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A Writer’s face

Thanks to Reading Monk I now know there are people out there who have a quirky aversion towards seeing the face of the author of the book they read. It might be said that if you know how they look like it will taint the way you perceive the ‘voice’ that is coming from the words and pages in the book. Reading monk has a mental picture of the author but that is as far as he would go. I don’t think it is weird, I think it is a valid aversion.

I on the other hand, like to know how the author looks like, so that I could tag a face to those thoughts that came out from the book. The better I know about the history of the author, the more I know which bits of their books are fiction and which bits are real.

But really, what Reading Monk said kept me thinking. I went in search of a picture of Jhumpa Lahiri, and look what I have found! I would like Reading Monk to see this.

Jhumpa Lahiri. Didn't know I would get to see this sexy side of her in a photo shot! Because most writer's shots are so boring.

Jhumpa Lahiri. Didn't know I would get to see this sexy side of her in a photo shot! Because most writer's shots are so boring.

That way, we know that those beautiful work she produced comes out from an even more beautiful and sexy face (and body too!)

Eat your heart out!


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


2 thoughts on “A Writer’s face

  1. After I’d written my piece on your blog and clicked ‘submit’, the thought came to me – Gosh, I hope she doesn’t come back with a picture of Jhumpa Lahiri. Please don’t come back at me with Jhumpa Lahiri. Not Jhumpa Lahiri. Not Jhumpa Lahiri…

    … And what do you do?!

    You come back at me with Jhuma Lahiri.

    Posted by The Reading Monk | March 15, 2009, 12:31 am

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Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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