Friday, January 11, 2013

BOOKS AND READING


BOOKS AND READING
Musings
By
VIKRAM KARVE


‘I am bored. Can you give a book to kill time,’ a friend asked.

‘No. I don’t have a book to “kill time”. But I have many books which will give you the joy of reading and enhance the value of your time,’ I said.

Do you read books to “kill time” – as time-pass during a journey or when you are feeling bored?

Or do you “make time” to read books?

Do you set aside time from your busy schedule specifically to read a book?

Think about it.

Meanwhile here is a quote on Books and Reading by GK Chesterton:

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

Which type of reader are you?

Are you an eager man who wants to read a book?

Or are you a tired man who wants a book to read?

Do you want to read a book?

Or do you want a book to read?

VIKRAM KARVE
Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. 
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram Karve lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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