Monday, August 3, 2015

Quote Challenge - Day 3 of 3

Thirty posts in June, and then only three posts in July! What can I say? Erratic blogging at its best?

Sighhh!

I'm afraid I'm going to be this irregular here for some more time. I'm a bit tied-up with my body's needs at the moment. A whole lot of deficiencies are cropping up one after the other, and it is making me cranky and very asocial. Thankfully, the shop is keeping me busy, at least on days when it's not raining! And for those idleness induced blues, I'm glad to have the company of my childhood best friends -- books!

As Amitabh Bachchan said in the TV commercial for Reid & Taylor in 2009... "A book is really a machine for time-travel."


This quote, while it is not from a book or an author, or even one of mine, is, nevertheless, among my most favorite.

Losing yourself in the pages of a good book is perhaps the second best thing you can do when you wish to take a break from reality. Traveling is, of course, the best thing, but, it might not always be possible due to financial constraints, time constraints, health constraints or various other responsibilities.

Books, on the other hand, are always the cheapest and least demanding mode of travel... not just across distance, but, also across time. Movies are good too, but, for the more imaginative minds, books offer a greater freedom of visualization.

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With this quote, I've finally completed your tag, Princess! On Day 3, I pass this challenge on to Sheethal, Mayuri, and Shilpa Gupte.

3-Day Quote Challenge : Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

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This is what the 3-Day Quote Challenge is all about.

1. Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
2. Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them.
3. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

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18 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

Agree completely, books are the best time machines indeed. Wonder, what we would do without them! Take good care of yourself, and get fit and fine real soon! :)

Mithila Menezes said...

I totally agree with this quote! <3

the little princess said...

wonderful! books are indeed time machines! there's nothing more magical than that!!

taleoftwotomatoes said...

That's a great quote and true that! Many a times, I love the characters in the book when compared to the ones I find in reality! :)

tulika singh said...

Oh yes yes. I always maintain reading the most no-fuss hobby to have. You can carry it everywhere, or buy anywhere and it comes cheap. And it opens so many worlds to you.

sulekkha said...

I have traveled far and wide within the pages of my books. There can be no better companion than books, lovely post.

Rajlakshmi said...

that;s why I love fantasy books. They create a totally different world for you. Lovely quote.

Parul said...

Lovely quote and so true!
Wishing you better health K! Waiting for you to get back :)

SHANAYA TALES said...

Oh yes. Completely agree with this quote. Reading is such an inexpensive, yet highly rewarding hobby to have. :)

Chicky said...

Thanks, Shilpa! Getting there! :P

Chicky said...

Me too, Mithila! :D

Chicky said...

Really magical, Princess! I can't imagine my life without books!

Chicky said...

Oh yes, Shalini! That happens so many times. Fictional characters seem more real at times than people we know.

Chicky said...

And with the Kindle app, you can store so many of them in your phone now, Tulika! :P

Chicky said...

Thank you, Sulekkha. Books are perhaps the best friends of those of us who cannot keep a dog!

Chicky said...

Hey that's the reason why I love fantasy books too, Raji! :D

Chicky said...

Thank you, Parul. I might get slightly more regular with blogging this month onward. Let's see...

Chicky said...

So true, Shantala! My granny used to say - "A person who has books as his friend will never be alone in his life."

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