The Real Culprits…
My Name is Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay and I am a Book Addict. I have been diagnosed to be in the critical stage where, I refuse to go out – for anything, especially social gatherings, often miss out on house chores and tend to forget things that do not include my current read. I have also been tagged as a book hoarder who salivates after paperbacks even after owning a Nook and a Kindle Fire. But I am not the only person to be blamed for this status.
The real culprits in this case, who got me addicted, are my parents. As book addicts and book hoarders themselves, they ensured that I was always surrounded by a never ending supply of books. Majority of my ‘surprise’ gifts consisted of books. They even took further steps to ensure that I would become addicted by telling me stories – not the usual fairy tales. My mother often narrated the best historical fictions and detective stories to me as my bed-time story or whenever I gave her trouble during meal times. My father ensured that I knew all about Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes even before I could actually pronounce these names properly. Growing up with four elder brothers at home (we were a joint family) I was a hyperactive child and their solution was to make me sit and read an Enid Blyton or an Agatha Christie or a Satyajit Ray Novel (according to my age at the time). So you see, I never had a chance. When I took my first job for a nominal salary, half of my salary was used in contributing to the family, my personal expenses and savings. The remaining half went into buying booksand my parents encouraged it!
And few months back, I quit my job in order to be able to read more! People often tell me that I read too much and that I should go out more and mingle more. My only response is ‘Is there something like reading too much?!!’ I wouldn’t know as I always wish for ‘more time’ to read!
Well, now you know my story and know that I am beyond anyone’s help. So, recommend me some books that you have read and enjoyed - of any genre except non-fiction and erotica!
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