I have been tagged for the first time in my blogger-life by Niths.
Incidentally, this is my 75th post! So double bonanza dhan! 🙂
The topic of the tag is ‘books’. So here goes:
Books that changed my life
Most of the Enid Blyton books and ‘Gokulam’ that I used to read when I was a kid a long, long time ago. These books sowed the seed of creative writing in me and in a way ‘changed my life’.
The other books that touched me were Chicken Soup for the Soul and Who Moved My Cheese. These books always inspire me.
One other book that I could truly relate to was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I had expected a mind-blowing complicated book, but what I found was a simple story that depicted the profound truths of life. I could relate to the central character of the story, Santiago, very well. This book touched me a lot.
Well, ‘changed my life’ would be an exxageration, all these were books that inspired and touched me in one way or the other.
Books that I have read more than once
The Collection of Classic short stories from Readers’ Digest
Chicken Soup for the Soul
All it takes is family by Sharon De Vita
Bride of my heart by Rebecca Winters
The Fraudulent Fiancee by Muriel Jensen
The last three are Mills & Boons’ that I loved 🙂
A book that I would take to a desert island
The Fraudulent Fiancee again! 🙂 On second thoughts, I would rather take something like ‘How to survive alone on a desert island’ ! 🙂
Books that made you laugh
Hot Water by PG Wodehouse
Books that made you cry
Undoubtedly, it has got to be Chicken Soup for the Soul. Other books that made me emotional were The Fraudulent Fiancee and All It takes is family.
A book you wish had been written
A book on the life of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Books that you wish had never been written
Love Story by Eric Segal. It was a bestseller, yes, but somehow, failed to touch me. Dunno why!
When the stars shine down by Sidney Sheldon
Books you are currently reading
The Painter of signs by RK Narayan
Gitanjali by Tagore
Books you’ve been meaning to read
This is one long list. Dunno when, how and if I will do it, but I have been meaning to read these books:
1) Like the flowing river by Paulo Coelho
2) Veronika decides to die by Paulo Coelho
3) By the river Piedra I sat and wept by Paulo Coelho
4) The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
5) How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life by Kavya Vishwanathan
6) A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks
7) The curious incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon
8 ) The God of small things by Arundhati Roy
9) The works of O’ Henry
10) The works of William Somerset Maugham
11) If tomorrow comes by Sidney Sheldon
12) Swamy and friends by RK Narayan
13) The Bible (or atleast excerpts)
14) The Quoran (or atleast excerpts)
15) The Bhagwad Geeta (or atleast excerpts)
16) I moved your cheese
17) Simple steps to impossible dreams by Steven Scott
18) My experiments with truth by MK Gandhi
19) One night at the call centre by Chetan Bhagat
20) Harry Potter
21) Alice in Wonderland
22) The Wizard of Oz
23) Arabian nights
24) The wishing chair, I think it was by Enid Blyton, am not sure. Read it long, long ago.
The last few are kiddo books, but I would love to read them all the same. 🙂
Now, I hereby tag Karthik. 🙂
Thanks, Niths. Enjoyed doing this! 🙂