So, here I am finally back on Bookshot after six months. Huh! And if you ask me why I wasn’t blogging, I have no words (sigh). I am just naming it a ‘Writer’s Block’ (if that makes any sense to you).
Also, this is my first post of the decade. I have been seriously blogging for the past 2 years and when I look back, I can see how my life has changed for good. Believe it or not, writing has great powers. It has the power to unlock the innermost potentials of a human being. The more you write down your thoughts, the more you think with clarity.
I do not claim myself as a good writer at this point in time but I am very sure I will be one someday. In the past two years, I have clearly figured out the secret behind becoming a good writer. And this realization was the best thing that happened to me in the last decade.
Revealing the Secret
Well, it is not really a secret, everyone knows it but only a few put that effort to implement this secret in life. If you are wondering what, it is nothing but ‘Reading‘, avid reading. I was able to develop a solid reading habit in the last decade. I did read earlier but I fell in love with reading just two years back. I realised writing can make wonders only if my reading base is set right. Else I would end up in trouble.
It was the decade I fell into the trap of books, a trap that I never want to come out of. At that time I was living in Austria, a German-speaking country. English books were less in sight even in a library. I invested in a Kindle. I bow before the masterminds behind E-readers. It opened a large world for me at my fingertips.
I not only read books but also discovered the idea of reviewing them on every possible platform so that others too can discover them. Eventually, I ended up becoming a Book Reviewer. My sheer love for books increased day by day and at the beginning of 2020, I started my own Youtube Channel to spread all the bookish vibes in this small world.
My love for Physical Book Vs E-Books
I started off as an E-Reader, hence Kindle stays my eternal love. I carry it with me everywhere. When we live in a foreign country where we cannot afford to purchase physical copies, kindle is a boon. Also while shifting houses, books always become the last priority and that may hurt a book lover like me. So, I just adore my Kindle.
In November 2019, we moved to Brighton, United Kingdom. Like we say, ‘Man proposes, God disposes’, here I found a huge library at just five minutes walkable distance from our house. A two-storey building filled with books where I have no language barriers to read them! For the moment, my reading life is all sorted, I feel ‘hurray’!! So nowadays I get to read a lot of physical copies as well.
I have a detailed post on how I developed a regular reading habit. In case you are interested, you can go ahead and read that post ?.
So tell me, when did you start reading? How has reading changed your life? Do you have reading goals?
For 2020, I have set a reading goal of 100 books on my Goodreads account. I would love to be friends with you on Goodreads.