Off the Shelf – Into Hogwarts!

I love reading. No particular genre. Just books. Even when I was little, I used to gorge on all chapters from my English & Hindi literature text books within a day of buying them for new session. It probably has to do with the fact that stories build a little world of their own around the reader. With an active imagination, I live with the characters, feel their happiness and fall in love with the narration.

Currently, I am obsessed with Mythology. Indian & Greek. My roommate & I take turns at reading books that we buy online or at bookstores. We scourge the stores for best deals, across all possible platforms. It is engrossing to read about Lifestyle, Culture, beliefs, situations, conflicts and conversations that our ancestors might have had.

While quite a great deal of books lie unread in my bookcase, what I keep returning to, is the Harry Potter series. Once every little while, I feel the urge to pick any one of seven books, arbitrarily and immerse myself in the wizarding world that J.K Rowling has so successfully weaved. Their magic has never failed to attract me. And I never get bored with imagining an exasperated Hermione, grinning Harry & Ron.

I plan to introduce my kids to Harry Potter books as soon as they are old enough to comprehend the concept of good and evil, friendship and courage.

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8 thoughts on “Off the Shelf – Into Hogwarts!

  1. Vikash Bishnoi says:

    I was turning the pages of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and suddenly this post appeared in recommendation section 🙂


  2. Rebecca says:

    I was an escapist as a child, and I didn’t just read Harry Potter, I lived in Harry Potter land. I no longer see it as the greatest literature, but I do enjoy going back for nostalgia and getting lost from time to time 🙂


  3. I picked up a book on Greek mythology but it stayed on the shelf for a couple of years. I started reading it when my son was born and I was up all through the nights. Frankly, I could not tear myselfaway from the fascinating narrative. I almost named my son Theseus…

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    • I totally get you. The characters and the story lines are so compelling, it makes for a fascinating read. I wish I had more time and them some more time, to read everything there is to about Mythology.
      Thanks for taking out the time and leaving your thoughts 🙂


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