'Some books appear at the perfect time'

Some books appear at the perfect time

Talking books with Isabel Tapp, Founder & CEO of AllDetails Middle East

Published: Fri 4 May 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 4 May 2018, 2:00 AM

Which book(s) are you reading at the moment?
I am currently reading two books (as I so often do); the first one is a book given to me by a friend; it is called Myth, Magic and Mystery in Bali by Jean Couteau. The second is Richard Branson's latest autobiography, Finding My Virginity, which, as with all Branson books, is totally inspiring as well as amusing.
Which books would you say have changed your life?
Many books have had a great impact on my life, and what is interesting is that a particular book always appears at the perfect time when you need it most; some of the most memorable ones have been The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra and A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson.
What sort of non-fiction do you prefer to read?
I love reading biographies and autobiographies. It is quite interesting to actually read about real people and their lives, especially those who have had a great impact on others' lives as well. I also enjoy psychology, spiritual, self-development and motivational books.
Which are the books that you revisit from time to time?
I often find that you revisit books that have had an impact on your life in the past. When you read them for a second time, you actually end up learning new lessons and gaining new insights that impact where you find yourself at that particular stage of your life.
A memorable literary character, according to you?
It has to be James Bond from Ian Fleming's series!
- Staff reporter

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