Monday, April 2, 2018

B: For the Love of Books


“No. 16 rejected. Next?” I ask as Mom scrolls through profiles on the matrimonial site.
“I love the books so I take bookie job,” Mom reads out loud.
“What!!!! Reject!!!” Dad and I both yell out from opposite ends of the room.
Nia rolls her eyes. Minutes pass by. Mom passes the laptop to me. I start scrolling.

“Him. Him, you’ll definitely be OK to meet.” I say with a confident swagger.
Mom and Dad exchange glances. Nia takes one look at the profile and smiles at me.
The cover photo is a huge bookshelf. “Bibliophile”, it reads under Hobbies.

Dictionary.com defines a Bibliophile as ‘a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.’. The above tale is only a light-hearted rendition of one’s love for books.




This post is written as part of a 100 word microfiction series for the A2Z Blogging Challenge.
Read other posts in the A2Z 2018 Blogging Challenge here.
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14 comments:

  1. Funny take...reminds me of those frustrating days searching for a bride for my bro on matrimonial sites

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    1. Hahaha, I was hoping folks could relate to it :) Thanks Bharati! C is scheduled for 4 PM tomorrow! :)

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  2. I love and collect books...but I don't read them... Am I a bibliophile?
    Yours truly,
    Raddiwala

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    1. For you, my dear, Oxford should just coin a new Raddiophilia! :P

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  3. I hope so. :-P So far, no luck. ;-)

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    1. Hey, if all else fails, there's always bookies :P ... soon soon! Fingers crossed!

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  4. Haha! Bookie! That was gold. Nice one, Deepa.

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    1. Hahahah :) Yeah, it's funny, sometimes the way usages make me crack up! :P

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  5. And I can say that they will connect immediately. :D
    You know that it has been scientifically proven that book lovers are the best people to fall in love with, for they won't talk to you… they'll speak to you :D
    Loved this story, Deepa :)

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    1. Heheheh, yeah can imagine the mutual love for books building mutual respect and instant kinship :D
      Thanks Shilpa! :)

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  6. Glancing through these matrimonial sites is a fun thing in itself....

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  7. What a great idea for a post series, Deepa. And with the added challenge of just 100 words - very clever.
    Oh, and I'm not married. I doubt that I ever will be, but if I were, a bibliophile would definitely be a big contender :)

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    1. Thanks for the glowing note, Karen! :) We do appreciate bibliophiles more, don't we!

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