Thursday, June 23, 2005

Book Meme

Meme - an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

One of my friends on LiveJournal tagged me to do this.
So here goes

As far as I can remember, I have always been a voracious reader. When I was a kid, I used to read comics (Nagraj,Dhruv stuff) and some classics. After clearing JEE, I had a month with nothing to do. At that time I discovered English novels and did not look back. I have read anything and everything that came my way ranging from Sidney Sheldon to Ayn Rand. Now I am moving towards more serious reading like GOST, Catch 22, To Kill a Mocking Bird etc and autobiographies.

Total No. of Books I Own: hmm around 35 (my own). Not counting comics & books owned by family members

Last Book I Bought: 27 books from B'lore :)). Last One is Straight From Dell

Last Book I Read: Dude, Where is My Country by Michael Moore

Book Currently Reading: Contact by Carl Sagan

Five Books That Mean A Lot to Me:
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Without doubt, the best book I've read. Couldn't keep it down. Had to complete it in a single seating. Missed classes but who cares. The lines, the personalities, the incidents. Everything is mindboggling

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A book about dreaming and believing & following your dreams. Philosophy with a difference

Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Books about living for urself and standing up for what u think is right. Unforgettable characters like Howard Roark, Dagny Taggart, Fransisco D' Anaconia, Hank Rearden

Love Story by Erich Segal
130 page book touching u deep inside.

Sherlock Holmes
The series that got me hooked to reading. Still the best detective reads of all times

Harry Potter Series
Preference List - IV, II, III, I, V

Noteworthy mentions :
Harry Potter Series(IV,II,III,I,V)
(Pure fun and enjoyment. Anybody, who won't want to live in that world of magic ? )
7 Habbits of Highly Effective People
Chicken Soup for the soul
Lord of the Rings
Michael Crichton books (Sphere, Timeline,Jurassic Park, The Lost World)
1984, Animal Farm
John Grisham
(The Partner, The Rainmaker, The Firm)

Wish List : Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Five People You Meet in Heaven, A Beautiful Mind, Pride and Prejudice

I tag everyone who reads this to put this on their own blog.


Shradha said...

How I wish I had a blog! This seems to be going around everywhere.
My order of preference for the HP series- III, IV, I, V, II. Prisoner of Azkaban is my fav :)
Have u read Micheal Chricton's State of Fear? Its huge I havent read it, I'd rather read Atlas Shrugged instead!

kaddy said...

I have heard a lot abt. Gone With The Wind.... have u read it????

Neways, its good that u told me u have 35 books would have been better it u wud have mensioned their name (mujhe aapna order of reading set karne mein help ho jaati)... but never mind

Great going fellow genius

Someone said...

Yeah I have heard a lot abt Gone With The Wind too but couldn't get it.

swaps said...

gr8 u havent tagged me! :P

Swaps said...

I have read pride n prejudice.... hard copy. But I have soft copies of hitchkers guide... and five ppl u meet in heaven.... as ebooks. temme if u want :P

swaps said...

hey supriy u reading many kinds of books :P I m gonna read godfather now, and i read chicken soup sometimes

shonali said...

Hi supriy I lost few papers... my PC crashed... I had to format all the drives... there was virus in the boot record... all the zipped files are gone.... will send you whats left... and about the book meme thing.... I dont read and I dont want to be a fool by doing it :-))... I would have done it if I read books ... but.. sorry about that... :-)) but hey you got a hell lot of books... congrats!!!... take care and keep smiling