“Just because you have become a mother, does not mean that you stop living your life completely.” – Vidhu Bhatnagar
This week’s read is How I Survive Vizmom: A Guide to Everdayday Living by Vidhu Bhatnagar.
Here is what I thought…
This book handles the complex subject of a working mother’s various resources and techniques of handling her stress of working as a busy doctor, along with the responsibility of giving good upbringing to her children, sometimes with support and sometimes without, and striving to be a better person and a better parent all the time. The working mother is an anesthesiologist who deals with peri-operative management of operations and also works in critical care and this nature of her work makes her a devout believer of goodness, life and happiness (she witnesses so many people struggling for them). It is also a book about her own journey towards self discovery and she wishes to share all her knowledge so as to help everyone understand the meaning of Positivism and Power of Prayers. This book initially commenced as a blog; the continual support of her audience prompted her to initiate it into the world as her creation.
The title is to the point and very general in nature. I would have preferred a more descriptive and catchy title. In my opinion, a bit of wordplay would definitely have made the title catchier.
Title Rating – 2 / 5
The cover is very mesmerizing to look at. It has a philosophical and soothing feeling to it, which suits the genre of the book perfectly. The colours are mellow and soothing. Definitely makes any reader want to pick the book up. I loved the cover.
Cover Rating – 4.5 / 5
“Some choices are conscious efforts while others are divine interventions.” – Vidhu Bhatnagar
As I started reading the book, I realized that the author had put a lot of thought into her own life experiences. It is well thought out and definitely has a lot of effort put into it. The anecdotes and stories from which the lessons are drawn are very inspiring.
“To visualize the picture in entirety we need to dive into the sea of self discovery.” – Vidhu Bhatnagar
The language is simple to understand. It is written with a first person narrative which makes it easy for the readers to connect, especially when it is a book about self-help. However, I wish that the sentences were a bit less complicated and were broken down to maintain the flow.
“The inner courage gives us the strength to stay true to ourselves…” – Vidhu Bhatnagar
Overall, it is a good read that has quite a bit to offer to every reader. The well defined and distributed chapters make this book easy and engaging.
Plot Rating – 4 / 5
- The Beginning
- The One Liners
- More General Situations
- Less Complex Sentences
- A Clearly Defined Ending
Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5
Verdict: A Lot to Learn from the Book!
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