Friday, July 01, 2005


We got book-tagged by Nomadica on June 6th but I never got around to completing it. Now suddenly every single blog I visit has a book tag. Here goes.

How many books do you own?

I have no idea. I'd guess we have hundreds of books. Probably more than 200 but less than 500. They're all in boxes in a storage place along with all our furniture.

What's the last book you bought?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, based on the positive reviews and recommendations of many fellow bloggers.

Last book you read?

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Currently reading?

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (bought it same time that I saw Kite Runner)
Quicksilver - Neal Stephenson
The Smartest Guys in the Room- The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron - Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

A book you've been reading for long but never got around to finish?

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World - Niall Ferguson
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Lexus and the Olive Tree - Thomas Friedman

Which five books have meant the most to you?

Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Dune - Frank Herbert
About a Boy - Nick Hornby
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Oops that's 6 (well actually it's more than 10 since LOTR is a trilogy and HHGG is 5 novels)

Whom would you like to book tag?




Mansur said...

The Kite Runner...I am going to say it again... is my favorite book! Please let us know what you think about it!


she said...

hi. it's nice to have you back and blogging. i hope OD and the little one are well. so you bought 'kite runner' - am sure you'll enjoy it. and 'catch 22' is a great read - though i read it over a year- and someone i know says it contains every sort of person you will ever encounter in your life!

Sowhat said...

this tagging game come on time i need books for my holiday :) yes muscati if you have time tell us about the kite runner ..

illogicist said...

Ooh, I've been tagged...will get around to it

Kay said...

thanks for tagging me abu faisal, will get to it soon inshallah

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