When I first saw this post for WWW Wednesdays on Dreamz and Clouds blog, my first response was what is this ‘world wide web’ Wednesday about. But only after a few lines I realized it was more of What, What and What Wednesday :).
Started by Should Be Reading, WWW Wednesday is a simple game of telling (every week) about the books you have read, are reading and wish to read. I found it a great way of discovering new books, so I decided to play along. Now I love reading and I would love to write about the books I have read, which I why some time back I started writing about my book experiences but then it slowly came to an end. Not that I had not read books, but I didn’t get time to write about the book immediately after finishing it and later the experience was lost. So this game is perfect for me! At least I would write a few lines if not a whole post about the books! 🙂 But I am a particularly slow reader, so my list won’t change on a weekly basis, hence I have decided to play it every month. Here’s how it goes:
To play along, we just have to answer the following three (3) questions…
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
My answers are:
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading The Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I have read the book as part of my English literature subject back in school. Some time back, I bought a second hand hardbound collector’s edition of this book from a charity store and it was lying in my book shelf since long. Recently when my 5 year old niece was visiting for her summer vacations, I had put together a lot of movies for her to see and one of them was The Little Women. I was watching the movie with her and realised that while I remembered the plot I had forgotten most of the details and the beauty of the book was in its little incidents. And currently I’m discovering a whole new meaning to generosity and kindness in my life and this book comes at the perfect time to remind me of how we should always make the best of what we have and that we always have plenty! 🙂
What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. My sister-in-law Gazala suggested the book to me after I discovered the fun in long distance running. In her own words “this was the most amazing non-fiction I have ever read”. And I totally second her. The first 50 pages were a little difficult to get through but once that is over it’s just so difficult to keep the book down. Stories showing how we as a race are born to run and how we are born to run in the most natural state amazed me! I got answers to so many of my questions as to why we injure ourselves so much while just running. And reading the stories brought a whole new perspective to my running. I no longer run to achieve something (to get fit or to get a better timing); I just run for the love of running. If I’m not able to smile through my run, I stop. I think that’s my biggest learning from the book.
One of my favourite quotes from the book:
“You had to love running, or you wouldn’t live to love anything else. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We’re all running people”
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ll read The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton next. It was a birthday gift from a friend. I had once told him that I want to write about all my travels (just like books!:D) but as soon as we return we get caught up in routine life and then its too late to write. This book was a sort of reminder for me of that wish. He said that the book tells you why you should write about your travels, hoping that the book will provide me enough inspiration to not let the memories of my travel fade away!
Now my birthday was long back and I this was actually the book I picked up after finishing Born to Run but during one my visits home I had forgotten it there and my mom just recently sent it to me.
Well that was my fairly long WWW Wednesday post. I do hope to keep to it once every month. Till then, Happy Reading!
Would you like to play along? You can either leave the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog).
I only got to watch “The Little Women” movie adaptation and the cartoon series adaptation of “Jo’s Boys,” now I would love to read the books, too.
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