Land of lovely words
Where interesting characters dwell,
Various emotions swirl
Touching your heart
And you find yourself flowing in that wave!!
Once, one of my uncles said "Give her an advertisement page and she'll read that too." I did that. I still do that. I read each and every word written on the phial of a medicine! I still love reading comics!
You can't find books everywhere you go but I kept seeking them and somehow found them at the place where I least expected them. People wondered how could I read a book in the light of a lantern, staying aloof.
There are many books that kept me awake till 2-3 am. People say I have a certain glint in my eyes while in a book store!
But there is a thing in me that keeps me wondering that "Am I really a voracious reader?"
The reason is very simple. I can't read ANY book. It's true that I can't do without books but they have to be of my choice
I have known some people who can read anything, any genre. Are they actually avid readers? Not me?
Recently, we had a discussion on Twitter and we reached at a conclusion that "Life is too short to waste on books that you find boring!" And I'm a strict believer of this.
In Hindi, I didn't like reading novels by Premchand (I like his short stories though) My brother said "Don't tell this to anyone else!" I haven't read Godan Yet though I have tried several times.
I have at least 15 unfinished books. Even some very big names don't interest me. Like I don't like reading Danielle Steel. You may hate me for this, but I don't like reading classic novels. I gave up on Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (I somehow feeling ashamed to admit this)!! I prefer reading contemporary fiction.
Yesterday I finished reading Dear Life by Alice Munro. Although, I'm glad and proud that I got a chance to read her. I so wanted to finish and like each and every story but I found many of them very plain and dark (Please wipe those innumerable exclamation marks off your face!Will write the review soon)
So, eventually, I'm still hung with a question unanswered "Do you think I'm an avid reader (That I love to call myself proudly) (Please don't say NO!! No, please be honest!:))
Reading "The Almond Tree" currently (I have got this book for review) and my God! what a heart-wrenching start!!
Talking about books, I would like to share that Uff Ye Emotions (An Anthology in which I'm one of the contributors) is going to release soon. I invite you to share your thoughts HERE on a very special and unconventional relationship (Other than romantic and close blood relation) that you nurture and cherish in your life. I would love to know your thoughts!
Sharing with Write Tribe Festival of Words Day 3