Sometimes all it takes is a synopsis..

To break you from a resolve you had every intention of keeping! πŸ™‚

Now it’s not been long since I started taking to e-reading. It has been a gradual shift though.

To be honest I was pretty resistant to the Kindle revolution at first purely because I was way too much in love with my paper books to let it come in the way. The blissfully smooth touch, the divine smell of the paper which I felt every time I flipped the pages always made my reading journey more complete than the vagueness that I felt with a flimsy careless swipe of an e-reader.

But, a dearth in good book stores and libraries here have made me seek out for other options to keep my love for reading alive. And reading on Kindle has been a fairly good option which I have begun to rather enjoy.

That’s not to say that I don’t love paper books anymore. I do. I heart them. Which is why I had resolved, after the last two e-books, that I would now pick up a proper book, that I can touch, feel, breath-in in the ‘real’ sense.

But one month on since then, there still wasn’t any sign of a good book that I could lay my hands on. Until today.

I stumbled upon a book while wishlisting a few other books that I wanted delivered to my parents’ so I could pick them up in my next visit home. It had showed up as the website’s recommendation. Since the cover was quite pleasing, I decided to click on it and read its summary. Suffice would it be to say that I was hooked! I was itching to pick this book up to read.


Usually, before deciding on buying a book, I also check on its reviews by readers, especially those whose recommendations I follow. So I looked up to see whether anyone I knew had already read it. Noone had. But I still decided to buy it. Placing an order for delivery of the book here in Doha was proving a bit steep on my pocket, while a more economical option of having it delivered to my parents would have meant that I would have to wait till my next visit home. And I didnt want to wait.

So what do I do? I opt for the next best option. Even if that means breaking my resolve to invest in a paper book next. Yes, Kindle it is πŸ™‚

The book is now lying in my reader waiting to be read. I have no idea how the book is going to fare from the inside, but the synopsis sure has made it too good to be turned down!

20 thoughts on “Sometimes all it takes is a synopsis..

    1. Given a choice I’d prefer a paperbook too, RM, to Kindle. But here, as I mentioned, the choice of good book stores are limited. So the next option is to bank on Kindle to keep my reading going πŸ™‚


  1. And we are all on the dark side now πŸ™‚ even I was a staunch book reader and could not gauge e reading. Till early this year got it as a anniversary gift from k and now I dunno how was I reading books. The kindle makes me have so much more in collection and I can make ready my next read without a hassle . It’s not obvious to the little one and I can keep reading without her trying to tear pages. Boy I am a total convert don’t think I can read a book again πŸ™‚


  2. So how is the book?
    I love the fact that I have stocked unread books stored in the Kindle and they are with me wherever I go. I simply love my Kindle. Best thing ever.


    1. The book didnt take off very well for me at first, Shail, but few chapters down the line, I’m finding it pretty engaging now. Kashmir is a place I have always had a desire to visit at some point in my life, and the stunning way it has been described in the book makes the yearning even more intense! Someday πŸ™‚


  3. The title and book cover is quite enticing… I hope you are enjoying the read πŸ˜‰ If you would give a thumbs up by the end of it, maybe I will get it too πŸ™‚

    PS. You must be wondering, whats with me and my sporadic visits! Somehow, being a disciplined blogger has never seen the light of day πŸ˜›


  4. I too would prefer a paperback any time but I get what you are saying. When I was in Manchester I had to take a membership in a library just because I was buying too many books and I was worried that I would not be able to bring them back to India.


  5. Congratulations! πŸ™‚ Hope you are enjoying your Kindle.

    I got a Kindle recently too and love reading on it, love the possibilities that it opens up for me.

    BTW, why is the display on your Kindle in colour? Mine is black-and-white. Gosh, I sound like a little girl comparing the colour of her dress with her school mate, on ‘free dress day’, no? πŸ˜€


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