Inspired by a discussion I recently heard on the reading habit , or lack of it, in today’s children, am re-posting my blog ‘We the Booked’
Before any other thing, let me explain the ‘we’ in the title. It is people born in the 60s, a little earlier, or possibly mid 70s. A generation which (in India) did not have access to television and the internet. A generation which could not tuck itself into bed without a book – many often hoodwinked parents by hiding Archie comics between text book pages. Later the comics occasionally made way for Hugh Hefners’ Playboy and his centrefold bunnies. We were boys tasting the first bittersweet joys of adulthood. ‘We’ lived through exciting times – times of want and longing, an era which despite some harmless amorous pursuits, was defined by innocence and naivete. As Charles Dickens wrote, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…
I am not sure if youngsters still do…
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It is my habit too When other members of my family went to cinema in the weekend I wished to stay in my room with lots of books and used to go to library ,this habit turned in to passion of writing poetry stories and articles reading books mean to have conversation with authors and those characters and have a freedom to picturisation for described time place and scene ,so when I could trevel some places really ,I astonished with the experience that I was feeling as I have seen all ,definately it increase dictionary , psycological understanding and a strong power to imagin what the person thinking in front of you ,Thanks to all the books and authors poets ,the time segment in which I was with so many books libraries and spare time .