Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My first few friends of the year..











I always remember the first book I read every year. Last year it was Five point Someone and though I wouldn’t term it a superlative experience, I am grateful for the smile it had on me between pages. I am not an avid reader but out of about not less than twenty books I pick every year, I finish only about three to four at the end of it. The rest don’t last beyond twenty pages. I have this conviction that if the first twenty pages of the book are no good, the rest aren’t worth a try and there ends my search with a sigh ! But my journey continues and I become a kid again when I run thru’ the aisles in a book shop or in a library getting fantasized by those hundreds of thousands of stories sitting around me, the colors and the pictures on them, the feel of running my hand on the sleekly arrayed shelves, the smell of good old wood logs that just got pulped into fresh papers! Ohh my, a book store is just the place to get lost !I picked these three to start my year with, well, I still get attracted first by the cover of books. Managed to reach 29 pages of Garden Spells and slowly as the story unfolds, it seems like there is this usual damsel protagonist who has a handsome neighbor. So..not again, please, but the reviews say otherwise. It has really got some fantastic reviews. So I am gonna stick to it at least for another thirty pages, hoping it’s not a chick lit. BOOMTOWN Chang’s Fireworks Factory is twenty pages down. This is for the kid in every one. It’s about this fantastic fictional town called Boomtown where everything is just so exciting. Haven’t gone beyond a page of Hog Wild but I like to trust the reviews. As of now, back to the thirtieth page of Garden Spells.

10 comments:

Chriz said...

reading buff.. woo woo...

how do you read sandy... i can hardly sit in a place and concentrate... all i can do is listen to someone telling me the story...

welcome back to blogging and please update posts often girl...

Daisy Blue said...

I started this year with the book "Shopaholic takes Manhattan"..I just cant take one book without finishing another :-) !!

PurpleHeart said...

Chriz....it's pretty simple if we are sitting in a boring class room,tat's how I started to make friends with books!But now that we have moved on from class rooms, would be a l'le tough ! ;D

PurpleHeart said...

Gomz, Had read that I guess about half ! :) But no, it's not tat bad either. I loved the author's other books for sure . But shopaholic series is not for me ! :)

Chriz said...

yes i was a reader too when i was in college.. now i cant sit and read sandy

s4n705h said...

I have read a book called "A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers" though it was a Ok Okish book but you can give it a shot. :)

JollyRoger said...

I like your 20 pages technique, but tell me what happens to those books that dont make the 21st page? Trashed?

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Honey Bee said...

Hi Sandy, How are you? Ooops.. How much of blogging and reading have I missed? Belated New Year Wishes dear.... I have started blogging again...

PurpleHeart said...

I will, Santosh !

Jollyroger, hmm, well, yes, they are back to the return counter of the library or to a rusted suitcase. :)

Hey Honey, welcome back !

PurpleHeart said...

The first of Garden Spells is nothing above an average time killer !