Hello Bookish people! Hope you guys are doing great!
The Nerdy Bookarazzi is back with another interesting initiative. (Drum roll please) We are starting a small Buddy Reading Club where @suchitra-shekhar and I discuss the books we have read together. (Drum roll again)
Before getting into know more about this initiative, I would like to through some light on how Suchi and I became friends and now buddy readers. About a year ago back, we both joined a Publishing House purely because of our love for books. We bonded in no time, we started talking about books and authors in our getting to know each other phase. This brought us close. Even after I left the Publishing house for my new job, we stay connect through books and reading.
Our love for books doesn’t mean we read same sort of books. We both are different kind of readers, we love different kind of books, Suchi enjoys critical acclaimed books, books with serious psychological themes and her bookshelves are filled with book written foreign authors. Whereas I on the other hand, read anything and everything that comes my way, I read happy books, thrillers and mostly focus on Indie and local authors. But we both had same kind of TBR list which we were unable to start clearing. That’s when we decided to buddy read books together. We started with the books which had been on both our bookshelves for years that we couldn’t pick and start reading. It’s none other than the famous classic of all time, The Pride and Prejudice. We utterly loved the book but we did have some controversial views on the book. We were also happy that more or less our views aligned on the same line, of course, not all the time but mostly. When we started discussing the book, we were able to understand and see things more clearly, with our discussions we gained a lot more insights into the characters and plot. This post-reading discussion was extremely useful in perceiving things.
I have always enjoyed buddy reading even before doing it with Suchi, I had done that with my parents, my sister @mano-annadurai and my friend Petricieyah. The idea of discussing the book at full length has always fascinated me and that’s one of the reasons why I pushed Suchi into reading with me. But with Suchi, we both had lots of controversial and meaningful conversations which we do not want to go to waste. The content creator within us screamed with an alert, and we knew we had to turn our conversations into content. And that’s why we are here today with an announcement.
Suchi and I, will try to read as many books as possible and come up with a blog post, where we will be having proper conversations about the books we have read. One of the main reasons why we have started this initiative is because we would like to share our views with our reading community and we would also like you guys to participate in this conversation through the comment box below. We would love to hear your perspective as well.
Gear up and stay tuned to know our take on popular and not so popular books!
~ Meenu & Suchi