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.

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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!

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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™‚

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  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™‚

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  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.

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    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™‚

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  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˜›

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  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.

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  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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