Monday, November 16, 2009

Ok... I finally found a tag. And I did it! :)

You know... for the past 2-3 days I have had this urge to do a tag! I was obsessed to say the least! I browsed through a lot of people's blogs to find out that one tag that I really really HAD to do. 

And then I found this.  :-)

Any surprises that it's related to reading... Lol... I was so thrilled when I saw this! 

So here goes, without much further ado, finally I am doing a tag... yippee! (yes! I get excited at small things!)

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I wish I could be all smart and say that, I knew I had a taste for it when I picked up my first book... But nope. 

The answer to this would be I don't know, rather I don't remember how I developed a taste or love or passion for reading. All I know is that ever since I was really young, I have been reading! 

What are some books you read as a child?
Hmm.. When I was a kid I used to read Tinkle, Chandamama, Champak, Gokulam etc. My  great-aunt then gifted me a hard-bound book which contained issues of a magazine called Treasure Chest. I loved that book. It had a whole lot of stories of a range of myriad topics. Then I continued onto Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and some good classics like Jane Eyre, etc. Also read some easy to understand versions of Shakespeare's novels. by the time I finished these, my so-called childhood ended.

What is your favourite genre?
I enjoy books that are hard to put down. A good thrilling page-turner would be my favorite any day over a romance. I like books which have a lot of facts and trivia thrown in and set within the pace of the story. But yeah, mostly I like the mystery genre. 

Do you have a favourite novel?
I have a lot of 'em. I have this weird habit of reading the same books over and over again. I have no problems with that and I never get bored. My all time favorite novel would be 'Godfather' by Mario Puzo. I would have read this book atleast 20 times by now and I still don't get bored.

Where do you usually read?
Mostly in my bedroom, before I am about to sleep. But the place does not really matter. I can read anywhere and everywhere if a book is really that interesting.

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
Earlier - No. These days - Yes. Some of the books that I have picked up recently were not that interesting and then therefore before I finished them, I started off with another. 

But normally I like to stick onto one book and finish it before I begin another.

Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Huh.. Okie.. this one I don't understand! 

I don't normally read a lot of non-fiction unless I HAVE to (read MBA!) or if they have gotten really rave reviews or if its a topic that I am really interested in.

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
All three. When I was in Hyderabad, I used to buy books. Like every month, I would buy atleast 5-6 books. But here, I have joined the library and that is what I am doing currently. but of course if someone I know has a book that I want to read, or one that they recommend I read, I borrow it.

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
Yes Yes Yes!! :) I love collecting books.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?
Will let you know the answer to this one in a decade or so! :P

What are you reading now?
Six Suspects - Vikas Swarup.

Critical - Robin Cook
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?
Hmm.. Not really! I just pick up books that catch my interest when I am browsing through the shelves. Unless its an author that I read and enjoyed before and I have to read them again

What books would you like to reread?
Anything. Comics like Archies, Tintin, Asterix. Classics like Jane Eyre, Little Women. Thrillers and Mysteries. 

Actually I don't know why I am making a list. I reread most books that I have read.

Who are your favourite authors?

Okie.. this is going to be one long list...

Enid Blyton. J.K.Rowling. Jeffrey Archer. Sidney Sheldon. David Baldacci. James Patterson. Mary Higgins Clark. Mario Puzo. John Grisham. Chitra Divakarunni Banerjee. Judith Michael. 
Dan Brown. Sophie Kinsella. Ashok Banker. Abhijit Bhaduri. Chetan Bhagat. And many many more. let's just suffice to say I love them all. :-)

I hereby tag Poornima, Soorya, Vaishnavi, Srinidhi,Gasper and anyone else who shares a love for reading and wants to do this. 


  1. So sad.. I'm not tagged :'(
    Vidilla njaan..
    I'll do this tag here itself.

    Q1. Do you read books?
    A1. No
    [end of tag]

    BTW, next time you make a list of book-reading-human-beings, pls also add Vimal. When we went as a gang to watch PazhassiRaja, this fellow had a kilo or two (thats how i gauge) of newly purchased books in a plastic bag with him...

  2. @ Rat --> Done! Post edited to add Vimal to tagging list :D and also on blog roll. !! Will leave a comment at his blog to inform him of the same! :)

  3. Tagged twice ... by gaper n u!

  4. @ Soorya --> So that means U HAVE to take it up right.. :P

  5. came here from hodge podge. looks like you both did the tag at the same time. i am yet to do my first one, maybe soon.

  6. @ 11thoughts --> Hey! Yeah.. I did the tag and then tagged her! U can pick it up too.. :) Its fun to do it if u r into reading! :) Good Luck with it :)


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