Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Anbukku Naan Adimai...Neenga ?

Total Number of Books I Own:
This is gonna be a tough one...My private library in Trichy which includes my mom's books and my own collection in Bangalore together must be around 350 books besides which I guess are the ones that I've given away to my ammaanji...Not bad but still way short of my dream...

Last Book I bought:
Playing with Fire by Nasser Hussain...and the loosu to whom I gifted it is yet to return it back to me to read :-(

Last Book I was gifted:
Jazz by Toni Morrison. Thankoo lady :-)

Last Book I read:
Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (re-reading)
The Bridges of Madison County by Robery James Waller (unfinished)

Five Books that mean a lot to me:
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Class - Erich Segal
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
All Frederick Forsyth novels

Filling the last slot is always tough...so depending on my mood - whether I am in self-pity, cheerful, contemplative, pseudo-intellectual mode..blah blah blah - it could be be anything from A Tale of Two Cities, The Three Investigators series, Wisden Cricket Almanac, Surely You're joking Mr Feynman, Diaries of Franz Kafka (translated) or any book by Plum.....

Btw, when you said books I took 'em in the classic, literal sense but if I could include comics and fun stuff, then I love Asterix / Archies / C&H.

Yes, No Douglas Adams, Tolkien or Rand pls :-p

Tag five people and have them do this on their blogs:
1across (atleast over email pls)
Thisucks (and no, I don't want to see CITR, AS, F, FPS....*evil grin*)


Ri said...

No mention of Rowling and Tolstoy was a surprise. Isnt Morrison the Afro-american author who wrote Paradise.(lovely book) when can i borrow Jazz?

Jupe said...

Pls.....I had only 5 choices to make. I havent started reading Jazz myself but we can swap as long as I get either Atonement or any of that Kerouac (did I spell it right) guy's books ? Wotsay ?

Man with no Name said...

then what the hell else do I say abt books. U've listed the entire list I've read.. still I'll try.. and hello, I did the prev meme too.. both coming up..

C-K-K said...

Total Number of Books I Own:
Aprox 600

Last Book I bought:
Paulo Coelho's The Zahir

Last Book I was gifted:
Alcott's Little Women ;)

Last Book I read:
Mistry's A Fine Balance

Five Books that mean a lot to me:
Harper Lee's TKAM
Margaret Mitchell's GWTW
vikram Seth's TGG
Douglas Adams' H-series
Any Bill Cosby Stuff