A book in hand, all the time in the world, and someone bringing you a hot chai every few hours, is my idea of a perfect world:) I can lose myself in a book for hours or days together (oblivious to ants building their hill around me) and no day is complete if I have not read something for at least 10 minutes. Luckily I get my quota of reading-time mostly during the time I travel to or fro work.
Read a quote somewhere about there being a difference between a person who is eager to read a book and the one who is tired and wants a book to read or something to that effect. Well, am not sure if i really understand what it means but I probably fit into both the ‘types’.
Here are some of my favorites, a mix of fantasy, drama, tragedy, satire, comedy, surrealism, philosophy et al.. (listed on no particular order)
1. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
2. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
3. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
4. Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
4. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
5. Anna Karenina – Tolstoy
6. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
6. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
7. One Hundred Years of Solitude -Gabriel García Márquez
8. The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien
9. Animal Farm – George Orwell
10. Catcher in the Rye – S.D.Salinger
11. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
12. Swami and his friends – R.K Narayanan
13. Harry Potter Series (but Deathly Hallows was a damp squib!) J.K.Rowling
14. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
15. The Impressionist – Hari Kunzru
15. The Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien (I just finished reading this and would like to read it again!)
… I can go on.
16. Edited to add: To Kill a Mockingbird -Harper Lee (How did I miss this one!)
Would love to know what your hobbies are and if you are a book lover, which are the ones that reel off your mind almost immediately? Ready to be tagged, anyone?