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A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Saturday, June 25, 2016


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Old wine and old books are always on perennial demand.

My fortune of  reading great books lies with my source material I bank upon - Quotes. The sayings or quotes of great authors, celebrities, successful businessmen, sports-persons and above all  wisdom masters attract my eye.  Through these quotes, I was introduced to some of the greatest writers like Khushwant Singh, Ruskin Bond and the list is endless.

If you dig deep into the books of any great wirter, you find their favourite authors who  influenced their lives.

I do this  digging process on  weekends and it gives me the highest joy.   Great writers of past centuries like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Orison Swett Marden, Benjamin Franklin etc. came into my radar only after I ploughed through Internet since 2011.

The beauty is, books of all such great authors are freely available on internet, and the only prerequisite is, you should have a heart to search for them.

The other day, I was re-reading Ruskin Bond's small volume called A Book of Simple Living - Brief Notes from the Hills.  It is a sort journal written by Ruskin over the years.  While giving a brief account of his return journey to India from U.K., in 1955, the then twenty-one year old Ruskin says that I had two books with me - Thoreau's Walden and Richard Jefferies's The  Story of My Heart.  

I already read Walden which is a mine of wisdom on simple living.  But, little I know about the other writer Richard Jefferies, Ruskin referred. When I curiously looked into Google, I was taken to the direct link of Jfferies's book The Story of My Heart. 

This book is a must read for all Nature lovers, recommended by Ruskin Bond.  Once you read this book,  you never feel lonely, even if you are alone and  that wisdom takes your life to next orbit.

Here is the direct download link for the Richard Jefferies's book : The  Story of My Heart click here  

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  1. Indeed most of the great classic books are available free of cost in the net. I have a kindle and their site provides classic books at zero cost. Thanks for providing link to the story of my heart


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