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I loev reading, and somehow Ive never really blogged about books or how many I have, have read or such things, except the irresistible passing mention in ablog/comment. Now, as I read the blog of dirxasaurus_rexdirxasaurus_rex I think it is time I did so, and also berak my long silence. There are 4 questions, and 1 mandate. At the moment I wonder if Ill write more than the 4 questions, but then, it will be an eye opener. The questions:
1. No of books owned
2. Last book you bought
3. Last book you read
4. 5 books that mean a lot to you (not favourites)

Now for my inputs...Here goes World!

1. How many books do I own. Tough. This si personal ownership. Books that have my name written on page 1. Books that I have bought. Books that have not been given to me by my mother/father/grandfathers/anybody. Of course, it includes books I got as a gift sometime. Having said all that, I still have no idea!
80% of my books are there in Calcutta, at home with my parents. These are books bought before and (some) during the last 4 yrs. It is too bulky to carry them around with me as I move from city to city, college to job and so on. But invariably by the time it is time to leave a city, I have an almost impractical collection of book swhich I dont know how to move...and then manage to dump them in Cal! Right now I have around 30 lying at my place. An easy guess would be 200 at home. And then there are books I take from my grandpas library, which he gives me. that would be another 50+, easily. and all these are conservative estimates.
Apart from that, i read a lot. from libraries, friends etc. And...I try to buy a book a month (average).
2. Last book I bought. Last one I bought was in March...actually 6 of them in one go (thats why Im going easy this month)...and acquired some more from my grandad. Also, bought 3 for my mom. This is of course discounting any eBook that I have with me thanks to efforts of SashdudeSashdudee and RexzillaRexzilla. And yeah, I usually buy a book at a time, max 2, but then I was in Cal, and College Street with its innumeabe book vendors and shops like Landmark and Oxford drive me crazy.
3. Last book I read. Hichikers guide...finished it last night-yeah had not read it till date. Somehow dint manage to. Still reading: Irrationality, Human Body (Asimov), Re-Imagine(Tom Peters), The Fall (Camus), Red Dwarf...yes, all at once. Did I mentioned Meditations -Marcus Aurelius?
4. 5 GREATEST books for me. This is a real real real tough one. U can guess!! Ill vouch for authors rather than books: Camus, Enid Blyton (yes u read right-my childhood companion), Candide (Voltaire), Emile Zola, and Im sure there are a lot, which one should fit in...tough guesswhich one though! So Ill leave place 5 empty as of now.

And now, who should reply? I demand that Sashdudesashdude, rexzillaRexzilla, RexjournalRexjournal and AtanarjuatAtanarjuat do...or at least try to. Please? Pretty please? M...u may reply, and Ill post it here if you want (considering ur lack of access in office hrs)...and anybody else who likes books...i think ill extend it out of LJ to other book lovers. ApachepunkApachepunk also welcome ;)
Oh...and you scientist now in Bangalore from Bombay, join in if youre reading this! Yes, I mean you RM.

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