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Would You Like Some Bread With That Book?: And other instances of literary love Kindle Edition
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Would You Like Some Bread With That Book? is a collection of essays about reading by the utterly charming and witty journalist and avid reader, Veena Venugopal. Starting with her earliest memories of reading in Cochin in south India to hilarious high school literary escapades to speed reading in college and through her twenties to pregnancy books and beyond, Venugopal talks about various aspects of the reading experience. I love that she abhors marginalia (something I too loathe but so many of my friends like, bafflingly), has elaborate fantasies of a bookshop romance (preferably with an author she admires), and finds “the entire process of reading simply a relationship between the writer and the reader. It is the reader’s privilege to make of the words what she will….The book I have read is mine alone.”
Aside from her hatred of e-books (I’ll happily argue you on this point Veena!) and some literary snobbiness (don’t hide your pop/mass market books!), I loved this breezy funny little book about reading, and I’m looking forward to picking up her next!
“It’s like a Hrithik Roshan movie or the short kurti or the cosmopolitan cocktail. You know it’s wrong because too many people think it’s right.”
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