Finest Post Nominations - July 2021

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  1. nuss

    nuss Platinum IL'ite

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    Thank you @Laks09. I agree many of these books are for all ages. I think I am going to read the Phantom Tollbooth again.
    I read American as a Paneer pie. You know I was a bit judgmental as I was reading but then I reminded this is written from the perspective of an 11 year old child trying to balance her Indian and American identity in a small town USA.

    Hobbit is a great book (well, aren’t all books ). We joke that it’s must read if we are going to New Zealand next (it’s in cards in near future).
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Viswa, thank you for nominating the inspiring post by @Gauri03. Anyone reading the post will go away not only inspired but also encouraged and hopeful that they too can do what they set their mind to because, quoting from the post itself:
    "You don’t start by looking at the summit and sweating about making it there. You keep your head down, find the first foothold and put one foot in front of the other. Repeat enough times and eventually you get there. "
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for nominating this post, Laks. As I read the title of each book there, it was a beautiful walk down memory lane. The public library, hauling bags full of books to the car, the school library with its wise old librarian, the book fairs, and the long Saturday afternoons at Barnes & Noble book store.

    The list of books and the review of each book by @nuss will surely bring back memories for many and also help those looking for books to borrow or buy.
     
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    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    It's the fifteenth of July already! Thank you all for the words of encouragement and the wonderful nominations so far.

    As I read the nominated posts, I am struck yet again by how many posts we would miss if they were not nominated for FP! Please keep the nominations pouring in.
     
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    @Rihana

    I am here to nominate @beautifullife30's Exhausted And Tired. I have read so many posts explaining what was going on in their personal lives seeking help but I have never seen one written with such a clarity. Generally, it takes 3-4 posts to get all information but here she has explained everything in detail in one shot. Knowing the issue and what one wants is the first step in solving it.
     
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    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    @Rihana

    I am here to nominate @sureshmiyer's story The Goods Train - A Short Story. This story brought a lot of childhood memories of what I did with my friends including how we ran away from a giant equipment that was throwing dirt when we claimed the mountain of dirt removed from the ground to excavate lignite in Neyveli. Luckily no one was hurt but some of my friends tripped on their way and got a few scratches in their bodies. It also brought great memories of biking through Cashew forest to reach the nearby villages. That is the first time I saw Cashew fruit with its seed at the bottom of the fruit instead of inside the fruit.
     
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    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    @Rihana

    I am here to nominate @Srama's response in Mind over matter: the Medititation Club Mind Over Matter: The Meditation Club. She has comprehensively explained Ashtanga Yoga's eight limbs and her wisdom of how things work when attempted.

    Her responses are as impactful as her own snippets.
     
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  9. Srama

    Srama Finest Post Winner

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    Dear V sir,

    Thank you for the nomination. I have to confess - I was certainly surprised, but thank you. I only shared what I understand and like you know, I am not a meditator but yoga fasicnates me and moves me while Patanjali has me captured in rapt attention. I am simply fortunate enough to be assoicated with just one or two people who are immersed in Ashantaga way of living and I learn from them and get to understand better.
     
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