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Would You Like Some Bread With That Book?: And other instances of literary love by [Venugopal, Veena]
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Length: 91 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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If you really think about it, there are only two kinds of people: those who spend the week before a trek to the Everest base camp training and eating right, and those who lie in bed agonizing over which book should make it into their backpack. Would You Like Some Bread With That Book? is about this second group of people. Join the author in bookstore aisles as she fantasizes about falling in love with men who share her love of books or is spat upon by a book-crazed gentleman who is compelled to sell his library. A collection of 14 evocative and laugh-out-loud essays about books and reading, this book speaks to anyone for whom books are not merely words on a page, but sites of adventure, conversation and reverie.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 416 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Yoda Press (1 January 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RP2C3RE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,931 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Would you like some bread.. is a collection of 14 essays written by Veena Venugopalan. The essays broadly fit into the category of books the author loves, and books that have been her friends through her life. Her love for books and words comes across beautifully, with many nuanced observations on the reading experience. If you love books, then pick this one up for some light-hearted anecdotes on the many facets of a book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars breezy funny book of essays about reading 24 February 2016
By Abeer Y. Hoque - Published on Amazon.com
“The pages were dark amber, the paper powdery.”

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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