After she left on the expiry of her term (She was a VSO teacher), I started visiting our school library which had some collection of books. The library in-charge was an Indian lady teacher and the shelves were mostly stocked with the Amar chitra katha, so I got to read some Indian classics and myths like the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the stories of some great Indian freedom fighters. Later on I started reading the Nancy Drew series by Caroline Keene, Hardy boys’ series by Franklin W. Dixon, and the books by Enid Blyton and the list kept on piling.Later on when I went to high school, I spent most of the time in the gymnasium since the school library was located there. I could play basketball and table tennis there besides reading, so every evening before the evening study hours, if anyone came looking for me; the gymnasium would be the first place they would check.
Now almost two decades later, I have stopped playing table tennis but I haven’t ceased reading and playing basketball (which I play occasionally). My collections of books have increased every passing year but I have also lost some books to my friends (who intentionally forget to return). With introduction to the blogs, I have started reading the blogs (especially the Bhutanese blogs) regularly and I feel there couldn’t have been a better pastime. I am loving it <3