Have you ever felt that you start reading a book and after going through the first few pages it becomes laborious to read it and eventually leave the book thinking you are not the book’s type or vice versa? After many years you again stumble upon the same book and you finish the whole book in one go!

For me this had happened with few very famous titles. One such reading experience was with the book -The Alchemist. I first tried reading it in the year 2007 when I was in my twenties. I remember hearing a lot about this book,while working in India . So I decided to give it a try, took it and started reading it only to find out that I am unable to enjoy what exactly the book is trying to tell me . So I left it mid way and thought I was not meant for such books! Years passed ,I hit my thirties, in the year 2018 I again happened to see this book while I was book hunting in a Barnes & Nobles ,Massachusetts. I bought the book and started reading it again . Voila! The book was so captivating that I read it in almost one go! 11 years ! I am glad the book found me again in another continent, in another country , in another decade when I was ready for it. Books are your greatest friends they know when you want them!Keep them closer !

Waiting to be ready for many more such marvelous companions!

Happy reading!


Priya Pramod.