About a month back, (okay a day lesser) I had to wait for about 6 hours to catch a flight back to Bengaluru. What transpired was a restless 6 hour wait and a date with 3 books. 🙂 Intrigued or wondering what? Read along and you’ll know.
The longest Wait for a Flight
The husband and me are travel buffs, who always look for reasons to do that. When my birthday coincided with our 1st anniversary, a trip was meant to be. Especially when I am in Bengaluru and he in Jakarta. Srilanka became the obvious choice and man, was it the most relaxing trip we have ever had! More about that later, because I have like a super proud moment to share. 🙂
The husband’s flight was to be at 10 am and my flight to Bengaluru was scheduled at 2:30 pm. So there we were at the airport around 7:30 am. He waited for a while and moved to do check in around 8:30 or so. As I waited I thought, ‘Lemme complete the book am reading, so atleast I would be done with the book I had carried to Srilanka’. Tumula, my first kannada book is what I finished as I waited for the husband to finish his formalities. I was done with the book in 30mins and wondered what to do. Mind you, no Wifi at Srilankan airport until you have a boarding pass.
Amazon Kindle popped into my head. I realized there were about 5 books I had downloaded a while back. As I waited for the husband to come back, I started Meenakshi-Ravana Sister by Anand Neelakantan. The husband was done by 9:30 am and we said our byes as he moved to do his security formalities. The clock rang 10:15 am and I cannot check in until 1 pm. I had already almost 3 hours at the airport and had 3 more to go.
The day I thanked Amazon Kindle App – 3 eBooks
The hours of waiting sure turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It is one of the very few times, I am extremely proud of myself as a Bibliophile. In the entire waiting time, I read 3 and half books. Yes! 3 ebooks and half a paperback. 🙂 I cannot stop smiling everytime I think about it. It was also the day I thanked technology, the Amazon Kindle App. I have always been a bookworm who worshiped her paperbacks and hardcovers, that day was the day of transformation for me. I started to love ebooks too! (yaya I know I sound dramatic, but it’s how it was. There was some background music too okay ;))
The 3 ebooks I read from Amazon Kindle, which were short stories but beautiful ones.
Mini Review: The story of Shoorpanaka, who’s name is also Meenakshi. I loved reading this ebook, as it gave a perspective of Shoorpanaka herself. It also showed how life moves on and bonds between women, can heal wounds and give clarity of thoughts like noother relationship. A must read I would say.
Mini Review: A fast paced story of how a charity event organizer and a CA make a retirement plan. 😉 I loved this story too and Jeffrey Archer being one of my favourite authors, this ebook was a thorough delight.
The point is ebooks are not so bad I accept, they are actually more convenient, especially when you are travelling. Just the weight of the phone or the kindle and not the books. Buy it from anywhere. It’s always there on your phone. 🙂 Here I said it!! 😉
So all in all, it was the best time of a bibliophile like me. It was just me and the books. A solid 4 hours of reading. I may actually end up looking out for more waiting times. What say? 😉