Books have always been there for me! Since time immemorial, you could say, as the ‘immemorial’, for me, begins with my first memory! 😛 They were the ones that got me through the boring afternoons, the grief of losing a loved one, the pain of separation from a friend, well you get the picture. It’s so easy to lose oneself in the plot, to delight in a character when you find traits that you find in yourself(The feeling is very similar to the one we experience when we hear our favorite song being played on the radio!!) 🙂 🙂
As it often happens, we lose touch with a loved one. Not because we want to, but just because we get too entangled in the complex web of daily life! Inexcusable, I know! And so it happened that I had more or less stopped reading books, but then I came across this very interesting site which awoke in me a feeling of uneasiness. The uneasiness which you feel when you stray away from your beloved. It was a site which talks n talks n talks about books! Nothing but books! I have found my haven there, and then resolved to buckle up and start reading. On this point, I’m happy to announce that I’ve been able to fulfill a new year resolution viz.a.viz reading!! (Thank god for that, I would have crossed out all the resolutions in my huuge list, this saved me 🙂 ) In this site, I found a widget which is called “Reading Challenge” in which you set a goal as to the number of books you would read in an year. I started wondering if we should set goals for something that you do for leisure, but I figured that in the day to day activities we forget to make time for what to love. This has helped me a lot, keeps me motivated. What do you say? Do tell!
The site that I am referring to is http://www.goodreads.com/ Hope it helps you as much as it did me! 🙂
So it came as a surprise to me when I realized that I’ve never ever explored an interesting aspect of books – Reviewing them! And finally I got around to it! 🙂 So here’s my experiment and surprisingly it turned out be one of the best books that I ever came across!
Will be waiting to hear back from you! 🙂