Learning from Ellen

Hello! So for this month’s Book Blogging Thingie I read Ellen DeGeneres’ Seriously…I’m Kidding. (Which was supposed to be titled Harry Potter and the Lord of the Twilight Trilogy ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t you love it already?)ย Thank you so much Mia for recommending it! It is a great book.

Okay so technically I didn’t read the book, I listened to it. My very first audiobook and I’m glad it was this one, especially since Ellen herself was reading it. She is one funny person. Well, like my title says I learnt a lot from the book, from Ellen actually.

Here are a few things I learnt:

1. Inner beauty is more important than outer beauty.

2. You should live every day like its your first and last.

3. You can have a friend named Frond.

4. You should never be judgemental.

5. You should learn a foreign language, like Australian or British.

6. When making a bucket list the first thing on your list should be-Buy more buckets ๐Ÿ™‚

7. You can become a billionaire by earning a lot of money and spending none of it.

8. If you want to make a lot of money write a book about a teenage wizard vampire hobbit and make the books into movies.

9. You can NEVER eat almonds at a blackjack table.

10. You CANNOT have a book without a title.

I have listed only ten things here, but seriously, there is so much to learn from this book, I am not kidding. Hearing it in Ellen’s voice is even better because it feels like she is saying all of this to you specially. And she gives some great advice, Ellen does.

Of course because its an audiobook I couldn’t see all those colouring pages but I could hear the ocean when Ellen and I were meditating and I could hear the silence when she took a break so she could eat an apple. Listening to an audiobook is so great. Obviously it depends on what kind of a book it is. My recommendation to you would be to LISTEN to this book, it is a great experience. Even if you don’t listen to it, do read it, in whatever form. It is a book which will make you happy and it will make you laugh. And those are the best kind, right?

And remember

“You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.”

Until the next post. Don’t worry and be happy.

The game we love

Cricket fever is back! Well, if you live in India I guess you could say it never really goes away but anyway. The last few months haven’t been great for the Indian cricket team and definitely not for the Indian cricket fan. Very very honestly, I don’t want to hope too much.
But its the ICC Cricket World Cup! If you’re a true cricket follower you can’t really help being excited, and so I am too. Super excited, in fact!!
Its going to be a month of some great matches, there are bound to be some shocks and revelations too. But its all part of the game and I can’t wait for it to start ๐Ÿ™‚
The last World Cup gave us Indians some really fond memories (hopefully, this one will too).
You see, even if I say I’m not hoping too much, I am eternally optimistic (as all Indian cricket fans tend to be eventually). So here’s wishing the Indian team best of luck! Fingers crossed for some great games ๐Ÿ™‚
Until the next post.

Seriously…I’m kidding (Not really)

January’s already gone and February’s here! That means a new book ๐Ÿ™‚ Last month I read Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle. This month I am going along with Mia‘s recommendation for the month which is Ellen DeGeneres’ Seriously…I’m kidding.download
And, let me tell you, I am super excited about it.
Not only because it is Ellen’s book, who I find really funny (though I’ve only seen a few episodes of her show), but also because I am trying out something new here. I couldn’t download a pdf of either of the recommendations for this month (Sam‘s recommendation is Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers). So I was wondering about what to do and I found an audiobook of Ellen’s book!
I have never read (listened to, actually) an audiobook and I think its going to be a great experience. Especially because Ellen is the one reading it ๐Ÿ™‚
So that’s my plan for February. This month is going to be really hectic but I can’t wait to start listening to the book.
Until the next post…