15 March 2005

Books

Books have been my passion. I remember instances when I used to sneak to the kitchen late in the nights to read books (couldn't use the hall or the bedrooms as the light would be seen by my parents :)) At home, I used to always be with books. This habit of mine was a real pain for my mother. It was she who had introduced me to books and I'm sure she really regretted that day!! Chores would be conveniently forgotten, food untouched or left to burn, milk left to boil over and what not!!! If she had to get something done by me, she would have to hide the books first. :) Even then I would be reading the bits and pieces on the paper that was used to cover something bought in the grocery!!! I remember times when I've read bits of stories with no beginning or end. :))

On thinking back, I think books have just been books. I do seem to be capable of living without a book for months. :) The last time I read a book was about 5 months back...Now that's an achievement for me.

PS: I do manage to read the newspaper and magazines regularly...and you need to add blogs to the list now. So, it doesn't really look like an achievement right?

6 comments:

saranyan said...

after I started blogging, I'm seeing a reduction in my own monthly quota of book reading :)

Twin-Gemini said...

Oh, after I started blogging, I am seeing a reduction in a lot fo my other regular activities, including sleep :-)

Like Formula 1? If you do, Narain Karthikeyan is driving in Malaysia this weekend.

Chakra Sampath said...

Blogging becomes addictive... if not blog writing, blog hopping is. I used to be a voracious reader.. wd read hundreds of pages each day.. but i have slowed down now, and definitely one of the reason is blogging, writing & studies. I've at least around 60 books in the 'unread' category. Should clear them up soon.

hari said...

Hi PVS,
Book reading is a very good habit as it carries you to a totally different world away from the hulla bulla, but also helps as a great stress reliever and more so keeps you away from all stressing activities happening around you.

It is a great hobby, so don’t leave it. I am sure you can combine the same with blogging and in fact books can give some very good inputs for blogging.

PVS said...

Saranyan: Yep, blogs do consume a lot of time :))

twin-gemini: :) I have started showing a keen interest in Formula 1 because of Narain

PVS said...

Chakra: All the best for clearing up the back log...

yes Hari, I do feel the void...Have to catch up with my reading. Any suggestions?