Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Book which made him read....

I love to read, and I am not that choosy about what i read. I read everything ... fiction, science-fiction, thriller, romance, non-fiction, self-help, motivational whichever comes my way and whatever interests me enough to continue reading on first few pages to get through it.

I had ordered few random books. One of them was "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham. It was still waiting to be in my hands for a few months now, So I thought to take it with me on my vacation to read on flights.
I took it out from my bag to read while taking seat on flight and Ashu asks me if i have any other books in spare which he can read.
Now he is not one who loves to read. He likes that i have this hobbie but sometimes when I am too busy wandering in my imaginative world he complains that I get so indulge in other world that sometimes I forget everything around me. I do not dely the fact but now I try not to indulge myself in books especially in day time when there are other peoples around or things to be done, not to behave totally lost.

But now he asking me for a spare book, that is a big surprise!
So for the first time I did that... I handed some one a book to read which I had just started and hadn't yet completed ! ( Yeah I know, I had just started so had gone through few pages only, but still !! !)

That made me come face to face with the reality, I could see why he complained when I was reading, as he kept reading whenever he could sneak out some time, also at nights until he would fall asleep. And yeah I understood the meaning of "what you give away, come backs to you" in a funnier way! hehehe

And man, could I be any happier when he asked me for some other book on completing that one !
He started reading "Who Will Cry When You Die" by Robin Sharma and was loving it. Unfortunately we missed bringing it here with us!
So next book I have given him is "Winning" by Jack and Suzy Welch. I thought it will be a nice read for him, getting into groove as he is starting his executive MBA from this January.
But this book needs to be taken in slowly as it is not a story, So far he is saying he likes it, to be seen when he actually finishes that one.

I hope he continues with readings now developing it in a hobby, he always appreciated but now it is great that he appreciates my reading love more!

By the way it did surprise me with no end when I saw him sticked to a book and actually completing it !
I was wondering what was that, and soon realised ahhhhhh FOOTBALL !!! Aaaaah, He and his love for sports !


Pinay in Dutchland said...

i love john grisham when i was in high school. i have a small collection of his books. when i got older, meaning after college, i eventually lost the love for thrillers and settled instead for the classics. im glad youve encouraged somebody to read.

thamarai said...

You know its always one book! It suddenly just boosts somebody to start reading! For me it was Robinson Crusoe when I was in 1st std..:D.a pocket size book with lots of illustrations...it sealed my love for books...its great that you motivated someone....:)

~ Lopa said...

@ Pinay in Dutchland

Thanks :) I am not a big John Grisham fan, i read him occassionally for a change !
I am happy his novel on football player atleast got someone started reading books ! :)

@ thamarai

Thanks Vij,
Wow you remember d book even when it was 1st std !! However far back i stretch my memory, cannot recollect which one was it for me, but i remember since old good days i was always fond of reading anything which was not related to studies ! hehe

dipali said...

its gr8 u have inspired somebody to do a work which he/she dont like to do..its very easy to do a work u like...but hats off to ashu he is doing wht he was not use to...

Unknown said...

John Grisham is one of my favorites, but I haven't read this book. Note to myself: must read ;-)

~ Lopa said...

@ dipali

thanks dipali. I think it's just the question of trying something which you do not do. Sometimes you just dont want to try and think you do not like it... But often if you try it, you will like it..... confusing huh?? ;)

@ A Touch of Dutch

If you like reading John Grisham and if you love Football, you are sure going to like it :)

Archana said...

I was never much of a reader, but if and when I do pick up a book, it's usually by a South Asian author. I like the genres they cover. I think it's a part of being an expat and finding others out there in a similar position. You know, fiction that I can relate too.

As for concepts/genres/topics farther out there, I prefer to watch them in the movies, heh. :)PS - Noticed you became a DS follower, welcome!

~ Lopa said...

@ Archana

Thanks for dropping by and commenting...
/ As for concepts/genres/topics farther out there, I prefer to watch them in the movies, heh. :)
Believe me there is hardly any movie that comes out as good as in book ! :) But ya then some books i prefer too, watching them in movie ;)

Thanks, DS gave me glimps of some interesting mix of indian western, looking fwd to explorre more ! :)

Orange Journey said...

Nice stories to read in your blog. I think it is your habbit of reading also made you a good writer. I agree, books can be your best life-long friend you can expect to always have company with.

~ Lopa said...

@ Orange Journey

Thanks :o)
Yes totally, books can be our life-long best friends if we let them ! :o)

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