Books are like best friends—always there for you when you need them.
And it’s not just you; your favourite authors also feel the same way. In
this collection, find out which are the books that inspired Dr A.P.J. Abdul
Kalam; what is Ruskin Bond’s favourite book series; Subhadra Sen Gupta’s
favourite reading spots; and how Sudha Murty’s longstanding relationship
with libraries continues to this day. Plus, Roopa Pai talks about her love for
Enid Blyton, Jash Sen narrates how reading detective fiction in a spooky
old house only added to the fun, Arundhati Venkatesh reminisces about
her childhood spent in the company of books and Anita Nair fondly
describes the ‘place of enchantment’ a book provided her. Plus, there are
more delightful anecdotes by Satyajit Ray, Tanu Shree Singh, Jerry Pinto,
Nilanjana Roy and Deepa Agarwal.
Brimming with nostalgia and a love for books, I’d Rather Read will make you
fall in love with the written word all over again.
Have you been tagged as a bookworm when you were a child? Did you venture a reading spree under the blanket with the help of a torch? Did the libraries seem inadequate for your hunger for books? If yes, then this book will excite you. The book witnesses the childhood reading adventures of authors and personalities whom you looked up to. Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shares his experience with S.T.R Manickam who helped the reader blossom in his heart. He shares some suggestions to develop a reading e...