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Less Is More

In my article yesterday, I spoke about sex scenes in fiction, and how what was once taboo is now being accepted with such grandiose openness, with books like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, aka ‘mommy porn’ as referred to by the … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Less Is More

The other day my friend’s fifteen year old daughter asked me if I have read ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’. When I said no, she went on to wonder whether it is like the Harlequin books or erotica, or porn. I … Continue reading

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Call Me Crazy

If I say I love books, I love to read, I wouldn’t be doing myself justice. What I have for books is more than love, more than passion. It started way back in my childhood. Both my parents loved to … Continue reading

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Books

Years ago, in a bookstore with my children looking for books, I came across ‘Identity’ by Milan Kundera and wanted to buy it. My daughter, surprised and somewhat puzzled, exclaimed, “Mom, why do you want to buy this book again? … Continue reading

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