Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My book marks....

Ever since i read that Joy believes in a smack to get things working, i've been in a rush to finish this tag...lest she sends those virtual smacks my way :P

This, Joy, is one affair i would love to remember...:)


1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?


My dad! He would take us to libraries and gift us books…and enid blyton for the simple and fun world she took us to…



2. What are some books you read as a child?

as a young girl, this funny fellow used to be a great favorite.

Aesop’s fables, most books by Enid blyton, most classics – mark twain, charles dickens, jane austen, Emily bronte, daphne du maurier…most comics – mandrake, tintin, asterix, mad, amarchitra katha

3. What is your favorite genre?

Sometimes humor, sometimes satire, sometimes mystery, recently inspirational…haven’t been able to veer towards the science-oriented ones


4. Do you have a favorite novel?

No. Favorites have ranged from Oliver twist to Scarlett Pimpernel to Emma to anne frank to Kite runner…




5. Where do you usually read?

Anytime, anyplace…just give me some peace and quiet…


6. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?

Oh Yes! One for every mood!


7. Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
No




8. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?

Have done all…it doesn’t matter as long as I get the book… i would prefer to own the books i really liked


9. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?

Yes.


10. 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 read somewhere that good children's literature is one which appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. In my son's case, he’s graduated from Enid blyton to Sherlock holmes, Feluda, oliver twist, roald Dahl…Some were new finds – harry potter, eragon, the septimus heap trilogy, the Narnia chronicles – which we enjoyed together… I’m now waiting for the younger one to join us…


12. What are you reading now?
Does trying to read my boys minds count?!!!

No? Fine then!!! Chowringee, the Blind assassin by margaret Atwood and daughter by asha bandele




13. Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?

A mental list, thanks to all the reviews, and book tags that I read.




14. What books would you like to reread?
Calvin and Hobbes… an instant mood uplifter :)




15. Who are your favorite authors?

Keeps changing. There was a time when Agatha Christie and RK Narayan ruled supreme. It’s been an interesting journey since then.

19 comments:

--xh-- said...

nice to know about the way you fell in love with reading... Blind assassin is a fantastic book... :)

Veens said...

Nice!!!! You should keep a log for the books we read!! I can't even rememebr ...what I read :-(

Enid Blyton was my fav :)

I think i can pick the book up and read it even now!! it was sooper cool!

Monika said...

oh i recently read chowrengee and its a delight

brocasarea said...

i used to love reading famous five...now a days not much into novels..recently read a sherlock holmes novel...it was pretty good!!

rayshma said...

very nice... :)

manuscrypts said...

yep...c&h everyday...and after 10 years..re read :)

Mama - Mia said...

isnt reading a super habit! :) you dont get bored anywhere you go as long as you have a book with you! :D

i am mortified that cubby hasnt shown slightest inclination for books as yet! keeping my fingers crossed! :D

loved reading your tag!!

and yes, i can read CnH any number of times!! :D

cheers!

abha

Rambler said...

hey cool idea for the title :)

Preethi said...

I really am impressed with the list of books S has read.. wow!! Our kids seem to follow suit right.. Cheeky is a book fan too.. and like his mom he keeps hoarding books.. we went to a book fair y day and got 2 more books!! Cant wait for him to start reading by himself :)

Joy said...

Enid Blyton ruled most of our lives right? I haven't read Chowrengee. Will pick it up too... Thanks for doing the tag. :) A virtual Hi Five on your way.

Suma said...

xh
just started it...i'm curious about the title...


veens...
that's a good idea...
funnily, if i read an enid blyton again, it may be to read aloud to teh younger boy...


monika...
just started that too. seems good.

Suma said...

brocas..
:D...nice to know that...


rayshma...
howdy, gal? u having fun?


manu:
:)precisely!!!


abha!!
shooo! cubby is so small...and i think children generally follow parents...so u continue reading, he'll pick it up when he grows a bit...

Suma said...

rambler...
thanks...

preethi...
cheeky's on the right track...i'm still waiting for swaran to show some interest...


joy...
just started chowringee...quite liked it so far...
and thank you...:D

Ps said...

hey--this is so eerie it sounds exactly like what i would have said!!
Cheers and thanks for all the encouragement Suma--I really appreciate it.
How i wish we could have met!
Cheers
Preeti

Just Like That said...

Hey, did your tag. I so wanted to do it when I saw it long back, it's such a lovely tag. :-D

ceedy said...

Interesting...sometimes I wonder what we would do if not for books :(
and glad you mentioned asterix and tintin...i had forgotten about them

Deepali said...

Hehe the tag sounds like a survey.

My parents weren't really into reading so when I was younger I read little. And then for a long time didn't read anything and some how in school in 'library period' got hooked onto abridged versions of the classics. It started with Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. The teacher actually was shocked when I told her I needed to keep the book for a week longer cause I was reading it (most kids never read the books - took 1 book home for the week and bought it back - except of course the kids who did read a lot). So after that she would suggest books to me cause she figured I was actually reading them. Ha I think she was happy she had a convert :)

Interesting times those. Of course most of the stories are now jumbled up in my head and most of the details forgotten but it's alright. Reading is a good way to pass time.

Glad you read a lot and so does your kid. It's a very good thing.

Shruti said...

Emma is a good book? Really? YAY!! Which means I can finally pull it out of my shelf n read :P

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