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.
Death is something that’s inevitable, and sooner or later, finds us. We hope we are at peace when it seeks us out, but that’s not always the case. No matter who we are, the news that our time in this wonderful world will soon be at an end affects us, and those who value us in life.
I love finding books to read. There are certain times when the book finds me. When I read a category for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018, this book somehow popped into my mind. I’m not sure it would have otherwise.
The past has many things we may wish to forget, but difficult to do so. And some just cannot be forgotten, because that part of history has not affected just one person. To read about those after a long time, triggers those memories.
“If you do not know where you come from, then you don’t know where you are, and if you don’t know where you are, then you don’t know where you’re going.” – Terry Pratchett
Books on history haven’t thrived in my bookshelf, or in my reading for that matter. The genre hasn’t been one I have loved. This book was an exception for two reasons. Firstly, it was written by a friend, and secondly, it was about the land I am from.
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Sweeney.
Growing up, we always look at someone to inspire us, to show us the path to walk on, but not how to walk on it. At first, it might be someone very dear to us, like our parents or a teacher. As we get to know stories of leaders, we try to follow in their footsteps.