Books are like best friends always there for you when you need them.And it’s not just you; your favourite authors also feel the same way. Inthis collection, find out which are the books that inspired Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; what is Ruskin Bond’s favourite book series; Subhadra Sen Gupta’s, favourite reading spots; and how Sudha Murty’s longstanding relationship, with libraries, continues to this day. Plus, Roopa Pai talks about her love for, Enid Blyton, Jash Sen narrates how reading detective fiction in a spooky, old house only added to the fun, Arundhati Venkatesh reminisces about, her childhood spent in the company of books and Anita Nair fondly, describes the ‘place of enchantment’ a book provided her. Plus, there are more delightful anecdotes by Satyajit Ray, Tanu Shree Singh, Jerry Pinto, Nilanjana Roy and Deepa Agarwal.Brimming with nostalgia and a love for books, I’d Rather Read will make you fall in love with the written word all over again.