“The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of the silence. It was my own silence.”, says Sylvia Plath in the first book I am ever reading in my life. I am 13 and can relate to her in a way no 13-year-old should be able to. I sip my chai and smirk. You beautifully, beautifully tragic woman I think to myself. And just like that, it is on a Wednesday in the summer that I become a reader.Continue reading “7 Life Virtues Reading Taught Me.”
Every now and then, you pick up a book that is outside your reading comfort zone. For me, it was A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl. I’ll admit that I am not particularly a fan of contemporary Indian writers because somehow they can’t seem to think of anything outside the circle of love. But amidst my pre-established bias and impulsive decisions, I decided to give this book a shot.Continue reading ““If you can’t be illogically good, uncomfortably good, if you can’t be loyal when no one is looking…what’s the point?” | My Thoughts on A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl”
Continued from Part 1.
So, after I finished reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alborn, I was out of my reading slump. And that was the time when I was going to pick up the book I had long been wanting to read from an author I have loved.Continue reading “A Slow Reading Year | My First 10 Reads of 2019 | Part 2”
The year that began with a lot of enthusiasm and hopes turned into a year where my reading was forced to the backseat. A lot was, and is, going on in my life and caught up in all of that, I couldn’t grab my hands on as many books as I had thought.
But, I am proud of everything I have done. With half the year gone, I managed to read 10 books amidst battling my depression, managing (and eventually leaving) work, and redefining emotional boundaries in my life. Achievement? Achievement.Continue reading “A Slow Reading Year | My First 10 Reads of 2019 | Part 1.”
It was in 2017 that I gave myself a reading challenge for the first time in my life. I challenged myself to read 50 books and I managed to read, very successfully, 53. Then followed 20188 where I increased the number of books to 60 but by the time December came, I halted at 54. On January 1st, 2019, I challenged myself again to read 60 books but I clearly do not see that happening.Continue reading “A Slow Reading Year | A Lot Else Happening”