Days of our Lives!

April 11, 2007

Read the month away

Filed under: Books,My Dayz — Santhosh @ 2:19 AM

Well, whenever I fall sick, the first thing that comes to my mind is reading – curling up with a good book, getting under the covers with just me and the author. Not only do I read, I forget my own existence. Anything goes, its like a fetish for me, I’d read labels off shampoo bottles, neighbour’s exam papers, T shirt messages off girls’ tees, newspapers, books, blogs, men’s magazines, women’s magazines, biographies, autobiographies, sci-fi, comics, thrillers, love stories, German (i don’t get it, but its fun), psychology, philosophy, recipes – anything goes as long as I’m not actually supposed to read it.

I’ve read about a zillion books, many too wretched to mention, many highly “acclaimed”, but as wretched. I read anything I can get my hands on, although I wouldn’t move them so much even though I love reading. I once spent 2 days reading Lord Of The Rings non stop. Almost cried in the end, because it ended!! It was more like a love-hate relationship….. I never expected it to end.

Ok, now why something so self-indulgent?
I’ve been working on one incomplete issue – incomplete ideas from the client to incomplete reqt docs from the System Engineers to incomplete Development to incomplete Testing which is why something like this incomplete issue comes up in production.
Anyways, just done finished with it and was looking around for ways to wind down when I decided to get into the Drafts section of my blog. There are quite a few posts that I’ve saved up, some for a rainy day and some for after the sky falls on my aching head. There is stuff ranging from Jack-in-the-box brainstorms to particularly objurgating rants. One of ’em posts saved up was a list of novels that I read in Jan this year when I was bedridden and for which I had planned on reviews. Well, here go my ratings in any case. Not that anyone is going to be looking forward, but then this is MY blog!

Michael Crichton

  • Binary————————————-3.0/5
  • Congo————————————-4.5/5
  • Eaters of the Dead———————–3.0/5
  • Jurassic Park 01 – Jurassic Park———4.5/5
  • Jurassic Park 02 – The Lost World——4.0/5
  • Prey————————————–4.5/5
  • Rising Sun——————————-4.0/5
  • The Andromeda Strain——————4.5/5
  • The Great Train Robbery—————4.5/5

Jeffrey Archer

  • The Broker—————————–4.0/5
  • The Testament————————-2.0/5

Robert Ludlum

  • The Sigma Protocol——————–3.5/5

Mario Puzo

  • The Sicilian—————————-4.5/5

Sidney Sheldon

  • Doomsday Conspiracy—————–3.5/5

Greg Iles

  • Blood Memory————————-4.0/5
  • Turning Angel————————-3.5/5
  • The Footprints of God—————-4.0/5

Michael Moorcock—————————–3.5/5

  • Elric Saga 1 – Elric of Melnibone
  • Elric Saga 2 – The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
  • Elric Saga 3 – The Weird of the White Wolf
  • Elric Saga 4 – The Vanishing Tower
  • Elric Saga 5 – The Bane of the Black Sword
  • Elric Saga 6 – The Storm Bringer
  • Elric Saga 7 – The Fortress of the Pearl
  • Elric Saga 9 – Elric At The End of Time


  • Megamorphs 02 – In the Time of Dinosaurs—-3.5/5

And bits of

  • Sidney Sheldon’s The Other side of Midnight—5.0/5
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings———-5.0/5



1 Comment »

  1. am reading the lord of the rings as well currently. Finished the Fellowship of the ring in one sitting strething to around 18 hours 🙂

    Comment by justme — April 11, 2007 @ 10:24 PM | Reply

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