Books are food for the mind
..like you didn’t know that!!?
Though, I still haven’t read too many books by International authors (something my sister keeps on telling me to do) some of the upcoming Indian authors have really stepped up, in terms of their language skills and story telling abilities to bring out a pleasurable experience for the reader (..and by this I do not mean Indian authors like Chetan Bhagat or Durjoy Dutta or even Nikita Singh) There are a few more that joins this list..
Going book shopping is easy for me.. all that needs to happen is, I just have to accidentally fall on a link that directs me to a website like Flipkart or Amazon..and BAM! I’ll end up purchasing a few books, or if not, at least reading reviews of various books online & making a list of which books to next have in my shopping bag. That said, books have become more expensive of late, from the books that were priced in the mid ₹ 100’s are now easily ₹ 270+. I don’t mind paying, if at the end of reading the book, it brings a smile to my face and I am satisfied to have read something different… then its worth every rupee I’ve spend on it.
I’ve got 4 books placed on order, should be receiving the same by next week or so, the names of which are:
- Man of Her Match – Sakshama Puri Dhariwal (I had really enjoyed her first book, she’s one serious talented writer. Good language, wit, humor..her book has everything in it)
- Those Pricey Thakur Girls – Anuja Chauhan (Another very talented Indian author. Read so many good reviews about this particular author) This will be my first read of the author.
- The Crunch Factor – Andaleeb Wajid (Purchased primarily based on reviews read-this book could be unpredictable, lets see how it goes)
- Trouble Has a New Name –Adite Banerjie (An out-an-out romance book. Great reviews floating around the Internet for this book and I love the occasional love story-who doesn’t)
So as you can see, I have a methodical way I look for books. (In this case) I have chosen 2 books that I will most certainly enjoy reading, 1 book which could be that ‘book-to-take-a-chance-on’ (maybe good, maybe not so good) and one out-and-out love story. I’d probably throw in a horror book in there too, but I work around a certain book budget – so there’s always a next time for that.
Actually, I don’t go so much by the name of the book, but by the reviews and the synopsis that’s printed behind the book. Then there are certain authors who write really well..I’ll go for them too. It’s only after a well searched out selection, will I buy the best, isn’t that what we all do?
I can’t see myself purchasing clothes, shoes or even a cap for that matter, unless of course it is REALLY necessary.
Books on the other hand..I am always looking for one.
“There is never a correct pose or a correct place to read a book”