I was always a good writer but I wish I could become a good reader too, after all, whatever we write is the outcome of what we train our mind to read and think in that way. Reading has always been important factor for me, but I could not read fast, maybe I was too busy appreciating the particular sentence, scene, or the whole book that I wouldn’t jump to any other book.
Although, out of a lot of bad things which happened in this year, I can easily count a lot of GREAT things which took the place. Not only I visited South India, or started investing a lot for my family and me, I could realize the importance of family, and I guess, with time everyone get that feel for what is on priority in their lives. I could recognize mine and I feel blessed to have them.
Above everything, I could overcome the fear of mine for not reading fast or, at least, as many books as I want. I understood the power of concentration, and no matter how much I work (at times, more than 12 hours a day) or I come home at midnight after late night parties, I would always read and write before jumping on my bed. That discipline has made me cross more than 670+ days of constant writing in my journal. And this year I have already completed reading 20 books. I know many of you would ask which ones I have read so here are the list below:
1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2) The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
3) And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
4) Inferno by Dan Brown
5) The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
6) The Valkyries by Paulo Coehlo
7) Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
8) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
9) After you by Jojo Moyes
10) The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
13) The Godfather by Mario Puzo
14) My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik
15) You’re Trending in My Dreams by Sudeep Nagarkar
16) Musafir Café by Divyaprakash Dubey
17) Theek Tumhare Piche by Manav Kaul
18) Tumhare Bare Mein by Manav Kaul
19) Jwalamukhi by Premchand
20) Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
So these are not just the books I read for fun, but I have overcome my habit of not reading enough book. I was at this point where people around me used to call me crazy for always sticking to one or the other book, but they were less aware of what was going on in my head.
One of the great and last books I have read is the height. It took me almost a month to complete this 600+ pages book, The Kafka on the Shore by Murakami. I had bought this book from Mumbai Airport last month on October 7, 2019 and this is probably one of the first books I read on surreal fiction.
Surely, I am not here to review the book as it completely deserves 5-Stars but I want to show you how it made me read it thoroughly that I heighted my favorite parts, used creative bookmarks, put sticky notes on the entire book to directly jump on my favorite scenes. That was not enough, I have studied each and every chapter on different sites available for the analysis. I have not just read the story, but actually lived the scenarios of Japan.
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