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Trust books? Trust readers! Here’s why they make the worthy lovers.

Aishwarya Bhat




The musty smell, the habit of placing flowers, especially roses between the pages of books, all sound so romantic. For sure, the avid readers are equally Romantic and consequently the best partners, one can ever ask for.

Here are a few reasons to go through the perks of dating being a bibliophile.So tie your laces to visit the nearest reading store, who knows your soul-mate might be a bookworm.


Avid book readers are known to have as higher intelligence quotient .They have a considerably better and an open, cultured mind. Smart, witty and understanding. Won’t it be a major turn on for you?? They won’t forget your anniversaries and birthdate. Yes, readers have better memorizing power. Sudden twists and turns in the plots help their brain neurons form better connections everyday. So, no more fights over not remembering the particular date.

Richie rich??

They are financially more stable, since readers develop better personalities, good management and great conversing skills. Who would not want to hire such traits all in one?

Good listeners

Talk to them, and keep on talking, not only will they show real and complete interest but also do total justice with your emotions.

Keen observant


They tend to notice every little change, so don’t be too overwhelmed if they appreciate or bring in notice even that minute change in you.



Who would not want a perfect understanding partner? They can easily step into others’ shoes more easily. They tend to also see the world from the others’ perspective, this makes them calm, stress free and more lovable.


Silent people, especially men are a major turn on. Readers prefer being silent, observant, analyze and then react, hence making them lesser arrogant and angry.

Not felt head over heels for someone yet? Visit your nearest bookstore. Exciting offers await you!


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If you ask a Potterhead who’s their favorite character in the entire magical saga, the answer can never be just one. Each character has its own importance and is equally unique. You will find intelligence in Hermione Granger, strength in Harry Potter, Wittiness in the Weasley Brothers, Innocence in Nevil Longbottom and purity in Luna Lovegood. Each character has etched their places in out hearts, teaching us the lessons of life. Professor Severus Snape taught us the meaning of eternal, undefined love, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin taught us bravery and loyalty towards friendship. That’s what the entire series display, the true depiction of friendship, courage, love and loyalty. The essentials of the series is not Magic but the emotions that are so beautifully conveyed through the characters. JK Rowling definitely created magic through Harry Potter but not just with wands. She created it with her magically compiled characters that became our inspiration since childhood.


Friendship was given a new definition by the trio: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. The trio taught us the meaning of true friendship, love and loyalty. The trio taught us how friends become each other’s strengths even in the hardest of situations. Laughter or tears, success or failure, this trio stood together throughout, making us wonder if we could ever cherish a friendship like that. Deep down, all of us wish to have a friendship that is simply family.


Who doesn’t love the witty tricks and crazy magic of the Weasley Brothers? Fred and George have been the reason we have smiled even during fearful situations. The twins were a reflection to each other’s strength. From crazy magic stuff to the Marauders Map, they were the masters of the wittiest. It left everyone shattered to see them separate forever after Fred Weasley died in the Battle of Hogwarts. A heartbreaking incident, it surely made its fans cry and still does.


The brilliant woman, introduced as a black cat elegantly transforming into a witch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Yes, she was the strongest woman in Hogwarts, the woman who was patient along with a pinch of humor at times. Who doesn’t love the scene when she comes to face Professor Snape in the last part of the series? She once again emerged as the most wonderful witches of all times.


When we imagine Professor Snape we see an arrogant man wearing black robes, scaring the hell out of everybody. We as fans didn’t seem to like Snape much until his end time. When he died, we knew it wasn’t usual. Undoubtedly, his tears said it all that he was the one who protected Harry all these years. It was he who loved Lily Potter. He made us all understand that true love is that which lasts ALWAYS, even if that love gives pain.


These two friends stayed loyal to their friend James even after his death. Sirius Black who was the Godfather to Harry Potter and Remus Lupin became his mentor who taught him the Patronus Charm. These two became Harry’s strength and guided him to the path where his parents would be proud of him. Indeed, their friendship was undying and stayed eternal even after their death.


The earliest enemy to Harry Potter, we have always seen Draco boasting about his pure blood family. He was always a jealous person, who coveted attention. But then, he was a good one at heart when he stood by Harry if not publicly but by heart during the Battle of Hogwarts.


Who doesn’t adore the villain of the series, the cruel man who cannot be named, Lord Voldemort? Even though he was the villain and we wished for him to die but yes, his presence on-screen was always the perfect definition to darkness and intelligence. No doubt, he was a genius and not an easy one to fight. He was, the ugliest yet one of the most powerful wizards after Albus Dumbledore.

The series has seen many more wonderful characters who played their parts so well. There was Arthur and Molly Weasley who became parents to Harry Potter when he needed a family. We’ve loved Dobby the elf and we’ve also adored Hagrid, the perfect definition to cuteness. We have loved owls and flying brooms, the changing stairs and the speaking wall portraits. We have hated Bellatrix Lestrange but at the same time we have respected Narcissa Malfoy when she saved Harry. For a Potterhead, this series is endless and the reason we believe that friendship and love wins over the darkest of troubles. For Albus Dumbledore said : “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.”

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5 characters by William Shakespeare that closely resemble life




It is beautifully quoted by the master of expressions, William Shakespeare that

“One man in his time plays many parts.”

Not only the maestro of literature but also the king of the best written play, William Shakespear was the man who personified characters as a part of his soul. His plays are the epitome of comedy, tragedy and romance.Commonwealth could not understand him until they realized that Shakespeare was something beyond just plays, but the creator of
life’s philosophy. His characters, at every step, have been a trend setter for all generations. Romeo and Juliet validated that true love never fears death, while Julius Caesar preached that blind faith is fatal. He redefined the concept of bringing life to souls around us. All we need now, is to feel their presence.


One of the most fierce female characters he ever created, Lady Macbeth was as strong as a man who broke rules and took her own decisions. A woman is seen fearlessly plotting the murder of king Duncan and pursing her husband to commit the crime, she isn’t afraid of consequences.Shakespeare effectively brings out the dark side of a woman who
after the murder faces guilt that leads her to take her own life.

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The character of a Nurse leaves the readers in a conflict of emotions if she is a crude opportunist or a loving realist ? She is a lower class woman who treats Juliet as a daughter. Her definition to love is restricted to the physical and temporary love while Juliet’s love for Romeo is the eternal, soulful form of love. The Nurse in the beginning is seen as very supportive of the developing love story of Romeo and Juliet and also stands for her in the decision of marriage. But as the play proceeds, it is seen that she forces Juliet to forget Romeo and marry Paris. There is a moment when the Nurse is attacked verbally and physically by Lord Capulet and maybe that becomes a turning point when she realizes that if Romeo and Juliet marry, Juliet will face the most brutal faces of the society. Just to prevent that, she chooses to go against the marriage.


Prospero is the protagonist of the last play written by Shakespeare. He is a deeply conflicting character as described in the play. At times he is seen as a sympathetic soul being pressurized by his elder brother. On the
other hand, he is the unsympathetic cruel soul who controls the lives of people with his magic and wishes to conquer not only humans but also nature with his magic and spells. Gradually he grows intensely sympathetic. Prospero somewhere reflects Shakespeare’s own self as he manipulates the plot. In the last act of the play, he asks for an applause and that resembles the way Shakespeare expected an applause for his story.


Rosalind is one of Shakespeare’s most warm, human and ideal romantic character that completely dominates the stage with her appealing personality. She possesses all the virtues of a Renaissance English Woman : witty, strong, calm and full of utmost integrity. At the same time, she beautifully carries the dignity of being the daughter of a Duke.Rosalind has a realistic understanding that always makes her the most admirable woman.


Shakespeare presented Iago as a character engrossed in unsolved puzzles. His personality is decorated with irony and that is the uniqueness of the character. He claims a reputation for honesty but at the same time he elaborates lies to exploit and manipulate others. He has no space for emotions though he is a married man who once loved his wife unconditionally. He cares for no one yet surrenders his entire life for revenge rather than living in disdain. He might have set up a false reputation for honesty but how is it possible to fake honesty without being honest for a long time? Irony strikes Iago at every step, bringing out the best of Shakespeare’s imagination.

William Shakespeare explored the deepest oceans of literature and brought the purest jewels of characters. He went beyond the barriers to society, bringing out the ruthless side to a woman and at the same time bringing out the human being in a villain. His characters are undoubtedly close to life, connecting people to the hidden or maybe the long forgotten parts of their souls.



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7 books that are worth investing your time and money




According to Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself.”

Reading bestows us with virtues and perspective which are essential in different walks of life.

The most effective lessons are often elusive and hard to notice, but the morals contained in the books remain fresh each time they are read.

Below are some of these which not only entertain us but also improve our way of living.


1. Who will cry when you die ~ Robin Sharma

When you feel low or lost, pick up this book and you’ll end up developing a distinguished personality with a broad outlook towards life.

Who will cry when you die

Who will cry when you die ~ Robin Sharma

2. The Zahir ~ Paulo Coelho

Every line in this book makes sense when you’re stuck over something, unaware of what to do next — whether to ‘hold on’ or ‘move on’. Thank you Paulo Coelho!

The Zahir

The Zahir ~ Paulo Coelho

3. Notes to Myself ~ Hugh Prather

The sheer determination and honesty in the author’s words will make you relate to the literary work like never before!

Notes to Myself

Notes to Myself ~ Hugh Prather

4. Anna Dreesed in Blood ~ Kendare Blake

Definitely one of those books you can’t judge by its cover.

Anna Dreesed in Blood

Anna Dreesed in Blood ~ Kendare Blake

5. The Prophet ~ Kahlil Gibran

Despite your religious beliefs, this book proves that Faith isn’t necessarily good and right. Written in 1923, it still feels timeless wisdom written by a sage centuries ago.

The Prophet

The Prophet ~ Kahlil Gibran

6. The Stranger Beside Me ~ Ann Rule

The book is beautifully written and gives a whole new perspective on life, crime, etc which many of us fail to notice.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me ~ Ann Rule

7. End of Eternity ~ Issac Asimov

Asimov built a very comprehensive universe, doing justice by the Sci-fi genre. The book enfolds suspense on every page and has one of the best time-travel depiction!
End of Eternity

End of Eternity ~ Issac Asimov

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