Page by page I am getting lost deeper in this labyrinth. Words surround me and demand more than a mere reaction from me. I read what I had read and still it’s not enough. Imagination left my side for a while returning with a blast of the past that lit up the skies so bright that my future is a little bedazzled by it. Yes I read, for pleasure and for work. I’m glad there is one habit I picked up early in life was to read. Gladder yet that it’s not just a habit it’s like an insatiable hunger. Strangely though I’ve never felt the need to announce to the world that I’ve always been an avid reader and part of me still doesn’t feel so.
The latest craze going around nowadays is to share your top 10 books of all time. Firstly I think if you have really read enough to be able to come up with a list like that you have perhaps not done justice to those books in the first place. I look at it as like a mother can never choose favourites within her children one can’t really ever choose a favourite book. No?
Anyway never been one to judge so I am not even going there. I am writing this to say one thing, read. And then read a little more. Trust me no bad ever came from reading something. Well mostly. Unless you read something that you were not supposed to read, then you just did that to yourself.
I meet people all the time who just don’t read. They have never read anything that wasn’t part of curriculum or the job. My dear friends I wish I could make you understand how much you are missing in life. Set your mind free. Travel where you cannot physically reach. Be in situations you are too afraid to experience for yourself in real life. Yes, I do realise writing a piece about reading for a bunch of people who don’t read is futile but one can always try. Help me a little my dear fellow readers? Lets us all encourage people around us to read a little? A tiny passage at a time?
I have now successfully turned quite a few of my friends into readers. It did take me some time and effort, but it paid off. More for them than it did for me. The joy of sharing this love is just as beautiful as anything can be. So please read and then make someone else read a little more.