Friday, May 30, 2008

better late than never !

Time is the best example of change … a change that is a must. And off late I have realized that it’s never too late to catch up with the things you like the most, it goes exactly with the saying 'better late than never'. Ever since you started doing things the way you like, regularly and frequently ... it ends up with a habit. There is no end to how many habits a person can have … good ones, bad ones, cool ones, not so cool ones and what not everything counts.

I have had one such habit and over the period … I just lost the way it should be … now time has come again and I am all set with my favorite collection of books to start all over it again, to read … read & read all the books I have now. And its decided upon this weekend … Sunday is going to be dedicated for the sole purpose. This time I bought couple of books upon Diva’s recommendation and ‘Veronika Decides to Die’ top the list. Also ‘The Fifth Mountain’ is one of my favorites of Paulo Coelho collection.

Oh! my goodness, to surprise me when I opened the cupboard I found there are so many books waiting in the queue to get my attention, how I wish I will take off some time and spend long days reading all those books. Well, there are books I don’t mind at all reading for the 2nd, 3rd … or any no. of time until I stored them in my memory, so that I wouldn’t miss it again :) And one such book is ‘A Brief History of Time’. So there I go ….

13 comments:

Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey Alok,
Yes, I totally agree...better late than never :) In fact,books are our best friends and reading is the best possible hobby.

In fact,if you remember many times,I used carry a book to the office(and sometimes,i did not get to read it on my way), but that still made my day much better.This habit used to divert my attention to something which was more meaningful and useful in life.In fact, it turned out the best source of motivation for me....

-Himanshu Sheth

Himanshu Sheth said...

In fact,books also get fresh air when they are out of the cupboard and when you would read them, they would smell like a flower :)

-Himanshu Sheth

GMG said...

Hi Alok! Sorry for the speedy visit! I’ve been busy the whole last week and will be out in the next, so this is far less than your blog deserves… ;(( But I promise I’ll come back with more time after June 10th, at least…
However, to avoid leaving you deserted, I published a last post on Marrakesh 2006 at Blogtrotter. Enjoy!

Varada said...

hey Alok,

I read the 3 mistakes of my life.. its a very good book.

Smriti Srivastava said...

Hey

Good to know that u r catching up on books... I did that the first thing as I got over with my exams and isnt it just the most wonderful thing? To get lost in the world of words??

Well a few reccos from me too, if you'd like to try:
1) The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini (if not already read)
2) The Book thief -- Markus Zusak
3) Night -- Elie Wiesel
4) The Curious incident of the dog in the night time -- Mark Haddon
5)The Reluctant Fundamentalist -- Mohsin Hamid

Happy Reading!! :)

P.S I have reviewed Kite runner and the book theif on my book blog if u interested in a review

http://thecafiles.blogspot.com

aart hilal said...

Hello!

I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:
www.paulocoelhoblog.com


Have a nice day!

Aart

Munmun said...

A Brief History of Time is intriguing! :)
Good luck with your rediscovered hobby!

Diva said...

Hey Alok, I am so glad you finally got the books... But now the bigger task lies ahead ;) ;)
read them all!!!one-by-one...
I m so sure each of these books will give you a new beautiful insight into different aspects and emotions of life :) :)
My fave is 'Veronica decides to die' of course!!!
I finished the 3 mistakes of my life yesterday and will review it on my blog soon...
till the next time..
happy reading :D

Akshay said...

I know...I have them piled up....somehow watching movies is just easier....I need to catch up too....

Alok said...

@himanshu – Yeah ! I do remember … I would love to explorer your collection one day

And hey ! that’s a great piece of thought on books :)


@gmg - Thanks for visiting my blog and the update. Yeah ! I checked your latest post … awesome one ...

Alok said...

@varada – Yep! I am looking forward to read your review post :)

@smrit - I too is lodt in the books but somehow its difficult for me to be consistent in reading those books. But hey, I am trying … and thanks for updatin the list, surely I will pick some of those after I am done with my first lot :)

Cool ! I will check with the reviews too :))

Alok said...

@aart – thanks for dropping by here and the comment. Yeah ! me too a fan of Paulo Coelho.

@munmun – thank you so much :)

Alok said...

@diva – thanks to you, truly books have their way of exploring the paths leads to life and hopefully I can take up the bigger task now :)

Hey ! I am waiting for your review on 3MOML.



@akshay – most of us find it that way but again … its up to the individual to decide which one is better reading or watching ? probably it takes a while to catchup with the reading habit …