Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian Review

Mind Platter is a compilation of short paragraphs and quotes on a variety of topics. It’s a self-help, inspirational type of book that, much like others in this genre, relates differently to different types of people. You could find a range of topics that Zebian discusses, from happiness to sadness, love to loneliness and friendships to choices. You are bound to find a couple pieces to mark down and I’ve read many reviews of people claiming they changed their lives and were exactly what they needed.

However, It wasn’t my cup of tea.

I don’t see how Mind Platter is classified as poetry when it isn’t even prose, it’s simply “observations” written in a simplistic and cut-to-the-chase style.
The book seems to try too hard to push clichés on life, the type you’d find on 101 Things To Teach Your Teenage Kid.
From content to grammar, the “quotes” didn’t manage to inspire much of anything for me, there wasn’t even an attempt to develop or elaborate on the ideas to convince readers. Mostly because almost none of the ideas are revolutionary or original, nothing that brings on a new perspective or fresh angles.

“At the end of the day, no one will walk your journey for you
You have to do that.
At the end of the day, no one will dream for you
You have to do that.”

Avoid the book if you want to be challenged and if you want life-related quotes, I’d still suggested the wide and free internet.

Enjoy and always bring a book home x

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