Karthik seeks my humiliation with the book tag. His books litter my house, begging to be read so as to indulge him in the ‘book-talk’ he so yearns for. Me? I just frown everytime I pick up Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon. I translate the time I’ll spend reading that to the hours I can spend on my music…all those crappy tunes I compose to fill up my hard-drive. But to my credit, I atleast drove him to start writing about it instead.
You’re welcome, Blogosphere.
How many books do I own?
I just did a half-turn and counted off the books on my shelf, and using all my powers of approximation came up with this number. 48. And this, including my book on ‘Basic Electricity’. Sad!
Last books bought
Yokota Officer’s Club – Sarah Bird
I sought a book for light reading and this is what came up on an Amazon list. Plus, the recommendation said the book will make me look cool, when carried on a flight. I’m still waiting for that pretty stewardess on Flight 688 to call me. I could swear I heard her whisper into the radio – “Brown Man. Yellow Bundle. Check it out.”
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Both recommendations from an avid reader.
Last books read
Five Books that mean a lot to me
or Books that serve as bookmarks for my memory…
The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
The first book that brought a tear to my eye. I must have been 14 and and a lot more sappier than I am now.
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Sydney Carton, my first hero. (Bronte’s Heathcliff was my second). My favorite movie at the time was ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa‘. Does somebody see a pattern?
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
I somehow easily identified with Howard Roark’s agony. (Maybe I’ve always been a delusional fool)
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller & Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
These books validated absurdist humor for me. Love them.
Could someone hand me a Music tag to help mend my shattered ego?