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Booked and Tagged

May 4, 2009
1) What author do you own the most books by?
Amitav Ghosh
2) What book do you own the most copies of?
My Family and Other Animals ,Gerald Durrell. I thought I lost my first one , so I bought one more and when I got the entire Corfu Trilogy in one book (after a decade of looking for it), I ended up with 3 copies .
3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
As a matter of fact it did put me “off” !!
4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Rhett Butler, Tridib (of Shadow Lines)
5) What book have you read the most times in your life?
Yes Minister (I still keep reading it)
6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?
I think the Mallory Towers series? Really, I  forgot.
7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
White Tiger, in relation to the hype and award it got.Other than that ,Sumthing of a mocktale.
8) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
The Life and Times of the ThunderBolt Kid
9) If you could force everyone to read one book, what would it be?
Letters to the Penthouse….
10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
Amitav Ghosh, Amitav Ghosh ,Amitav Ghosh. (Rohinton Mistry after that)
11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Sea of Poppies. Because I havenot seen any movie set during the Opium War times.
12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
Penguin Book of wines. Boy that will be one drag of a movie.
13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Oh I constantly keep dreaming about all these writer’s having me as their secret muse.Nothing weird though.
14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
A Mills and Boon in college.
15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Years back I tried to read Aldous Huxley and gave up after a few pages. Maybe I should try reading “Those Barren Leaves” again,now that I am old’er’ and wiser.
16) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Milton.(I will take advantage of the open-ended nature of the question and assume it means ‘Ideal author for a date”)
17) Austen or Eliot?
Austen.
18) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
Lots. Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes.LOTR too, but that is because I am not too fond of the fantasy genre.
19) What is your favorite novel?
Blah. Refuse to answer this.
20) Play?
Pygmalion, GBS
21) Short story?
Roald Dahl ‘The Visitor’, Saki ‘The Open window’, O Henry ‘The Last Leaf’
22) Work of non-fiction?
http://www.lostonthestreet.wordpress.com
23) Who is your favorite writer?
Amitav Ghosh ,Rohinton Mistry,Bill Bryson,Dave Barry
And I tag kopili, rayshma,galadriel,SMM (who knows where I stole this tag from),blinkandmiss,~nm,quirkymon,
Violet, Aarthi, grey orgasms….the whole lot.
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15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2009 6:46 pm

    very nice I say…
    loved your choice of the winebook for a movie…

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      May 6, 2009 9:35 pm

      thanks for the tag , I say

  2. blinkandmiss permalink
    May 6, 2009 12:43 am

    Yaiy I got tagged!! 🙂

    Add one more question to the tag,

    Which blogger eats the most bhaav and does the most nautanki?
    Ans. LOTS

    Write write write till the sun is shining bright. We readers are waiting with bated breath for one of your signature funny posts.

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      May 6, 2009 9:36 pm

      Bhaaav? I hate Bhaaav Paaji. Gives me an upset tummy for sure.

  3. blinkandmiss permalink
    May 6, 2009 12:51 am

    Btw, are you on twitter yet? If not, I have a feeling you’re going to lurrve it.

    PS. I have somehow never gotten around to reading a single book by Amitav Ghosh. I guess I am a little intimidated. But now that you insist, I will surely try.

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      May 6, 2009 9:37 pm

      Twitter? Another social networking site to get a proof of how friend-less I am ???

      • blinkandmiss permalink
        May 6, 2009 10:22 pm

        No no. Its this super cool micro blogging thing. Take my word and join it. It’s fun I am telling you.

  4. May 6, 2009 7:12 pm

    Done. Thanks for the lovely tag! http://violet-gauri.blogspot.com/2009/05/tagged-again.html

  5. May 7, 2009 11:26 am

    I hate tags because they are just filler posts(but I still end up doing them…obsessive compulsive disorder)…but I loooove this book tag! Enjoyed going through your tag post.

  6. May 7, 2009 11:36 am

    btw, I’ve recently joined a blog, one that encourages short fiction writing; and since I love the way you write…witty, sarcastic, opinionated…I’d love to see you write an occasional fiction piece there, and us getting to read it. It has a contest on now. Check it out once…http://storyteller0001.blogspot.com, it’s the Tell a Tale blog.

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      May 7, 2009 5:25 pm

      hey thanks (for the link) and THANKS for the compliment 😉
      And thanks for the pressure you have put on me,”witty, sarcastic…” 😛
      But my lack of imagination comes in the way of me and a Booker.

  7. May 7, 2009 10:15 pm

    done with the tag
    thanks!
    http://aarthispeaks.blogspot.com/

  8. rayshma permalink
    May 8, 2009 12:03 am

    oh yay! u tagged me!! u were waiting till i said “no more tags” weren’t ya? 😀
    i think i’ll do a take-2 on tags. i can’t refuse a book tag, after all! 😀

  9. January 5, 2012 1:46 pm

    Thanks for this tremendous post, I am glad I found this internet site on yahoo.

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