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Observations and Notes - Lack of reading due to election fever

For 2014, I wanted to read at least 100 books. Across genres, in both English and Tamil. Accessibility was not a problem, since I have bought a large number of books in the last 2-3 years. However, I forgot to consider that this is an election year.

Over the last 2-3 months, I have been deeply immersed in following the people, the trends, the incidents and everything that a huge election like this brings. I was totally sucked in. As an ardent supporter of Modi and BJP, I wanted to take part in this process much more intently, though in the end, all I could do was go to the polling booth on voting day and press the button.

I was so immersed in it, that I even forgot to complete and publish this post, which i started to pen last month!

Anyway, now that elections are over and results are out - technically, they came out yesterday since it's already 12 AM on the 17th of May, 2014 - I can now go back to my books. I seriously have to go back to my books!

It's not like I did not read at all. I continue to read about 50 articles in various disciplines. I used the time I had while traveling to read the Tamil translation of S L Byrappa's "Avarana", called "Thirai" in Tamil. I did not read anything specific for the book club meet later today, though.

So, here I am, eager to turn the pages of books awaiting me and encounter the adventures hidden in their pages!

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