Books are like food.....

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

– Francis Bacon

Personally i can relate books that I've read to Francis Bacon's quote.
Some of the books that come to my mind when he says "...some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention" are To kill a mocking bird,Catcher in the Rye,The Kite Runner,The Great Gatsby.
And books like Catch 22,Life of Pi,The Hungry Tide come under "some books are to be read only in parts".
These,surely need to be chewed and digested(especially Catch 22-You have to read it to believe what i'm saying).
Some books,just have to be pushed down your throat.Sometimes I just finish a book only because Ive started it.I cant leave a book half-read.Books like Oh shit,not again come under the "to be swallowed " category.
And books like The Alchemist,well-You have to try it atleast once.Something like Dan Brown's thrillers.Although they may not be your cup of tea,they sure are worth tasting.

A wonderful quote,which brings together food and books-both my favourites ! :)


Iceman said…
I think Francis Bacon was a silverfish
anusha said…
Well,he was a silverfish who loved his food and books.

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