I read a lot!
I would call my self a quantitative reader rather than a qualitative one, if that makes any sense. When I read a book, my sole concern is the plot and the factors like expressions, writing styles etc takes a back seat.If I get hooked to a book, it will happen in the first 5 chapter or so. If not the probability is that I would give upon that book.Many books like the Inheritance of Loss, Shantaram, The suitable boy etc are still lying in my cupboard,half read.
But then if I like a book, I get so obsessed by it and I have to finish it asap. This kind of reading style usually does not let me enjoy every aspect of the book.
Yet another thing that I do is re read my favorite books. I am not very sure how many times I have read the books from Harry potter series or To kill the mocking bird or The Help or Faraway tree books etc . I never get tired by these favorites books of mine. And I am a very loyal reader, I keep returning to the authors of my favorite books even when they disappoint me.
I read a lot of chick lits-even the one’s like Shopoholic series which I can not even relate to in my fanciest dreams. I have read all three books of Anuja Chauhan, I love many of the Sophie Kinsella,Cecilia Ahern ,Nicolas Sparks books.I think my love of chick lits dates back to my school days when i used to devour the Sweet Valley Twins series.It goes without saying that I am a Jane Austin patron.
Yeah, Mystery and psycho thrillers are my kind of genre too. Only last month I read 7 Lisa Gardner books in a row :)..yeah I could go a little overboard at times.I remember I had once gone on a reading spree with only Dean Koontz books for a couple of months, all on aliens and brain washing and stuffs like that.I almost found myself turning loony :).
Ayn Rand is yet another of my favorite authors, but I must confess that I had skipped bulk of pages when I read Atlas Shrugged.I am a come to the point kind of person ,:D
Paulo Coehlo’s books also find a permanent place in my book rack, Brida being my favorite.
Just like most of the people, my love of books started before I even learned to read. It managed to keep growing in the aisles of my school library.I had a lot of friends who were good readers from whom i could borrow books. Private libraries,book clubs,public libraries , they all kept the passion alive.
I adore Malyalam Novels, in fact I had an extreme craving for them during the last months of my pregnancy.I used to read one book after the other by Basheer,Pottakadu,MT,Mukundan,O Vijayan…ahhh..those were my reading days and my mother used to get so mad at me :).
I am not a serious reader, I read a book for the sheer pleasure of it, I don’t feel it is an accomplishment or something I have to do.Infact sometimes I have gone without reading even a paragraph for months.It all depends on my mood.
Unlike most of the book lovers, I have swiftly transitioned from paper back to e books. In fact,I love e books better.Lets me afford more books.Even borrowing ebook from a library is more convenient, no unwanted driving to library.
I haven’t tried many Non fiction genres, but I hate self help books and books on relationship advises.
I love to write poems, but i haven’t read any poems after finishing off my school.That is something that I am looking forward to do, I have already taken my baby steps by finishing of The stag’s leap.
Books bring back a lot of memories-right from my first books-famous five,Nancy drew, Enid Blyton fantasy books like Faraway tree,Malory Towers. Sweet valley twins, Sidney Sheldon…I still remember my school library and all those magical moments that I spent in there.
So what is your favorite books.
***The post was written in a rush,I don’t know if it would make any sense**