Back to books

I am happy that I am back to reading like I used to, long ago. When I was single, my weekend nights were spent reading, I used to start a book at 9 and go on till 3 or 4 in the morning. Sunday noon if no plans were made, I would cosy up in my bed with a book. Fortnightly Saturday morning visit to the library was mandatory. Me and brother would get 2 books each, which would last for 2 weeks. If I finished my set earlier than him, I would sneak in his books without him knowing and be smug with the knowledge of who was the mystery killer :mrgreen:

Zack has zero interest in reading. Actually no one in the family reads here. MIL peruses old regional languages, for recipes and home remedies. His cousins are in the same boat, give them a book, they would sleep on it, rather than try to read few pages. Non technical books, that is πŸ™„

Since the family has not had anyone sit quietly reading, they keep thinking as to how can one be so still and calm ( read it as not talking). Everyone in here is a talkative lot and they can’t be quiet for long, unless some engrossing stuff is playing out in the living room. Sunday evenings are quiet a scene. Everyone will be talking loudly, while I will be in my own world tucked with a book in a side. I am amidst them, but not with them. Such times would be rare though, if the kids have slept or they are engaged in playing.

Now why do I say that I am back to reading? Because I am able to devote one or two hours of dedicated reading time since a month or so. Once I am back from work, after cooking I get an hour or so, till Zack is home. Then after winding up for the night, I get another hour until he is done with fiddling with his smartphone or the laptop. I used to be really lazy earlier, to make some time for reading, but thanks to some engrossing books I have got my hands on, those are days of past. I have noted down some thrillers once my current lot is over, looking forward to get into some adventurous action reading too.

Currently I am reading Devotion of Suspect X and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Next up is Inferno.

Hope you had a lovely weekend lovelies. I had too πŸ™‚

51 thoughts on “Back to books

  1. In our case it is ulta. S is an avid reader and so is his mom and his dad. I have never read when I was child..Most of our times were spent on playing outside with kids..I used to think books were loner’s friends until I started reading..When I went to college I found myself out of place.. I seem to know very little about books. Infact it was S who persuaded me to read Jeffery Archer. He would give me books and keep tabs on me. I am glad he did that. Now I feel so happy when I read a book. I discuss it with S and the whole process is fun..I am glad you brought this up..I should definitely write more on this..

    • I used to play too, but when it came to books, I used to finish them in the noons and then run out in the evenings πŸ˜€

      Oh do write in πŸ™‚

    • Oh why would you do that πŸ™„ anyways, I have enjoyed many thrillers knowing who the antagonist is, mostly by guessing it at the start or by someone telling you can go ahead πŸ˜€

  2. Fantastic! U’re back to reading!! A Thousand Splendid Suns is amazing! Try Khaled Houseini’s new one, ‘And the Mountains Echoed’… made me cry!!

  3. Same same story here! S wont read even a line for even a million bucks (and I am not exaggerating) Sometimes I should read out to him, as he is very lazy to read πŸ™„ πŸ™„ I cant say how much my love and respect for books has grown ever since I have been living alone. There cant be a better companion than a good book!
    And another same pinch – In-law family thinks I must be crazy to sit with a book for hours rather than watch Tv with them πŸ˜†

    • Zack once started reading a book, it wasn’t even a fiction, after 5 pages, he said the story started boring him. I checked it and found the author had started telling about his childhood, now what can be boring in reading a bygone era πŸ™„

      On weekends when Zack ditches me for family commitments or friend get-togethers or plain sleeping, its the books which make me happy, I can so understand you πŸ™‚

      MIL thinks somethings happened to me and I am not talking when I quietly read πŸ˜€

  4. Me too…since last ten days I am glued to shiva trilogy n now on the last pages of the last part… And Thousand splendid sun is a beautiful book. The author has amazing writing style. Read the kite runner too if you haven’t from the same author. Also watch the movie with the same name, tht is if you have not already. It’s one of the very rare movie that do total justice with the book.

  5. I could see my old self in your first para πŸ™‚

    I still ‘try’ to read and thankfully Husby reads too so that makes an environment πŸ™‚

    The books that you are reading currently are fab fab fab!!

  6. Haa…same same story. For the past one month I have been locking myself up for at least 2 hours just to read. err I am not locking myself away from the husband or the kids…’s the damn laptop that takes away my precious reading time πŸ˜₯

  7. book πŸ™‚ my head will turn up so fast only if some one speaks about the novels πŸ™‚ Its really good you are back to your books, many don’t understand that joy of reading it πŸ™‚ I will be happy now I can learn few more books name πŸ™‚ which I haven’t heard πŸ™‚ so keep listing and keep reading πŸ˜‰

  8. You sound so much like me in this post. πŸ™‚

    Glad you are able to make some time for reading these days.

    And, do read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini if you haven’t already. You’ll love it.

  9. There is something about books that revives u!!! There is something about doing what you love that it makes u so so so happy that everything else seems immaterial!!!

    And ur family sounds like mine! My MIL feels the books that I read are bad influence and I shud read spiritual ones!! As if!!!

    • Yeah, true that πŸ™‚

      Haha, my MIL will see the book cover and ask what is it about. I will say murder mystery and the look on her face will be priceless πŸ˜›

  10. I think I am the only one in my khandaan who can read and *gasp* has a library of his own. Geet has zero interest in reading and she tsk tsks when I ‘waste’ money on books. She does all this while ordering earrings on Jabong.

  11. Same was the case with hubby and in-laws. But now they have picked up the reading habit!! Hubby tells me that when i went to my parents’ place, all them were spending their time reading my books!!! How is Thousand Splendid Suns?!

    • Wow, that is a good transformation πŸ˜€

      TSS is great, it leaves you with a bittersweet feeling….wanting you to live each moment and being grateful for whatever you are bestowed with πŸ™‚

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