Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Book Review: You Only Live Once

Assalamualaikum and hi.

Second book review.

A second book! Who would have thought. Seems like this blog is serious in posting on review of book. We'll see how far this will go.

So here's the details, 

Title: You Only Live Once: Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in all of us.
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Published Date: October 2014
Price: RM 108.90
Hardcover: 336 pages (hiqh quality glossy paper)
Shop: Times.

The book with such price will never be bought straight away. We are talking about 3 digits of price.I decided to google it and read some reviews as I cannot open the book due to the wrapper. Not enough with what I've read in Amazon and goodreads, I looked for the images, just to see how it looks like inside. After a good few hours, I went back to the store and spend a good amount of staring at the book while calculating the balance in my bank account. Yada, yada, yada.... I bought it.

When the first time I set my eyes on the book, I was very skeptical. Ahhh another one from Lonely Planet where it will suggests you Australia's National Park, annual carnival in Portugal or river tramping in Transylvania. Well, my expectation came precise, but that's not all the book has to offer. It contains ideas to inspire you in living a great life. You will learn how to indulge in little pleasure and settle realisation in you that not everything involves travelling or splurging your paycheck. This book could also be used as a planner in finding solution or refining life.

The content is divided into five parts namely An Hour, A Day, A Week, A Month and  A Year. The main idea of it is for you to explore and try things at some point in life. Thus the book could be mistakenly put on a self-enrichment shelf as the ideas were organized in motivational/inspirational theme, although narration could be done longer and denser. However this book unable to shuffle from perceived as a travel guide. Firstly, it is from Lonely Planet. Secondly the book does suggest on travel places. That explains the illustrative of pictures from around the world. So if  you pick this book up hoping that it will not rub Venice at your face, you are wrong. It will.

"...hopefully you'll take away something from this book: a resolve to live life to the fullest, to add a dash of joie de vivre to every day"

(Introduction, You Only Live Once, 2014)

Rating: 4/5 (The kind that stays relevant to your grandchildren)

Thank you.

Bai. See ya.

1 comment:

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