The Happiness of a Reading Continuously
100 Days of Happiness – Day 10
I love reading. And there are quite a few books in my shelf that are unread. That doesn’t stop me from buying new books though, when I get the chance. The fragrance, and the feel of the paper of a paperback book in my hand, it is magical and I’ve often been lost in the worlds that lie between them. The best memory of them all is getting the last book of the Harry Potter series – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on the day it released and finishing the book, without missing a single word, in 6 hours flat.
Perhaps, that is one of the reasons I love reading fiction. For more often than not, it creates a world different than my reality, and I can happily escape into that. I had been one who was anti-Kindle, and e-books. Reading it on a screen wasn’t as magical, and that had made me dead-set against it; until recently, when I thought to give it a try. I borrowed my friend’s Kindle. And it was quite nice to read on it. I finished “A Game of Thrones”, about 836 pages, in about a week. And today, I borrowed her Nook Reader.
Happiness is getting back to reading at a stretch, and finishing 1/8th of the book, “A Clash of Kings”, which is 873 pages long, in about an hour. Happier is finding that reading on an e-reader is not as bad as I had once felt it to be. And happiest is that I will be getting a Paperwhite of my own really soon.
(© 2nd October 2015)