Tuesday, April 25, 2006


I've done this before, on Geebaby, but my dear friend Aristera tagged me sometime back, reminding me that Keya too had tagged me before that, and I thought to myself - Why not?
Why not on Literary Mosaic, my much ignored second baby? So here goes, the Book Meme -

1. What is the total number of books you've owned? I've not counted them in a while, but I'd say more than 300.
2. What is the last book you bought? Anne of Green Gables (abridged and unabridged) for my two nieces. I've decided I must play the role of Bookie Aunty to the hilt! :-)
3. What is the last book you've read? The last book I read and finished reading was so long ago I don't even remember which one it was :-(
4. What are you currently reading? Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood - never read so abysmally slow ever before! It's a disgrace!
5. What are the 5 books that have meant a lot to you or that you particularly enjoyed?
There are many, but from the top of my head right now :-
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (for filling my childhood days with lovely images and for Jo - she rocks totally!),
  • Diary of Anne Frank (I think it's what got me interested in the Holocaust),
  • Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys (for making my world view so much larger),
  • The Lord of the Flies - William Golding (it's one of the rare classics that I devoured at one go!)
  • Golden Gate - Vikram Seth (I had my doubts about a novel in verse form, but all of them were laid to rest within the first ten pages through this one - Merci Aristera pour me donner ce roman!)
6. What book(s) would you wish to buy next? For now, I've promised myself to finish reading all those unread books on my bookshelf before buying any more books - let's see how long I stick to this resolution!
7. What book(s) caught your attention but you never had a chance to read? Oh, so many!
8. What book(s) that you've owned for so long but never read? The complete works of William Shakespeare, to start with...it's actually quite a long list. *embarassed*
9. Who are you going to pass this stick to and why? To all those who actually dropped by Literary Mosaic and read this post!