Seinfeld: So you want me to get them for you.
Seinfeld: (voice raised) Have you read them?
George: well.. yes!
Seinfeld: Then.. What the hell you need em' for?
George: (defensively) Well.. they are my books.
Seinfeld: (disgusted by the whole thing) What is with people and books? They display them like they were some kind of trophies. They are just books. Once you have read them what else do you need em' for?
There is a thing going around in the blogging world. A person tags 5 other bloggers asking them what books they love to read. I dont know the exact rules of the game. Karthick Narayanan has book tagged me.
I have listed some blogs about books here, here and here. So I dont have anything better to say and improve on those. But anyway I will follow the rules. I have a list of favorite bloggers I read. But some of them I would like to credit in a different context and not under this context so I would exclude them for now until the time is ripe. I will just list books that I love. Although I quoted the Seinfeld dialog above, I do own some books but ever since I heard Seinfeld say this, I have always laughed when I see my book collection. Yes! once you have read them you really dont need them!!!!
Anywho.. My list is as follows
1) Comic Books: Tintin, Asterix, Tinkle, Champak, Amar Chitra Katha, Superman, Batman, Spiderman
2) Childrens Books: Hardy Boys, Enid Blyton, Tom Sawyer, Famous Five, Sad Sack
3) Teenage Kinda Books: James Hadley Chase, PG Wodehouse,
4) Recent Reads: Ayn Ryand- FOuntain Head, Crichton - State of Frea, Paulo Cohelo - Alchemist.
5) Non-fiction: 7 Habbits of highly effective people, Warrior Unleashed, Business at the Speed of Light, Straight from the Gut, C.K Prahalad's co-creation & strategy related stuff ( from the web... not the book)
My Favorite books:
1) Treasure Island
2) Vulture is a Patient Bird - Chase
3) Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
4) FOuntain Head
5) Anything Sherlock Holmes.
This list may not be entire reflective of what I read. But its the best I can come up with given that I am extremely busy now.
I am not sure if everybody reads this blog regularly but I book tag Ram, Anti, Vasumathi, Ram Prasad, Arvind Ganesh, Harish.
These people should list they books the like. The last 5 books they read etc.