December 12 2016

Books & Me

59726f0cae791ade944735f60e444da1I’ve been thinking about books today. It started last night when I had dinner with my friend and we got on the subject of the Internet and publishing.

We were discussing this nascent computer age that’s making our collective head explode at an ever-increasing speed and how eventually books will be of a bygone era. I told her I felt that even self-publishing seemed antiquated. (Like money. Does anyone carry cash anymore? I’m at a loss at valets.) It pains me to say it, but I think books are seeing their last days—and this coming from a true bibliophile.

My happy place is a bookstore. Leave me alone in there for days and I’ll walk out satiated and overloaded. I have more books than clothes. I don’t shop at online clothing stores. I shop at Amazon. I anxiously awaited the mailman to deliver the latest orders.

Books are my best friend. Nothing has accompanied me through all the various stages and moves of my life like my books. I like the way books smell. And feel. I find myself daydreaming as I read a book, thinking about my book soul mate who held the very same pages before me. Open any book on my shelf and I’ve written all over it and through it. I’ve argued with books. I’ve cherished books. I’ve hated books. I’ve cried over books. I’ve thrown them across the room. And I’ve laughed. Most importantly, I’ve learned. I love books.

After all, the true gift of a book is the journey. The way I see it, a book is ultimately the joining of minds–reader and author–cutting through time and space. As Schopenhauer said, “Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own.”

We don’t miss listening to music on a phonograph, because we never used them. The only people that might miss phonographs are senior citizens. We may be nostalgic for the sound of a record, but most of us wouldn’t trade the ability to download a song for a record player. The generation being born today won’t miss books.

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December 12 2016

Versatile blogger Award

Thank you, my mom, my dad, my grandmother, my uncles, my aunts, my cousins, my grandmother’s sisters husband’s brother’s son’s wife’s aunt…….!! Ha ha ha Okay! Okay! just kidding!

The Versatile Blogger Award, my first nomination for that award! The lovely lady that nominated me was Mayuri and if you haven’t checked out her blog, you should! She’s got a lovely beauty blog and icing on the top, she is a Tarot Card reader. Thank you for thinking of me when you did this nomination, sweetie! and of course all the beautiful people who take time in reading my humble blog.

What is Versatile blogger award

Versatile blogger award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. The whole idea is to discover new blogs and help and support each other. If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award. “When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.” This is what I found in the official website of Versatile blogger award.

Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

1. Display Award
2.Thank the person who nominated you
3. Share seven facts about yourself
4. Nominate up to 10 other bloggers
5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

Seven Facts About Me:

This is the toughest part! Let me go grab a coffee and munch in some cookies along. Let’s start!

1. I love coffee and Starbucks is my favorite place on earth.

2. I love makeup, but I don’t always go with a full face of makeup. It is just mascara, one swipe of lip gloss and well-done brows and I highlight my beautiful eyes with lots of black kohl. I just let my skin breathe.

3. I love mangoes and love mango juice equally.

4. I have insane reading speed. I read and write double quickly.

5. I am organized. Some would even say I am freakishly organized.

6. I cannot stand rude and disrespectful behavior. I was raised to be polite and respectful and to exhibit these characteristics in my daily interactions.

7. I’m scared of the water because of the fear of the unknown.

I Nominate:

1. Nadaan Parinda

2. Masoom Jethwa

3. Aalma Anil

4. Zainab Raazi

5. Geethica Mehra

6. Ruchi

7. Roma

8. Kala

9. Rakesh

10. Ranjini

Please check out all the amazing nominees. I love seeing blog posts from all of them and I bet you will too.

Hope you liked the post! I would love to know more about you too. Write a few things about you in the comment box below.

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