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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Not sure how long I will dwell over this book. Its an intriguing perspective. The religion of love being the main theme of the book, it takes place in two different timelines. The book was narrated very much to my enjoyment. I absolutely adore this book and want to read it again. This made my list of books to reread.

Love has been something I kind of took for granted, something I have had but not given much thought to. I've avoided reading too much romance novels in the past, but this book opens my heart to the beauty of love. The way love is expressed in the book makes my heart warm. I might end up reading more of Rumi now. 

**Too many favourite quotes

Most of the problems of the world stem from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.

 ‘Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life and a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.’ 

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