Peace and pleasure


Peace from the paparazzi

Yes, this was the last place that they would think of looking, the only place where I can peacefully put up my feet, open up a book and traverse through the wonderful journey that the pages take me through.

So what if I was a bestselling author? Can I not read a book in peace?


Small pleasures

Yes, I had my IPad, my Kindle, my smartphone, and the reading apps on them, and the ebook versions of these books as well.

But nothing quite beats browsing through these bookshelves, selecting books, reading the back blurbs and then leaving through the pages. Nothing compares to the smell of newly printed books. Does it?


This post has been written for Write Tribe’s 55 on Friday writing prompt where the post had to include one or more 55 fictions based on the picture at the top of the post.

This week’s prompt has been provided by the wonderfully talented Vidya Sury who blogs here [Link to blog]

55 on Friday #WriteTribe

20 thoughts on “Peace and pleasure

  1. Hi Jairam,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment πŸ™‚ Insightful post above. I agree with you! Nothing like the smell of newly printed books!

  2. I love that you wrote three. I enjoy doing that too!
    Thank you for a wonderful read, Jairam.

    Nothing beats the fragrance that envelops one inside the pages of a book!

    • @Vidya, when the prompts are so amazing and the person who suggested them is an awesome writer as yourself, then it is quite natural that the posts themselves are reasonably inspired ones. Glad that you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

    • @Kalpana, I so sorely miss the smell of new books primarily because I stopped buying them for lack of storage space at home 😦

    • @shellymona, glad you liked them, yes, reading is probably one of the few true pleasures left in this world anymore πŸ™‚

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