My Favourite Childhood Memory πŸ’

My childhood has always got to do with books – buying them, reading them, hoarding them. That’s how pretty much my life has always been. Even the tiniest nuances of my life will have a lifetime of memories about books etched in them. But lemme tell you how it all began – my love for books.

Diwali is a festival of lights. And crackers. And, crackers scare the daylights out of me. All the time. I discovered this at a very young age of 3. So, my dad, from then on, decided there’d be no crackers in the house. So for each Diwali, since then, my dad would take us (me and my sister) out, to buy books for the amount that’d have been set apart for the crackers. We’d both happily choose the books we wanted to read, get them  gift wrapped and on Diwali, open them and begin reading them. Thus, it became a customary ritual which I’d look forward to, happily and eagerly, each Diwali.

Love πŸ’

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Author: Annapurani Vaidyanathan

I hoard books for a living. And read them too, when I am not sleeping. I express what I think, so my unheard feelings don't sink. I like to sing when I walk, to keep shades grey, at bay. I speak like a dork, but I don't want to drive anyone away. I write what's real, and nothing fake, so visit my blog whenever you need a break ;)

13 thoughts on “My Favourite Childhood Memory πŸ’”

  1. What a lovely way to celebrate a festival! Money spent is also worth it.
    I too was afraid of crackers as a child but now the fear is gone.
    Choice of books over crackers, definitely I too would opt for books!
    Sandhya

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  2. though it may be considered wise…but every festival has its own way of celebration…due to its cultural and religious importance….Off late we have become too environment friendly and advance person that the existing rituals look unjustified….anyways getting books is a good thing….

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