Here goes my 2nd WWW Wednesday post! I think it’s doing the trick. I’m actually more regular in my reading because I want to post about it! :).
WWW Wednesday is a reading game started by MizB at Should Be Reading. A simple game of telling (every week) about the books you have read, are reading and wish to read. To play along, you 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?
Many play it every week! But since I’m a fairly slow at reading, I’m more of a monthly player. My answers are:
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton. It was a birthday gift (March!) and I’ve been a little lazy in starting it as it’s non-fiction and I had just finished another non-fiction so while I started a week after I got the book, I soon switched!
I’ve only made little progress with the book, but I love the way the author nails the way we travel. In the initial chapters he talks about the difference between the anticipation of travel and actual travel. How when we are planning a vacation we feel magically transported to the beach lined with palm trees; warm breeze; good food and the comforts of a resort! But when we actually travel, the experience is much dependent on our mood than our surrounding. Our bodies do get transported to the exotic beach but our mind might still be wondering about something back home or a little argument with our partner might run over any comfort that a 5-star resort can bring!
I was reminded of a vacation me and Sikander took to Koh Samui. It was supposed to be a relaxing retreat – away from troubles at home and at work. On day1 we had a small argument and even though we patched up by evening, it was always lingering and no amount of sunshine and warm sea water could take it away!
What did you recently finish?
I recently finished The Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I am so glad I picked up that book which for a little while took me back to my childhood days. We used to live in a joint family and we were 4 little girls, just like the little women and we had our own stupid games! But more than that I realised I would have to keep going back to the book every few years because it is one of those books that teaches you something new in every reading. I had earlier read it as a child and now as a woman I could see how their mother introduced the girls to different aspects of life and inculcated new values. A beautiful read!
After finishing the book, I also realised how big a disappointment is the movie. It moves so fast, it skips so many little things that are the essence of the story!
What do you think you will read next?
Next I would most probably read the Shiva Trilogy starting with The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi. Everyone I met has been all praise for the books saying that they couldn’t keep it down. Till now I’ve met only one person who has not been very impressed by it. My sister recently finished the series and was all gaga about it. So I asked her to ship them to me.
That was my WWW Wednesday! Well I do hope if not exactly short; it is shorter than my first one 🙂 but I can’t help writing about the books:).
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).