I have just finished two books. I came back from Delhi in the middle of February and when I did my packing, collecting all the books I had bought, I squirmed… One, two, three and many more. • I let one go in my hand luggage, the rest in my suitcase. I picked up Mirror City by ChitritaBanerji at Bharison’s Booksellers, quite a famous book seller at Khan Market. And a good place for bookaholics. • I knew I had read about the book somewhere, and that it most likely was on my to-buy list in my notebook.
Now that I have read these two books I realize that I wanted to finish both Story Booksfast, but because of different reasons. • Mirror City is set in Bangladesh just after independence. The cover summarizes the book in words like “the turbulent early days of Bangladesh”, “the slow breakdown of a marriage”, “a woman’s search to find herself”. • I should have read it like a warning, still, novels set in Bangladesh are hard to come by and I bought it because of that. • I experienced almost the same a while ago, while reading Neel Mukherjees The lives of others.
I knew from the very start that I would like the book to last. That I’d get a book hangover after the last chapter. • Still, I couldn’t stop reading, I wanted to finish the book because I wanted so badly to see how the character’s lives unfolded. • I read before going to work in the morning, after dinner (which in Norway can be as early as 4.30…), when I was watching the news, in bed – at length… And now it’s over… • [Source: http://benjamuna.com/2015/03/28/two-reasons-why-i-couldnt-stop-reading/]
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