I am not a regular reader but , I try reading books both online and in paperback and while reading i think about all those prominent personalities who read good number of books every month and they have their collection of books , initially when i started reading i thought that its a good hobby plus you gain more knowledge moreover i can create my own collection and everything seems so exciting as it looks initially , so in this excitement I got 2 books both are best sellers and thought i will read both of them in a month and then get more books and eventually I will have my own collection but, what i forgot was i had my exams too , as a student exams are priority books can wait …
1 month .. 2 month …3 … I almost forgot I purchased two bestsellers which are there kept somewhere inside the study table and one day when I finally realised this . I started looking for them in my not really well organised study table and found them . I picked one , sat on my bed and started reading for the next few hours; I was reading the very first page. Basically , I was reading it not understanding and then again re reading from the starting it was a story about a brave man and that was the starting so , it was all about years and places , the starting was boring and I understood nothing and then what I did is something every human will be doing if he or she was in my place I turned the pages saw how many pages are there as the book was divided in different parts , the first part had approx. 10 to 15 pages which made me to close the book with this thought that I will restart again tomorrow .
By this time , when I am writing this blog I have a huge respect for all those people who read and have this habit of reading a new book every month and most important finishing the one they started reading , as far as I can say about myself , I am still practicing this art and I have made progress but, still I have a long way to go . Well you can definitely see that now, I consider it more then a hobby because its a art and gaining knowledge is a different aspect but, the kind of bond you develop with a book is a whole different thing , and so I prefer purchasing and reading them cause the texture of the crisp pages , the attractive cover of the book , the scent that comes from a freshly purchased books makes the bond with the book stronger and lastly fresh book – fresh thoughts .
And as a reader , a person comes across this very moment or moments when they find such a book that they are glad that they purchased and read as that book seems so familiar with our thought process or they give us a whole new perspective or they gives us the guidance that one might be searching for from a long time or the much needed motivation is written as text and many multiple reasons why this moment occurs , depending from reader to reader .
well, reading is one of the reason why those prominent personalities are prominent , apart from the success and fame and respect that they posses , I wonder about the knowledge and experience that they posses and the story of their personal book shelves and how they started , books have significantly contributed in their personal development , and getting to know them through interviews , podcasts or even books is itself very interesting.