Day 30: tangled in words..

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One of the many sonnets. Yes I’m nerdy/geeky/dorky/ whatever you may call it, enough to like Shakespeare. He does not belong to today’s world and yet he does. Love is still the same after he described it some 400 odd years ago. Or is it?.. Maybe not. Maybe that’s why I find myself alienated when hearts get broken and people move on like nothing ever happened..

Anyways I digress. What I really started today’s post was for a request. Love of reading precedes my love of writing. The smell of old and new books..the promise of a story.. of lots of new ideas and thoughts gets me happy. Curling up with coffee and a book is always high on my priority list. (Yep, some may call it a sad life) Well anyways, the stack at my night stand has left me uninspired lately. So please help me out with a new reading list..

To make it a bit more challenging, there are rules. Oh, yes, you thought you would get away easily? 😀

Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it.
Tell me fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

Cop out: If you cannot name 15, name as many as you can
I go first.
In no particular order:

1.Shantaram-Gregory David Roberts

2.The Fountainhead -Ayn Rand

3.Mrityunjay (marathi) -Shivaji Savant

4.Scandal in Bohemia – Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle

5.Illusions -Richard Bach

6. Jonathan Livingston Seagull -Bach again

7. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

8.Love Story -Erich Segal

9.Train to Pakistan-Khushwant Singh

10. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ( a childhood favorite that I can still read anytime)

11. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

12.Wuthering Heights– Emily Bronte

13.Sakhi(marathi) V.P.Kale

14.The catcher in the Rye -J.D. Salinger

15. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

your turn 🙂

PS: Thought I’d share this find with you. If you enjoy illustrations and graphic design, maybe you’d find this interesting.
Book Cover Archive


Book lovers never go to bed alone..

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I have had such a horrible horrible week that I need a little daydreaming..
like retiring and setting up a quaint little bookstore with cozy lounge chairs and a coffee bar..
in a sleepy coastal village..
overlooking the beach ..
will full length glass windows..


plus i have not had a chance to leave the apartment to take pictures.. so here is the current bunch of books on my night stand. All of them being read as per the mood..
the running favorite.. Les Miserables.. by Victor Hugo..cannot beat the classics..

Do you have favorite book recommendations for me?