Thursday, 14 February 2008

Books galore!

The list of books right now:
1. Dan Brown - Angels and Demons - Just finished reading it for the second time.
2. Kenneth Grahame - The Wind In The Willows - Always wanted to read it, finally bought it last week!
3. George Orwell - 1984 - Bought on the recommendation of Esmo.
4. Frederick Forsyth - The Veteran - Same as above.. And I kind of like his stuff. (Forsyth's, not Esmo's... Aah well, Esmo's too, maybe.)
5. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations - I loved the story when I read the teeny-tiny abridged version! Now to read the unabridged one! (Ahem.. I AM a Literature student, after all!)
6. Charles L. Friedman - The World Is Flat - Book gifted to me, about how the world is becoming a smaller place, what with chat, advertising, and blogging. Should make for an interesting read.
7. M. Mukundan - God's Mischief - Apparently some Post-Colonial book I have at home, must read it!
8. Roald Dahl - Charlie And The Glass Elevator - Lent to me by Esmo, I adore Dahl's stuff! (I may be too old for it, but what the heck!)
9. Dominique Lappierre - City of Joy - Hated the first ten pages, but I have promised to take it up again, and finish it! (And consequently see if the rest of the book is as insulting as the first bit!)
10. Victor Hugo - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - Lovely story, now to read the book!

14 comments:

Esmo said...

hey hey hey...now u have a to read pile too..and tell me how wind in the willow is...id like to knwo how itll fell to read it again now!!!!
and u really really should have bought my family and other animals instead of making me buy it...!!
and u should have asked me for GE..id have given u the old isc text..damn thing still gives me nightmares.good book though..strangely humorous!!!

Esmo said...

and one is never ever too old for roald dahl...never!!!!

Fishy! said...

@ Esmo: You DO have a point there. One IS never too old for Dahl. I shall give you Wind In The Willows when I am done.

M said...

Good stuff. This reminds me of all the reading I have to catch up on. I don't know about you, but book lists make me want to read. :)

Fishy! said...

@ M: Me too! *grins*

SPIRITed! said...

Lucky gal.All I have to stuff myself with is the picture book that one calls The Science Book CBSE.I shall leisurely burn it after my exams get over :)

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

1984 is THE shit. i want to be buried with that book.

also, since you ARE a literature student, you might want to read aldous huxley's "brave new world" as a kind of counter-analysis/comparison thingie for 1984. (did i sound supercilious enough? heehee.. na kintu por) either way, both are creepy, mindmessing books.

:: Clouds :: said...

Great Expectations gives me the creeps;it's in my English ISC Syllabus.
But I love Dahl. :)

I envy you. You are getting to read so much. :(
I hate board exams.Yes!Yes!I loathe 'em.

shreya said...

Lucky you,I shall borrow loads of books from you :P

Fishy! said...

@ Spirited: You people study way too much. I hardly studied for my Boards! :P

Doubletake, Doublethink: Interesting suggestion. I was actually considering buying 'Brave New World' next. Coincidence that you said so. Shall buy it, and read it after I finish '1984'.

@ Clouds: I know... Dahl has some strange universal appeal! :)

@ Shreya: Heh, okies!

little boxes said...

great expectations??!!! eugh...
thats the problem with literature...it becomes unbearable when we need to time ourselves and write answers on them.
i agree about city of joy though...it made me feel so poor and like a...umm...destitute

Fishy! said...

@ Little Boxes: In some way, I agree with you, and in some way, I don't. Some texts you can write answers on, you can consider them academically- like perhaps David Copperfield, or Pride and Prejudice. But some texts are just meant to be FELT, like 'Frankenstein'.. (I can't get enough of that book!)

speedpost said...

aaah. good selection. in case ur working with great expectations , read mister pip by lloyd jones. ive heard its really good, although havent read it myself. read the summary somewhere on the web. u'll know why Im recommending it.
And if ur into postcolonial literature and need any help just lemme know. My sister is finishing her MA on that in the UK! Altho I know for a fact she reads a lot of Gayatri Spivak.

Fishy! said...

@ Speedpost: Sure thing, will look out for the book...