. Some even made me contemplate the undiluted wisdom in a child’s reply too. There are a few I could relate to, and which felt true to my past as well. Reading those brought back some happy memories.
Would I say it’s an amazing book? No. It felt familiar, because I had read the earlier version. But I would read it again. It maybe true to Preeti Shenoy’s life, but there is more that lives between the pages, metaphorically speaking. Thinking of similar moments in life, one can’t help but feel we can all love a little stronger.
|Title: Love a Little Stronger|
|Author(s): Preeti Shenoy||Genre: Musings|
|ISBN/ASIN: 9789387022133||Publisher: Srishti Publishers|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
6th June 2018)