Today we seldom find time to browse through a book or even make a note of popular titles except for those book worms who refuse to let their book reading habit die. Internet and television have absorbed our time and the million dollar question is, are we getting any value addition watching television programs dominated by cinema, more often repeated and serials with high decibel villainy characters scheming uncanny plots and driving negative emotions into us? Not to forget the kids who sit by us watching the whole drama unfold in the living room and the influence cast on their psyche without our knowledge.
Reading books served as a window to the world and made us wise years back. Sidney Sheldon, Readers digest, James Hadley Chase , Agatha Christie, Kalki, Anandha Vikatan, Ponniyin Selvan were often discussion topics. Come Diwali, the Diwali malars of popular magazines opened early bookings and vied with each other to cover interesting topics, stories by leading authors. Now virtual libraries have cached on the internet and jumped on the bandwagon to enroll members and help them choose books online and deliver books home. Read on..