So, now when my little brother left for Rajasthan and I am again all to myself in Delhi, I am thinking to arrange my treasure of books/novels/magazines that lie stuffed in a couple of heavy bags. With about 5 major pending errands in my present life (whatever that means!), I really had to work hard to settle down on one. Among washing clothes (2 week stock), rearranging the house, checking and managing my kitchen, reading about Web 2.0 (very important), sulking about the whys and why-the-hells, I chose the book thing. Good. I now have a focus.
But this has to be done tomorrow, however. Today I’m brooding over everything in particular and nothing in general. Now, that is a dangerous thing to do. It leads to more incoherence. Still, I do it all the time. You just can’t help some things, right?
Coming back to the book stint (I lost focus again! I hate it!), I came through this link about the books you can’t finish. Sounds interesting and I suddenly realized that there really are a number of claimed best sellers that I just-just-just couldn’t finish. The list below is of what lies in one of those bags half-used and half-touched. Yes I like to buy all the books I wish to read; gives me a feeling of proud possession. (Off the records, I hate to lend my books and I mention it everywhere, like here, to avoid eager and irresponsible friends.) But this habit is an expensive one and I have a number of such books lying useless.
So here the list is, please vote and confirm your choices too.
There are a few more but I can’t even remember the names, and that explains why they lie unfinished. Generally, if I like a book I try to finish it as quickly as my schedule allows. I have just finished “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini – an engaging story. Looking out for my next read. Any suggestions?