Category Archives: From a book lover

Book Nerds Will Relate #2

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I do feel so deranged sometimes 😀

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Already Dunk!!

 

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Come to think of it, it is damn ‘Amazing’.

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Kindly consider the seriousness of the problem.

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Definitely my struggle!

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I have had a very hearty laugh using this one on people 😀

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Well, sometimes I get so engrossed in the book, that I really don’t put my brains into it, and I am pretty sure I look like this then 😉

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This is how my mum puts me in front of every one. And, let me clarify, I am not ashamed of it, proud may be, but not ashamed 😀

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Well, this IS true, sometimes (Laughs inwardly)
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This!! True!! Totally true!!

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Believe me, this is the only part of the day which I am looking forward to, most of the times.

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Finally, someone said it…

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Oh God, this has given me a good laugh every time I see this.

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See, and yet people tell me I am confused about everything. My priorities are dead clear. I see the look and we seal the deal! Period!!

 

Hope you had a good laugh, if not, well I am sorry! It’s books we are talking about, so it is important to me and me alone.

Books are and will be a big part of my life.

They have been with me when no one else was.

They have been through me, and been through a lot with me.

When nothing works, a book, empty or otherwise, always comes to my rescue.

So here’s to all the readers and writers, who have a very intelligent and safe addiction of fantasy, having an escape form reality!

More nerdy stuff here: Book Nerds Will relate!

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Tête-à-tête With Santa!!!!!!!!

Jingle bells jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Santa is coming

Books is, he bringing…

And I am happy

Is all i’all say……..

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So what books are you getting me this year, Santa?

Santa: Really, books again?

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Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!

Santa: You are crazy…

Koi shakh?

Santa: What?

You really need to work on your Hindi. It’s been so many years and still you don’t get me..

Santa: Because all you ever talk about is books..

If that is the case, then tell me what am I getting this year?

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But when was I bad, like ever??????? In fact things that you kept sending my way all year long were bad….

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Come on Santaaaaaa, please? (Puppy faces here) I wasn’t bad, really….

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Santaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… Nooooooooooooooo,

Please………….

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Santa: Okay fine, I will not give you gift myself but I could at least make sure that you get what you want from someone else. But you can forget getting those wonderful gifts from me. Uh-huh..

Yay.. yay… yayyyyy……..

Santa: Now shut up and tell me what do you need?

BOOOOKKKKSSSSSSSS

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Woooooaaaaahhhhhhh! Calm down Sir. No needs for the guns..

Santa: TELL ME IF YOU HAVE READ YOUR TBR PILE?

Wow, you know what’s a TBR?

Santa: I guess, I know almost everything about books, thanks to you.

Oh, come on! Don’t even mention it. ye to mera farz tha…

Santa: Farz my foot!

Hey you did get my Hindi this time.

Santa: (Thinking) Oh just forget it..

So back to my books.

Santa: No way darling! You have probably more books than you can read all year long. All you ever ask from anyone for any event is books. Birthdays is for books, anniversaries is for books, even if someone gets you something you get it exchanged for books. You even buy anything for yourself, it’s all books. I am done with your bookish tantrums now! Anything else you want?

Santa, please?

Santa: Don’t please me with that batting of eyes.

Please?

Santa: Anything else?

 

 

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Santa: Now really, anything else except for your stupid books and bookish fantasies?

You didn’t say that. TAKE IT BACK!!

Santa: HO HO HO…

Take it back..

HO. HO. HO… HO… (Vanishes into thin air………)

I HATE YOU SANTA (I cry into the nothingness)

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Well, as I say this I truly don’t hate Santa, because today has been nothing but wonderful day. Below are my Christmas presents, (one of them is by me to me because for a second I really thought that Santa was serious).

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SANTA………….. I LOVE YOU

And also, One book came all the way from a very stupid, but a very kind and happy go lucky person, who lives miles away from me. So, Aditi from https://motmagiques.wordpress.com needs a special mention here, for a very wonderful and magical Christmas gift.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you all, (Yeah, right thank you to Santa too. And I think I’ll try to control my bitchy side to avoid this rattle with you next year.)

Till then Merry Christmas 😀

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The Author’s World!

“What if we are all just characters in a novel…. And when we forget what we want to say. It’s the author backspacing?”

 

I read this today and now all I am wondering is, really? What if? I mean what if we are all just fictional? What if everything that’s happening to us is a dream or an illusion?

 

Come to think of it we are merely those characters, handled by an unseen source, whose stories are edited and rewritten without anything being done on our part.

Book Nerds Will relate!

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Somethings that only books taught me 😀

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Correct me, if I am wrong. (But, I know, I am not)

 

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At least I do this all, I repeat ALL the time.

 

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The picture itself feels liberating.

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Definitely a black belt, unless there is something better than being a black belt. (HAHAHAHA)

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This one gets me laughing, every time I see this 😀

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Koi Shakh?
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Again, koi shakh? Of course we live for books.

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When books teach you life lessons.

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Oh the constant, the constant trouble!!!!

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A big thank you!

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This got deep! And interesting! And true! And well exactly how I feel about books!

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Why, why, why! why do they do this to us!

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I hope you are singing along with Ross and Rachel, only with a little alteration. 😀

 

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Absolutely, oh Absolutely!!

 

Books are and will be a big part of my life.

They have been with me when no one else was.

They have been through me, and been through a lot with me.

When nothing works, a book, empty or otherwise, always comes to my rescue.

So here’s to all the readers and writers, who have a very intelligent and safe addiction of fantasy, having an escape form reality!

 

 

Suggestions, please?

Hey guys, how you doing?

I need some help today, umm, more of some advice. Could any of you help me with anything on publication of your work, I mean to say the publication of your book or something?

Firstly, nope, I am not publishing anything that I have written or will be writing, but there is a very dear friend of mine who is. And he has this various options in front of him, like finding a publisher, or publishing his books as an ebook, and what not. He even brought forward the kindle direct publishing. Well, he is confused, and as am I. I knew it’s difficult to become a published author, but I didn’t know the level of difficulties up till now.

I really want to help him in any way I can. But more importantly I also want to know the details on the subject.

Any kind of help or information on the subject of publication will be highly appreciated.

Thank you to all the lovelies, in advance.

Living In An Illusory World.

Writers and readers are hopelessly romantic. They live in a fictional world, and tend to be unacceptable to the real world. They immerse themselves so much in a world, which does not exist that they deviate and forget that they live in a world, which does exist. They seek pleasure in something, which is unreal, and shirk their responsibilities towards reality. They live in denial; they live with indifference. They do not live in actuality. Myth engulfs them so strongly that pragmatism and logic become their adversaries. These writers and readers do not know how the real world works.”

This, my friend, is an allegation on me today. But what can I say to this?

May be I am irrational. May be I don’t think practically. May be I shed off my responsibilities, may be I do live in too many worlds at a point of time. May be I am hopelessly romantic. May be I do live in denial. May be I live in a fictional world, and may be I really do not know how this “real world” works?

But does anyone actually know the difference?

All I got to say about this is,

“I have lived a thousand lives and I have lived a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” –George R. R. Martin.

Yes, I read and I write and most of the times I immerse myself so much in these two things that I forget the real from unreal. I can barely make what was true and what was a dream. I forget the real world in the process of making a beautiful world for myself where I can live. And many a times I don’t want to come back from there, well, most of the times. And what’s more? I can’t. I can’t just do that. I have to come back.

So is that not enough? Is it not enough that I have to come back, and I do come back into the so-called real world and try to live in it.

Is it not enough that I live a life, which I don’t want to?

Current Reading List!

I cannot say that I am at a lot of disposal of time these days to have a current reading list, but after my recent circus show in my life, I desperately needed an escape. A real escape. And so I have been drowning myself in books.

Before, I would pick up a book and read it front and back, till I was satisfied with it, and only then would I have gone on to the next book. But off late, my concentration capacity has been so belittled that even when it comes to books, I have started shifting from one to another. And I don’t even know if it’s helping me. But as of now I have picked up a set of books and am reading them in bits and parts, and so far so good! The only problem is I am taking longer than usual to complete each book. The result of which is, my mind is getting more curious by the day, I get anxious, and wonder what exactly is wrong with me that I am taking so long to complete a book!!

I know, and I agree with my over-reactions. But all the same, I am enjoying for the time being, to have a big set of books to go back to everyday.

The list incorporate:

  • A Man Called Ove By Fredrik Backman
  • A collection of poems by Rumi
  • Another book of Urdu poetry with Hindi and English translations
  • A poetry collection of  Pablo Neruda.
  • Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. (This has taken so much of time now that I really want to finish it. I cannot blame anyone, for the length of the book makes anyone slower. But now, I am curious too of this very brave and forward Katie Scarlett O’Hara)

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And if this was not enough, I am reading this again.

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I don’t know what I am trying to do, live the good old childhood days or am I simply trying to believe in something called magic? But I am reading this for the second time this month, and I am not even ashamed of it.

And if all of this was not enough, I ordered another book for myself, despite the unread books that I have, including the huge set that I was gifted on my birthday. Well, in my defence I was ordering two books for my exams, and somehow I thought books just for exams doesn’t seem exactly apt, right? So I should order at least one good book to read too. And that’s how this little one reached me:

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So, yeah, that’s it. This is my current reading list.

Not that I am free of work or my exams and assignments, but I am just reading them all the same.

Have you read any of these?

Any thoughts on them, or to say on my recent obsession for reading more than I can manage on a work day?

If not, then Happy Reading 😀