Thursday, September 02, 2010

When in school, i used to borrow books from the library at school and from a private library. During test times or when i was found to be pouring over novels all day long instead of reading my text books, my parents hid them so that i could concentrate on my studies. I remember i used to search for them on the sly. This process occurred a few times until they found out that the concealing-books bore no result.

I don't think they spent much time choosing a secure place which was out of my reach. So i used to discover the book more or less in the same place. It isn't difficult for a child to defy or outsmart it's parents' during some instances. Eventually the game stopped.

5 comments:

Shiv said...

Have you ever tried keeping the novel inside text book and posing as if you are reading the text book :)

bachodi said...

I had membership in three different libraries. Same story..on text books.

But the difference is me , my brother and my mom fight for who gets to read them first :-)

Thanks for reminding.

mouna said...

shiv,
i've done that and was caught red-handed once. i was blasted that day :D

bachodi,
sometimes, we quarrel at home too. but i win usually :)

neela said...

I used to hide Enid Blyton's books in my textbook-even in school !
There is a special thrill to read when you are expected to do something else ;)

mouna said...

neela,
i didn't quite know that Enid Blyton was the name of the author until in high school. i always had assumed that they were a series of books so as to say.