Memories are tricky charmers. They manage to find their way out fighting our forgetful aging brains simply by clinging on to random, banal stuff all around us. A first-ever bike rotting in the backyard, an old dress that never worn out, the first cast around a broken bone, slice shaped orange candies that are still sold in roadways buses, an old grocery shop run by the same old man with new wrinkles and in case of book lovers, the very first taste of story on their curiosity palette. One can never have enough of flashbacks these random objects trigger of those golden years spent by! To recreate those precious memories, Books and Reasons wanted to draft a simple, short blog post asking bibliophiles and die-hard readers about their very first or fondest memories of reading. And the answers we found could not be more delightful or heart-melting! Here goes the beginning of everything in a book lover’s life!
In the beginning, there was a BOOK FAIR!
Vandana Verma, AGM, Bureau of Investment Promotion, Government of Rajasthan
In the beginning there was a FALL!
Lajpat Rai Chandnani, Former Sr. Mgr at Oriental Insurance, Author Gratitude, Owner-THE NIGHT JAR, JAIPUR
In the beginning, there was a SUPERHERO!
Prashant Gupta, Entrepreneur, Founder – The Great India Book Tour, TGIBT Press
In the beginning, there was SCIENCE!
Dr. Sonal Kalia, MS (Opthalmologist), Asst. Professor, SMS Medical College, Jaipur
In the beginning, there was ONE SUMMER VACATION!
Director (Learning & Design) @ C2X, Banglore, Training Incharge, Aavas Financiers
In the beginning, there were TWO!
Dr. Amita Kashyap, Jaipur
In the beginning, there was a WINDOW!
Vimal Kumar Soni, Doctorate Scholar, Deptt. of Computer Science, MNIT, Jaipur
In the beginning, there was a NEWSPAPER CLIP
Lokendra Rathore, an avid reader, Jaipur
In the beginning, there was a TRAIN!
Shilpa Mehta, Jaipur
In the beginning, there was an EXHIBITION!
Books And Reasons!
We would love to know about your memories! Do tell us about a memory or two! And keep making many more!