Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Book Tag

I wanted to give this a spin when I saw this on Yazad's blog, but knew CCG will tag me. Hence waited for him to tag me before I started

Total Number of Books I Own: Must be about 300-400. One of the perennial postponed jobs is to index the books. I doubt whether I will ever get to do that.

Last Book I Bought: To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I can never buy a single book, there will be atleast two or three bought at one go.

Last Book I Read: The last one was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Five Books That Mean a Lot to Me: I will divide this into English and Tamil, so there will be ten books.

English

The Bridge Across Forever, Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

Fountainhead , We The Living - Ayn Rand

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee (It is impossible to believe that this is the only book she wrote. It's like VVS Laxman playing one match, scoring 281 against Australia and stops playing)

The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden - John Steinbeck

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute


Tamil

Barathiyar Kavithaigal - Mahakavi Subramaniya Barathi

Moga Mul - Thi. Janaki Raman

Asokamithran Katturaigal 2 vol - Asokamithran

En Peyar Ramaseshan - Aadhavan

Tharaiyil Irangum Vimaanangal - Indumathi


Tag five people and have them do this on their blogs:

Lazy Geek
Ammani
Tilotamma
Krithika
Chakra

I have been reading many Tamil Blogs, so will pass on this meme to the Tamil Blogosphere too.

Badri
Prakash
Meenaks

8 comments:

Ravages said...

Nice list, I wish why I didn't do the tamil english split.

மீனாக்ஸ் | Meenaks said...

Done. http://thavam.blogspot.com/2005/06/book-meme.html

Krithika said...

There. Posted it.

tilotamma said...

There. Anbu- thollai.........
Done but not passing it on , maybe I should tag Hemanth though.

thennavan said...

Chenthil, first time here. Book tags are a good meme. Maybe one similarly for movies may bring out the eclectic tastes of some people :-)

Chenthil said...

Thanks Tilo.

Thennavan, movienna naan appeat. People will start with Kurosawa, I will start with Barathiraja :-)

tilotamma said...

Nallathu pocchu. I don't watch movies either :-)

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan said...

Hi Chenthil.. Your blog was recommended by google reader and I am happy it did :). Been reading it for the last couple of hours starting from the very first post.

Great work !

I have only read a couple of books from your list here. I have been wanting to read some of these classics that I have heard of hundreds of times, but never read. Your post reiterates it.