Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Sorry honey!

I was moaning to my friend about how I was finding it harder and harder to find space for books in my house. And that if I bought any more books I would have to get rid of my husband to make space for them.

And he asked a very interesting question...

'If you could replace your husband with a book, which one would it be?'

So I ask the same question now... if you could replace a spouse with a book... which one would it be?

42 comments:

TomCruiseChellumm said...

Engayo idikkarathe! If you get rid of a husband, theoritically you should be able to bring in a whole collection of books. Which one they will be?
So pl rephrse your question and put out another blog.
Readers of your column can come up with a list of must readings (say a minimum of 30 books)
That will burn a big hole in your pocket.
But you dont mind do you?

alpha said...

Actually speaking, any second hand book will do.

Falstaff said...

The collected works of William Shakespeare.

Jane Sunshine said...

Aiyo, intha vellayatuku naan varavillai. Romba vambu!

krishna rautela said...

hmmm... isnt that like the story when someone killed the hen that layed the golden eggs....keep the husband ... he will keep those books coming ... as for space... dil mein jagah hai tau !!

Sonia Faleiro said...

Great question. I'm going for my favourites (sorry, can't choose just one), so goodbye future husband, and hello:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Village By the Sea, Anita Desai
and finally,
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
These books will ensure that the exchange is quick and painless.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

:)

my own choice would be 100 years of solitude!

Rahul said...

Sonia, I'd take your New Yorker book anyday if I had to replace someone. And since there isn't anyone, I think I'll keep it.

apu said...

Logically if one kicks the husband/s.other out, there should be a lot of time saved due not having to:
a. Pick up after him
b. Wait for him for an hour after the exact minute he said he would pick you up at
So you should ideally get something really fat which you could never read before, like -
say, all the volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica put together?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

A book cannot
(a) do the washing up after your dinner
(b) rub your feet at the end of a hard day
(c) be shouted at for no good reason when you're feeling combative
(d) discuss other books / films / people / ideas / arbit stuff

I think this requires a whole post. But to paraphrase Ogden Nash, a book can't
"tell you when you've got on too much lipstick / and helps you with your girdle when your hipstick"

J.A.P.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

Foot rubs? Doing the dishes? My model doesn't do these things!!! I got a defected sample! I demand a refund.

Sonia Faleiro said...

Rahul, if you don't return my book, I'll be forced to inform all the women I know about your unnatural proclivities. Then no number of books will be of any help! :)

karla said...

If I had to replace my beloved with a book, it would have to at least be a checkbook.

Veena said...

shoefiend,

Did you check whats the return policy before buying? I am in the shopping process now and mine says there's a 365-day return policy.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

veena - i checked, the place where I got mine from has shut shop and the owners refuse to take the faulty product back

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

sonia - do tell us of rahul's unnatural proclivities

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

I just had to go ahead and post my take on this.

I would imagine the ladies will have their own views. The line forms on the left ...

J.A.P.

Princess said...

Hehe! I had an evil thought for a minute about what books i could replace my beloved with- the Encyclopaedia Brittanica would be ideal- I would have a LOT of time to pore over it without the hubby...on the other hand as the allknowing J A P said- there wouldnt be anyone warm to cuddle me on cold mornings as i wait for the bus at the bus stop or make me a cup of tea when i am exhausted or run his fingers through my hair in just the manner that sends shivers down my spine...

Anonymous said...

If I could...I wouldn't choose just the ONE...if replacement is the name of the game, what better than to add variety and theme and colour, and ...oh well, u get the point.

Ye Olde Harridane

balihai said...

'single living for dummies'

;-D)))

Hawkeye said...
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Hawkeye said...

My gal would be more than willing to replace me with Umberto Eco ;)

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