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

  • Chez

    >Wow.. nice tag post…

    I see u recently read Kallikaatu ithikaasam… 🙂

    I read it almost two years back.. and still the character of Paeyaththevar is in front of my eyes… Great piece of work, aint it?

  • J

    >//I tag: You. Don’t escape//
    That was coool, Krish 🙂
    yaar padikaraanghalo, avangala solra maathri nalla iruku. nice 🙂
    Tamizh novels padikarthu paakum pothu, I am reminded of my roomie (college padikarappa, hostel’a). ava thaan neriya padipaa.
    Good one !

  • Smyta

    >Krish:

    You are a bibliomaniac urself..:-)

    We have read a few common books! and love them too

    Sweet:-)

    Smiles etc.,

    Smyta

  • Krish

    >@magnus:
    Kalli.. is a great work by Vairamuthu… Nowadays,I am not keeping track of latest trends in Tamil books. That’s why I read it only now 🙂

    @J:
    So.. neenga eppa onga Books list blog pannareenga ?? :)))

    @Smyta:
    I saw ur list of books. I haven’t read that many books….

  • Kars !

    >//I saw ur list of books. I haven’t read that many books….//

    its not about how many books you read, its all about what you have read that really counts. (something like quality over quantity)

    k

  • Krish

    >@kars:
    Yes, Absolutely true!

    I believe, there are so many quality books that I would like to read from the list she gave…

  • Smyta

    >Krish:

    You will read them..I read so many and still read so many because I have been a loner and a book worm almost!!:-)

    hey musical tag yenga? yennaku venum..!!

    Smiles etc.,

    Smyta

    PS: @Kars: Books never fail to leave an impression on u! no matter how they r…So in case of books, Quality=Quantity!!

  • Kars !

    >//Books never fail to leave an impression on u! no matter how they r…So in case of books, Quality=Quantity!!//

    Agreed books leave an impression on the reader, but still it doesnt equate to quality=quantity. There are so many books out there on ‘C’ programming, only a few of them are good, others, rehash of the same ol’ thing. So reading 1 good book is way better than reading 99 bad books.

    enuff bulbing.
    k

  • Smyta

    >Krish:

    Sorry I am bombarding comments on your blog!!

    Kars:

    Well so many of th C programming books has atleast one new and different and good thing to learn about the programming stuff!!!

    Atleast I have never seen a book that didnt atleast have one good element in it…!!

    Smyta

  • Kars !

    >//Atleast I have never seen a book that didnt atleast have one good element in it…!!//

    Hence quality != quantity 🙂

  • Smyta

    >Kars:

    Atleast I have never seen a book that didnt atleast have one good element in it—>>>>> In simple English would mean..

    EVERY SINGLE BOOK HAS ATLEAST ONE GOOD ELEMENT IN IT THAT WE CAN BENEFIT FROM…

    Hence if u read 100 books u gain out of every 100 book…n quality s not abt wholeness..it is about extraordinary little things here an there..

    So quantity =quality!

  • Prasad

    >hey krish. hmm… hey, tht anonymous comment in ur prev posting was me!! donno what happened with tht…
    anyway, so… saw that u too were in the book tag… i jus completed it y’day.. 🙂

  • Anbu

    >Am sure Angels and demons will come in “Books to mention” list once u finish it…

  • Kars !

    >Regarding Angels n Demons:
    I thought the plot was good, different sort of puzzle solving…
    but it did feel that Langdon had too many close calls n comes out alive. he looked more like indiana jones. Also i have never seen a cell phone that has a dial tone. n the end was lil bit too movie’ish. Da Vinci Code was a good read but i dont know many think its too controverial, dang its a novel not a textbook :-). Cant wait for “Solomons Key” (incase you werent aware of it, thats Langdons next adventure, i guess its going to revolve around the knights of templars and is going to go indepth lets see).

    Seen the movie “National Treasure”? It goes along the lines of Langdon’s adventure.

    later dude…
    k

  • Kars !

    >@smitha:
    //Hence if u read 100 books u gain out of every 100 book…n quality s not abt wholeness..it is about extraordinary little things here an there..

    So quantity =quality!//

    so whats “quantity” here?

  • ioiio

    >U’ve got variety over there..

    Only Kumjudam and ananda vikatan missing!!

  • Me

    >hey krish enna no new posts….