Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Words Worth!

Although I have always been a voracious reader, the books I read were limited to plays and the Classics such as Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters (Wuthering Heights is my favourite). The depth of my reading was expanded only after I met Chrys. He introduced me to the wonders of Douglas Adams, J.D. Salinger, Joseph Heller and the likes. Together since the past 4.5 years we have added to our collection of books. Our house is filled with books and we have run out of spaces to keep them. We hate lending our books and sometimes re-read a lot of them, especially Catch 22 and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Recently I purchased a book called The Pregnant King by Devdutt Pattanaik. The author specialises in mythological fiction. This book is a delicious tale with gender-bender situations in them. It was in the 'Crossword Recommends' section of the book-store and had a money back guarantee on it. I don't think I'm ever going to return it. Another book I'm waiting to read is Dork by Sidin Vadukut. It comes highly recommended by a friend and I saw Chrys chuckling his way through it.

I love fantasy and my favourites are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Harry Potter series was good while it lasted. I have read all three books in the Eragon series and am waiting patiently for the final one. I'm not sure if I will like the Twilight series, but they are worth a try considering how popular the movie was.

Asimov's Nightfall, the novel disappointed me. H.G. Wells' The Time Machine is a book that brings goose bumps on my flesh when I read it.

Although I prefer fiction, I have read a couple of auto/biographies. The best one is Losing my Virginity - Richard Branson. There was one about Clark Gable which I found slightly boring. I attempted reading Charlie Chaplin's biography when I was really young but left it mid-way. Maybe I'll re-attempt it now. I have read parts of'My Experiments with Truth, but Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

My romance with books continues and I hate it when some film maker messes up a perfectly good book (except for Five Point Someone - 3 Idiots was far more enjoyable than the book).