‘In Other Words’, I’ll read everything she writes

So, here’s the book that I started reading today:

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If you’ve had a chance to read this post of mine, you already know that Ms. Lahiri is my favourite author. Not only do I like her brand of writing, but she has made me a better observer too.

For the past few weeks I had been searching for this book on Kwench, so when I saw it available yesterday, my heart leaped with joy.

The book came today. I’m only a few pages into it, but today I’m not going to talk about how I’m liking it so far. Today, I want to talk about what a beautiful book the publishers have created in this one .

The book that I have with me is a hardcover edition, but it is as light as a paper-bound. The cover is beautiful, so is the choice of font in the entire book. There are ample white spaces which is soothing to the eye. the paper used is high-quality. And it has an awesome fresh newspaper-ish smell! I was sniffing into the book for a few minutes.

As soon as I held the book in my hand, I knew I had to have a copy of my own. It is a collector’s delight.

Like Lahiri, I am in love with a language never spoken by my ancestors – French. Though I have never considered writing a book in French, I definitely want to speak French like a Frenchwoman. So, I couldn’t agree more when Lahiri says,

“To know a new language, to immerse yourself, you have to leave the shore. Without a life vest. Without depending on solid ground.” – Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words

I hope to delve deeper into this different love story this weekend. I hope to go deeper into the ocean that learning a new language is. As always, I am sure Ms. Lahiri would charm me with her panache.

Any Lahiri fans out here? Feel free to reach out and share your thoughts in the Comments below.

 

 

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About Arpita

Arpita Pramanick is a little, young woman with a bright face (who'd rather not look directly into a stranger's eye) you'll find walking on the corridors of Mu Sigma, Inc. She tells herself she wants to be a properly published writer (by which she means she wants to be published from the likes of Penguin), but isn't really so sincere about writing everyday. So if you see her, tell her to go write. She'll love you for doing that!
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9 Responses to ‘In Other Words’, I’ll read everything she writes

  1. This is on my list to read. I’ve read all of Lahiri’s books and loved every one of them.

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    • Arpita says:

      Hey Joyce! Thanks for dropping by. Yeah, it’s been on my TBR list since tge day it came out, and I was just so glad to have it with me today. Which is your favourite Lahiri book?

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  2. Oh, I love her work! I will read anything and everything she writes.

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  3. Arpita, I didn’t read this book yet. Do let us know your review once you finish reading πŸ™‚

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  4. anankhan98 says:

    My ex-Principal lent me The Interpreter of Maladies. That will be my first Jhumpa Lahiri book.

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