Aanandita Chawla, 30, Copywriter
She’s at: About 200 of the 1,535 pages of the e book she borrowed from the native library. Aanandita began per week in the past.
Studying frequency: A fast reader, principally at evening, she’s all the time studying 5 to 6 books concurrently.
A bit of again story: Her dad needed her to learn it when she was 13! She began however the bulk made her palms damage and located it wildly unrelatable, which didn’t do a lot for her adventure-seeking teenage thoughts.
Most popular medium: “I don’t take in books on Kindle,” she admits.
Her hardest learn to date:Far Pavilions and The Fact About The Harry Quebert Affair.
Zara Razzak, 25, Entrepreneur
She’s at: Midway by means of the e-book on her cellphone. She began studying in July, when the trailer of the present aired.
Studying frequency: Zara can simply end a few books in per week.
A bit of again story: A fan of Indian fiction, she had heard concerning the “longest novel” for years, nevertheless it solely piqued her curiosity after the present was introduced. “I’ve been struggling to complete this e book, which is a uncommon prevalence,” she says.
Most popular medium: A printed copy!
Her hardest learn to date:Hearth & Blood by George R. R. Martin. “I anticipated action-packed content material nevertheless it was a sluggish and uninteresting learn.”
Shruti Angiras, 29, Administration guide
She’s at: The final two chapters with two hours of listening left of the dramatised model. She began studying solely final month.
Studying frequency: Shruti manages to learn no less than a dozen books a 12 months. “I learn books borrowed from college library by the torchlight below the blankets at evening,” she laughs.
A bit of again story: She had heard concerning the e book a few years in the past. “I used to be a books-before-series individual however can’t preserve that stance as of late. The information of the sequence wasn’t the aim level however I’ll absolutely give it a watch when it’s out,” she provides.
Most popular medium: Listening, particularly whereas she’s figuring out.
Her hardest learn to date: A Appropriate Boy!
And the winner is…Shruti Angiras
“Caught with a boring e book? Abandon it!”
“Shruti has solely two hours of listening to go, so it’s obvious she is going to end studying this 1,500-page e book first. However we should keep in mind, she is listening to the audio e book, not studying. I’m unsure if her notion could be the identical had she learn the e book, as a result of studying offers the phrases a unique voice in your head,” says Kiran Manral award-winning journalist and creator.
She shares three steps to make sure you go away no e book incomplete. Have a devoted studying spot that overlooks a window which you can look out of to assimilate phrases with out getting distracted. Set a goal and spend half an hour studying earlier than you go to mattress. If you’re caught since you don’t just like the medium, then it is best to abandon it!
From HT Brunch, October 25, 2020
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