Learning Through Journeying
Hey guys, hope you all are doing well. I will be starting a new category on my blog for Book Reviews starting from this month. Today, I am going to review Dr. Manju Thakur’s ebook ‘Learning Through Journeying‘. Since this will be my first book review on my blog, I am quite excited about it. So, let’s get started!
First of all, I want to congratulate Author Dr. Manju Thakur for achieving a big milestone in her writing journey by publishing her first book. I have been following her blog since BlogchatterA2Z and some of her travel tales were so captivating that it kept me craving for more. The way she narrates her stories, you will know she’s a storyteller by heart. So, when I came to know that she will be publishing her first book based on her travel experiences I was quite excited to read it.
Book Title: Learning Through Journeying
Author: Dr. Manju Thakur
Number of Pages: 72
Review: Learning Through Journeying
‘Learning Through Journeying’ is a travelogue based on Author’s personal travel experiences with her parents, friends and her family. She calls her husband Mr. Coolhead and while reading her book you will know why he’s been given this name. From the cover of her book, I guessed the book will have travel stories from her visits to the hills as the Author likes to call herself a mountain girl. However, I was wrong in guessing that and was surprised to read her fascinating and gripping tales from every corner of the country.
I would like to mention that readers should not mistake ‘Learning Through Journeying’ to be a typical travel book. In fact, the focus of the book is on stories & learnings which are her real-life experiences and she narrates each of that excellently in her book. Having said that it doesn’t mean there are no place descriptions or itineraries. The author has presented the layout of each chapter skillfully which starts with a small description of the place, followed by the tale from that journey and ending with her learnings.
Here’s a snapshot of Learning from one of her journey’s. Can you guess which camping site she’s mentioning here?
As they say, storytellers take you along with their narration and you become a part of their story. The same happened to me. As soon as I began reading, I started imagining myself as part of her journey. If one chapter I pictured myself standing beside the author in knee-deep snow with bare feet and then jumping off the hill and sliding down the snow. Another chapter took me to a thick jungle in the Southern part of the country where the author was anxiously waiting for a ride to the city. Each story has its moment of wow and wonder. Oops…did I share the spoiler? Well, no because these are just a few of the many thrilling adventures that are in store for you.
With the end of each chapter there comes some bonus learning from the journey which in fact are life’s greatest lessons. And one learns these lessons when they step out of their comfort zone. The author has beautifully related these lessons with her journey. You really can’t miss these words of wisdom from the author. Another great reminder that traveling is not just about exploring places, it’s more about exploring our own strengths and weaknesses.
One of my favorite learnings which I completely believe in –
In the words of the author, this book will inspire some of you to travel, to learn, and to make your own stories.
The reason that it took me more than 1 day to read this book is that I wanted to soak in the beauty of each and every place and the experience that the author has beautifully captured in her words.
About the Author
Dr. Manju Thakur aka Mann is a Doctorate in Animal Physiology. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor at College level in Himachal Pradesh. Having spent about eight years in this profession, to her, storytelling comes naturally.
I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to all the travel lovers. If you want to read this book, you can download your FREE copy (available for a limited time only) from #BlogchatterEbook Library.
Note: This book review has been written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program