The longest relationship I have ever had outside my family is with books. A book lover can definitely understand the depth of this statement. A book is not a couple of hundred pages sewn together. It is a magical spell that transports us to another world - full of hope, wisdom and it holds million promises. Before my marriage, I had my own mini library. When I last counted I had close to 500 books - fiction, drama, poetry, bestsellers and all prints of my favorite authors. After marriage, my lifestyle changed. We are a nomadic couple, we move every year or year and a half. Earlier, moving took a toll on my reading habits. With every move, I had to giveaway my precious collection, but not anymore. All thanks to wonderful e-books! Now I’ve even started building my own virtual library. Here’s a look into my library -
I buy a book at Delhi Airport and read it during my extended halt at London. Depending upon the weather, I switch between books, courtesy the virtual library I carry with me on my iPad. If it’s a short story by Jeffrey Archer in the morning, it is Sita by Devdutt Pattanaik in the evening. Not only that, I buy books when I am waiting for my girlfriends in a coffee shop. You see, buying books has never been this easy before - it’s just a click away. Yesterday, while I was waiting for rice to come to a boil, I bought Dan Brown’s Deception Point. You must be wondering - where I buy? Well, I use an app - FlipKart eBooks. It’s very easy to buy on it. What I like most, in addition to one-click-away download, is its Book Stand - a visual interface where I get to know the latest releases, best sellers, books on various genres, even books under 100 and free ebooks. When I am looking for a specific type of book, I simply click on the Categories and the application guides me through. Like, couple of weeks back, I was looking to add a new project to my hobbies. This app helped me to narrow down to one book - ‘Interior Decorating on the Cheap!’ by Debra Moore. A perfect book for me!
FlipKart eBooks has changed the way I read, shop and store books. I am using it for more than 15 months now and I am loving it. Ernest Hemingway said, ‘There is no friend as loyal as a book,’ and I agree with her. With books, you are never alone. And in the hi-tech world, where there are many ways to connect with friends - we stay in touch with our friends 24X7 using Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter. Similarly, one can stay in touch with books, your loyal friends using FlipKart eBooks. Buy, read, surf, search and lose yourself in the world of books. FlipKart eBooks is an incredible way to connect with books.
As summer is in full swing in many parts of the world, and summer vacation and travel will fill many itineraries, add books to your collection. You Are What You Read, Read Smart This Summer - buy and read anywhere, anytime.