A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | Librophila

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“I wanted kicks ― the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world ― and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.” 
– Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal

Anthony Bourdain has been an inspiration for me in so many ways. I’ve always enjoyed watching his programs. He was a gastronomic genius and a traveler. Because of him, I dared myself to go beyond my comfort zone and try new adventures without any reservations. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | Librophila”

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston | Librophilia

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When watching 127 Hours, I was absolutely mesmerized by Ralston’s predicament. (It didn’t hurt that Ralston was portrayed by James Franco and the movie directed by Danny Boyle.) After watching the film, I wanted to get the full story about what Ralston had experienced.

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The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion by Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson | Librophilia

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Saw this in a bookstore, thought it was interesting .and the quirky cover and title of this book attracted me to pick it up. I didn’t read the summary for it usually spoils the fun.

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Unf*ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with Science! by Dr. Faith G. Harper | Librophilia

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I’m quite slow when it comes to reading this year. To kick off ‘Librophilia’ this 2018, here’s Unf*ck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers with Science! by Dr. Faith G. Harper. This is the book I brought with me during my trip to Japan last April.

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