Daily Prompt: Bookworms

Yes, I know. I haven’t blogged in a billion years. But today’s Daily Prompt deals with something that’s a big, BIG, BIIIIIG part of who I am. Books. I have been reading since I could well, um, read. :) Romance, murder mysteries, horror, sci fi, Eastern philosophy, Chick-lits… I’ll read anything (if I’m in the mood). 

So, although I’m not a photographer, here’s a collection of images that revolve round “books”. To start off, my ‘cupboard of love’ (which is basically a walk-in cupboard full of books):


And of course, there are books everywhere in the house. My bedside table for instance:


My other bedside table:


And finally …. the current love of my life:




Day 5: A Book I Love

Just one? ONE!?! I’m picking 10. And since I haven’t continued with the ‘nostalgia posts’, I have decided to combine both in this post. So top 10 books that I remember reading during the 90s:

1. Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan – A group of teengers plan to kidnap their English teacher and things (as expected) go horribly wrong. I remember desperately wanting to come back home from school just so that I could finish reading the book! (It was exam time and I couldn’t carry it to school with me.)

2. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier – I liked this book better than Rebecca actually. I’m not going to talk about why I love it because, you know, spoilers.

3. Party Summer by R.L. Stine – I admit, this book has no literary value as such. But it was this book that inspired me to go on a collosal writing spree. I spent the whole summer of ’97 writing short stories and discovered I actually enjoyed writing more than anything else.

4. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster

5. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

6. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – Although I was perhaps a little too young to understand some of the allusive subplots, this book completely blew my mind nonetheless.

7. It by Stephen King

8. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon – Actually any book by Sidney Sheldon. My friends and I would devour his books.

9. Drop Shot by Harlan Coben – The book that got me hooked. I’ve read almost all his books now.

10. Little Women by Lousia May Alcott

Lists et al.

Gosh, I love making lists. Shopping lists, things-to-pack lists, books-to-read lists, regular bucket lists, weekly to-do lists… you get the idea. In a couple of years I’m going to hit the big 3-0 and I thought now would be a good time to draw up a list (or two). Also, El Clasico is on and I need to wrap this up before half-time’s up ;)

30 Things to do before I hit 30

Books to read:

1. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

2. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

3. Dead Air – Iain Banks

4. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

5. Neuromancer – William Gibson

Cities to travel to:

6. Barcelona

7. NYC

8. Bangalore (Yes, I’m that desperate)

9. Athens

10. San Francisco

Things to Learn:

11. Spanish (advanced)

12. Icing & piping & general cake decoration

13. Crochet Amigurumi

14. How to get the perfect blowout

15. How to play one song on the guitar


16. Big Fish

17. Annie Hall

18. Dogtooth

19. Mulholland Dr.

20. Trainspotting

Travel & Entertainment (general) :

21. Attend an outdoor music festival

22. Volunteer on a farm/at a seaside town B&B

23. Watch a musical (Wicked, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, etc.)

24. Stay in the water huts in Maldives or Bora Bora

25. Fly first class

26. Attend Durga Puja in Kolkata

27. Have breakfast in bed

28. Travel solo

29. Go on a cruise

30. Enjoy a quiet lakeside vacation