Learning Through Journeying by Dr. Manju Thakur – Book Review

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

Genre: Travel

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.

Book Review - Learning through journeying



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


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    Mann May 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    It’s one thing to write your heart out and let me accept Neha…it’s totally different thing how our words resonate with the reader. Reading your views made me extremely happy. Though we know, the eBook needs improvement but the primary purpose of this book was to tell the tales…which I think it succeeded to accomplish and secondly, to give something to the readers as a take away which I believe every one has to find on their own. Lastly…thanks for reading the stories aith patience and interest. 😊

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      Neha Sharma May 20, 2019 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      This is your first book and there’s always some scope for improvement. I enjoyed reading your tales and I’ll be keeping it in my e-library for quick access while planning trips to locations which you’ve mentioned. Cheers Author Mann!

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    Mandy May 25, 2019 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I love hearing success stories when authors are able to publish a book. Congrats to Dr. Manju Thakur! And how awesome you’ve been following her blog so long. The story sounds great and like a good weekend read!

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      Neha Sharma May 28, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Any travel lover would love this book, as you said it’s a great weekend read. Do read and share your feedback 🙂

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      Sindhu Vinod Narayan June 13, 2019 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      This is a great review Neha and I will add this to my tbr from blogchatter ebooks.

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        Neha Sharma June 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm - Reply

        Thanks Sindhu 🙂

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    Snehalata Jain June 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I myself love and njoy travelling and exploring places.This book is definitely gonna be a good read.

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      Neha Sharma June 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Yes, I am sure you’ll it.

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    NEHA JAIN June 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    If one understands this then life would be much easier and fun. It sounds like a great read.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Neha 🙂

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    Surbhi Mahobia June 14, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a very interesting travelogue. Thanks for sharing your review, Neha. I am quite intrigued to give it a read.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Please go ahead, this book won’t disappoint you at all 🙂

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    Deepika June 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed reading the whole review. I loved it. You succeed to create an interest in the book. Wonderfully reviewed. Great job!

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      I am glad you liked the review, Deepika 🙂

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    Bushra June 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Travel stories always opens up new world of nature’s beauty on us. Sounds like interesting read

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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    Milan June 14, 2019 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I myself like to write on travel and my experiences with each. Would definitely read this to know autho’rs perspective on travel.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Thanks Milan 🙂

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    Pragnya Mishra June 15, 2019 at 5:45 am - Reply

    You did a good review Neha. Fab job.

    I have read few chapters of the book and would agree with your thoughts. I like the travel experiences Dr. Manju Thakur shared.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you dear 🙂

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    Snehal June 15, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I wasn’t much into travelling before until recently i started enjoying it. I would enjoy reading this travelogue. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      That’s great, you will surely love reading this travelogue 🙂

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    Rakhi Parsai June 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Wow this looks like a great book to read and know more about the author and her experience. I liked the name given by Dr Manju to her husband. Mr Coolhead. Would love to read it and know the reasons behind.

    While the book seems interesting I really like the way you have reviewed it. Wish you luck for more such amazing reviews.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your appreciation, Rakhi 🙂

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    Dipika June 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    The traveling tales from Dr. Manju are amazing. Such great travel journeys encapsulated in one book is a superb idea. Glad to see your book review for this series.

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      Neha Sharma June 15, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words, Dipika 🙂

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    Roma June 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    That’s a beautifully written review Neha, you got me glued to read the book 😊

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    Jhilmil D Saha June 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and all the best to dr Manju Thakur on getting her book published. I will surely read it.

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    Charu June 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I have downloaded this book and after your review I feel I should get on to reading it right away.

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    MeenalSonal June 16, 2019 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Travel stories with a message of the traveller has all the experiences well gathered in the book. Your first review looked perfect. Good luck for many more.

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    Kinshoo June 16, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I enjoy reading travel stories and how we can learn new things with new experiences at new places. Seems to be interesting read.

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    Sharvari June 16, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Sounds like a beautiful personal take on travel. Thank you for the review will check it out.

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    Roopika June 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    great travelogue. Certainly I must-add to my reading list now!

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    Amrit kaur June 16, 2019 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Travelling and exploring places is one of my favourite hobby too. You penned down the review so well.

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    Shilpa Kamdar June 17, 2019 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I am sure I am going to enjoy reading this book as I am traveling soon… perfect read for me

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