I love reading – fiction mostly and a little bit of the light non-fiction. I have tried to pass on the love of books to N. I started reading to him the day I got him home from the hospital. Cut to present day and he can’t sleep without being read two books plus the many more that reads during the day. He is able to flip the pages and look at all the pictures himself. He knows some of the books by heart and so is able to say the words out loud from memory. He has his favourites and always loves a new book. He also loves listening to stories so that has made me a story-teller with a wide variety of stories in my bag.
I owe my passion for reading primarily to my dad. He encouraged me and my sister to read a lot. He took us to book fairs and exhibitions. He bought us books of all genres and authors. At a very young age me and my younger sister had a big collection. Then for some time in between the pace slowed down – I was busy with other worldly things like getting a job, getting married, having a baby and reading to him. Now since the last year I am back on track with more fervor than ever before.
In the last week, I happened to discover Sandhya’s blog – My Handful of The Sky, and I got to know about the 2011 Global Reading Challenge. It was a very inviting and interesting activity and I quickly enrolled in it. I started off with the “Easy” Level and hope to upgrade to the next levels soon. I have created a separate page to keep track of books read for this challenge. Looking forward to doing this!! Flipkart here I come 🙂