Saganism, Wodehouse, Quiet: Bibliotherapy Zine #14

“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” ~ Carl Sagan

Hello Reader...

After a prolonged absence due to unavoidable reasons, this attempt at nudging you to READ MORE is back in a revamped format.

During these terrible times, we need magic more than ever before. So going forward, each issue of the zine will contain 3-4 book recommendations for you, across genres.

For each goodread, depending on your curiosity level, you can...

[#1] SWIPE SIDEWAYS on the embedded instagram carousel showcasing its best quotes and more.

[#2] CHECK OUT the related linked articles and other relevant goodies curated from the vastness of the internet.

[#3] ADD A COPY TO YOUR OWN LIBRARY via the links provided at the bottom of the zine.

Hope the act of reading helps you in staying somewhat sane as well. Best wishes! ~ Nitin


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[I] CARL SAGAN:- ON READING & THE MAGIC OF BOOKS (FROM COSMOS)

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A dose of Saganism from Day One of Project Bibliotherapy...

Swipe sideways for one of my favourite quotes about books illustrated by one of my favourite cartoonists, Gavin Aung Than...


[II] CARL SAGAN:- 'THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD: SCIENCE AS A CANDLE IN THE DARK' (1995)

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I picked up this Sagan gem last month thanks to Anirban Mahapatra's recommendation during his eye-opening conversation with Amit Varma below [MUST-LISTEN]...

The need for science as a candle in the dark has never been higher. The following Pandemic State of Affairs Mid-May 2021 Reading List shows us why...

[1] - 'Coronavirus Pandemic India: Telling lies about vaccines' ~ Vir Sanghvi, Hindustan Times
[2] - 'Can India mind the gap between science and superstition?' ~ Sandip Roy, Livemint
[3] - 'We are paying the price for being anti-science' ~ Vijayendra Mohanty, ScrollStack

Hence, we got no option but to equip ourselves with Carl Sagan's essential Toolkit for Baloney Detection. [MUST-READ] - courtesy Maria Popova...

Also, a [MUST-WATCH] from 27 years ago...

1 hour 36 minutes - ABSOLUTELY WORTH YOUR TIME

As Joey Triviani points out in the comments, 'Carl Sagan was so great that they had to introduce the guy who was going to introduce him!'


[III] P.G. WODEHOUSE:- 'THE ULTIMATE WODEHOUSE COLLECTION ON KINDLE'

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A treat for one and all - Get a Kindle ebook containing all of the below gems, for less than a dollar! Link at the end of the zine...

For over fifty hand-picked Wodehouse quotes from the Project Bibliotherapy archives, check out the INSTAGRAM GUIDE - THE WODEHOUSE COLLECTION.


[IV] SUSAN CAIN:- 'QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING' (2012)

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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” ~ Epictetus

I, Susan Cain and billions of others agree! Explore more of her excellent work below...


ADD TO LIBRARY

[I] CARL SAGAN:- COsmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation (1983)
[II] CARL SAGAN:- 'THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD: SCIENCE AS A CANDLE IN THE DARK' (1995)
[III] P.G. WODEHOUSE:- 'THE ULTIMATE WODEHOUSE COLLECTION ON KINDLE' (INR 55/- | $0.76 US)
[IV] SUSAN CAIN:- 'QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING' (2012)

That's all for this edition of the zine. Hope it provides to be useful. Stay safe, stay sane! ~ Nitin


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