Friday, July 18, 2014

Getting back my reading groove

For quite some time, I had lost my reading groove. The pile of books on my reading list was threatening to bury me underneath it. And I am not even going to mention the books sitting inside my Kindle. I keep buying the Kindle version of books and managing to read just a few chapters of those books.

But from the past few days, the reading fairy has been very kind to me. I have been able to read quite a few books. And not just read them, my sub-conscious mind has been analyzing these stories for several elements.

I read Every Day by David Levithan. It’s a wonderful book and I enjoyed it very much. Infact, I am completely in awe of David Levithan’s writing abilities after reading this book. After that I read Wonder by R.J Palacio. Wonder has become one of my all time favourite books. And its protagonist- August Pullman, one of my favourite literary characters. This is one book everyone should read.

Then I read another lovely book The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan. The protagonist of this book – Kunal wriggled his way into my heart. I loved every bit of this book. Now I am reading Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. I am enjoying it. Maureen’s writing is amazing.

Getting back my reading groove has been wonderful. Nothing makes me as happy as reading a book. And if the story absorbs me, nothing like it.

What books are you reading now? Any book that you would like to recommend to us?


23 comments:

  1. Long time since I read a book:( Wish I could get some time, to catch up!

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  2. I am reading a classic called, "The Secret Garden" and I am loving it so far! The issue is - I find it difficult to read more than one hour, everyday. So, I am progressing very slowly.

    Destination Infinity

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  3. I go through cycles where I don't read much and it's cool when the reading explodes again.

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  4. Loved EVERY DAY! You might also like these older YA novels - BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver and THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  5. Recently I finished a novel called Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard, that I enjoyed so much. And also Poisoned Ground, by Sandra Parshall. The first was a historical novel about Picasso's first "great love". The second a really good mystery. Yesterday I finished a Tween fantasy called Canlandia, by Steve Richardson. Now I have to get back to writing, but i find that after a reading binge, I'm usually all revved up to write again.

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  6. I am reading Doll Bones and for the second time Harvest Home.

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  7. I'm glad you're reading! I find when I make the time to read I'm more productive in my writing and overall happier. Now, to get my kids on board to allow me to read . . .

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  8. Hi Rachna,

    Glad you got your reading groove back and the reading fairy smiles at you.

    I really struggle to read a book these days. Ironically, I'm spending so much time reading blogs. Does that count?

    A peaceful weekend to you.

    Gary :)

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  9. I started Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson but haven't had time to get back to it.

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  10. I do miss reading 'real' books; the paper back kind. We don't get English books here so I am doing most of my reading on kindle. Which is great except that I get to read only one genre and selected authors, who are in my reading list alright, but I do have others who I'd like to read too! So why can't I? The kindle is my son's and I read what he uploads!! Glad that at least we do have some common interests here!:)

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  11. Glad you have been able to find time to read again, Rachna. I finished several books while we were on vacation, but have crawled to a halt. Unfortunately for me, I have to mix in work related reading which is technical and not interesting.

    I hope your selections are better than mine.

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  12. I'm glad you're back in your reading groove and you've found some fun and good books to read. I've been reading a lot this summer - even just skimming a few titles that I won't mention - but the faves I've come across so far (I need to update goodreads) are: Lady of Devices, Reborn, and Quantum Prophecy (or is it book #3 of that series?). These were just delightfully fun reads for me but they all impressed me with their plot pacing.

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  13. I've been reading a bunch of short stories lately. I must check out the books you mentioned though.

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  14. I'm judging a contest now so I have two boxes full of books to read. I miss my Kindle! I love to read on the treadmill and with a paper book, I can never get it propped up right so that I can read it. With a Kindle, you can enlarge the font to be able to easily read from a distance.

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  15. Send me your reading fairy. Right now I am re reading Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies.

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  16. I've been in a reading slump lately and really want to get back into my own groove. There's nothing I love more than reading. Thanks for inspiring me to get back to it with this post. :)

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  17. I know what you mean. I had about 10 years of mothering where my reading dropped to a bear minimum, then suffered further under the textbook dryness of secondary education. In the last 6 years I've hopped back into reading, and wow. There are too many favorites to count. That's why I keep track of them on Goodreads. =)

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  18. I've been reading lots of books by blogger buddies, and also trying as far as possible, to post a review on Goodreads.

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  19. i'm starting many books and having a hard time getting into them, more because of the little amount of time i have to read. but with vacay coming up, i hope to get thru a few!

    glad you found your groove - i'm looking forward to getting into one again!

    and thanks for supporting my broken branch falls blog tour!!

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  20. Funny, how our lives dovetail...I too am getting in a big reading groove as well. But I swear my eyesight will suffer for it, but who cares...it's awesome, right?

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  21. Sometimes I go through a period of starting books and putting them down.

    I tend to read 3-7 books at a time, reading a little bit of each, which is why I sometimes have no reviews one week and several the next.

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  22. Ever since I started writing and getting involved in various activities, I feel guilty for having stopped reading (but the buying hasnt stopped though). Luckily for me, I am trying to find time in between to ensure that I keep reading the books.

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  23. Ever since I started writing and getting involved in various activities, I feel guilty for having stopped reading (but the buying hasnt stopped though). Luckily for me, I am trying to find time in between to ensure that I keep reading the books.

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