Take a pick by Reema Lodha
I used to be a member of this library and at one time I could pick 11 books (that was because I used someone else’s card too). So, how does one pick 11 books…?
Initially, I stuck to paperbacks and very thin ones, so that it was easy for me to carry them home. Later, I realized I finished these thin ones quickly and I needed more. So had to figure out a different strategy.
I switched to picking books from one shelf…but then the problem was that these books were mostly from same author and it became monotonous reading….I needed something different….variety.
Finally I ended up picking every 6th book on the shelf. And unbelievably, I got introduced to Dirk Bogarde. I got to read Queen of crime thrillers, Agatha Christie’s memoir -about her experience during archaeological digs, and many more such gems…
My method of picking books may sound weird. But how do you pick your book?
A note from INDIAreads….
Thank you Reema for the amazing post and a great idea. This will be our INDIAreads Quick Contest 4: Share with us your quirkiest method of choosing/ reading books and win prizes.
This time the prizes will be based on a lucky draw because how do you rate innovation and personal habits? 3 winners will be selected.
Last date: June 11, 2011. Lucky draw results on June 13, 2011.
And Reema, in recognition fo your idea, you get a free gift hamper from INDIAreads
The same goes for all our members and book lovers. Share your book experiences, suggest an idea for a contest or just tell us a story that you feel fellow book lovers would like to read and get a gift hamper from INDIAreads…after all, books are all about sharing