Thursday, October 1, 2009

BOOKS AND CDS

Yesterday I went to Landmark to see some good books and CDs and there was so much of crowd and it was suffocating to browse the books over there, and sometimes I think is it worth spending a few hundred on a book when a reader like me finishes it so fast..max a week and then i need to juggle the space to keep them. I would prefer to have a good library where one can read and even donate the books.at my home I have a full library and the books are getting dusty, pages are getting brittle..feel so sad, because these books are a reminder of past to me.Being a housewife I always invented something to do to pass the time....I learnt many things and did sometimes craft work, embroidery, stitching or making something out of waste.
I have observed that if we spend the time in just talking or mall hopping etc..then the enjoyment is temporary and by the time we reach home, we again start feeling the vacuum in life..the vacuum of not doing anything..or spending time constructively....so that satisfaction is not there....and no purpose is served......But if we do something, then in the evening we have something productive to see, like once I made a doll out of rags for my maid, and my daughter who was 2-3 yrs old, loved it and wanted one for herself.....In the same way I would make anything beautiful..even kitchen towels, or embroider bedsheets hankies,,or learn new recipes everyday and try them on my brand new guinea pig:):) and reading was my all time hobby:)
So I have books on all things..cookery,health,knitting and different cities I visited and then lots and lots fiction. Whenever I change the city many books are given but then more come.
I loved the idea floated by someone that whenever we read a book, we can leave that with our email ID and reaction at any cafe..popular ones... and any one who comes there and interested in reading could take and respond to the owner about his/her reaction and continue this. chain.....I would like to leave one of mine, but feel shy..

I have brought lots of CDS of movies also, so, once I watch them, i will give you an update:)..and I felt very happy when i saw Emran Hashmi HIts..audio CD because I was looking for it, but now I think there should have been a CD of Mahesh Bhatt movies... its not good..it doesnt have Jeher,aksar etc, more of new Raaaj..so feeling cheated.

21 comments:

Rush said...

i hope ur Cd collection works out the way u want.
I am not much into reading, but eversince i have started to gain a flair for writing, have made an effort to read as well.
i love passing my time by writing things out, and this newfound passion may soon be my new career path..well, lets hope for the best :)

sukku said...

Do let us know your feedback on the CD's and have a great time...

Sandhya said...

Reading is always a good habit, Renu. I was an addict till some years back. Now, can't concentrate much.

Watching movies also...if it is not interesting, then get bored!

I too was doing knitting, chrocheting, tailoring and what not. Did an exhibition of baby dresses in our colony with one more lady and got some profit! I have got lots of books and they have become old...lots of Reders'digest issues and fiction books.

I think it will be difficult for me to do the children's tag, Renu. The sons are laughing at me...they just ask me to write that they admire me and I am the best mom...the elder son sent a cartoon of 'best mother' symbol! Over! I read 'reflexions' tag too. Yours and hers are so interesting. I may have to write on my own...haha

Renu said...

RUSH: You write very well. All the best for your new carrier!

I just love reading:)..

Sukku: Thank Sukku ! I have seen only Sorry Bhai so far.its ok:)

Sandhya:I also used to subscribe for reader digest:)

Sandhya dont bother about tag at all, they are meant for fun only:)..

A rebel all the way... said...

Emraan Hashmi hits??? Why??!!

Renu said...

Arebel all the way: helloooo...Imran may not be a top league hero, but all his movie have good music..atleast I liked that in Murder, jehar, aksar, kaliyug,jannat,wo lamhe, gangster etc. ....I love that song..Juda hoke bhi tu mujhme kahin baaki ha, and that tu hi meri shab ha

Jayashree said...

I went to Landmark a week back and I know what you mean when you say the crowd was suffocatingly large. I did manage to pick up a few good books, though....

Sparkling said...

Wow! You're so conscientious of your time :)
You know something, long back someone asked me, what would you like to do in 5 years time and I replied - Get married to a rich guy, open a coffee cum book store and have people just come and browse, read and drink their coffee (all on the house) and then if they feel like buying a book, it'd be great. I really, really want to do this someday.
And yes, my bookstore will also have all those books that you'd like to shell away from your book shelf :p

Renu said...

Jayshree: I didnt find much discount on books..and sometimes I feel its nit worth it, must find a library:)..I am a very fast reader and finish it very fast.

Sparkling: ...Oh my dear, we must meet , we are so similar, even i want to open a book shop:)...........I will wait to contribute to your book shop.:)

Amrita said...

Wow! your tastes in music match mine - and they seem so much in sync with todays generation. no offense- mean it in a good sense, i dont think your kids would be having any generation gap feeling with you for sure

Deeps said...

Happy reading,Renu!will look forward to your movie updates too :)

Renu said...

Amrita: :) remember we are both Saggis:)....About the kids ..dont know:)..Children love to brand their parents as old fashioned:) and I dont have any problem with that:)

Deeps: Thanx:)..seen only Sorry bhai, let me see 2-3 more than will do the revie:)

sunder said...

Good idea..may be you should see this idea to a cafe owner..that way he gets more customers..

by the way, there is this kinda book club..where everyone reads a particular book and shares the thoughts....

Renu said...

Sunder: May be I should do so..will try next time,,...I am looking for some library near my residence.

the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

and i pass all my time on the internet! seriously need to develop some zeal towards LIFE like u

and hey, havent seen u on my blog lately :( forgot me?

Renu said...

Sansmerci: I am always there on ur blog:)..

shantanu dutta said...

http://www.blogbharti.com/shantanudutta/books/a-booklover-at-the-mall/

Shruti SriHarsha said...

I love reading books too...:))
suggest some good movies to watch Renu

Renu said...

Shantanu Dutta: welcome here ! I am just going to chk the link.

Shrutisriharsha:..I am looking forward towatch..wake up sid:)..I watched LAk and sorry bhai, both OK, now today going to see either wanted or fir kabhi:)

manju said...

Congratulations on being featured at Blogbharati!

Great post, BTW!

Renu said...

Manju: Thank you Manju ! I am really such a frog in the well, didnt even know what is Blog bharti:)