Reading, its one thing that fills me up and takes me to a calmer place.
My genre usually revolves around Love Stories.
May it be literature based like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Paulo Coelho’s 11 Minutes . It also travels to a distance where Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series takes my breath away. And further explores its sexual passionate side with EL James Fifty Shades of Grey series.
When i did some thinking , I realized one unique thing I always like in books is exploring yourself and breaking free from barriers. Till date I have only completed and loved the books, with whom I could connect. Characters of the novels, become part of my life. They are in my talks , my thoughts all the time. There is a special bond that gets created between the characters and me.
Specially girls who are exploring their nature, their love interest, their relationship with parents, career options and sexual passion and Men (mind me not Boys) who are Dominant, Caring, Subtly loving, Extravagantly demanding, utterly responsible & irresponsible at the same time, with unique work interest and who don’t need a girls words to understand her feelings whoo me away 😉
To elaborate on Men (not Boys) Boys in real life or characters are usually confused, impatient and few feets above ground and they certainly don’t know how to move a girl from her from roots when it comes to ultimate pleasure or making her feel secured. And most importantly I always like Men characters who know what they want to do in life. Who do something that’s unique and good for the society.
Ahh who doesn’t have a definition for a perfect guy 😉
Our society has a notion of tagging love stories and love story lovers as freaks or useless! But those who do; don’t know the charm of it all.
Love stories plated in ancient emperors era, in Indian Modern era, in Indian mid-80’s era , in United states some small countryside, in Europe’s small town, in Greek’s some ancient village, in Bangkok’s hotels etc. are all unique in themselves. They take you around the lovely scenic, the famous history, people from different cultures, people from different point of views, people with unprecedented love for art, technology or money, people with unique work interests right from being a writer, to being a social worker to businessman to a prostitute… It fills you up with experiences.
When they fall in love, you fall in love. When they attempt suicide, you feel the pain. When they feel lost in their jobs n life, you understand the similarity with your life. When life teaches them things, you learn. When they are left heartbroken, you cry. When they are making love, you feel the urge. When they grow, you grow your circle. Novels specially some love stories have soul , they reach within you and makes you feel things.
Veronica from “Veronica decides to die” showed me how to come out of depression in life. Maria from “11 Minutes” showed me how a sensitive, ordinary girl like us who’s a prostitute explores her life and love, Anna in “50 shades of Grey Series” showed how an ordinary middle class girl explores her sexual side, deals with a filthy rich boyfriend and explores her passion for writing, Deb from “If its not forever, its not love” showed me how intense love goes through difficult situations and still succeeds… The list is endless!
For me reading is therapy and love stories are like flowerbed till you can possibly see filled with lovely colors and different flowers..For the love of love characters 🙂