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Reclaiming the Reader

It’s been a while since I’ve been the bookworm I used to be. It’s a nagging feeling that continues to unsettle me.

Somewhere between the days of mystery novels being read cover-to-cover and fantasy fiction consuming my waking hours to growing out of the genre completely, the reading habit receded. Of course, there were books that came along that were radical and brilliant. An Equal Music. The Kite Runner. Hegemony or Survival. Rebecca. But I decided it’s time to reclaim the habit. That inspires the summer lineup.

Currently, I’m reading The Pixar Touch by David Price.

A phenomenal book about the making of a company like no other. My housefellow gifted the book to me as a graduation present. Great choice — Inspirational. Lively. Pure genius. Everything Pixar. Not to mention, there’s references to Carnegie Mellon alumni sprinkled throughout the book. Definitely a great graduation read.

Here’s the summer lineup so far —

1. The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth.

2. Les Mis, Victor Hugo.

3. Love in The Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

4. The White Mughals, William Dalrymple.

5. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie. (I started this one a while back, and it is so uncool to leave a book unfinished)

Why the blog post? For personal accountability, mostly. But if you happen to be reading this, drop a recommendation.

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