To love, or to hate?

To talk of books is brilliant. My friends tease me that I might run out of space for the books I buy to read. That doesn’t really stop me from buying those books that appeal to me a lot.

Day 12 – A book that I love, yet hate at the same time

It is my belief that no book is perfect. But some make you discard those little imperfections and love them more than anything. At times, those imperfections are too much to ignore, and you dislike them more than anything. And then there are those, where the imperfection adds to the story, making you love the book, but hating that that imperfection had to be there.

One book that comes to mind immediately in this category is The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank’s diary is a wonderful thing, it has a lot to tell us and share with us. Yet it’s that cruelty and injustice that she was subjected to which makes a part of me hate the book as well. It makes me angry that a life should be lost so young.

Another book that comes to mind is one that I read recently. Ritu Lalit gave me a copy of her novel “Wrong for the Right Reasons”. It’s a story about the life of a divorcee, the obstacles her family and society throw at her and how she faces them. What I loved in the story was the strength and positivity of the heroine Shyamoli, but I still hate the book a little because I know the sadness that accompanies the situation, having been by the side of a best friend who went through a similar situation.


(19th November 2014)

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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