Guide To Become A Reader and A Movie Buff

So I am going to write like a pro here! Or let’s just say try to write like a pro.

When it comes to reading, not many people are patient enough to sit through a 500 paged book. They try to find quick-read solutions to satisfy their occasional craving of reading something. If you are that person and really really want to become a reader, I am here to the rescue.

Let’s go through some things that you’ll require before you start your journey to become a reader.

Number 1: ‘Find the R-spot’. R-spot refers to “the” reading spot. For possible options look for a massive chair, or a comfy bed with an extra fluffy blanket (read razai). Be very conscious of the temperature- you are looking for neither too hot nor too cold. And a silent ambience or one filled with the music of nature.

Number 2: ‘Find the D-day outfit’. The one thing you should know for sure is that when you are a beginner, you cannot start reading clad in Forever 21s and Zaras. So ditch all the fancy stuff you wear and find the coziest pajama and the biggest possible sweatshirt or t-shirt that you can.

Number 3: ‘Finger Food’. You need the food you choose for this occasion to be finger food and finger food only. Don’t choose something that screams for your attention, for example pizzas, sandwiches or anything that is cheesy and messy. Go for something light and easy to handle. ( chips make for an ideal meal and please don’t miss out on a hot cup of something)

Number 4: ‘Find The Book’. Aim for a light read. Ask your reader friends around and they will say the same. A tough or deep read will give you a bad hangover! 

The five books I suggest are listed below: 

1. The Time Of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

2. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

3. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

5. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green 

Now these are just suggestions. Personally I love all of these five books but if you don’t like any one or any of these please do not hunt me down, I apologize beforehand. Also you are free to explore so walk into a bookstore and get the one that captures your attention.

Moving on to becoming a movie buff!

You don’t need a lot for this, just a lot of time, a lot of food, a dark night/room and just the right selection of movies.

Just so you don’t miss out on the good ones, I implore you to watch the ones stated below:

1. The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont

2. Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis

3. Whiplash directed by Damein Chazelle

4. Anand directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee

5. Queen directed by Vikas Bahl

The movies are stated in no order of importance. These range from a little serious to a little light-hearted and I am sure you’ll enjoy watching them all.

I hope you find some of the tips stated above useful and have great fun following them.

Happy reading and watching! 


- Shakshi Singh