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Reality is just a crutch for people who cant handle books…

I was told that reading and immersing myself in books was just a way to escape from the real world. To which I say, Duh! Son, husband, father, employee – all disguises I need to don to walk to regular world, hiding how out of place I feel. But on here, there shall be no more hiding. Its all going to be about books, about words, about writers and more of the same.

The name of the site emanates from the Robert Frost quotation about writing (and reading, I think), ‘No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader; no surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader, which always seemed like a good benchmark for good reading and good writing.

Feel free to get back to me directly at shankar.mony@gmail.com to talk about just about anything. I get up to tens of mails on some days, so there is no risk of high traffic!