Hello, y’all. How’s everything?? I am back again with yet another crazy post. But this post is a bit different because this post has parts. Yup, you heard me right. This post has 3 parts. Before the book haul is the best part of this post because I get to gossip about the post that’s coming up. Mind me telling you that I had to work 3 hours a day for 4 days to complete the 2 other posts. By the name of the post you have probably guessed what this post is about, haven’t you?? Well if you haven’t come along with me and I will tell you what’s it about. So let’s start this post, shall we??
Welcome to the post where we gossip about the book fair and upcoming books. I had to separate this post from the others because when I started explaining how I got the books I saw that the post became too long to continue. So I separated the post and decided to do this before I post my book haul post. Come along and see me talk about BOOKS😍😍🤤
Let’s gossip, people. Twas the month of December when the Christmas bells where ringing and Christmas trees where lit up with decorations IN AMERICA because we don’t celebrate Christmas in India. I was studying the hell outta myself. Three months to exams. Final exams!!! I had a set of exams in the month of January and then the final exams. I used to study 16 hours out of 24 hours. Too much pressure. Can’t and won’t even describe how much.
I used to sit for hours and hours at my tuition classes studying and trying to finish a humongous syllabus. It was a disaster. I was so pressured I couldn’t stop thinking about studies. My parents saw and felt the pressure and they know only one thing can relax me; books.
So one day, my parents came back home and from work and my dad had forgotten some stuff in the car downstairs so he told me to take the car keys and go down to bring those things. Tired and frustrated I went downstairs and opened the car and to my amazement, there was a parcel of 11 books tied together by a plastic rope. I screamed so loudly and was so happy that I couldn’t stop screaming. I picked up the books and went upstairs and hugged my parents like crazy. My mom knows my choice and the genres I read, after all, the genres and reading is a genetic hereditary from her. She was also a reader back then. So she bought me these books. The images are below.
Although most of them turned out to be series, I was super happy. I couldn’t stop smiling and hugging books. But that didn’t stop my frustration there. I had a long thing of studying day and night going on so I couldn’t read the books but I was happy seeing them. After a few days, I started my prelims and as soon as they were finished, I didn’t take a break and started studying for the finals. Seeing me studying like this, my parents decided to give me a treat. They decided to take me out to dinner.
So, we went out to have some dinner and they took me to the best place on earth; Law Garden. Law Garden, my friends, is a place of attraction in my city with a big arcade centre and a market of oxidised jewellery and traditional wear. There was an all-around India market taking place where stalls were allotted to businessmen to sell their things that included a big area for books too😍😍(that I found out afterwards). I saw the place and thought they brought me here to buy utensils and necessary items for the restaurant because I kind of had a good sense of choice. Well, we parked the car in a small parking spot and got out. I was feeling a little down because I got out of the house after so many days just to do crockery shopping with my family. I wanted to go someplace I could just relax and enjoy and trust me I thought this wasn’t the place but I was proved wrong later.
I walked to the place, I didn’t take pictures because (A) I was too tired and exhausted from studying all day and (B) I was shocked with what I saw. There was a big tent where I could see crockery of all colours and lanterns for hanging. There were cotton candy machines and food stalls and in the middle of it all was a big space allotted only for books.
Being a big book freak I am, I freaked out!! I mean they had bought me 11 books I didn’t know, they would buy me more books too. The books were on kgs meaning that I had to pay 100 INR ($1.32) per kg of books.
My parents had bought me 11 books that means 3 kgs of books for 300 INR ($3.95). I bought more books 19 books that are 5 kg of books for 500 INR ($6.58). That means I bought 30 books of 7 kgs for 700 INR ($9.21).
I had the best time of my life I stayed there for 3 hours picking books for myself. I was so happy and relaxed. You know girls always have different kinds of hobbies like makeup and accessories shopping or cooking but my parents are glad I have a hobby that makes me different from people. I always stand out in my family, not because I am a foreigner but because I read. Whenever a relative enters my house they always either get jealous and nudge their kids to be like me or admire my intelligence because when it comes to books. I am the only child in the family who does the talking and the best part of all this is that simplicity always touches hearts.
I don’t get all ready and dolly when we are expecting guests, I don’t have to because my books and my knowledge does the talking. I turn heads when I walk through a door and I don’t need makeup or jewellery to do that because a book is my jewellery.
I am a reader and I am more than proud of it. Right now I have 30 books to read and I order some more because of lockdown. Should I say, YIPPEEE!!!!!
What do you think of this little before book haul post?? Do you like it??
So that’s it. I will be back with the book haul posts and will be telling you which ones I want to read first. So wait for me and till then…
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