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Reading bug was bitten by me and I was poisonous that day…

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There was a time, when in middle of somewhere (or anywhere), a simple question to an unassuming acquaintance of mine –

 “What is Dev doing?”

would have resulted in a simple answer – “Must be reading, what else?”

That was about a year back.

The scene has completely changed and as of today, I struggle to finish even a single book! At times I end up starting with 2 or 3 books within days of each other and eventually, am unable to finish even one of them! Though I can give quite valid and apt justification(s) for this evil deed of neglecting my unread books, I would avoid doing so.

Sometimes, justifications lead to repetition of deeds for which the justification is being given.

Seems like the reading bug has been bitten by me and I was poisonous that day…

Said No to Reading

Said No to Reading

Ironically, I did a post in mid 2009 stating that I was caught in a permanent state of Reading Flu! 😦


Written by Dev

June 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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  1. Great dear,
    it seems like ‘Dev’ is irregular on his habit and thats the recent changing? becoz. nobody ask, ‘what is Dev doing?

    but we eagerly waiting for your post, so keep it up………………………..

    Ram Nath Thakur

    June 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  2. great post Dev!

    now when you have realized the fact that you have been neglecting your books, which were at one point of time your best friends, i guess with this realization the reading bug shall be back , i know it.
    start reading soon…..have a whole list of books i have to gift you.
    all the best!
    looking forward to c your new post ‘ the bug is back’


    June 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

  3. I think all you need is a truly unputdownable book 😉


    June 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

  4. @R N Thakur
    Hopefully I will have good things to satisfy my reader’s intellectual waits 😉


    June 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm

  5. @Aditi
    Amen 🙂


    June 13, 2011 at 12:25 am

  6. @Scorpria
    Recommend a good one please…


    June 13, 2011 at 12:40 am

  7. It is a cycle. In few days , may be, you will come back to old habit

    b k chowla

    June 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

  8. @B K Chowla
    I hope so… 🙂


    June 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

  9. pick a book on some topic which you really love reading about. Agree with what Scorpria said 🙂

    Avada Kedavra

    June 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

  10. This ‘regretful’ thought that you are not reading now-a-days is a reason enough to start afresh (or a subtle proof that you are preparing to start again). . . My naive advice, take a short vacation from your business books, and pick an action packed adventure series, or a fantasy fiction…will give you a kick start to another spell of reading… hehe

    Happy reading!!!!

    PS: i hope you are going to pick up that unfinished book too. It will always nag you (at the back of your head), trust me. 😀 I have been carrying an unfinished copy of “Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy” for as long as I know…lol

    Len Kamei

    June 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  11. @Avada Kedavra
    I am on a lookout for an unputdownable book


    June 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  12. @Len Kamei
    That was ‘indeed’ a good advise Len. Need to change the genre of books I am interested in 😉


    June 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  13. “Hunger games” was really unputdownable (if you like fantasy fiction)

    Avada Kedavra

    June 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

  14. @Avada Kedavra
    Added to wishlist 🙂


    June 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  15. evry1 knows y u dnt read anymore 😉
    dnt u hv better thngs to do nw?? 😛

    gud post tho.. 🙂

    neha kotwal

    June 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

  16. @Neha Kotwal
    Thanks Neha 🙂


    June 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  17. sigh!! same here 😦


    June 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

  18. @Reema
    Hopefully, things will change… 🙂


    June 19, 2011 at 1:44 am

  19. Ah, the familiar reading block. Sometimes it’s just about finding the right book to get you back on that track. Try Into Thin Air for a captivating travel read 🙂


    July 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  20. hehe… i liked the post. I’m in same state you are, in reading books.


    July 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  21. @Jeevan
    And it is tough to come out of this mode 🙂


    July 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm

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