Bibliotherapy Zine #10: Ten Recommendations from The-Year-That-Must-Not-Be-Named

Greetings, Reader!

This tenth issue of the zine contains stuff I wholeheartedly recommended the most to folks during the course of the most random year of our lives (till date). Enjoy!! ~ Nitin


#1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ~ Douglas Adams

I shall be urging everyone to pick up this magnificent Trilogy of Five until the End of the Universe (or the arrival of the Vogons, whichever happens later).

The first three chapters of the first book about the greatest book in the galaxy are mandatory reading for all life-forms, especially primitive ape-descendants!

Add to Library - The ultimate hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (five novels in one outrageous volume) ~ Douglas Adams

Further Reading - A compilation of the best the internet has to offer regarding the source of 42...

Unlock it now for ₹42 (India) || $1 (Rest of the Galaxy) || (Free preview at the bottom over here)


#2. Neil Gaiman's Reading Agency Lecture 2013

This article sent me tumbling down the rabbit hole into Gaiman's eclectic literary wonderland - straight into the pages of the perfect End-of-2020 read.


#3. Stephen Fry on Audible

The golden voice behind the audiobook narrations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, and now...

...Stephen Fry nudged me to finally embrace the magic of 'listening' to books last year.


#4. Bukowski's Live Poetry Readings

DON'T TRY!” ~ Charles Bukowski

While researching for The Bibliophile's Guide to Bukowski, I stumbled upon these precious recordings...


#5. @himeshdoingthings on Instagram

Mind-blowing, addictive stuff. Check it out at your own risk for chuckles aplenty!!


#6. Chuck's Primer on Organic Reach

After ten long years, I entered a classroom (albeit, on Zoom) to acquaint myself with the basics of Digital Marketing over ten weekends. Deepak 'Chuck' Gopalakrishnan's No-Faff Sessions are highly recommended.

For registration links, along with a bunch of cool stuff including podcasts, Guided Rock Listening sessions, newsletters and more, head over to his linktree...


#7. Warikoo Wanderings

The distinction of the most-opened newsletter in my email inbox in 2020 goes to Ankur Warikoo's Wanderings every Friday.

Subscribe here for relatable, refreshing content across a wide variety of subjects...


#8. Carl Sagan's 1994 'Lost' Lecture at Cornell

For 96 minutes with one of the most outstanding minds to ever walk on Earth, treat your grey matter to a mind-expanding dose of Saganism...


#9. AK vs AK

My movie of the year! Watch it now to find out why!

Already treated yourself? Feast on this roast next...

Prefer checking out reviews before investing your time? Read Anisha Saigal's witty take on ScrollStack...


#10. ScrollStack

If you haven't created an account yet, what are you waiting for? :)

Bonus Reading List for creators, courtesy Samir Patil...


That's all for this week, folks. Experimenting with formats this January. Feedback welcome, as always :)

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Once upon a time, over the course of one billion seconds (or 31.7ish years), I followed the path glorified by society for any Indian kid getting good grades in school. Armed with a degree in Engineering and an MBA, I led a comfortable existence, earning decent paychecks in exchange for selling stuff; biscuits at first, followed by advertisements - for seven years. But being a bibliophile, someone who prefers books to people, a career in Sales wasn’t exactly my calling. So the moment I gathered enough confidence to do so, I quit! Three years have passed since then. Three years of living on my own terms, one day at a time, mostly without a plan, either 'On The Road' or 'At Home'. Three years, and counting…