Books 13- 17

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I feel like I'm missing out on something else that I read. GAH. : /

The book tag.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1. Favorite childhood book? 

The Five Find Outer's series by Enid Blyton. 

They're not my favourite books as such, and I can't really decide but they would be the books that would most remind of my childhood when/if I re-read them.

2. What are you reading right now? 


It's freaky and awesome.

3. Bad book habit? 

Rushing through the book to find out the ending.

4. Do you have an e-reader? 

YEAHHHHH! My Kindle! Can't live without it! 

5. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once? 

I don't mind reading several at a time, but owing to my borderline obsessive compulsive disorder like tendency to finish reading a book that I've started it's probably going to be only one book at a time.

6. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? 

Yeah. This blog.. 

7. Least favorite book you read this year (so far)?

The fifth dexter book. i forget it's name.  

8. Favorite book you’ve read this year? 

Favourite book that I've re-read would be 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' By Stephen Chbosky.

9. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? 
 Not as much as I'd like to. But I will do that in this year. 

10. What is your reading comfort zone? 
 YA, thrillers and random fiction. 

11. Can you read on the bus? 
 Most of the time, yeah. 

12. Favorite place to read? 
 Propped up on a fluffy pillow on my bed.

13. What is your policy on book lending? 

They should be lent to only trsuted people who you'll see on a daily basis, so that in case they show signs of never returning them, you can hound them until they do.

14. Do you ever dog-ear books? 

Nope. I just keep turning the pages until I find the part of the story that I'd last read. 

15. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? 


16. Not even with text books? 

I said NO. 

17. What is your favorite language to read in? 


Yeah. I know. I should be ashamed. And trust me, I am. 

18. What makes you love a book? 

The plot, memorable characters.

19. What will inspire you to recommend a book? 

 It's brilliancy?

20. Favorite genre?  

I can't decide. :/

21. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?) 

Non-fiction. It's not a genre exactly, but I wish I'd read more of History/war books. 

22. Favorite biography? 


23. Have you ever read a self-help book? 

Yeah. 'How To Talk To Anyone' :D 

24. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? 

'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.'

25. Favorite reading snack? 

Chips. :)

26. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. 

The Catcher In The Rye. 

27. How often do you agree with critics about a book? 

I have no idea. 

28. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? 

I feel apprehensive, but if it's needed, then what else can I say? 

29. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? 

I would love to read Bengali. ( It's not a foreign language, exactly, but something) 

30. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? 

31. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin? 


32. Favorite Poet? 

Robert Frost.

33. Favorite fictional character? 

I can't pick one. 

Right now, off the top of my head, Charlie, Howard Roark, Dominque, Michael Corleone, Harry Potter and and and... ??!

34. Favorite fictional villain? 

I can't think of a villian :/

35. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation? 

My entire e-library! :D

36. The longest I’ve gone without reading. 

A couple of weeks I guess.

37. Name a book that you could/would not finish. 

Scarlett. The sequel to Gone With The Wind.

38. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? 

Nothing distracts me easily. But it'd have to be annoying people in the bus or insects flying around. *shudders*

39. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? 

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. :)

40. Most disappointing film adaptation? 

P.S. I Love You. 

41. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? 

That would be when I was buying Harry Potter. Only books that I bought legitly. 

42. How often do you skim a book before reading it? 

Not very often.  

43. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? 

It would take the most pathetic plot and heavy or uninteresting or annoying language to do that. I try to plough my way through whatever I've started.

44. Do you like to keep your books organized? 

I would LIKE to. But I can't. 

45. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? 


46. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? 

Twilight stuff. :s

47. Name a book that made you angry. 

48. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? 

A Suitable boy- Vikram Seth

49. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? 

The Catcher In The Rye. 

Something tells me this wouldn't be the case if I read it again.

50. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? 

Guiltily pleasure reading would be all of Meg Cabot's books, 

guilt free pleasure reading would be my old Tinkle Comics, Asterix, Tintin, and Calvin and Hobbes.

Books 11 and 12

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Okay, it looks like I just may end up crossing the 100 book mark by the end of the year. In case this happens, I shall not count the books I'd read in the past two years. So I'll be marking them with an  um.... "R" from now on.

Now, on to, books 11 and 12.

How Not To Be Popular by Jennifer Zeigler is one of the best teen reads I've come across. Teen reads in the sense, I went through a phase where all I read were stories with teen girls as protagonists going through their "high school phase" and all that ( See: MOST of Meg Cabot's books) and this is one of the memorable books from that lot. Shall review later.

Coming to 31 Songs, I've wanted to read this from a long time but I'd forgotten about it until suddenly, yesterday when I was supposed to be studying for my C external (which thankfully I shall pass) I remembered this and googled it annd downlaoded it. :D I've been trying to download the music to go along with the book, but torrentz isn't really helping. It was an enjoyable read. I like reading about other people's passion for music and discovering good music like that. Even though most of the songs Hornby mentions in his book are of the Pop variety, and me being a pop snob ( a term that I picked up from this book) I want to listen to them.  In this book, which is also called "Songbook-the soundtrack of my life", Nicholas Hornby mentions the various songs that made an impact on his life, that he can keep returning to over and over again. It may sound like it's a very boring monologue, but Hornby has a knack of bringing together various elements of Life into his narrative and you won't feel bored at all. He tells us that he wasn't confident enough about his musical knowledge or taste to judge a song until he was in his late twenties. I wonder if I'll end up feeling the same way. If all the songs that I listen to now will be obsolete and out of place and very embarrassing to look back on later.

An update- Books 1 to 10.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ah well. Forget about that last post. I haven't read either of the two books that I said I would, but I just don't have the heart to delete that post.

Coming to what I DID read,

And coming to this, I have to tell you I disregarded the rule of not reading a book you have read in the past two years.. I don't think I'll adhere to that one very strictly. You obviously must know that I didn't stick to my own ( now that I look back at them) very impossible rules. Shall try. \\

Week 1.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


P.S. Little Women is MASSIVE and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's nest is serious. I hope I'm able to finish them on time. Maybe I should pair a serious book with a not so serious one. Whatsay?
I can't tell you HOW excited I am about this thing! It's going to be awesome. This year is. Uh-huh. I can tell.

So, you'll know what this is about if you've read the description in the sidebar, and here are the rules as made up by Fuzzy, Lucid, and BWC ( They're the authors of the oxymorons blog. I'm too lazy to type the link again. It's in the sidebar, go see. )

  1. No re-reading of books that you have read in the last 2 years.
  2. If you are re-reading a book, you must read the whole book and not just the bits you like. ;)
  3. Textbooks count, if you read the whole thing. 

I'm adding a few rules for my self here;

     4.  Should fully review at least two books per month.
     5.  Should at least make a note of what every book was like. 
     6.  The best thing about or quotes from each book should be recorded.

I HOPE I do all these. * Excited* *Excited* *Excited*

 Oh wait, one more

    7. Should try to read more serious books\Classics and not the usual fluff that I'm used to. :\