Saturday, January 5, 2013

Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013 - Are you ready to read!!

Last year when I started blogging, I kept this thing in my mind that apart from movies, I should write a lot about books, the books that fascinated me, the books that made me crazy that I kept reading it over and over. But being a very very lazy person, I hadn’t done that except only once. I like to read a lot but I am not an active reader because of my stupid laziness. Nowadays I rarely do sit to read. I have a habit of lying in bed while reading (even for my semester exams I used to like this only). I start reading a book and within a few minutes I will be in a pleasant dream, as I sleep without my knowledge. This happens 90% of the time when I attempt to read any book be it a novel or a magazine or a textbook. Even in public libraries, I had slept a couple of times, turning everyone's attention towards me. I still haven’t completed Agni Siragugal (wings of fire) which my father bought me at a book expo some 12 years back. Funny thing is, when I try to sleep I won’t get it and when I eagerly start reading a book, I have no idea when I get slept. 

Ok let’s leave the boring stuffs about my reading habit. The point is, now I am given a chance to make myself active in book reading, through Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013. It is an effort to gather all the books penned by Indian authors, irrespective of the timeline, in order to make an effective database of Indian literature under one roof The Tales Pensive. As part of the challenge, the reader has to give a target of the number of books that he/she will read throughout this year through this introductory blog post and add the link in the challenge’s website. After that they can review the books in their blog and share the link in the website. My target is atleast 15 books. 

Image source - The Tales Pensive
It’s not just confined to bloggers alone. Non bloggers can also participate and put forth their reviews. There is a separate column for non-bloggers to share their reviews in challenge’s website. For more details and guidelines about the challenge, visit here.

I feel that it’s time to change and improve my reading habit (and a few other habits too) and I am going to achieve it through IQR Challenge 2013. Thanks a ton to the organiser of the challenge Reshmi. I wish her efforts turn out to be a huge success.

Happy reading!!


  1. All the best. The info you give is interesting. Let me try.

  2. Best of luck. Very interesting info. Let me try.

  3. Hi Shareef,

    Here is a month long celebration of Indian debut writers. Do join in. The rules are simple - Read the 1st book of an Indian writer, review, link to us. We promote, you vote. It will be a fun and exciting month. With some prizes thrown in too. Hope to see you at The Tales Pensieve.

    1. I'd love to take part in the event. Thanks for the info Reshmi