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That interesting Series

April 23 was World Book Day. It was declared to promote the love for reading and writing books. There is some genre of book which pulls us towards reading. For me it was detective stories. I was introduced to the world of mystery by the “Famous Five series” by Enid Blyton. I still remember how I came across this series.

I was in fifth grade. It was in the first library class of the first week of academic year. We were allowed to wander in the library and issue a book of our choice. The books used to be kept in cupboards with glass doors. I don’t have words to express the excitement of opening each and every cupboard. I thought I would take the first book which makes me curious enough to read it. I went across the library openning each cupboard and looking through rows of books. There was one book which caught my attention “Famous Five: Five on a Secret Trail”. I was going through it when the teacher announced “We only have 5 minutes left. Please get your books issued by the librarian”. I had already made up my mind. I went to the librarian and signed the register. She too was impressed by my choice. It was so interesting that I completed it in a week. I realized this was the 15th book of the series and decided to read the entire series starting from the first book. In the next library class a week later I knew which book to issue. This time i went through each cupboard looking for “Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island”. I finally saw that book through the glass doors of a cupboard. That was the only cupboard which was locked on that day. I requested the librarian to open it. She informed me it was locked because the key got misplaced. I requested her if she could look for it once again. If i had a chance to meet her, I would have asked how she felt when a fifth grade, two pony tailed girl in a uniform asked her to search for a lost key. She asked me why I was so bent on getting that cupboard opened when all the other cupboards are open. When I told her the reason, she asked me to wait and started looking through all the drawers. Suddenly she found the key in one of the drawers. I followed her to the cupboard, she opened it, I immidiately pulled out the book as I had memorized the location of the book and said “Madam, could you please issue this book for me”. She smiled and issued the book.

I recently found a book by Enid Blyton among old books gifted to us. Her works have always moved my imagination. Even today I would sit and read her works. Those books introduced me to the pleasure of reading the entire series. This was my story of how I found that interesting series which increased my love for reading. On this World Book Day, I would request everyone to just wander in the library and pick the book of their choice. You never know the treasure you may find. Happy World Book Day.

After a long day!!!

We make resolutions every year and break them. This year I had decided I will be more organized and read a few more books than last year. As they say “With an inch its a cinch, with yard its hard”. This year I had planned that I will do a little bit everyday to remain focused on my resolutions. I keep numerous things to do every day. Today’s tasks were simple. They were:

– To read atleast 10 pages of a book(which I am trying to read for the last 3 weeks but somehow not able to complete)

– To tidy atleast one part of the room if not all

Today morning I got up on time but it was cold morning and I rescheduled the alarm and went to sleep. Ultimately I woke up just in time to get ready and catch the bus in a jiffy. After I returned home, I just sat down. As for write here, write now, I don’t feel like doing anything. Somehow the dinner is made and I am having it. I feel guilty for not doing even the reading bit. I am not feeling like giving any exertion to my eyes. The television is on and there is something going on but I am not watching it. Just to ensure that there is some noise its on. It would be great to start meditation but I will not add it to my list because again I will not do it. I just wish we could sleep longer during winter hours and the days were slightly longer than 24 hours. Let me know if anyone else has had such a feeling and if there are any tips to face it.

Day 4: Explore the Neighborhood

Today’s challenge was to look for blogs which I would like to follow. I chose the following five blogs:

http://blackeiffel.blogspot.in/
This contains photographs on various themes. I feel a picture speaks a thousand words. Thus a good blog should be a perfect combination of photos and text. I loved this blog for the photographs it has.

http://authorleefrench.wordpress.com/
This is the second blog I followed. Its on reviews of books. I have already stated in the previous blogs that I like to read. Also I have my own book review blog http://sanchitasarkar.wordpress.com/. Reading other book review blogs not only informs me about other good books but also allows me to improve my blog.

http://lucyjayneinthesky.wordpress.com/
The third blog I followed was this one. It deals with the subject of travelling. I also enjoy travelling and sightseeing. I feel blogs often give us additional information about places to travel and the things to take care of. Since myriad notions is going to be about everything I feel and travelling is also a part of it, I chose this blog. Also she has added twitter comments and instagram to it.

http://cylithria.me/
This is the blog of a writer. As I am also looking at blogging to improve my writing skills, I am following this blog so that I can see blogs with good content to read.

http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/about/
In this blog a housewife speaks about her daily experiences. As I want to know about lifestyles in different countries, this blog will give me an opportunity to understand the life in USA.

Today’s exercise just gave me an insight that there are many people like me around the world. Blogging has given me an opportunity to connect to them. Thankyou wordpress.

About Myriad Notions

The other day I came accross an interesting article but I was too tired to talk about it to anyone. I went to sleep and the next day I was too busy to mention it to anyone. This happens with most of us with our busy lives. We are almost moving into a cocoon. We feel something or the other for each article we read, for each discussion we have, each movie we see or each place we visit. We are unable to share many of these feelings because of our busy schedule. By the time we are free and in a group, the immidiate reaction almost vanishes.

I have started this blog to write about anything and everything I feel. I love to read both fiction and non-fiction as well as travel. Both these hobbies give me ample scope of discussion. I also feel that many people will be guided by my experiences and hope to be guided by many of my reader’s experiences through their comments. Therefore I have started this blog. Thus this blog represents my innumerable or myriad views or notions.

To Read or to eRead.

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Recently I read an article about the increase in sales of e-Readers. Almost every publishing company has started its own e-Reader whether kindle or nook. This definitely is a good news for budding authors as publishing an eBook is less expensive than publishing a hard copy book. Also having an eReader does not require one to maintain a cabinet for books. With an eReader in hand one can read any book any time. This is particularly important for those who travel a lot. This has created a debate whether eBooks will replace books and libraries will be a thing of the past. It has almost become a question of whether to read or to eRead.

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The other day I saw the photo of an old library of the city. It brought back memories of my college. The interiors were huge with pin drop silence. The presence of books reminded me of my summer vacations when we used to share books so that we can read more. This also increased our friend circle and helped us to find like minded people. Books have always been the best ice-breakers for me. One cannot gift an eBook to anyone. Also the thought of mother reading a fairy tale from a book, with beautiful pictures, to children would never be same if the book were an ebook. Also facing a screen continuously has side effects. Hence it is difficult to say whether eReaders will be able to replace the experience of having a hard bound book. As for me, I still love the fragrance of fresh binding.