Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reading On

I have recently rediscovered the joy of reading. Because of my long commute. I do dislike the fact that I have a long commute to work once again, but it's much better than before because I can ride a train from a station that's a four minute drive from home to a station that's a ten minute walk to the office. Sure, they have wi-fi on the train and lots of people use their laptops to work, but I like to take some time to unplug and unwind. I had this one day recently when I forgot to pack another book after I finished reading the one that was in my bag and I felt all restless and fidgety and did bad things to my iPod earphones.

So recently I read two books by Elinor Lipman back to back. I know, it's not the best idea and I don't usually read two books by the same person in succession, but this time I did. The first one was called "The Ladies' Man" and was a fairly entertaining, light read, so I picked up "Then She Found Me" next. Totally not what I'd expect from a book which has been made into a movie by someone like Helen Hunt. Crazy book about a woman who first finds the daughter she gave up for adoption years ago and then tells her untrue story after story about her father. Makes no sense at all. It reminded me of the scene in Chameli where Kareena Kapoor tells Rahul Bose one made up sad story after another about why she got into her line of work.

Anyway, I have now picked up a novel by Barbara Kingsolver. I did not know that she was much better known for her fiction than her nonfiction and that she wrote a bunch of novels before "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle." This book feels good so far.

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Anamika said...

Hey Bhavya

Just found your blog and it is really interesting. I do enjoy reading just like you. You said you were shy in your profile but i'm sure you came a long way from there. I must say i'm a shy girl just like you were - thats the reason why i just started blogging recently - to become more extroverted. Any advice would help!!

Bhavya said...

Anamika, thanks for your comment. Since you asked, one thing I found helpful was to get involved in as many activities as possible. I don't know if you are in school or college or working, but, depending on that, you could help organize an event in your college or office, take some time to do volunteer work, whatever helps you meet and interact with people. It may sound scary if you're really shy but it only takes a few moments to take the leap and then, once you get involved in whatever you're doing, you just go with the flow.

Also, if possible, find someone who is even more shy than you are and try to help them out. Talk to that person, help them come out of their shell, and it will help you too.

Bhavya said...

I have a few posts on the subject, including these:
http://searchforrandomness.blogspot.com/2009/02/events-that-drastically-affected-my.html

http://searchforrandomness.blogspot.com/2008/07/changes-revisited.html

Carl Maxwell said...

I know, it's not the best idea and I don't usually read two books by the same person in succession

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