Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Love for Books!!


Land of lovely words
Where interesting characters dwell,
Various emotions swirl
Touching your heart
And you find yourself flowing in that wave!!

Book! Ah! I love them (Just like you!) since my childhood, when we children were not allowed to read novel but I did that secretly!

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


  1. :) So lovely lines for the wonder of words

  2. Life is too short to waste on books you don't like. Earlier, I HAD to finish a book I started but then I realized, if i really didn't like the book, what was the point of making myself miserable and trying to read it? Yes, you are an avid reader even if you only read books you like.

  3. Yeah! Avid reader doesn't mean you will read anything that comes to your way..even I have some choice and may be it's odd, but I find Salman Rushdie boring. So it's okay if you don't like Premchand.

  4. honest confession in your words and article. Thts pretty nice!

  5. This is definitely worth sharing, different take on the subject!

  6. by the way, what is your twitter handle?

  7. Your honesty is contagious. Very delectable post :)

  8. Yeah I agree.. One should let books that don't excite them be. They take ages to finish and in that time you could have read something you really like. You may not have liked the classics because of the language or maybe because they are a little slow. Give it one more shot the stories are amazing.

    1. Maybe you're right! I prefer contemporary fiction. Will try...:)

  9. Pretty honest post :) Very true - if the book doesn't tickle your "literary" taste buds, there's no point is there.

  10. "Life is too short to waste on books that you find boring!"... Very true. I gave up Wuthering Heights by enjoyed reading Jane Austen. Very honest and very true post. :)

  11. I like the honesty with which you write!

  12. Everybody has a choice of books. Even I cannot read any book. Premchand's short stories are interesting.

  13. I am afraid I don't spend much time on books I find boring. The first inkling I get I am off to find one more to my tastes. ♥

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  15. Very valid point - After school, no point in reading a book you don't like.. Not worth your time

  16. Love the honest post on books.

  17. i have unfinished books too! and i don't intend reading them ....ever!!

  18. So true, some of the classics dont really make me want to devour them...They just remain unfinished reads...