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Books & more books !

I am a self-proclaimed book addict & I have no shame in shouting it at top of my voice. Nothing better than reading & getting lost in a different world.I remember watching my dad reading novels till late night & falling asleep. I guess I had caught on this habit very early in life. Now, I have stumbled across this crucial question – Which fiction author’s book/novel you like most? Why ?

Let’s turn back the time wheel & start from the beginning ūüôā

As a kid I used to read Twinkle comics, Champak & Nandan. We used to eagerly wait for the new editions & weekends were reserved for reading them. I gradually grew out of them.

One fine summer evening, I was introduced to the world of ‘Malory Towers’ by Enid Blyton. Next few months were spent searching for all the six books of the series. ¬†I used to dream about going to such school. The elaborate description of the towers & the school campus. They are still alive in memories. It was followed by the craze for ‘Famous Five’ & ‘Secret Seven’ by the same author.

I moved on and entered the magical world of Hogwarts. Which kid did not love the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling. To top that I was reading the HP series even during my board exams. We all kind of grew up with the 11-year-old Harry Potter to the one taking his OWLs. The trio – Harry, Hermione & Ron were the epitome of friendship goals. HP series taught me how to stick around even in harsher conditions.

For romance I walked through the pages of¬† Mills & Boon. Next in line was ‘Shopaholic series’ by¬†Sophie Kinsella. That series mentions shopping in the name itself. I was bound to like them.¬†The ¬†thrill I felt while reading ‘Tell me your Dreams’ ¬†made me fall in love with Sidney Sheldon.Off late, I have developed interest in reading fictional¬†mythologies by Amish Tripathi. The thrillers by¬†Ashwin Sanghi & Jeffrey Archer also keep me hooked on.

As you can tell this list is endless. I cannot point my finger to one author & call him/her my favorite.¬†There is wide ocean of authors to choose from & I for sure do not want to make the tough decision of favoring one. ¬†I know there are loads of people who feel the same. Do comment & let me know what authors you like the most…

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Romancing with books

‚ÄúThat’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.‚ÄĚ
                                                                                                                                             РJhumpa Lahiri

book2This quote best describes my love for reading. I can live my life sitting in a library and read day & night. How many countless nights have I spent reading novels instead of course books. I remember my board exams when I was busy with Harry Potter series or my semester exams spent going through novels online. And, now my parents know about it after so many years. Sorry Mom ūüėÄ

I am sure all bibliophile fall into the same category & consider themselves to be the greatest reader/collector of books. Books are the one friend I know will never fail me. The long train journeys or the waiting for the delayed flights – a book has seen me through all. An interesting book & a cup of coffee, that’s all I need the company I need for travelling.

Recently, I came across a bookstore in the by-lanes of the city & instantly fell in love with this shop. It is kind of a reader’s paradise. All kinds of books ranging from history, fiction, non-fiction, biographies & what not! Books few hundred years old!

book1I got a book even older then my parents. On no previous occasion had I bought such old book. It like being part of history. This book was given as a prize to a school student for excelling in studies in year 1939. Whenever I open the book I can feel the same thrill that student must have felt on getting the book. It gives me the feeling of flipping through history. I know I sound so dramatic here. But, I am just being honest.

My heart cries every time I hear someone telling they don’t read books. Come on, who does not like stories. I can understand few people wont like certain kind of books. I don’t like reading biographies much. But seriously the thought of not liking any book at all sounds absurd to me.

I am sure my love for reading will continue for lifetime & I will definitely pass it onto people around me too…


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