Bibliophile Me


Raising Bibliophile: 1. Surround them with books 2. Read to & with them 3. Give them room to reflect 4. Let them choose the books
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We are a family of proud bibliophiles.  My parents were readers and many evenings everyone read together. Our meals were infused with the stories mom told us from Ramayana,  Mahabharat & Shakespearean plays. Grandpa encouraged reading by presenting first grader me with Robinson Crusoe.  Growing up on Bakor Patel and Amar Chitra Katha was pure bliss. 


Cover Page of the Book Bakore Patel: Fun and Fun by Hariprasad Vyas
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As a child, while my peers played in school yard, I grabbed a bunch of books and read.  On lazy summer afternoons, I  got lost in a book & went on an adventure.  I was not very good at games and was a somewhat shy kid. Books allowed me to explore the worlds and get lost in the stories. I am not much different today. I continue to read, and be amazed by human nature, grit, complexity and hope.

gita-116Image: The Bhagavad Gita

I read from a wide range of books. I read picture books, comics, graphic novels, YA books, juvenile books, chapter books, bibliographies, self-help books, fantasy, science fiction,….I enjoy Eric Carle as much as Jodi Picoult and Amish Tripathi. I will to read anything from Amy Tan Maeve Binchy and John Grisholm.  Just like many of you, I went to midnight celebrations of Harry Potter books from J. K. Rowling and cried while reading Jacqueline Woodson’s Hush.  What can I say about Tagore?  He, the writer of Gitanjali, the Nobel laureates, the sage poet who knew a child’s heart!

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. - Rabindranath Tagore

There is not what I do not read. OK. So I do not read: horror, slash n dash AKA gory detailed, murder mysteries, and bodice rippers style books. Therefore,  no Fifty Shades of Grey or Games of Thorn are banished from my bookshelf . Janet Evanovich & Mary Higgins Clark, you are wonderful writers but your books are not for me.


Read Dog Books. They are good for you.                   Image:Adletter

I shared my book choices with you.  Now it is your turn. What kind of books you like to read?


Slice of LifeI am writing this post for11th Annual  Slice of Life Story challenge hosted by  Two Writing Teachers .   During whole month of March, we will share a slice of our lives.  You are invited to join too.