“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ―Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
My love for reading started at an early age. My earliest memory of purchasing my very first book is of me going with my dad to the local drug store in our small town of Squamish. The very first book I bought? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! I remember it being shiny and with a gold spine, oh and the smell! I remember being so excited and couldn't wait to get home to dive in. From there on I graduated to Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys - who can forget those??
My love for books comes from my dad and his side of the family. Even my aunts used to love to read and some of them even tried their hands-on writing. My dad would always have books and newspapers scattered around him at all times. He read books in English, books in Urdu and books in Punjabi and I think Hindi as well. He did a bit of writing as well and some of his work was published in ethnic newspapers during that time.
This year I have really stepped up my reading. Actually, that's not totally true... since I can't seem to find the time to actually sit down and read, I have started listening to audiobooks. In the beginning, I thought I would never be able to do so, but now I am pretty fond of it as alternatively, I wouldn't be able to indulge in so many books!
So what have I been reading? All kinds of genres! I have read self-help books, new age books, fictional and even autobiographies as well.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Some of the books sometimes are difficult to get into. One such for me was Where the Crawdads Sing'. After a few pages I gave up on it but then someone suggested that I give it another try for at least 2-to 3 chapters and then decide. Yep, she was right. The deeper I went into the book the more enjoyed it.
Happy reading and let me know which one of these have you read if any or which ones you suggest that I read next.