Thats me :-)
I am a writer, a poet, an avid reader, content-creator, a photographer, dancer and traveler.
A working mum a freelance writer and a crazy being.
I am a die-hard book-lover and I really love old books, especially the ones I pick up at flea markets, the ones that have been thumbed down with age, who have seen many keepers before them, but have now finally found a home with me. I love the yellow-ed look of the pages, imagining the people and the families where these books are coming from.
I had started this book blog as just a journal of sorts, where I would simply keep track of my favourite books. I love reading and am never without a book and am constantly trying to make new space now. Earlier I used to read two-three books at a time, but now I concentrate on one book, as I feel it gives me a better connection to the book that way. Of course sometimes I do cheat and read multiple books together...
There are also many friends whom I have met and found through books. I am one of those people who is always trying to bend down and check the title of the book in your hand. So whether I see someone on the flight, at the airport, at a clinic, at the mall, supermarket...anywhere...I just have to try and catch a glimpse of the title, and many times, I have even walked up to complete strangers and asked them how did they find the book !! And I have made a few lifelong friends like that....
There is no particular genre that I can label as a favourite, there are so many different kinds of books that I love - I like books that talk about real-life situations, books that talk about families and generation leaps. I love books that talk about history and culture and I always love to read books that share stories from other parts of the world and give me a window into the lives of those who have a different tradition and life than ours. Of course I also love to read Indian literature, especially since Bengali is my native tongue, and I particularly like works of Indian-origin writers. Sometimes I also enjoy autobiographies immensely. I do like mysteries, psychological thrillers, chic-lit, travelogues and any kind of writing that is directly from the heart and does not come across as vain. I hate pretend writers, those who will blindly copy a situation or setting and put it in their own work, irrespective of the country or culture...that is such a dampener....Somehow, I have yet not been able to be a fan of sci-fi, still trying.
I love to take in the fragrance of old books and sometimes, you can find me buried inside a book, filling my lungs with that heady smell of words. And if you happen to get a peek in my handbag, you will always find a book there without fail..
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- Debolina Raja Gupta