Do you believe in magic? The magic of touch, the magic of truth, the magic of love and above all the magic of words…
Those perfect words which inspired our imaginations, words that transported us to fascinating worlds, words that gave us strength and hope, words that stole our hearts and those that broke them.
The power of words both spoken and written is immense and their magic inexhaustive!
Man has always been a storyteller. Sitting in his caves he painted stories of his life, his discoveries, and memories. And when language and Paper took over, these tales shaped the world of his imagination! He created amazing stories from these words that held his dreams, his hopes for the future and memories of the past. All tales of his beautiful life, fears, and fantasies.
Such magic these words string together! And the books are nothing but the repositories of all this magic and much more.
I truly believe that a writer is a magician who pours his/her heart out for us to get lost into it, a dreamer who is Committed to the struggle of dreaming something more and being different, an artist who infuses a certain kind of romance and magic into our mundane everyday things.
How true is this!
It takes courage, commitment, insanity, and true passion to let bleed your dreams out on a paper for the world to read, criticize and comment.
These are a few random books from my collection. I love to read now, but when my dad brought me books to read, I used to hide in the washroom and find every excuse to not read. But how happy and grateful I am to my parents that they persisted and actually made me read those bedtime stories.
Now, these books are my happy place and my quickest escape from this utterly confusing and boring adult life. Here are a few of my favourite books:
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë’
- Ajaya: Duryodhana’s Mahabharata by Anand Neelakantan
- The Alchemist and Brida by Paulo Coelho
- The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi
- Master of the Games and Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon
- The Bourne Trilogy series by Robert Ludlum
- The Night Train at Deoli and other stories, and all other books by Ruskin Bond
- Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
- Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- and obviously Harry Potter!
This is certainly not an exhaustive list and the books are not listed in the order preference, but you get the gist. Also, I’m old school and still prefer to read from books. However, due to space constraints, I do very reluctantly read from Kindle these days.
Tell me about writers, books, and stories that you absolutely love. (It can be you yourself or one of your own writings too.)
Let’s share a bit of our souls and get to know each other!
<3 Happy World Book Day to every book lover out there!! <3
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