Returning home …

I’m a book lover, and so is Bhavya. I recently sent her a book too, as part of a Secret Santa book exchange. We talk often about books too, and some of our choices are similar. So for Day 6 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge in July, we decided to write about books. We’re doing posts on the same theme each day (like A to Z in April).



He was back after a long time.

Summer vacations had arrived, and this time, he knew he could relax, there were no summer classes.

When he entered, the fragrance was the first thing he noticed… musty, almost like the petrichor fragrance after the first rain; but something that was much more familiar.

The library had not changed either. His favorite books were in the same racks.

He reached eagerly for the new Jack Higgins book on the top shelf.

Reading the blurb, he could hear the book say.

“It does feel like home, doesn’t it?”

And the book lover smiled.

This post is shared with and inspired by the prompt at Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday. The prompt was “it does feel like home, doesn’t it?”.

(6th July 2014)

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

44 thoughts on “Returning home …”

  1. 🙂 Brought a big smile to me. After S was born I hardly could read, but the first time I picked up a book again it was such a delight. The comfort that having a book in the hand gives canmot be compared to anything.

  2. You’ve shown me a miniature episode in a book lover’s life with a few words. Here’s my take on your brush strokes:
    You could replaced ‘reached eagerly’ with ‘His heartbeat quickened while he reached …’

    • Thank you, Francene 🙂 Yeah. I know. But did use as it was for two reasons; first being my heartbeat wasn’t quickened when I reached for the book 🙂 It was quite the same, and was excited only after the smile, and the second being I was trying to keep to 100 Words with the post 😀 Glad you liked the episode.

  3. So sweet..the book couldn’t have said it better.. We all book lovers should abandon the term “Book worms” and encourage usage of book lovers. Sounds so good…

    • I don’t think the term means much 🙂 Not to me anyways, because I call myself with both terms. If the love for books is true, then the book doesn’t really mind if you call yourself as a bookworm or a book lover 😀 Glad you liked the post, Viyoma 🙂 Thank you.

  4. Hey Leo, can certainly identify with your love of words and love of books. I read a lot and am saddened that in recent years there isn’t much you can do with BOOKS that have accumulated on your shelves (real books that is, not downloads). After having to throw away stacks of books, I swore never to buy anymore and only go digital. Recently a friend and I went on a mission, leaving piles of books at bus stops hoping they would find new homes … Thank you for sharing. HUGS <3

    • Quite true. Not a lot you can do with books accumulated on the shelf 🙂 But I keep those that I have enjoyed reading, and will possibly read again. Glad you liked the post, Judy 🙂

    • I think there are quite a few bookaholics 🙂 So am glad you were able to relate to it, Aathira. Thank you so much.

  5. I felt connected to the time when visiting a bookstore was a popular activity and our bookshelves our favorite spots at home, but now the scenario is a bit different….loved reading it a lot….:)

    • I know. Flipkart has taken over the book lives nowadays. Bittersweet experience now. 🙁 But I still do visit book stores and libraries when I can 🙂 Nothing as satisfying as going to the store and buying. Thanks, Shelly.

  6. Hey Leo, just the words of a bookworm. I can identify with this… even with the facilities of flipkart and other such services, I love to go and explore the crosswords and other bookstores…. there the time just flies….

    • Glad you could identify with it, Huma 🙂 Even I do go to bookstores whenever I can. And yes, the time does fly there.

  7. a bookworms love perfectly described 🙂 it had been ages since I read a book and when I got my hands on a book 2 days ago after exam ended, I felt like i was in paradise <3

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