Friday, October 27, 2006

I have been passionate about books since I was a kid. Reading and writing were encouraged in my school. Our teachers came up with amazing assignments to develop our reading habit. After joining TAPMI, I have mostly given up on reading. But I am not worried, I will catch up on it once I leave. I have read less than 5 books in last 1.5 years (Summer project does not count... I had loads of spare time). Very few seem to hold my interest. I dont like Danielle Steele, Paul Coehlo, Sidney Sheldon, Jeffery Archer etc anymore. I am looking for a change...
Some books are good, some are nice and some devour you. They suck you into the pages. You forget everything around you... you try to feel what the character in the book is feeling... imagine yourself instead of him... I am reading "The Bridge Across Forever" by Richard Bach. He is one of my fav authors and never lets me down. I had first read this book in my 10th std when I was wondering about soul mates. Do they exist? How do you find them? Are they perfect? This book didnt give me answers, but it explained the questions. I am reading it again... No, no, I am not looking for answers.. this time I am not even asking the questions. Or am I?

Some of my fav lines from the book:

"Part of us is always an observer, and no matter what, it observes. It watches us. It does not care if we are happy or unhappy, if we are sick or well, if we live or die. Its only job is to sit there on our shoulder and pass judgement on whether we are worthwhile human beings."

"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."

"You're the cause of me-as-you-know-me. Nobody else in the world knows Richard that's in your life. No one else knows Leslie that's in mine"

"I thought about that day..... twenty years ago or yesterday?
What happens to time, in our minds?"