A Great Year

It has been a great year of reading for me. From Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom to The Year of Magical Thinking to The Thousand Autumns of  Jacob De Zoet to Quarantine and many such gems, 2010 was truly a reader’s year and I have loved every book I have read. Most people ask me: How come you end up liking/loving every book you read? I just tell them this: I do not read bad books and it is true, I do not. There is no time to read bad books  and it is a fact. I mean imagine all the mediocrity around you and I definitely do not want my books to be ridden with that.

A lot has happened with me and my books in the past year. Fights with my mother about stocking them and how will one ever create space, to which I promptly reply: Who needs anything else? Only a true book lover will understand this. I do not expect anyone else to. There have been speculations about a Nook or a Kindle taking over the physical book form and I shudder at the thought of this one. How can you smell the pages while reading a book on Kindle? Who can compare to that one feeling of holding a book in your hand and feeling the pages? Technology is so outdated.

Of other things in my literary world, I was busy building my blog and loved everytime I would finish reading a book and posting a review about it. To many more such days ahead of me in the next year…I will be putting up my new reading list. To start with it will be of 20 books and of course will build on from there….Till next year then…

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