“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
Yes that is true in my case. Reading has been my passion since I was 11 when a friend gifted me a Secret Seven mystery book. the pleasure of reading is enhanced if one has someone to discuss it with. This joy is provided by The Sunday Book Club @TSBC- a virtual book club on twitter which exists only for the motive of spreading the joy of reading to one and all. The highlight is the weekly sunday chat that takes place tween 3-4 PM where everything from genres to latest books to bedtime reads and why read at all is discussed with gusto and their 7000 and above followers wait for the announcement of topic to be discussed. The founders Sudha Ganapathi and Raghav Modi keep the excitement and expectations up with various hashtags, polls and sometimes quizzes throughout the week and there are giveaways too sometimes..of course books.
TSBC has been there for four years – a event they celebrated recently by collaborating with publishers like Aleph Books, Bloomsbury etc and many beautiful giveaways. Another exciting hashtag is the #TSBCpassitforward where a selected book is read and passed on to the next reader requesting it and asked to comment and also say where you are from to track where the book has travelled. Then there is #TSBCwedreads and #TSBC1book1auhtor where you can get very good recommendations on what to read next.
If you are a book lover or have the passion of reading @TSBC is the place to be there. They have made Twitter the most joyous place for me to visit.
Salutations to both the founders for keeping it running and exciting for past four years through their busy schedules (though they have never met).