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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss | Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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'I loved this beautiful book. It's tender and compassionate, written with exquisite care and verve, and so so SO funny' MARIAN KEYES Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There's just one he can't crack: the secret of happiness In the moments after the bicycle accident, Professor Chandra doesnt see his life flash before his eyes, but his lifes work. Hes just narrowly missed out on the Nobel Prize (again) and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas. All this work. All this success. All this stress. Its killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor (who is from California), Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss. He doesnt know it yet, but Professor Chandra is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

Fine diversion. Most of the characters are mildly or moderately unlikable.

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BookAlongBlog
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3.5🌟
This was a funny read with a great main character! Though a bit quirky and cantankerous I enjoyed the journey he goes on. A slower paced novel, very character driven, full of family drama.
#professorchandrafollowshisbliss #bookreview #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog

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Kleonard
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss | Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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Somehow I fell in love with Professor Chandrasekha--Chandra to most, Charles to his ex-wife, the NOT winner of the Nobel Prize in economics (thus denying him the privilege of being the fifteenth member at his university to claim this title) and charming, fussy, prickly, often confused nearly 70-year old academic who suddenly finds himself forced into taking a sabbatical after an an accident and health scare. I was sad when the book was over.

DGRachel My local indie recommended this to me. I‘m really looking forward to it! 6mo
Kleonard @DGRachel I adored it (obviously). I hope you enjoy it as well! 6mo
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BookishClaire
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In episode 44 of the Brit Lit Podcast, Rajeev Balasubramanyam talks about his novel PROFESSOR CHANDRA FOLLOWS HIS BLISS, what it was about the academic world that he wanted to explore in it, his meditation practice, why he loves California, and more. https://buff.ly/2Ij0n4K

LeeRHarry I am so behind with your podcast Claire , I need to catch up badly! 😊 (edited) 6mo
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Lauren.Archer
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss | Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this book. This was such a delightful read, about a man on the cusp of seventy after having an accident decides to take a sabbatical and find his bliss. All the hijinks that go along with and the tender moments he has re-evaluating his relationships with his family are just really good. Really enjoyed this one.

TheNerdyProfessor I just finished this one too! It was a very refreshing read. 7mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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If you enjoy "feel good" novels, this one is for you. After a biking accident Professor Chandra begins to engage in some self-examination. He soon discovers that being highly educated doesn't mean you know it all. A timely reminder to enjoy the little things and a nice commentary on family, growth, and what it means to be successful in life. Overall, I enjoyed this one, though usually I shy away from these "happily ever after books" ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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TheNerdyProfessor
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In the car with my husband for the last 3 hours and trying to find my own bliss despite his road rage 😂 Both of us are control freaks and hate when the other person drives ... Anyone else share this dilemma? 🚗🚦⛽

lahousewyfe I was told I saved a marriage of two people like this by teaching one of them how to knit. Eyes on the work meant eyes off the road. Ahhhhhh! ❤ 7mo
Kaye When we go places together I always drive because I like driving. If the Hubster ever makes a comment, I tell him I‘ve been driving for 45 years and have never had a wreck and have always gotten me / him where we need to go, so STIFLE IT. He usually knows better than to pipe up anymore. Men are slow learners, but they catch on after being married 42 years. 7mo
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DGRachel
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Today, I followed my bliss to my favorite place to spend my lunch hour, #parkroadbooks. Picked up my preorder (The Five - hooray for finally giving the victims a voice!!), a #blamebookriot book (If I Loved You Less), a book that‘s been on my radar since last year (Washington Black), and a couple of bookseller recommendations. Oh, and a cute tote bag and cards for #litsylove. I love #PRB and the staff there. ❤️#bookhaul #nofoodlunchhour

TheEllieMo The Five is definitely on my To Read list, the reviews I‘ve read have piqued my interest 8mo
Emilymdxn I really enjoyed Washington black! 8mo
ShyBookOwl I've had Wasington Black on audio for way too long. Need to read it soon! 8mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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This lovely little novel packs a much bigger punch than it's cover, blurb, or title would suggest. It does have the humor and lightheartedness that is implied, but there is some sneaky hidden gems in this one about life, family, self awareness, forgiveness and love. A wonderful book. #netgalley

BookishClaire I think this one is next for me 9mo
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booksbrewsandbooze
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Book: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Author: Rajeev Balasubramanyam

Five million stars! If I could give this book more than five stars on Goodreads, I would! By page 10, I was chuckling at the humor. I found myself frustrated by characters‘ actions, almost like they were my own family members, and cheering when Professor Chandra had a win. REST OF REVIEW IN COMMENTS 📚 #booksbrewsandbooze #professorchandrafollowshisbliss

booksbrewsandbooze I LOVE this book and know it‘s one I‘ll want to reread, which I can‘t say for every book I enjoy. I also know, when I go to reach for a pen to underline a passage that resonates, that I‘m going to want to keep this book in a prominent place on my bookshelf.
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booksbrewsandbooze It‘s lovely to go on this spiritual and familial journey with Professor Chandra and his family members. Life is complicated and families are complicated, but this book gives so much hope that, to quote Gil Scott-Heron, “no matter how far wrong you‘ve gone, you can always turn around.” 9mo
booksbrewsandbooze And the ending? No spoilers, but all I have to say to author Rajeev Balasubramanyam is “thank you, thank you, thank you.” 9mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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#TBRTuesday

Here‘s my starting lineup for books to read this week.

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booksbrewsandbooze
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“I could have been so much more,” was a refrain Chandra had heard for years, but he was never sure if his father was referring to his drinking, his widowhood, his failure to become a professional cricketer, or his position within the service. All he knew was that his father was incomplete, a circle three quarters drawn, and it had made him mean.” #professorchandrafollowshisbliss #booksbrewsandbooze #rajeevbalasubramanyam

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IamIamIam
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What a wonderful surprise to come home to!!! Thank you so much for your package, @AmyG!!! 😍😍😍 I absolutely love those book sprouts 🌱 and this book looks so awesome!!! Many thanks for your 'thank you' gift!!! 🤗😘 #LitsyFriendsAreTheBest

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MaGoose
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1. Betta fish named Ozzie
2. None that are finalized
3. Walking, writing
4. Santa Fe, NM; St. Augustine, FL; Asheville, NC
5. When did you get your first library card?

#friyayintro @howjessreads

AsYouWish I think my first library card was when I was in 4th grade and had to do a rock collection project. I had to check out a lot of books about rocks. 9mo
Simona I was 7 yo. 9mo
MaGoose @AsYouWish I think I got my first library card when I was in third grade. By the time I entered the fifth grade, I had already read the entire fifth grade reading list. The children's librarian took me to the adult section and introduced me to a librarian there. This is still a vivid memory for whatever reason. 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft In elementary school. And St Augustine and Asheville are both awesome! 9mo
Areader2 8-10, I could walk to the library ,so as soon as I could go by myself 9mo
Bookishthoughts Santa fe is beautiful 💗 the whole Pecos Mountains are! 9mo
Bookishthoughts Santa Fe is beautiful 💗 the whole Pecos Mountains are! 9mo
jb72 I‘ve been to St Augustine and Asheville. I love both places. I was probably about 12 or so. I would walk down to get books and records. 9mo
Crazeedi 5. When I was 7 or 8, the bookmobile would come to our small town . I got my books from school when it was in session 9mo
CouronneDhiver Ozzie 👍🏽 Do we have a FishOfLitsy hashtag going yet? Lol 9mo
MaGoose @CouronneDhiver 😀 I may just start one! 9mo
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AmyLarge
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss | Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Mehso-so

Missing out on the Nobel prize pushes the revered Professor Chandra to reassess his life. Divorced, a son who seeks to outshine him, an estranged daughter and a youngest child who just wants Meaning. Whilst I did not love the characters, I appreciated their complexities and efforts to live more harmonious lives. Look beyond the spiritual jargon and economic hyperbole that gets thrown around like ammunition and find a quiet sense of contemplation.

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Thndrstd
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Hooray for #bookmail!

Now to find the time to read them ...

SkeletonKey Aaah, is this out? Hope the library gets it soon. 13mo
SkeletonKey Oh darn, just saw the ARC mark, haha. 13mo
Thndrstd @SkeletonKey 😂👍 13mo
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