Friday, February 19, 2010

Book tag (stolen aeons ago from She whom I do not remember)

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
 Sci-fi – Hmm.. I’m pretty sure Animorphs doesn’t count. H.G Wells I didn’t much like. I want to start on Asimov. Aldous Huxley and Kaziguro were good if they qualify.

Fantasy- Er. I’m not sure what exactly you’re categorizing
Horror- Rarely. Dracula. Frankenstein. Bas.

Hitchhiker or Discworld?
Reading Hitchhiker, haven’t Discworld.

Bookmark or Dog ear?
Bookmark! Urgh, dog ears are desecration.

Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?

So. I feel stupid now.

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random?
I used to be very big on arranging them according to title and favourites and author. Now it’s more like size.

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep. Keep all of them and accumulate and buy some more. Beg, borrow and steal till they grow silverfish.

Keep, dust-jacket or toss it?

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Too different. HP is HP and I like Lemony Snicket’s grim humour of despair.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?

Stop reading the night before the exam. Or when someone calls or nature calls.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?

Fairytales annoy me of late. Methinks I need some pixie-dust.

Buy or Borrow?
Borrow. Buy if I’d like to collect and read a kazillion times.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Browsing all the way. Book reviews also. Recommendations from selected people.

Lewis or Tolkien?
I didn’t like Lewis much actually. Tolkien I haven’t read. Yes, I know. DON’T look at me like that!

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
Anytime. Lazing in bed in the morning, lolling in bed in the afternoon and much the same at night.

Standalone or Series?

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? (dunno about the nobody
Cafe Tropicana- I don’t remember whom it’s by
The Land of Far Beyond, The House at Redroofs- Enid Blyton
Haroun and the Sea of Stories- Salman Rushdie
Coram Boy- Jamilla Gavin

Top 5 favorite genres of all time?
Anything. Not too much of a thriller fan though. Archer I can tolerate, Cook not at all and for some reason have always been allergic to James Hadley Chase.

Top 5 favorite genre books?

Uff, enough with the genre aantlamo. Some I can remember at the moment:

Sophie’s World
The Kite Runner, Not without my Daughter- Go classify
The Book thief, Chocolat, An Equal Music, Gone with the Wind, All quiet on the Western front
Comedy- The inscrutable Americans
The Hungry Tide, Opal Mehta, Rebecca, The Little Prince, Matilda, The Witches.

Currently Reading?
Milan Kundera- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Virgina Woolf- Mrs. Dalloway


Shahana said...

WHY on earth is Opal Mehra there..?
I hated it.
puro two hours waste hoyechilo.

Riddhi G.D said...

Really? I Love that book for some obscure reason. Well not so obscure actually. It's kind of a nicely packaged and Harvard wrapped concoction of all teen movies-angst-geek to goddess transformation-indian in foreign land-achievement things. Hence the love.

Anushka said...

'Genre aantlamo.' Haha.

Prince of Mirkwood said...

You haven't read Tolkien? *Gives you the look*

blinknmiss said...

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is one of my earliest and continuing favourites. It used to be the only Rushdie I'd ever read until very recently.

Read Hitchhiker's AND Discworld. And Tolkien, please.

And if you get through Mrs Dalloway, tell me if it's worth it.

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Riddhi G.D said...

@Noorie- Godieyou.
@blinknmiss- Haroun was a very unexpected gem my mum picked up. One of the best birthday presents I've ever got for sure.
As for the reading, SO much I want to. SO much of other books that forcefully command my attention at present- Genetics, genes to genomes for one =(
And will do

Roshni said...

You've read Coram Boy you've read Coram Boy you've read Coram Boy you like it you like it you like it!
*frantic lafalafi*
Read the Surya trilogy as well.I love Gavin.

Eni said...

Talking of Enid Blyton's Land of Far Beyond and The Family At Red Roofs, I am glad to inform you that I have published a book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (
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