Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An affair to remember

Prats tagged me couple of weeks back asking me to describe my journey with books.

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I was born into a family of book lovers. For me reading is as essential as eating food.
What are some books you read as a child?
As a child, I read all the classics that my family presented to me on my birthday – Tom Sawyer, Rebecca, Jane Austin novels, TinTin, Asterix, Enid Blyton novels.
What is your favourite genre?
It has changed from mystery, romance to humorous non fiction.
Do you have a favourite novel?
Books do touch us in many ways and expand the mind horizon. At each stage of life, different books have fascinated me. But recently “Match Made in Heaven”, “Alchemist” and Scotland series of Alexander McCall Smith seem to guide me.
Where do you usually read?
In my couch. I tried listening to audio books but somehow I don’t have a resource which has good collection. But any day I would prefer reading a book than listening to it.
Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
How can you do that? I thought the only books that are read differently are the course text books.
Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
Either buy or check them out of library.
Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
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?
I am waiting to reach that stage. Hopefully timeless classics will still enchant the next generation.
What are you reading now?
Kabul beauty Salon by Deborah Rodrigues.
Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?
Yes. Its a different question whether I get to finish them.
What books would you like to reread?
It’s very hard for me to re read either a book or watch a movie again. The only ones I have re read are Tintin, asterix and Calvin Hobbes.
Who are your favourite authors?
Currently Alexander McCall Smith. But I admire lot more for their way of writing and take on life.

I pass on the tag to Archana, ugich konitari, Suma, Ziah, Tys. Anyone else is welcome to pick it up.


Suma said...

i went to the library yesterday and forgot all the wonderful list i had made up thanks to teh tags i've done...this seems very nice...will do it...gimme a smack if i take too long...:D

alexander mc Call Smith?hmmmm

somehow audio books don't appeal to me...

loved reading this...

--xh-- said...

:) nice knowing how deep rooted the passion is.

when my kids grow up, I want to have a library at home which they can use and enjoy :)

audio books don't appeal to me too...

ceedy said...

Interesting...in this case I think I have tuned more to becoming an object oreinted reader now...only read what is pertinent :)

but glad to know your interest and passion

Ziah said...

hey! Been so immersed in reading legal documents that I kinda forgot the simple pleasure of a book!:) So, in a way, this tag is like morning coffee:) Will take it up:)

Sumana said...

LOL TBR list. The list has been ever growing. I might as well doze off listening to an audio book.

Joy said...

Suma: Here is the smack. Did you get it right ? :) :)

XH: Having your own library is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

Ceedy: Work makes us like that. Fortunately, I was able to get back to books few years back and am glad nothing changes it now, atleast as of now.

Ziah: I am waiting :)

Sumana: Interesting audio books can capture your attention but ofcourse nothing like flipping pages of a book.

Suma said...

ouch!!! just for that i'm going to make you wait a while...:)

Prats said...

oi...I thought i'd left a comment here....

I've tried audio books too, but nothing like the feel of paper in your hands and the smell of it..
How is Kabul Beauty???? I should maybe pick up books now

To evolve or not...