Reading….reading…..oh well…

Been a while since I read. Read anything actually. I tried to go spiritual with ‘Autobiography of a yogi’. Turned out to be slightly disappointing for me. More of miracles performed by different yogis than their words or thoughts. Maybe I had to see and understand through the miracles, and maybe I was just too dumb for that and wanted more on thoughts that I could analyze, dissent or assimilate. Either way, I couldn’t finish it. Maybe will take it up later, not sure.

Then there was a really barren phase when I read nothing at all for a few months. Managed to plod through 97 pages of ‘A Christmas Carrol’ by Dickens. Was good, but thought I wasn’t really the target audience for that. The characters were too black and white for my liking. Maybe am just a cynic looking for shades of grey in everything I see and read, and some depth to things.

Now started off on 1984 by George Orwell. Managed to read like 5 pages so far. Sounds good. Like the language and the way he describes things. Might just be a good read to get me out of this self imposed…stagnation, you could say.

Have some pages left of Fountainhead too which I started reading more than a year back and read only when am on flights. Why, I don’t know. But helps me fine on flights. But really hope to get back to reading. Considering that it is going to be winter soon, I guess a return to reading is only inevitable. The perennial rains, clouds, coldness paint a nice gloomy picture that is best exploited by reading something nice, deep and probably cynical/gloomy.

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16 thoughts on “Reading….reading…..oh well…

  1. I too have this flights-only reading material: DeathNote, the manga. I do not find it interesting to read on normal days, but while I am stuck in the airport/airplane it suddenly becomes interesting and I rip through a few volumes. It is pretty long (12 volumes) and I think it will easily last me another year of flights to finish it 🙂

  2. I too have this flights-only reading material: DeathNote, the manga. I do not find it interesting to read on normal days, but while I am stuck in the airport/airplane it suddenly becomes interesting and I rip through a few volumes. It is pretty long (12 volumes) and I think it will easily last me another year of flights to finish it 🙂

  3. Its great to get back to reading .. do it … i was totally hooked to movies for a long time .. now just chucked it .. returned to reading big time … its a great experience scouting bookshops and buying books … reading book by window side sipping on hot tea in the evening is my latest passion !

      1. Kinda get ur point … but still , Im thinking , Why on Earth will someone want to do that ???!!!!
        😛

      2. Well its the rule and you are seeking an exception…
        I remember the days when there was no such authentication in Blogger and a bunch of friends wrecked havoc on another poor guy’s blog! It became a madhouse where everyone claimed to be everyone else and then came back to claim that that was not them and this was them and then a counterclaim that this also was not them and the one on this comment was actually them….well, you get the point 😀

      3. Well its the rule and you are seeking an exception…
        I remember the days when there was no such authentication in Blogger and a bunch of friends wrecked havoc on another poor guy’s blog! It became a madhouse where everyone claimed to be everyone else and then came back to claim that that was not them and this was them and then a counterclaim that this also was not them and the one on this comment was actually them….well, you get the point 😀

      4. Kinda get ur point … but still , Im thinking , Why on Earth will someone want to do that ???!!!!
        😛

  4. Its great to get back to reading .. do it … i was totally hooked to movies for a long time .. now just chucked it .. returned to reading big time … its a great experience scouting bookshops and buying books … reading book by window side sipping on hot tea in the evening is my latest passion !

  5. Somehow I could never motivate myself to read any book
    The only book which I have read completely is Chetan Bhagat’s “Five Point Someone”..
    Wish I could change myself when it comes to reading..

  6. Somehow I could never motivate myself to read any book
    The only book which I have read completely is Chetan Bhagat’s “Five Point Someone”..
    Wish I could change myself when it comes to reading..

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