The Happiness of Winning a Bookworm Badge
100 Days of Happiness – Day 14
They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books, and that’s kind of like the same thing. I guess it’s a bookworm thing, because there are people who disagree with that too. But books and happiness go hand in hand for me, and has done so since childhood.
It was only in 2013 that I started sharing my thoughts on the books I read. It’s a nice feeling actually, to talk about that. I’ve always understood that I cannot wax eloquent on the reviews, and I’ve stuck to being honest about what I feel. Through that world of books, I’ve made a lot of friends. We interact often now, through chat or Facebook or even WhatsApp. And I’m happy that one of them is also my neighbor. Two of the book friends hold a book trivia of sorts on Twitter every Monday, and it’s quite exciting to try my hand at answering them. It’s more about the discussion than the contest, for me.
Happiness is getting a “Certified Bookworm” badge to show off to my readers, having won the trivia yesterday night. It is also a sweet victory because I’d finished a close second on the previous Monday as well. Books and happiness… yeah, little things that matter!
(© 6th October 2015)