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The Tango Singer. Eloy Martinez: Is a beautifully written book that completely captures the world of tango and life in Buenos Aires in such a poetic way it completely pulls you in. The book is about a tango singer and American student who goes to try to find him in BA. He states at the end that all the characters are fiction but they so enthrall you, I find that hard to believe. Although I already fell in love with Buenos Aires , this book adds to the magic of the place and manages to put it into words.

The Aleph. Jorge L Borges: This a pretty amazing book way before its time. I read some of it while traveling and found it complex and old fashioned, but while reading it again in Uruguay – I realized you almost need to see between the lines – or open yourself up the stories they are awash with spiritual and rather enlightening metaphors, questions and thoughts. I saw the book - and the man that wrote it - in a whole new light. So if you do read it, be sure to read it with your eyes wide open and allow your soul to hear the secrets within.

The Monk who sold his Ferrari. Robin S. Sharma: This book despite being terribly written has a spiritual wealth of knowledge and valid points. I know many I have read before but there are also quite a few new ones. I like the idea of tying to put it into a story hence more digestible format – but the writing style was less easy to stomach. Advice ignore the style enjoy the context in which it was meant. Buy online Writers Website..

Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert: I loved this book, it could almost be the book I could have would have should have written. But she does a much better job. It's really funny and I can so relate the living in Italy , the spiritual pilgrimage and the quest for the holy grail of ‘love'. Also reminds me that I need to note my stories down more too… Anyway, do read it you'll finish the book smiling and energized and ready to run and live life - and love traveling. Writers Website.. ----

Conversations with God, Neale Walsh: This title threw me, probably more thru early childhood trauma given to me in Sunday school – that left me with a slight allergy to the word ‘god'. This book whether it is true or not – is a deep insight into life and our way of being – and the lessons in there are both full of meaning and peace – which in this world at this time is worth reading. . Website.. ---- Buy Amazon

Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. My first thoughts on the book was how can I travel with something so large – but as I had it open throughout my travels and hardly put it down it seemed less of a burden. My second thoughts on the book is it just to incredible to be real, but it's also to strange to be fiction. Although there are 2 slower areas in the book which are harder to get through – the rest was a truly well written amazing life story with some deep insights thrown in. Website.. ---- Amazon...

Three Cups of Tea, by By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. This is the type of book you want to immediately go and buy for everyone. It's an awe inspiring story that makes you realise how much one can manage to get done in their lifetime - which makes me question what I might've contributed to making the world or areas a better place. The way it was written makes it easy to read - and gives you real glimpse into Greg Mortenson's life. Who just to summarise started building schools in Afganistan and it just goes to show that one person can make a substantial difference. I really think this book is something everyone should read, and it should even be added to schools reading lists. Enjoy M;-) Website.. .....Go to Amazon...

Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. Someone said something along the lines of "there was my life before I read Ishmael and my life after it", you can understand this once you've read the book. It really is life changing and hits a note on the way anyone sees and contemplates the world, it should be part of the school curiculum. Website..
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The Story of B, by Daniel Quinn. Am still reading this, but I know that its going to be a winner, very much like his book Ishmael, its a book that makes you think, and then just when you are done thinking it makes you think some more. It makes you reflect on all the moments of life... past... now and future, and as I said am still reading and digesting it now. And loveing it ;-) Website.. ....... Go to Amazon...

Re-imagine, by Tom Peters. Now this is my kind of book, its chaotic and all over the place, which is the world as we currently know it (so you'd better get used to it) - and it definately sums up business as it is (or should be) and where its going. For anyone at all, but especially those that need to get out of the same 'ole boring way of thinking and doing things. And for the rest of us, nice to see we were not alone with our freaky thoughts. Refreshing, entertaining and awe inpiring - just WOW! Website.. ..... Go to Amazon...

Authentic, how to make a living by being yourself by Neil Crofts. This book is one I would absolutely recommend to everyone, not just business people. He writes in a way that is both strong and personal. It made a huge difference to how I see my work place and the people I work for, and how I want to work and live life. Truely inspiring. Website.. ... Go to Amazon....

Seven Stages of Authenticity, Neil Crofts: A very insightful book by the same author of Authentic business. It takes you through all seven stages to reach authenticity, and recommends great inspirational songs, books and films for each section. One of the most englightening books I've read this year. Go to website.....
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Eleven Minutes, Paolo Coelho: This is one of the few books that can remind you, you really are alive... you are sad to have it end, so sad you pick it up just to read it again. I read the back cover at many an airport before buying it, but left it, after all what does a man know about the inside of a Brazilian prostitutes mind, however it is so well written and about so much more than just that. Go to website..... ...Go to Amazon..

Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert: Not at all a self help book but more a look at how the mind actually works. Bit of a worry to think we are controlled by something we hardly have control over, although his writing style can be a bit odd at times, its funny, insightful and very entertaining. His website.......Go to Amazon

 

 

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