Books, anyone?

Haven’t I said 749 times here that I love books? well, this is the 750th time I’m saying it. I love Books. Now don’t confuse it with reading. You see, reading and book are different but when one says ‘I love Books!’ most people tend to assume he’s referring to reading.

Yes. Yes. Of course I love reading a lot too. But my love for books, the fragrance of paper and the feeling of a hardcover story in my hands is much much MUCH more. Some might say it’s a case of possessiveness gone wild, but I love to buy book, to own them. I’ve even stolen a few book from people when I was in school. A lot, actually. Never been caught, though. My school might still have those 3 Nancy Drew books listed as ‘missing’ , haha.

It is strangely offensive to me when people say no one read anymore. Worse is the case of children who either are too burdened by the school books, or are too busy watching crap on TV. I mean, shin shan? Hello? I’ve seen kids who consider themselves avid readers because they read a lot of text messages and menus at the various junk food joints. Sad, I know.

Anyway, I came across this interesting activity on the webpage of an online book store from where I buy (every month) AND rent (sometimes) book, called Friends of Books. It is called the Book Shot, and its fun. I’ve done it already and I’m sharing it with here, for anyone who loves book and/or reading. There’s a nice gift voucher for buying book for the winner. Yeah. And oh, please drop me a line if you participate and I’ll get to see what my blogging friends look like – the ones who haven’t put up their picture. Here goes!

Here’s how-

1. Pick a book. Could be a new book or an old favorite. One that you recently picked up, borrowed or one that has been in your shelf since you were 3.

2. Click (or have clicked) a photo of you reading the book just like FriendsOfBooks profile picture . Like this..

3. Share the picture with us by posting it on theFriendsOfBooks Facebook page.


Just go to the rectangular box where you usually type in comments. Click on the photo icon beneath it and attach the picture. Simple!

Maximum “Like” hits on your photo makes you the winner!

You’ve all got what you want – a book (or a newspaper even, to add a little more fun, ha), a camera or a camera phone, and who isn’t on Facebook now? Hmm? So go, click click.

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

3 thoughts on “Books, anyone?


    (May 14, 2010 - 5:54 am)

    interesting post!

    I'd definitely give it a try:)

    Surbhi Jain

    (May 17, 2010 - 9:05 pm)

    Good read….

    Blog award waiting for you at my blog 🙂

    Jaky Astik

    (June 10, 2010 - 7:00 pm)

    A designer's point of view. Yeah, even I love books!

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