- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (14 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143443194
- ISBN-13: 978-0143443193
- Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 153 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the World Paperback – 14 Sep 2018
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About the Author
Shivya Nath grew up in Dehradun, at the base of the Himalayas in India. At the age of twenty-three, she quit her corporate job at the Singapore Tourism Board to travel the world. A couple of years later, she gave up her home, sold most of her belongings and started living nomadically. She has travelled to over fifty countries, and is the author of one of India's leading travel blogs, The Shooting Star. She appeared on the cover of the National Geographic Traveller India magazine in 2017, and her intrepid journey has been featured on BBC Travel, NDTV, TEDx and several national and international publications. This is her first book.
Connect with her on:
Her blog: the-shooting-star.com
Facebook: The Shooting Star
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This book is not only about travel stories but depicts a journey of the author and her way of keeping the spirit alive in the walk of life. The books give you interesting stories, vivid description and engaging encounters, beautiful landscapes which encourages you to go on an adventure to make your life happy and satisfied.
Reading the first three chapters of the book, I can say that this is the book better than many contemporary authors who sell their book writing cheap stories, which amount to "not good literature" but help to earn money like C****n.
I recommend this book to any reading lover. Go for this! Happy reading. And yes, the book has not only texts but also beautiful images. Enjoy!
Big thanks to Amazon for timed delivery and giving a discounted price during the pre-order of the book! Happy reading! Cheers!
For a travel enthusiast like myself, there were a lot of things to be learned from this book. The first one being, one can not only travel to places but can actually make deep connections with the indigenous people of that land, so that essentially become a part of your extended global family.
I too had been to places and met people, but did not connect with them to a level at which this author has connected.
The writing style of this book is simple and one can finish this book in a couple of hours.
If you're looking a for a mind refreshing book to read on a Sunday afternoon, pick this book and you won't be disappointed.
However, I would like to comment upon the quality and grade of the paper used in the publishing of this book. The quality could have been better.
She narrates her journey from Spiti to Ethiopia, from Ladakh to Amazon rain forests and from Gujarat to Gautemala. The best thing is that Shivya not only narrated the journey but also talked about the social set up and the deep feelings of the locals. She commented well on the plight of "BEING GIRL" in an Indian family and also how this lead her in to a Rebel. Some how we all can relate ourselves with her.
In our lives,many a times we wish to run away or to have a second chance but then we lack courage but Shivya chose the life of a Lone Traveller and accepted the hardships attached to it.
I loved the chapters "HINDUSTAN" ,"CHOCOLATE" ,"STARS".Her experience with small nuns in Ladakh touched my heart. Overall even 5 stars are not enough for the book.
I wish to read more Books from Shivya.
Each chapter has it's own beautiful stories about the places most of which are unheard of by the well travelled as well..
Each chapter will poetically connect you with the local information, traditions and will also stir up the EQ ..... The author leaves something behind Everytime and takes an awakening on her solo trips...
Each place is no less than a paradise...... Can't say which chapter or travel is my favorite takeaway.... Each left me spellbound....
More power to you shivya!