August 20, 2009

Double Dose

Two interesting tags. I tag all of you who love to read on the first tag.

Received this from JLT. The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Share. Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read. Tag other book nerds.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen x
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien x
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte x
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling x
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte x
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens x
Total: 6

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott x
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien x
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
Total: 2

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll x
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Total: 1

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy x
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens x
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen x
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini x
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden x
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Total: 5

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell x
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown x
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy x
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
Total: 3

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel x
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth x
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens x
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley x
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Total: 4

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck x
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville x
Total: 2

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens x
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett x
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
Total: 2

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens x
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry x
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle x
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Total: 2

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery x
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas x
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare x
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl x
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Total: 4

I have read only 31.

Am sure many of you would have read many more- Chox, Apu, Kenny, Uma, Krishnan, Orig GB, Sue . .tell me ladies and gentleman.

Tagged by The Print lover, who has such nice things to say about a lot of us. go! (scroll down for the awards section)
1.What is your current obsession?
Wondering if the baby is ready to come out

2. What are you wearing today?
A Smile and all else that i need to so that others do not laugh

3. What’s for dinner?
Puri sabji hopefully

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Toll ticket on the way to work

5. What are you listening to right now?
The hum of the AC

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Wish I had her sense of aesthetics

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
I’ll keep my current house. And no furnishing, money in lieu is welcome.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Sleeveless clothes, Sunglasses, Aircon, chilled water, Raw and ripe Mangoes to eat

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
A spa for a massage meant for peggie women

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Tamil - to read and write

11. What’s your favorite quote?
Life is short- enjoy it.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?
My father!

13. What is your favorite colour?

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My night dress- most comfy

15. What is your dream job?
A fun Travel & Food guide on TV (like the Highway on my plate guys)

16. What’s your favorite magazine?
Filmfare ( yeah yeah go ahead and laugh)

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Give it to my colleague going to Spore to get me stuff for Anush

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Bindi/ flowers with western wear

19. Who are your style icons?
Nandita Das and Kiran Kher

20. Describe your personal style.?
Simple and ethnic

21. What are you going to do after this?
Visit the loo ( i do a lot of that now a days)

22. What are your favorite movies?
Too many- but I most recently saw 4 weddings and a funeral and fell in love with it again

24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can’t live without?
Deo, nail cutter, wax strips

23. What inspires you?

24. What do you carry in your bag?
Some money, plastic money, my cell, my organ donation card, and now my medical insurance card

25. What do you do when you "have nothing to wear" (even though your closet’s packed)?
Ransack my mother's wardrobe

26.Coffeee or tea?
Very light FILTER coffeee( only my mom or me need to make it),
Masala chai - with ginger, cardomom, cinnamon, anise even ( my grandma's is the best)

27. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Talk it out with Navy or my father

28. What is the meaning of your name?
An item of puja

29. Which other blogs you love visiting?
Check out my blogroll.

30. Favorite Season ?

Now for the easy part.. passing along this award. All of you who are reading this pl consider yourself tagged.


Krishnan said...

My score comes to measly 15. The joke is I have almost dozens of books in those list in my possession which I have not yet read :-)

choxbox said...

will take tag up soon.

when you learn to read/write tamil, teach me too pliss.

Monika,Ansh said...

That was fun & 31 is a huge number. I'll score much less I am sure. abt massage. I wish for one everyday but am lucky to have a massage lady who comes twice a month.Not enough.

apu said...

53 :)
My list is here -

Just Like That said...

I totally recommend Rebecca, Gone with the Wind (even if you've seen the movie, pliss to read)and To Kill a Mockingbird. Worthwhile additions to the library.

LOL at visit to the loo in the second tag :-D Took me back in time.

Mama - Mia said...

nicely done tag Art! :)

i havent touched my tags in ages!


Bhavana said...

31 is pretty good!
LOL on 21 of tag2 :)

Pooh! said...

I will take it up soon. 31 is a big number! Good job. I am too much of a chicken to take the reading tag. I read usually chick-lit!

Good luck with the baby! I am more than ready to "download".

Uma said...

Me at 29 .. 32 if watching the movie would count :D and 38 if owning the books would count too :P

The Print Lover said...

You are well qualified for your dream job #15 :)

VJ said...

not even trying the books tag !!

I like Nandita das and kiron Kher too !!!

Alan said...

A mere 7.5 for me, so I don't think I'll post the list. I have been known to read Filmfare on occasion.

kbpm said...

hey art, thank you! i think i did this tag already. let me try to dig it up. too many net based issues right now.. :(

starry eyed said...

fell off my chair at 21! Hilarious:) And when I'm at my mom's native place, I also ransack her cupboard!

Will do the book tag sometime, thanks:)

starry eyed said...

Book tag forty one!