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The Joy Of Reading | Anything Goes On Sunday

Right now, we’re in transition mode, having moved to another city (temporarily) and attempting to settle into another home. It’s a rented house, so we’re restricted with what we can do. However, we’re blessed and grateful to be able to have family to stay with in the interim and to support us in numerous ways. I’m having connectivity issues because our landline connection hasn’t come through. So my blogging activities have been restricted.

I am grateful to Vidya Sury for doing a fabulous job with the posts for Write Tribe. Thanks, Vidya! ♥

The Joy of Reading

But I’m not grumbling. The joy of reading always compensates. My constant companions down the years, books have seen me through a lot – both good times and bad. I’ve managed to read 10 books in the 15 days we’ve been here and am once again grateful for my Kindle that helps me to have so much reading material available without having to lug a big box of books around.

Let me share some quotes on the joy and rewards of reading:

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To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life ~ Somerset Maugham

The Scottish poet, John Wilson, wrote this verse on the joy of reading.

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A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage. ~Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, Pensées Diverses

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations — such is a pleasure beyond compare. ~Kenko Yoshida

Do you enjoy reading? Are you teaching your children to be readers?

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Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition is offering her book The Intuition Primer: Practical Lessons to Launch Your Intuition free on Amazon today. Go grab a copy.

Also check out:

Vidya’s Sundays in My City post on the ancient Indian art form of Leather Puppetry.

Laurel Regan’s Gratitude List Linkup No. 34

I’m keeping this post short. Do add your link to the linky below with a post your wrote today (June 15) and leave a comment.

Have a great week ahead!


29 Comments

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  4. Monica Deshpande Monica Deshpande June 23, 2014

    Corinne,
    I find that books provide me with not just company but also solace and sometimes an escape route too.
    I was gifted my first book at age 3 and I still have it along with the many others I have bought or acquired in the last few decades. I’m glad Kindle was invented else I would have had to fashion furniture out of our books.
    I hope Hyderabad is treating you well and look forward to seeing you back on Write Tribe soon. Stay well and take care!

  5. Kathy Combs Kathy Combs June 22, 2014

    I have missed seeing you about this summer but understand perfectly. I have always loved to read. This summer I have found myself slowing down a bit and my desire to write waning a bit. Not gone forever, just waning. I have tried forcing it and when I have forced it, found myself stressed out and anxiety filled. My max seems at about 1-2 posts a week. UGH. I have never read a book like that. I am still lugging around volumes in the dark ages. HA

  6. Debbie Debbie June 22, 2014

    Sorry you’re having internet issues, Corinne. Enjoy your time away. Always great to get caught up on one’s reading! I love it too, but somehow, being online leaves less time for it and there’s a huge backlog now. Kindles etc. were something I resisted until recently, when hubby gifted me with a small tablet. It certainly is easier than lugging books around but I miss the feel and rustle of the pages.

  7. Ally Bean Ally Bean June 21, 2014

    I love this list of quotes. Perfect for a reader such as myself. So happy that I stumbled upon your blog. Thanks.

  8. Jayanta Tewari Jayanta Tewari June 20, 2014

    Reading really sees us through many a situations…Good that this forced break from laptop and internet allowed you time to be with books. Thanks for all the lovely quotes…

  9. Pheno Menon Pheno Menon June 18, 2014

    now that you are in Hyderabad and its about reading and books here something I came across many moons back..

    1 book in hyderabadi style – ek book
    2 books in hyd stule – do bookan
    many books in hyd style – bahut sarre booksan 😀

    PhenoMenon

  10. Fab Fab June 17, 2014

    Nothing can compare to reading a good book, you create all the sounds, smells and pictures in your mind and nothing leaves you even when you’re finished. It’s so much more intimate than watching a movie. I’m amazed by how some books can totally consume you that you can’t stop thinking about them for days afterward.

  11. Sulekha Sulekha June 17, 2014

    Hyderabad is so lucky to have you living there 🙂 Great collection of quotes on joys of reading…here’s my favourite “To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. (Chinese saying)”

  12. Inderpreet Kaur Uppal Inderpreet Kaur Uppal June 17, 2014

    Glad to know you are almost settled and I really liked this post about reading .
    I have tried to inculcate this habit in my kid too. Books indeed are our best friend and keep us out of trouble;)
    Lovely quotes making us think and feel glad that we are book lovers.
    Thanks to you I have also joined net galley and hope to enjoy even more on this blogging/writing journey.
    Thanks for everything.

  13. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi June 17, 2014

    A perfect post for a bookworm like me. Books can be so therapeutic sometimes. It heals the soul.

  14. Pixie Pixie June 16, 2014

    Hope you’ve settled in well Corinne! Hugs!

    And the joys of reading!! yes.. its been my best companion during happy and troubled times! 🙂

  15. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg June 16, 2014

    Hope you settle soon at your new home and get the internet connection soon too, Corinne! 10 books in 15 days is pretty impressive!! There’s nothing like the joy of reading. Love reading and cant live without the written words around me. Have tried to instill the habit of reading in A since he was a child. He is still not an avid reader as me, but fingers crossed, hopefully, he will discover the magical world of books soon 🙂

  16. Kalpana Solsi Kalpana Solsi June 16, 2014

    When a child sees her parents reading , she too automatically picks up a book. She needn’t be taught.

  17. Suzy Suzy June 16, 2014

    Hope you’ve settled down now and all is good with you. Love the quote by Kenko Yoshida.

  18. Ananya Kiran Ananya Kiran June 16, 2014

    I have enjoyed reading but on a lighter note these days I am enjoying writing the most 🙂

  19. Joe Joe June 16, 2014

    agree with that chinese proverb: A book is like a garden carried in the pocket

  20. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury June 16, 2014

    Okay, so I am praying that your landline connection comes through soon. BSNL or Airtel? On Saturday, I simply played hooky and freaked out sorting out all the digital books I’ve got and oh, the absolute joy. I gloated and gleefully got acquainted with my “stock” and laughed reminiscing over our conversations. Yes, I miss you.

    Hugs! And thank you for the mention. My pleasure, entirely!

  21. Carol Graham Carol Graham June 16, 2014

    The Joy Of Reading – that says it all. What a joy and privilege to share the written word. Sorry you are having connectivity problems and looking forward to having you back full time!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | June 20, 2014

      Truly a joy and a privilege, Carol. Thanks for your comment – looking forward to being back soon!

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