From AJAD a joke a day, I've thought of taking up ABAD.. Reading A book a day..
Books..novels.. take you to a world of virtual existence.. They can engulf you so completely that pages flip by in a jiffy.. Ofcouse the book needs to qualify to do that to the reader who though voracious for words still is biased towards the quality of content.
Ofcourse ABAD is a tough assignment what with the daily chores. But then..as the favorite line of the author of the book which kept me immersed in the sea of virtuality today.. 'lets see how it goes'.
I'm having a look at the books I've gathered over the past few weeks to diversify my collection..
For the myriad books on the bookshelf adjacent my bed, (took a snapshot of the current ABAD marathon)that are insipidly waiting to be devoured in hungry chunks.. The Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson, or say Satyajit Ray's dabble with spy stories in the Feluda chronicles.. a day obviously wouldn't suffice. If nothing else it would be one great challenge and might deprive me of sleep as well, which obviously would depend on the quality of content.
But for the not-so-heavy light reads, ABAD would be like a snap of the fingers..
There are these new breed of young out-of-grad-school indian authors, these days and trust me there's a plethora of them.. I'm intrigued in these books for a couple of reasons.. To see what exactly is in the book that it claims to be a national bestseller.. To know what stuff our current youth is made of.. And also because these authors are probably about the same age as me.. And as in my previous blogpost where I penned down my desire to be a writer someday, these books kind of edge me towards it..
Not that I'm smitten by their work.. Some are genuinely good but then most are plain hodge podge which the author thinks is deep philosophy..but in actuality just turns out to be a walk through the recesses and labyrinth of his truly confounded clueless cluttered state of mind..
But for books which are say booker prize winners.. You NEED to go slow.. Take for instance The English Patient, you really need to lessen your pace to tune in with the author as he makes you traverse through sands in the deserts of history through the eyes of a man struck by the cruelty of war.. You need to absorb each and every word as it gives you a feeling of first hand experience of the protagonist's account.. sometimes re-read the words for the sheer beauty of the prose or to just have second attempt at comprehension.
Such books although they can be a part of ABAD they'd rather be kept aside to be savored at their own peaceful pace.
Oh the myriad treasure of books in de ocean of knowledge.. I am diving in .. To fathom the unfathomable!!