Skip to main content

Books- My Inspiration

 It was my grandmother who introduced me to the world of books, a one which I entered at the age of 5.
 My BFFs are my books. The one thing that will never leave me alone, never let me down, never discourage me and always show me the right way.

My childhood years have belonged to many ; Enid Blyton's Famous Five, Carolyn Keene's Nancy Drew, Franklin Dixon's Hardy Boys. I was never a romantic person; suspense and crime has always captivated me.

As I grew older, I progressed from Nancy Drew(the amateur detective from River Heights who finds herself in the middle of every mystery) to Hercule Poirot(the small Belgian detective who always uses his famous "little gray cells").

Agatha Christie
She has a certain style of writing which hooks you on to the story, never once giving you the urge to put it down. I remember nights when I used to stay awake just to know the culprit.

How many ever books you read of Agatha Christie, you may never truly understand her as an author. Every book, every story, every chapter has a surprise.  After almost 5 years of reading her books, I think my observation skills have increased.

Some of Agatha Christie books that I have read :

  1. The 13 problems
  2. The ABC Murders
  3. A Murder is announced
  4. A Murder on the Orient Express
  5. The Murder at the Vicarage
  6. The Mousetrap

Moving on to Jeffrey Archer.
Family, business, money, love and relationships are the dominating factors of his works. The reader can connect with the people in Archer's books. Many times you feel that you  have come in contact with a person whose character is portrayed in his books.

His books are quite inspirational for both men and women in a way. It tells us what amount of hardwork it takes to become a successful person.

Some of Jeffery Archer's works that I have read :

  1. Sons Of Fortune
  2. Kane and Abel
  3. The Prodigal Daughter
  4. Only Time Will Tell
  5. Be Careful What You Wish For
  6. A Twist in the Tale

Then came Dan Brown.
Although some of his books have aroused controversies, one must appreciate the research he has done. It is exhaustive.

The hero, Robert Langdon is a Harvard University professor of religious iconology and symbology (a fictional field related to the study of historic symbols). How he manages to retain so much information is something beyond my understanding power. Hats off to the guy ! Finding patterns, seeing things later what were earlier hidden form view and understanding them is something which Mr. Langdon seems to be an expert at.

I have read 2 of his books so far

  1. Angels and Demons
  2. The Lost Symbol 

One advice before reading Dan Brown's books,
If you have a choice of more than 2 authors, go ahead and read the rest, because if you read Mr. Brown's books first, you will find the rest of your purchase extremely dull and lacking the punch. You just won't feel the adrenaline rush !



  1. I am happy you love reading. Books improve your knowledge.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Part 1 - Around Goa in 72 hours

Others would ask, “Goa jaake peeya nhi toh kya kiya?”. I, on the other hand would ask, “Goa jaake ghuma nhi toh kya kiya?” Now one would tell you that churches, beaches, drinking and clubbing are the only things to go for in Goa. But that isn’t the case at all. There sure is a lot more to do than just sit in your room or laze around the beach. Especially when you’ve driven 14 hours to reach your destination. Phew.

So what did I do? I took the car (and then scooty; with a GA registration) and drove full North Goa to South Goa. Out of the 1314kms that we drove, 100kms happened within the state in 3 days.
Day 1 we went to Baga beach in the morning but since neither I nor my dad had any plans of getting wet that morning, we headed to Fort Aguada, past Sinquerim beach for some sightseeing.

 This place is around 10kms (30mins) from Baga. It’s up on a mountain/hill and is a famous tourist spot. How’d I know? The number of cars were a lot and it felt like half of the family tourist crowd cam…

1st road trip – 1314kms – Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai

The journey is more important than the destination. I learnt driving 2 years ago (enrolled for a driving class 3 days after my 18th birthday) and since then I’ve driven on every possible type of road. But I wanted more. Flying by air didn’t excite me. I wanted to look out of the window to trees and open roads; not clouds. 2 weeks ago after lots of pleading or logical reasoning (as I like to put it), I finally convinced my parents to accompany me on a road trip to Goa. At first, they were a bit apprehensive of the length of the journey (owing to previous bad experiences with bus travelling), but then again, you gotta do what you want to do.

The route we selected was Mumbai – Pune – Satara – Kolhapur – Amboli Ghat – Baga, Goa. We only did one stopover for the night at Pune. The rest was a continuous drive with only a 45 minute halt for lunch before the start of the 73km long, 3.5 hour Amboli Ghat.

Note: Just after the food mall at Lonavala and before the start of the ghats, is a small s…

Of Goan Food, Drinks, ‘Feels’ and Stay

I went to Goa with my parents. And trust me, it was fun. For one, you really don’t have to worry about money when you’re out travelling, shopping, eating or drinking. Secondly, you have a 90% success rate of going to all the places YOU want to go to, instead of compromising for the sake of your friends.
Baga Balcony Glass Windows

Now I stayed in Goa for 4 nights, two of which were in Baga and the other two in Candolim. Both places were booked via Airbnb. One advice: Avoid booking a hotel room, even if it’s near a beach (I don’t understand people’s obsession with beaches; they’re quite dirty and crowded). Instead,.......