Monday, February 22, 2010

One more

Sunday spent at home - I finished reading Diamond Dust by Anita Desai. (Unkindled)
Collection of short stories set across the world. Somewhat page turners, fast read. Quite interesting people fuill up the pages. Still, would rate average on a comparative scale (compared to what I've read recently - Matisse stories and In Other rooms, other wonders being case in point.)
BTW, first Anita Desai book I've read. I remember Games at Twilight - a story in one of our classes (school) - and I remember getting that knot in the heart when the protaganist is not missed (if you know the story). You feel similar knots sometimes in your heart while reading this book - but very few, maybe a couple of instances bring you down to it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Reading 7

This post updates my readings in 2010 so far. I realise this figures as my first post for 2010. I guess, I must have updated my earlier Jan post in the Dec 31 post itself. anyway, on to the count:

Seven books read so far
- 2010 by Aurther Clarke
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- In Other rooms, other wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (Short stories)
- Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (Kindle)
- The Matisse Stories by AS Byatt (Short stories)
- The Tent by Margaret Atwood (Short stories)
- The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger (Kindle)