Pleasure Reading

I am sure we have all read a romance novel at least once in our life..but what happens when you decide to have a romance with a novel instead? Read below to find out!

Opening a new book with a soft sigh, letting your finger tips wander on the page as if caressing the letters underneath. Some words leave an imprint on your fingers but you just don’t care. Today, you are the book’s owner and own you do! You grab it’s cover with both hands, making sure you don’t press too hard. It’s a novel experience and you are being careful yet you can’t wait to unravel what’s underneath.

Finally, you read the first word and obviously, you can’t stop there now, can you?  So, you read the first sentence and suddenly you find your heart racing. It’s the perfect beginning and you have so much left to explore. You read the first paragraph and it seems as if it is reading your mind.

Your breath in now connected with each page. Some pages make you moan, some make you whisper  and some make you hum. But, you just can’t stop. Please don’t stop.

Each new chapter is a new part waiting to be unleashed. The coming chapters seem to be calling you to “eye” them. Waiting for you to comprehend and understand their hidden meanings. You ask for patience. You assure  it that it was published to be devoured by you and you alone. Hence,you want to take your time.  Even try different positions. Sometimes, you wish to lie with it completely. Sometimes, you just want to sit and stare at it. You wonder, how can something so brown and with so many lines, be so beautiful.

Oh, how can you forget about the way it smells. It has the fragrance of a virgin as if waiting for you to mingle it with your own. You are bewitched.

You find yourself right in the middle. Anything can happen now. You have a choice. Either to move forward or wait another day. It can make or break your relationship. So think very carefully. ” Should I? Or Should I not?” You decide to leave it to the circumstances.

You are finally reaching the end. You are so excited that you end up rubbing the soft tips of the pages again and again, even licking the tips of the pages with your fingers. You are just feeling so many emotions when suddenly a rapture engulfs you and just like that- it’s over. The book is over.

You don’t want to part with it yet, so you decide to go over the good parts again, wanting to experience those same emotions again but alas, their intensity has somewhat diminished.  No matter! You decide to read it again tomorrow. Try a different location this time. The bed just no longer works for you. So, you decide for the chair or maybe the balcony or if you are thinking adventurous then maybe even at a boring friends place.

Always behind closed doors of-course and with this one, always alone. Who knows about the future though. You could stumble upon something even better the next time you decide to go looking. Even share it with someone. Your best friend may even let you borrow their own favorite. That’s for time to tell. Until then,

you are in love.

 

 

P.S : PepperScript has recently released two new books who could be your perfect companion for this Valentines week. Purchase links given below:

Lost Voyagers: http://goo.gl/Lwo0g5

Safal Jeevan ke 50 Sutra : bit.ly/safaljeevan

 

 

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5 Horror reads for this Halloween!

Halloweens are incomplete without a horrifying tale. So what if you don’t have the perfect monster costume, you have a wide variety of book monsters to chose from!So, get your most comfortable pillow and get ready to celebrate Halloween – PepperScript style!

1)  The Shining by Stephen King:

No list of spooky reads is complete without Stephen King. He is the absolute king of horror and “The Shining” is his magnum opus. Danny is only five years old but has a gift or the curse of being a “shiner” i.e he has the ability to see the future and understand the hidden thoughts of another’s heart.  When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny’s visions grow out of control. This book will make all your childhood fears come back alive! Word of Caution to all the readers: Don’t turn off the lights while reading!

2)This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee-

If you love Frankenstein, Steampunk genre, sibling rivalry, clock work men and good books- You are going to absolutely love this one! Set in Geneva, it is a classic YA re-telling of Frankenstein written by  Mary Shelly. It revolves around two siblings, one of whom dies and is brought back by the other- using clockwork pieces! But the resurrection doesn’t go as planned and the brother returns more as a monster than a man.Absolutely perfect for this Halloween! Available on Kindle and hardcopy both! 

3)  The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R Carey:

When you first pick up this book, you think: ” Okay, so this girl might have some super-human powers”. But, you are wrong. This book is a great example of not judging a book by it’s cover or even it’s blurb for that matter. “Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her ‘our little genius’. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair.”  The blurb never gives out what this book is actually about. One word. Zombies. A fascinating read for all age groups!

4) Song of Kali by Dan Simmons: 

Song of Kali recounts the horrifying events of an American publisher, Robert Luczak, sent to India to pick up a manuscript. The manuscript is supposed to be the latest work of a famous poet who disappeared years earlier and is presumed dead. However, upon his arrival in Calcutta, Luczak is rapidly drawn into a bizarre series of events that lead him into contact with the cult of Kali, goddess of death, and the plot to unleash this demon-goddess upon the earth. This book ain’t for the faint hearted. It makes you squirm as much as it horrifies you. Perfect ( horrifying ) October read for all Indian having had celebrated Navratri!

5) Dracula by Bram Stoker :

Well, before Twilight romanticized the idea of vampires for us, they were scary. Bone-chilling scary. Why not remind us of this fact again by reading Dracula? The novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the curse of the undead. Remember, vampires are supposed to be blood Thirsty, soul sucking monsters, not your next boyfriend!!

Can you keep a Secret?

I envy those who have a physical deformity. Though they may not have legs, hands or eyes, people look at them with sympathy. I have all well-functioning body parts yet they look at me as if I am a cockroach like the one crawling outside my window on the drainage pipes. They hate me or even worse; they are scared of me.
I wonder if my daughter would be scared too if she saw me right now. Hair uncombed for months, tattered clothes, barefoot- I look absolutely wild. I left her when she was barely three years old. I was declared a threat to her. My own child! Maybe, I was. It’s all foggy now. I try to forget my life before I was started being called “insane”. Sometime after I was declared “mentally fit”, I wished that she come visit me. Now, I hope that she no longer remembers me, just like everybody else.
I know I sound morbid, even depressed ( Ah, the irony) but the fact is; I am happy here.
The four walls in which I thrive is my home and my neighbors are patients like me. “Mentally fit” but too scared to go out. It has been fifteen years. I don’t know what the world looks like anymore. It will swallow me up. I know it.
Like our lives, the food here is bland. I have asked for salt so many times. But they never listen to us. That’s the story of our lives, I guess. They never listen! There’s a care-taker whom we all hate. He comes only at night to lock “insane” women in so that they don’t go out. But sometimes, he comes inside and touches them in places we don’t like to be touched by a strange man. They scream so much but it falls on deaf ears.  If I ever find a knife, I will kill him and eat his flesh and bones till none of it is left. They already call me mad, don’t they?
Some of the care-takers are really nice though. There’s one with whom I seldom play puzzles and even Ludo. It’s great fun! I smile the most when I am with her. She tells me stories too. Stories which I must have told my child.
I must have. As I said, it’s all hazy now. My caretaker brings me books. I like to read. It helps me remain sane. So, this is my world and no matter what my friends would say, I am happy here. Don’t send me away. I don’t want to live anywhere else. I don’t know how.

This World Health Day, let’s fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Let’s make people realize that mental illness is like any other illness.The people fighting such an illness are people like you and me and they need our support and love. We are equally responsible for their mental health.