The Diary of Anne Frank

By Anne Frank

This is the diary of a Jew girl, Anne Frank, who died during the Second World War. This is one of the most famous books on war. It was in a Radio broadcast that Anne heard diaries of World War II victims will be published and she seriously started writing this diary.

Anne belonged to a Jew family of Germany. Her father Otto Frank, was a businessman. During world war her family moved from Germany to Holland. Again when Germany invaded Holland in 1940, Otto Frank foresaw the risk to Jews and so found a place to hide with his family. It was at the top and back of a building that served as a warehouse. His wife and two daughters Anne and Margot, best friend Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan and their 15 year old son Peter. They also invited a dentist Albert Dussel. The diary mentions the daily issues when people come to stay togather, the effect the fear of getting caught has on them and the trauma of giving up everything to save one’s life. Also her feelings towards Peter displays the feelings an adolescant faces. The book ends on a sad note when they are found.

It is true Anne didn’t survive to see the ultimate success of the book but she will always live through her work. In fact her school is known after her and there is an Anne Frank Foundation which works towards future by helping to promote better understanding among young people from every part of the world. Anne had made a wish “I want to go on living even after my death”. Her wish has definitely come true. The takeaway was never to give up on your dreams no matter how big they are. The writing style is simple yet effective. It is an amazing book to gift. This can be read anywhere from a long journey to daily travelling for work.


Seven #habits of highly effective people

By Stephen R.#covey

This book has been among the top 10 non-fiction #bestsellers and so I decided to read it. As the name suggests the book describes 7 habits that one must inculcate to succeed. They are:
1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win/win
5. Seek first to understand than to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the saw

As seen above the habits are same which one has from his/her childhood but the explanation and representation definitely makes a difference. Each habit has been taken up in detail and explained with examples. The author has also mentioned charts and tables that one can use to keep track of his/her progress. The habits range from behaviour to focus to discipline. If one has high ambitions than this is the book to follow. Somewhere while explaining the habits the author goes into extensive detail which makes the book rather lengthy. Nevertheless it is a good book for those planning #management studies.

All the youngsters planning for open tests or even #sportspersons, particularly those who are not able to get the right perfection, should definitely go for it. The book has been so popular that these days even #seminars are conducted over these habits which are extremely beneficial. The outcome of inculcating these habits is not visible immidiately but over the time they make a person positive and capable of facing any challenge. This is definitely not a book to be read at once but it should be read and practiced. Hence I would suggest to take up one habit at a time, incorporate it in your day-to-day activities and then proceed to the next. Therefore one must not read this after a hard day’s work but at the start of the day. It does not matter even if you read one or two pages a day as long as you understand the importannce of the words. Once you have your goal decided, then take up this book, align each habit to your goal and proceed. It is definitely a gift for #students who have just cleared their 10th grade and are preparing for their open tests. It is also not to be read while travelling to work as one needs to put indepth thinking at each page. Hence if you have a difficult goal then this is the right book for you.