Thursday, November 11

Tagging myself from the niece's blog
This is the second book tag Im doing, but this should be good & hopefully motivating, because its been a while since I've been able to actually sit down with a book and enjoy reading it. It is fast turning into one of those "aunty thingies" - the ones where they would go "I was so & so in my youth, now its only family and children ... *long drawn sigh*"
Also, cos Im looking at all those books in the attic... while reading her post, and Im reminded of a promise I'd made to myself ... to build a bookshelf of an entire wall when I bought my house. Well, that hasnt worked out either.

Neways, here goes ...

  1. Favorite childhood book? I must say "Sindbad the Sailor" - It was this book I won as a prize and I really loved that book. Thats my earliest memory of a book.
  2. What are you reading right now? Google. (When I can smuggle it under my pillow - under strict orders - no TV/ Books or Computer for 3 months post partum)
  3. Bad book habit? Having to finish a book once I begin it, no matter what. Even if it means taking it to the loo with me to read, or smuggling it in a conference at office.
  4. Do you have an e-reader? Yep, so If I cant really smuggle the book in at office, you know now, what I'm doing staring intently at my lappie
  5. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once?That depends on the books and my greediness factor at that point of time. But of late, it is so difficult to even read one at a time!
  6. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? No.
  7. Least favorite book you read this year (so far)?The Bougainvillea House (not this year though - this tops in the "so far" list!)
  8. Favorite book you’ve read this year? 'The Brutual Art'
  9. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Never really, its very rare when I try stuff like that
  10. What is your reading comfort zone?Fiction mostly, Political non fiction, Horror books actually!
  11. Can you read on the bus? That is a straight No, unfortunately, my migraine acts up.
  12. Favorite place to read? On that couch, leaning on my teddy, in that "so-bad-for-the whole-body-but-damn-comfy" position
  13. What is your policy on book lending?Never lend anything.
  14. Do you ever dog-ear books?Nope. and I loathe people who do so, from the very bottom of my heart.
  15. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? Never.
  16. Not even with text books? Nope, until I got access to post its, I wld write on a piece of paper, and clip it on to the book.
  17. What is your favorite language to read in?English it is, Mate!
  18. What makes you love a book?Well, the story, the language, and the intensity the writer has, when he delivers his thoughts into a book.
  19. What will inspire you to recommend a book?Well, Im always inspired, I just dont have the right mix of the above!
  20. Favorite genre? Fiction - mostly gory horror! does that mean im a sadist or some such thing?
  21. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?) – Autobiographies/ biographies
  22. Favorite biography?Vivekananda by Romain Rolland
  23. Have you ever read a self-help book?I think I read Who moved my cheese... does Paulo Coelho's The Fifth Mountain count?
  24. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? Google is pretty good as of now, like some stuff there actually!
  25. Favorite reading snack?Favorite? What do you mean by that? Any Junk is good, as long as it isnt sweet or oily or drippy ....
  26. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience – God of Small things
  27. How often do you agree with critics about a book?I dont really read the critics... so I wldnt know, I like a book, I like it - to hell with what the rest of the world thinks.
  28. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I dont mind. like I said, I like a book, I like it, I dont like it - I'm gonna say so!
  29. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?French, Ive taken a couple of basic courses, but though I would love to read in that language, my grasp is too rudimentary to make any sense.
  30. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? Central Excise Duty Act.
  31. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?Lord of the Rings. Havent seen the movies, havent seen the books, dont want to read them; there's also another book thats buried in one of my book crates, something about the Hitler's regime ....
  32. Favorite Poet?Gulzar, Rabindranath Tagore
  33. Favorite fictional character?Howard Roark ...enough said.
  34. Favorite fictional villain?Rastapopulous (I hope ive spelt that right)
  35. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation? Racy thrillers ....
  36. The longest I’ve gone without reading – Almost an year ... and this is after marriage!
  37. Name a book that you could/would not finish- An Equal Music
  38. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Nothing actually! Im one of those people who will stay up late or, try and hold back body refuses to finish the book!
  39. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? Gone with the Wind
  40. Most disappointing film adaptation? Arent almost all of them? I hate it when books are made into movies ....
  41. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? I always end up spending a minimum of 3000 and above in a book store!
  42. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Almost always!
  43. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? Excessive romance.
  44. Do you like to keep your books organized? Yep, just that Im not getting around to doing it!
  45. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? I never ever give away books - the only exception being my class notes and text books.
  46. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? None really! - actually if you come to think of it - I am avoiding The White Tiger!
  47. Name a book that made you angry- The Scavenger's Son.
  48. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Shantaram.
  49. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
  50. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? hmm ... cant think of 'one' such genre actually.

So, there you go! Whew!

Tag urselves!


Divesh said...

omg.. how much have you read!!!!!

Nasia said...

wow! loved it.

Anphy said...

Could not resist tagging myself :-)

JustSo said...

@Divesh - very meagre, very very meagre.

@Nasia - Thanks! pls consider urself tagged!

@Anphy - our tastes match!! :)

Kanupriya said...

guess I'll tag myself too ;) though I don't know when I'll actually get around to doing that tag