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Reading Changes Lives #LovetoRead

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that today is World Book Day and it’s important to reiterate the fact that reading changes lives.

Reading Changes Lives

I’m a testament to this fact. I can’t begin to tell you how important reading has been to me. It has saved me from getting depressed. It has opened new worlds to me. It has allowed me to travel around the world across time, sitting in my quiet corner at home. It helped me to dream and grow.

Reading has challenged me, inspired me, comforted me more times than I can count.

To find charities you can donate to allow books to change more lives, please visit Love to Read on Amazon.com and on Amazon.in

My Love Affair With Books

If you know me already, you would know that a way to my heart is to present me with a great book. My husband found that out early. His first gift to me before we were married was a book. Thankfully he’s a book lover too.

I love to buy books, receive books, present books and generally to be surrounded by books. I read loads of books – over 150 a year, at least. My Kindle is my constant companion and my husband laughs at me when I sometimes walk around the house with it.

Our flat in Mumbai has lots of book shelves and that’s something we miss here. Our well-loved books are lying there waiting to find a new home.

As a blogger, I’m thrilled that I get loads of free books to review. I review books here and on my other site which almost entirely dedicated to books.

My childhood dream was to own a book store. This February, I was so happy to visit a book store owned by friends of mine in Goa. The Dogears Book Shop is such a wonderful space that I came back and started talking about making my dream come true. You never know, I just might!

I’d love to hear about your relationship with books.

9 Comments

  1. […] Reading them. Writing them. Speaking them. And why, yes, even selling them. I dreamt of owning my own book store. I dreamt of having countless books to read. I dreamt of speaking before large audiences. I dreamt […]

  2. Beth Havey Beth Havey April 26, 2017

    If I cannot travel the world, I can see more of it by reading. I can sound fairly intelligent when I speak and I can make better decisions when I vote. Reading is the pathway to so many things. Would you believe I’m not going to read about what style might be best for my hair? Thanks for this post.

  3. Amrita Amrita April 24, 2017

    I love reading books.They are my all time favorite gifts .A good book can make me forget everything.I have burned food several times caught up in a book!

  4. Darla M Sands Darla M Sands April 24, 2017

    I’ve been told I tried to read before having the skill. ~grin~ My relationship with books is interesting these days. I have three open on my Kindle Fire. A Jimmy Stewart wartime biography is less interesting than expected and the author has an annoying habit of inserting mini paragraphs entirely in italics. It’s obnoxious. The other two fantasy reads are not nearly as well written as stuff I’m currently rewriting from among my own manuscripts. It has increased my appreciate of my own humble talent. Be well!

  5. Pratikshya Pratikshya April 24, 2017

    I love love being surrounded by books… It’s sometimes seems weird for others that people like us exist, the best way to whose heart is through books… I have a wish and dream of having a date in a library discussing books…. Some of my friends say ‘so boring’ LOL.. but then the heart’s infatuation and love for books is since I learnt how to read… ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Shantala Shantala April 24, 2017

    I thought I was the only one! Roaming about the house with my Kindle!
    Glad to know I have company. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I hope you are able to make your dream come true, Corinne. A lovely little book shop like that one would be absolutely adorable, and I know you can do it justice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 10, 2017

      Haha…I’m glad you get it, Shantala. Thanks for your vote of confidence.

  7. bettylouise31 bettylouise31 April 23, 2017

    My life would be lost without book. I read mostly for pleasure but will read about a subject I want to learn about.

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