Days of our Lives!

March 16, 2008

I’m Booked!

Filed under: Books,Comedy-Keemedy,Tagged — Santhosh @ 1:48 AM

1) One book that changed your life.
The Book of Registration of Births at the Taj Hospital, Madurai. Now, if only the nurses hadn’t been so enchanted by my spell-binding beauty even at that early stage of my life and had switched me with that nice family who drove up in 2 Contessas (mid-1980s, remember)…

2) One book that you have read more than once.

I’ve read this like a hundred times but am yet to find anything remotely ‘automatic’ about it or successfully do anything other than boil milk with it.

3) One book you would want on a desert island.
Ok, I’ll leave it to you, which one is it – a desert, an island, or a deserted island? But the next time, don’t you dare talk to me in oxymorons you big oxy moron. An Idiot’s Guide to Survival would do, but then since I’m not not too keen on trusting someone who calls himself an idiot, a Playboy would do nicely, especially if the rescue ship’s gonna take some time coming.

4) One book that made you laugh.

The Kamasutra. No, seriously. If figuring out the eerie gymnastic poses and circus positions for you-know-what doesn’t have you in splits, the TOI referring to India as the land of the KS every time something remotely related to censor boards or PDAs comes up is bound to give you tummy aches.

5) One book that made you cry.

Digital Image Processing – Rafael C. Gonzalez and Richard E. Woods.
I had this with me for the open-book internal test. For the Antenna and Wave Propagation paper.

6) One book you wish you’d written.

7) One book you wish had been written.
How to kill people who pass you tags on blogs.

8) One book you wish had never been written.

My college syllabus book.
Honestly. If ever there was a set of printed matter that was of no use to anyone concerned, this is it. An autonomous syllabus meant that entire Malvinos and Millman-Halkias’ came up as just one subject paper. And then the semester questions were either make-you-think-coz-I-can’t types or taken out of the reference research material that the said authors had used.

9) Two books you are currently reading.

Illustrated Secrets of Lock Picking – Steven M. Hampton
The Dumbest Moments in Business History – Adam Horowitz and the Editors of Business 2.0
~ both pirated e-copies of course.

10) One book you’ve been meaning to read.
Basics of Java. After almost 3 years of working on it and other assorted related stuff, I’m yet to get around to sitting down on this.

Who says only sharing of pirated books is nirvana. Booking their next post with this book tag for :
Curious : As always, the aadu!
Markiv : For going over to the dark side with wordpress.
Crazybugga : Knock, knock. Machi, you read books?
justme : The one guy I know who reads a lot of off-beat stuff. Should be interesting.
Raakesh : My future co-author. Someday machi, someday.



  1. Adapaavi! but this again is a different tag.. I guess i’ll take it up -Eventually!Btw how do I untag myself from the this ‘Aadu’ title?

    Comment by Curious — March 16, 2008 @ 4:17 PM | Reply

  2. ROFL dude.any relation btwn lock picking n the prev blog?

    Comment by guna — March 16, 2008 @ 6:28 PM | Reply

  3. i write da. Ya, i read those books.nice post

    Comment by crazyBugga — March 16, 2008 @ 10:36 PM | Reply

  4. quite the book worm eh? =P hilarious post! =)

    Comment by Gayatri — March 16, 2008 @ 11:35 PM | Reply

  5. @curiousYou can’t. The title’s yours.@gunaYeah. And with my neighbour’s new ipod.

    Comment by santhosh — March 16, 2008 @ 11:53 PM | Reply

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    Comment by santhosh — March 17, 2008 @ 12:19 AM | Reply

  7. @crazybuggaAargh!!!@gayatriThat is a very unparliamentary statement my lady!

    Comment by santhosh — March 17, 2008 @ 4:34 PM | Reply

  8. lol man. coming bak after some time

    Comment by neo — March 18, 2008 @ 6:55 PM | Reply

  9. :))that was one funny post, i say!

    Comment by diya — March 18, 2008 @ 7:23 PM | Reply

  10. i cudnt agree more on the KS part…one of the funniest/boringest/dumbest books ever…they actually have a chapter on scratchin….!!!

    Comment by PREETI — March 19, 2008 @ 6:01 PM | Reply

  11. @neoThat goes for the author too :)@diyaThanks!@preetiYou mean you actually read that?

    Comment by santhosh — March 21, 2008 @ 6:45 PM | Reply

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    Comment by sirpy — March 23, 2008 @ 9:45 PM | Reply

  13. LOL.. Playboy on a deserted island…??? Something’s missing.. Better read KS again.. and this time, the text…

    Comment by sirpy — March 23, 2008 @ 9:49 PM | Reply

  14. magane..the next time you tag me, im gonna come after you with a Millman Halkias…

    Comment by gnothi seauton — March 24, 2008 @ 10:53 AM | Reply

  15. @sirpyYeah. If a playboy can’t attract any pther homo sapiens on the island, nothing will. And who knows, apes and bears may take a liking to Pam An ;)@raakeshMachi, can’t help it. You happen to be one of 3 people I know in blogosphere. And what’s with the backdating of posts in your blog???

    Comment by santhosh — March 24, 2008 @ 12:09 PM | Reply

  16. Thta was hilarious!! Rofl rofl rofl..

    Comment by Anonymous — March 27, 2008 @ 12:02 AM | Reply

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