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The Bookworm Diaries


Thought of taking up a tag from Vinay’s Blog. And here it goes.

A page from a Bookworm’s Diary. 


1. Do you have a specific place for reading?

Nope. I’ll read anywhere. Right in Loo to office. Traffic blocks to waiting for petrol fill. Short rides to flights. Anywhere. Anytime. The only place I don’t take a physical book is church. But most favorite place to read is my bed or the couch.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmarks. I started buying the out of love for the quotes on them. Then online book shopping spree showered some too. Other than bookmarks it’ll be recharge coupons.


3. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

Yes. Though eBooks are easy to handle while juggling food or drinks. But I am more inclined to physical books. So yes to them also. But I make sure I don’t spoil them with stains.

4. Music or TV whilst reading.

Usually neither, though at-times the TV will be ON in the background on mute.

5. One book at a time or several?

I’m a one man woman. 😉
I have tried to read two books at a time, but I couldn’t handle it. Too confusing and time demanding. I might start several books at a time. But gradually will concentrate on one.

6. Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Anywhere in the universe.

7. Read out loud or silently?

Silent. But loud and dramatic in my head.

8. Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Usually no. But if I find the book dragging and making no progress I scan through words.


9. Break the spine or keep it like new.

I hate spoiling my books. I try my best to keep it new.

10.Do you write in books?

OMG! Never!

11. What books are you reading now?

I’m reading Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry.

I started this after picking and ditching, To kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I want to finish it. But somehow it’s not happening. After this I’m planning to go back to Mocking Bird. “Fingers Crossed”.

12. What is your childhood favorite book?

My love for books started with Nancy Drew mystery series by Carolyn Keene

13. What is your all-time favorite books?

Permanent love – Harry Potter series. It’s magical.

Angels and Demons by Dan brown. Read when I was a teenager and was eagerly waiting for Da Vinci Code, after that. Da Vinci Code created such hungama all over because of its revolting version of Jesus. My mom even made me confess to our priest for reading that.

Love all the books of Mitch Albom. It’s thought evoking.

And recently I read, The forty rules of love by Elif Safak and I loved it. It’s poetry.

Every book that hooks me to it, that makes me find time to read it, is my favorite. It might be a character, or a moment, or a quote or even a word. Something magical will be there in each book.


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Take up the tag friends, will love to read all your answers.


11 thoughts on “The Bookworm Diaries”

  1. These days even I can read anywhere. Even while waiting for the train at train station. Although I do read two books at a time. One kindle and one paperback. I like silence around me, but when the book is engrossing ,my brain automatically mutes all the noise. Oh I love bookmarks… The fancy ones.
    Love this q/a post😀


  2. I love Mitch Albom too! However, these days I find reading a physical book quite demanding in terms of focusing. Have been reading a lot online though. It was lovely reading these details about your reading habits, Sheethal.


  3. This is a lovely way to get to know you, fellow bookworm. I love physical books too…and can read anytime, anywhere. Tv playing in the background on mute…i never thought I would have this in common with anyone!
    Let me know how you find ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’ My TBR is really long but have been wanting to read this since a long time.


  4. That’s a lovely way to know you, fellow bookworm. I never thought I’ll have this way common with anyone – have the tv on in mute in the background as I read. 😉
    I don’t usually eat, my hands get all grubby, but I do always have my black coffee with my book.
    This was a fun post!
    Let me know how your current read goes.
    Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer been on my TBR too.


    1. I love how we find such weird similarities through our blogs. Hi-5!
      Chronicle of Corpse Bearer is a good read, though I haven’t reached even mid-way. 🙂

      Thank you for taking so much effort and commenting twice. ❤


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