A Love Affair Forever…!

sleepless nights,
long train rides,

moments of confusion,

moments of desperation,


moments when I felt lonely within,

moments when boredom crept in,

were there with me always

days when I wanted to have some fun,

days when I wanted to relax,

days when I needed some advice,

days when I wanted to gain more knowledge,

were there with me always

days when I waited at the bus-stop,

days when I wanted my imagination to run wild,

days when I wanted to learn something new,

days when I wanted to smile,

were there with me always
a friend,

comforted me.

a guide,

showed me new ways.

owe a lot to you my love!

I can actually write a Book on this prompt. One blogpost won’t be enough to
describe my love for books. My love affair with books began when I was in
kindergarten. I loved reading English and Hindi poetry. Tinkle, Champak and
Amar Chitra Katha were some of my all time favourites. I loved my school
library, though small, it was spacious and had some amazing books for famous
authors like Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand and many
This love transformed into a lifelong commitment, when I went into
depression. Many of my friends left me, for I had a hysterical attack. Some of
them thought that I became mad and their parents advised not to talk to me. It
hurt so much to see my so called best friends dump me, when I needed them the
Luckily, I had my books. I read every possible self-help book. The ‘Speaking
Tree’ column in the Times of India became my source of survival. The book which
inspired me during the time of depression was, ‘The Power of Positive Thinking
by Norman Vincent Peale. Some
of the other Self-help books, which I’ve loved over the years, are as follows

‘TheSecret’ and ‘The Magic’ by Rhonda Byrne

‘Autobiographyof A Yogi’ by Paramahansa Yogananda

‘TheAlchemist’ by Paulo Coelho

‘When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him 12 ounces
of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life,’- Christopher Morley. Isn’t it true? The efforts of the writer, editor,
publisher and the distributors finally bear fruits in the form of Books.
Writing a book is a lonely job, Preeti Shenoy describes it well, in her post.

Some of my favourite authors are, Sudha Murthy, Preeti Shenoy, Ravi
Subramanian, Roald Dahl, Jeffery Archer, John Grisham, Danielle Steel and
Nicholas Sparks. I am truly grateful to all the authors who have touched my
life in some way and inspire me every day!

Do you love reading? If yes, who are your favourite authors? Which are
some of your favourite books? I am eager and curious…so how about sharing some
of your thoughts in the comments, now!

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th -14th
December 2013. Do hop on to the website, there are some Bookworms sharing their Love for Books!

Be positive,

Be grateful,

Keep Smiling,



PS: Thank you for all those lovely wishes, I had a fantastic time with my sister yesterday. I shall share the photos soon…! 

12 thoughts on “A Love Affair Forever…!

  1. I remember Preety Shenoy's words that writing is a lonely job but reading is not. While one reads all the characters in the books become real and merge with us. You are never alone when you read. No I cannot pin-point to a single favourite and I would be doing injustice to others.

  2. Books… can't live with just one, and can't live without one 🙂 I've had a long love affair with books too, almost as long as you or maybe more. Love to read, and The Alchemist is one of my favorites as well!

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