What We Are Reading Today: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

What We Are Reading Today: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
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Updated 14 February 2020

What We Are Reading Today: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

What We Are Reading Today: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

“The Forty Rules of Love,” written by Elif Shafak, is truly a life-changing book. I have found myself quoting and referencing it in daily life.

The central theme of the book is Sufism and preaching the religion of love. The main character, Shams of Tabriz, is a wandering dervish, while Rumi is a great scholar.

The way the book is written, the readers live the events mentioned through many of the important characters. Readers also live through the story of Ella, a middle-aged women living in 2008, with children and a husband seemingly living the perfect life.

Then she starts reading the story of Shams and Rumi, and while reading sees shifts in her own life and discovers herself. Throughout the book the readers are told the 40 rules covering aspects of life that readers of all ethnicities and backgrounds will find helpful and applicable.

The book carries so much weight that after reading a particular chapter I had to put it down and absorb what I had just read, taking longer than I would have with any other book.

The book is full of lessons while telling a beautiful story of all kinds of love. The popularity of the book makes it easier to find in bookstores. Jarir Bookstore almost always has a copy of the novel. The audiobook on audible.com is also beautifully read out — perfect for those wanting to delve into the story but don’t have enough time to read.


What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

Updated 05 December 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

What We Are Reading Today: Mindful Thoughts at Home

Author: Kate peers

Mindful thoughts at home is a lovingly gathered collection of reflections appreciating the often unnoticed details of what makes a house a home.“this book has come out at the right time, and is the perfect accompaniment to lockdown,” a critic commented in goodreads.com. The book contains 25 thoughts that “let you use mind-fulness to improve your living space, from decorating and cleaning to how to harness the light during the day and sleep more comfortably at night,” said the review. “by reading this book and embracing he mindfulness within it, you will be able to create a delightful and comfortable environment that will enrich your life and soul,” it added.“focusing on various  aspects of not only the home but the mind, this is a great book for anyone who wants to create a calming space for themselves within their home,” said the review. the book  “focuses on  creating a calming and peaceful home. it is filled with  reflections, meditations, and queries for you to use in order to create a mindful home,” the review added.