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Another avocation

Well, I’ve had a reading habit ever since I could start to read. I also wrote a couple of books a few years ago. I still have copies of those…I was writing my third book, but lost interest halfway. It was going to be the best of mine, but I lost interest in it. This was two years ago. So for the past two years, I’ve been away from both, reading and writing out of interest. But now, I’ve been hearing a lot about blogs where we don’t write long thick books and where we might actually get lost in the theme of the stories ourselves. Which is why I decided to start up my own. Obvious isn’t it? A guy who would make a personal blog definitely would also have a taste for reading. Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m just not ready to write another book ’cause I really don’t have that kind of time. But I still do read books, novels particularly…

Taste for works

As a kid, I liked to listen to my grandpa’s stories a lot. Later my mom used to read me short stories. The old stories like the ‘Tortoise and the Rabbit’ (or is it a hare?). Later when I was a bit older, I used to read story books, not quite understanding it by reading, but mostly dependent on the pictures around the words. As I grew older, I found books categorized as comedy, adventure and mystery as most fascinating. It led me to read an endless number of books written by Enid Blyton, the Nancy Drew and Hardy boys series, and also a lot of Geronimo Stilton books. Moving on, I started finding romantic stories interesting as well. The first love story I read was one of Chetan Bhagat’s. Now that I’ve read many books after his, I wouldn’t say it was the best, but interesting.

Recently I read one of Sidney Sheldon’s, I’d personally consider it the best. What makes it beautiful is that all elements such as joy, laughter, love and mystery are brought together in the same story.

Another type of books that I do read occasionally are about life and success. Books like ‘Hearts on Fire’. The problem with this category is that, different people have different opinions of life. Some say “Work hard to achieve your goals” , “Do whatever you have to do to get what you want” and others say, “Take life lightly, because if you die today, the world goes on tomorrow as though nothing happened”. All I can do for this is to just keep searching for the right answer. My best answer is that there is no right answer. Things are the way they are.

If you’re interested in the short stories that I wrote when I was younger, let me know through the contacting page, I’d love to let you have a copy.