Books…

…tagged by SK.

I started reading novels ( Tamil ) when was 11years old. I lost count on the the novels by Rajeshkumar,Pattukottai Prabhakar,Subha etc., Books were my world and I used to take books from the local library whenever I come home for vacation. Started reading English books only 7-8 years back and discovered a different world out there!

Some of the books to mention :

1) பொன்னியின் செல்வன் – கல்கி(Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki) : Historical fiction based on Raja Raja Cholan. I love Kalki’s sense of humor thorugh out the 3000 pages of the book. I don’t have any problem in saying it as best book I ever read.

2) Master of the game – Sydney Sheldon: This is the first English fiction I read. It gave me the confidence to read English books. Though I have read almost all other bestsellers by him, I still feel this as his best novel.

3) Swamy and Friends – R.K. Narayan

4) Cosmos – Carl Sagan : In this book, I learned meaning of the “Natajaj” pose of Lord Shiva.

5) A Brief history of Time – Stephen W. Hawking : Small book that took me lot of time to complete. Still I am not sure if I understood what he says about the Back holes 🙂

6) The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

7) Phantoms in the Brain – V. S. Ramachandran : You don’t need Biology basics to read this book. He starts with a simple example : “what our brain sees where we actually don’t see – Blind spot”. Learn about consciousness in different perspective. Incidently I saw a program with the same title in Discover channel last Saturday, before I was forced to switch to Metti Oli final episode 🙂

8)Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling : It brings back some of my residential school memories :). Coming soon – A post about my school life !

Last book I bought:
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown

Last Book I read:
Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
கள்ளிக்காட்டு இதிகாசம் – வைரமுத்து (Kallikaattu Ithikasam – Vairamuthu )

Currently Reading:
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
The selfish gene – Richard Dawkins

Book I started reading a year back and never completed a single chapter:
Applying UML and Patterns – Craig Larman. Today I’ll start reading it again….

I tag :
You. Don’t escape….

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A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.
~Edward P. Morgan