“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
Yes, when I read; I feel exactly the same. Unplugged
And especially when you read Haruki Murakami or Franz Kafka you enter into the world of Surrealism. And their kinds of literature are meant to be shocking and strange.
I don’t know if I will be able to complete my Goodreads reading goal or not! But I still have two months and I’m pretty sure I will complete it (if I will that would be the only timely goal accomplishment of the year. Haha) but I’m definitely behind in writing reviews of the books which I have read over the year. Every year I get jealous of those who have achieved their reading goals. Jealous of the ones who’ve read zillions of books because there are so many books I want to read in this life and so little time.
Sometimes I sit with piles of books and read multiple books at one time. I read at home and at the workplace (Read work related non-work related books and management doesn’t have any problems as they only concern about timely work completion) PS: We have a library at workplace and management gives enough time to research and also encourage the employee to read. Lucky me)
But I guess reading isn’t a competition. I’m feeling proud to be able to read so many books. So cheers to my awesome bookworm friends who have read zillions of books.
Here is a list of some of the surreal books I plan to read in future: