Saturday, May 02, 2015

To Start With...

I started reading back! And strangely I am realizing now as to how much I missed it!
Few books finished , not with the same speed, not with the same voracity or avidness. Yet I am just feeling so wonderful!  

Well, but that's not the whole point. I looked at the pattern. 

I picked up 'The Broker' by John Grisham. Being repeat reader of 'The Firm' and 'The Client', this one turned out to be a pretty lukewarm experience. On each page, I waited for the twist, the wowness experienced in earlier books. But none came. Kind of anti-climax.  

Then, got '80 Days of Yellow'. Kind of dragged through it. Almost gave up midway. But wanted to see what's the end. And when I reached the end realised that it has a sequel. Grrrr. Couldn't dare myself to pick up the sequel. This author duo has another famous novel n recently released movie called '50 shades of Grey'. This I realised much later. Guess reading reviews helps sometimes. Anyway..

Then read reviews, searched, chose and picked 'The Book Thief'. I read it extremely slowly. Not wanting it to finish, devouring every bit. All the time spent on it was more than worth it. Beautiful style of narration. I will remember it for a long long time. And yet I got a strange feeling with it that I do not have any more patience left for repeat reads. I will not pick it again. 

A couple of weeks before, in a yet another 'surprise me!' mode picked  up a book called 'The Wild Girl'.  It went untouched for a week. Just didn't feel like picking it up. N then one day in bored mode, started with it. So far seems to be extremely interesting. 

When I used to read before, it was a similar pattern. However, I did manage to leave a couple of them unfinished out of boredom. (Recalling one of them to be 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari' zzzzz....)

Now, the notorious habit of putting philosophy in every teeny-tiny thing in life is gonna die hard.
So here it comes.. ;)

Tried to read the pattern-
Some were loved! Didn't want them to finish. For some you may want repeat experience and get it too. For Some you may just want to savour on that first taste. 
Some had high expectations but failed flat, some were not extremely interesting and yet not extremely dull, not too happy for them not too sad. 
Then there are few which left unfinished. Some were not of my taste yet I walked through it, cause I wanted to see where it went. 
There were some which I thought were wrong choice and turning out to be quite interesting. Unexpected delights!

Point is to start. Whatever is on the mind start and see where it takes you. Everything teaches something. 
If you decide to turn your back on the whole thing you are just going to realise much later that you have been missing out on so much!

Am not really talking about books any more. But you know that already right?


  1. Really nice.. This was the best I've read in a long time:)

  2. Really nice.. This was the best I've read in a long time:)

  3. Really Nice :)


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