There doesn’t seems to be anything great or rather interesting happening around that is catching my attention these days. The only exception is Books. I think I have developed a bigger hunger for books and they have come to take a large portion of my time and of course, the credit card bill.
Each time I buy a book, I promise myself to stop spending money on books especially in the season of Lent. But the sight of books is too much tempting that I go into a it-is-ok-to-spend-some-money-for-yourself mode. Isn’t that a good excuse? The fact is that the shelf allocated to my non-existent fourth roomie is overflowing with my books and I will be in deep trouble if a fourth person happens to present herself in my room one day.
So here is the list of some of the books currently on my shelf or which will soon find a place there.
- Acquiring a copy of the bestseller The Help by Kathryn Stockett still remains an unfulfilled dream. Ordering it online through Indiaplaza ended up in a cancellation due to stock issues. Rediff books promised me a copy and the status is still ‘Awaiting Dispatch’ for more than a week.
- Flipkart surprised me by sending a copy of Shutter Island the very next day.
My Sister’s Keeper: A Novel
- I acquired a second hand copy of My Sister’s Keeper through ebay.in.
- I am currently reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. Will write a review about it very soon.
The best part of all the book hunting is the raiding of the second hand book shops around M G Road in Bangalore. Blossoms on Church Street, Select bookshop on Brigade Road, BookWorm on Brigade Road etc are our favorite places.
Yesterday, I joined Librarywala.com with a corporate membership. I got two books delivered at my office – The Rainmaker by John Grisham and The Class by Erich Segal. I seriously hope that I can cut down on my credit card bill with this investment. But I personally don’t trust myself.
As of now, I am reading Dear John and is planning to watch the movie when I get a chance. After reading Mr Dabbler’s “insane review” ( Sorry Sidin, I had to borrow your words) about Dork, I think I will read that next. The rest of the books will have to wait. I have no idea when I will get some time to finish off my stack of unread books.