I have indulged myself in various pursuits, active and inactive, among which I like the most abnormal one amidst youngsters– reading. Moreover, unlike an enthusiastic sports doer, who often is a stereotype of strength, muscles and health, a "keen reader" sounds like only a polite way of calling a "bookworm".
However to me, reading is no agony. From Shakespeare's Hamlet, to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and even to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, I all embrace with heart. In the perusal of my books, I commiserate, empathize and share joy with the protagonists.
This experience in itself is delectable.Another reason why I hold reading & writing so dear is that, in books justice can for all time be upheld, however subtle it may be. It warms my heart to discover that good prevails over evil even if that triumph is only fictional.
I also maintains an Internet Publishers Survey, in the interest of helping aspiring writers. For this service, i won the "Special Recognition for Service to Writers" award from "Preditors and Editors," an author's guide to publishers and writing services.
Turn-ons: Anything innovative, the sound of genuine laughter, the smells and sounds of the South of France, conversations with free-thinkers, anything made or crafted rather than manufactured, a real night sky (the kind you get at sea), vision, talent, courage, honesty, integrity, imagination, enthusiasm, good manners, genuine smiles, great ideas.
Published Novel:THE REVENGE OF FALLEN :http://www.amazon.com/revenge-fallen-Volume-3/dp/1475024851/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1354090845&sr=8-12&keywords=imran+hassan
Turn-offs: Groupthink, substandard customer experiences, intellectual laziness, artificially flavored foods, rulebooks, artificial looking people, poorly disguised bulls**t ,bad grammar, cheaply built products, fearful narrow-minded people, social climbers, hypocrisy, selfishness, racism, sexism,self-righteous armchair quarterbacks.