There are many life changing books I have read. Speaking about the one book, it will always be, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J K Rowling. I know, it may sound a bit naive but this is the book which struck the chord of passion for reading inside me.
I had always been studious (or made to be one) during high school. It was the long vacation after tenth grade I actually registered for a library subscription. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- I had watched the movie before reading the book. It was fascinating but not as much as the book.
I still remember the day when my eyes first caught the attention of the second book in Harry Potter series. It was lying on the lowest shelf in the library stack. When I started reading, it was bit hazy as I wasn’t familiar with all the characters. What gripped me was the introduction of Dobby in Harry’s room. I couldn’t take my eyes away from reading- ‘the blue eyes’of Dobby was elaborated so explicitly. I had completely fallen in love with the J K Rowlings writing.
How did it a fictional book change my life?
Fiction is nothing but a glimpse of non-fiction. I love the friendships, the Weasleys, Dumbledore, Snape and many others. I love them all. Dobby will always be remembered (even my mum knows who he is). I with my mum and sibling had watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets innumerable times.
I want to re-read the series but looking at the 100 books on my reading list I can’t dare to! I hope someday I read Harry Potter books (a happy memory of my childhood) to my kid.