This Saturday,it was raining at our place and like every weekend me and my husband woke up quite late and had our usual, special, filling weekend breakfast/lunch.We ate “Parathas”- (Form of chapatti which is soaked and cooked in pure condensed oil). While we were chatting with family we got to know that there’s an International Book Fair at our City’s Expo Center. Books!!m Yes we heard right and just there and then we planned to hurry our ways to the fair. It was raining outside so roads were slippery and way to the Expo was quite far from our home but still me and my husband just wanted to be there ! So we got ready and set on our way. Weather was beautiful. Rain,day time and long drive ! Well, what a beautiful start of a weekend.
Finally we reached the Expo in about half hour. There was a long waiting queue of cars as they were thoroughly checked before entering. Just to mention,this was our first time coming to Expo and as we entered we were amazed to see how huge it was.As we stepped out of the car,chilled freezing wind was there to welcome us but we didn’t mind it as we were busy in clicking for the proud building that stood there with thousands and thousand of books in her lap !
There wasn’t any particular book in our minds to buy and we felt as if we would come back bare handed but as all book lovers know “One can never get enough out of books”. So we went in,skim through different stalls and sections. There was humongous variety of every type of book. Countries like India,Singapore, Turkey etc also had their stalls there. Anyway,it was already an hour since we came in and there wasn’t a single book that we bought so far. How boring,rite? We went to other hall of the fair and there there ! It was like a place specially designed for our taste. We grabbed 8 books from that single stall and felt really good and at the same time got an urge to keep looking and buy more. Fair was exciting.There were sales, arts competition for kids etc. It was a mixture of fancy and literal fair.
We roamed about for quite sometime and finally bought two more books. We were tired as we walked much while strolling through stall by stall. It was time to grab ourselves dinner so we decided to sign out.It was a nice experience. We were glad we made good use of our weekend and time and got ourselves some nice books to read.Now that 10 new books took place in our room’s shelf they keep starring at us all day long,asking to be read ! Eyeing us sometimes as if they are saying “leave those laptops and grab us to read right now ! ”