And went on to write The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, in no small part thanks to incredible reviewers like DDS who saw the tapestry I was weaving. I was fortunate to meet DDS not long ago.
In a world where adults bemoan the lack of reading in the new generation, DDS stands out like a shooting star. She is passionate about reading.
So passionate, she quit her job—you heard me right— to … R.E.A.D.
DDS reminds me of why it’s so important to follow your passion. She is living proof that if you simply do what you love to do… well the rest will come. So simple, yet so difficult.
|DDS – holds the Limca Book of Records for Most Book Reviews|
I don’t think it is a feeling I can describe. It is my passion. I live the lives of the characters I read about. Its often invigorating, refreshing and sometimes sad. But the overall experience of going through so many lives is inexplicable. You have to live it to feel it.
Reading Challenges always motivate me to read more and that is afterall, all I ever wanted to do.
I love any story, irrespective of its genre, that has a good plot and solid characters. But Satyajit Ray, Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton are the ones that really got me into reading and so mystery/thrillers will always be my go-to genre. And even after 23 years of reading, I often relax with my collection of “Feluda”, “Poirot” and “Famous Five”.
That seems to be the popular opinion what with the different gadgets that lure today’s kids. But the fact is that people are reading more – whether its thanks to J.K.Rowling or Chetan Bhagat (did I just take those two names in the same sentence?!!), kids and adults are reading more. Plus, the e-readers have opened up a whole new reading generation. I know people who never read before are now picking up the juicy romcoms for entertainment. Harry Potter on the other hand opened up the world of fantasy to a lot of people like me who previously thought that magic was for kids.
Commercial Fiction is probably the most popular genre. It is what gets people into reading and keeps them continuing. At least 55-60% of what I read can be categorised under commercial fiction. So, I would say it plays a pretty important role and mostly shapes up a reader’s reading habit.
eBooks are convenient – one can carry as many books while traveling, of course it saves space and is cheaper… But for a true bookworm print books will be the go to. The smell, feel of the printed words on a page and the feel of holding a print copy is irreplaceable.
I have a few go to blogs that I check out often for their reviews. Besides, there’s always Goodreads. I also browse, read blurbs and chapters off random books at a bookstore.
I want to visit and travel all over Italy… Every nook and corner.
Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay has been blogging about books and authors at http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/ since Feb 10, 2012 and as of June 30, 2014, she had posted 387 reviews. The first book she reviewed was The Postcard Killers by James Patterson. She has conducted 70 author interviews too