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Aug 20, 2009

Tags after reaal Long :)

Took this up from Art's blog. Something related to books and yeah I am there always sooner or later...

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Share. Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read or bold them up like I did :). Tag other book nerds.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Total: 5

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
Total: 0


21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Total: 3

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Total: 6

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy x
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
Total: 3

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Total: 4

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total: 2

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
Total: 1

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Total: 2

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Total:2


I have read only 28. I am not a classic book reader, basically anything you lay your hands on types, prefer something lighthearted, fiction mostly... likes of Danielle Steele, Jeffrey Archer, Thomas Cook, John Grisham, Jane Austen type of a reader.. and going into the reality bites only with simple books like The Alchemist, Fish Series, The Present, etc.. you get the gist now :).

So, please feel free to tag yourself and I personally would like to know about Rads and Caps (I know you are not much of a classic reader either but still), so guys here goes a tag for you!!

ME, ME, and Just ME
1.What is your current obsession?
LO.. not just current but I guess my lifelong obsession and for the timebeing making her a little fat!!!

2. What are you wearing today?
An attitude, a smile, and yeah of course the dress.

3. What’s for dinner?
Routine fare with rice, curry, rasam, and curd but an omlette in addition.

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
A Kalanjali veg-dyed wooden toy for the kiddo.

5. What are you listening to right now?
An interview by Abhinaya and her mom in Youtube.. amazing

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Sweet and creative.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In a village, preferably the one where I am right now.. with loads and loads of trees and lots of open space.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Cotton clothes and mangoes :)

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Nowhere just be with LO.

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Spanish.

11. What’s your favorite quote?
We only live once, so make every moment worth it.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
None.

13. What is your favorite colour?
All colors cant say one in specific any longer.

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
anything which I can fit in comfortably these days :).

15. What is your dream job?
Working with kids any job, but mostly making their wishes come true.

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Reader's Digest.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Hmmmm... give a sumptuous meal to underprivileged kids.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Wearing anything without a smile.

19. Who are your style icons?
Amala.

20. Describe your personal style.?
Simple and comfort-based.

21. What are you going to do after this?
Cuddle and kiss LO and go to sleep.

22. What are your favorite movies?
Hmmm... got a lot of them but most recent one I saw and loved was Aakaasamantha.

24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can’t live without?
Nothing really... not much of a cosmetic person.

23. What inspires you?
Life.

24. What do you carry in your bag?
Some money, cards, cell, tissues, bindis, and usually some clutter which has piled since the time it was cleaned.

25. What do you do when you "have nothing to wear" (even though your closet’s packed)?
I guess maybe go and buy something.

26.Coffeee or tea?
Nothing but given a choice between only these two.. coffee.. i just love the smell of good coffee. I dont like the Starbucks or Coffee Day types, fresh homemade coffee.. Nescafe preferably.

27. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Listen to Lalita Sahasranamam...

28. What is the meaning of your name?
Saraswati, lakshmi, and good girl.. I have quite a long name..

29. Which other blogs you love visiting?
Check out my blogroll.

30. Favorite Season ?
Every season has a reason so love them all...

Please feel free to take it up!!! and Caps you know the drill DO IT!!!

1 comment:

rads said...

:-)
It IS hard to read so many books, but it's a good list to attack and work on slowly. There are too many new ones that are quite nice in their own way.

So, okay am I doing the 'Me' tag? This will be the 2nd time am tagged, I better get to it eh? :)

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