Reading a good book is like living in awe of it till the time it's over,
and then, thinking about it for few days with a heavy heart.
My only resolution of 2017 was reading 25 pages every night before going to sleep and as usual I successfully failed at it.
I have a decent history of failing at keeping my resolutions and somehow, I have accepted it. But anyhow I still try! Stubborn me.
Recent Sunday, I decided to revive my resolution and read at least few books in this year, though, I have finished 3 in 9 months, on Sunday, I bought 5 books and decided to give it a serious try to finish them by this Christmas.
The first one I started was 'Veronica decides to die' by Paulo Coelho which I finished in 2 days, I intentionally started with the thinnest one to regain my faith that I can do it.
And it gave me an assurance that I can think of finishing 4 more in the decided timeline.
I somehow believe deactivating my social accounts is proving to be fruitful. (No, I can't do things in moderation, if want to reduce something, I need an absolute cut-off).
Lately, I have started carrying my book with me, to meetings, to office and try to read whenever I get a chance, whether I am waiting for a meeting or in my minuscule free time when no one is around, which I find crazily exciting. Much better than scrolling Facebook or Instagram in my free time. And strange thing is I wait to open it and read few pages every time I get a chance. It rules my head all the time and I think about it when I am not reading it.
"Veronica decides to die" was a good read, I didn't expect anything from it though, but still, it was better than what I thought. With every story I read, about every character, I was reassured I am Mad :P
Though, the addiction thing always happens whenever I start reading a book, but, this time it was more intense. I used to look forward to get a chance to grab it and read. This usually never happens. This time it replaced my morning-evening's YouTube hour, occupied my coffee time, I reduced time I dedicated to other important things. And I loved it. :)
I am feeling good, and now, I am going to start another one. Yayy :)
Dear God, I love you, please take care of my people. No! I don't want anything. Muuaah