Passerby tagged me and here I go:

A book that changed your life?

The second sex by Simone de Beauvoir..It wasn't actually its content but that was the book my husband gave me when he announced his intention to marry me!

One book you have read more than once?

Most Of P.G.Wodehouse books

One book you would want on a desert island?
Hey I'd want a boat not a book! Ok, if I am getting deserted for a few days (meals included I hope?)I will take the complete works of Shakespeare.

One book that made you laugh?
If you find a woman laughing away reading a book in a public place, it has got to be me. If you want me to name one book it would be "Twisted Tales from Shakespeare" which makes me do that every time read it. Anyone wants a flavour of Richard Armour, mail me with your email ids. I will mail you some.

One book that made you cry?

The diary of Anne frank. Can I also give you the names of the 100 more?

One book you wish had been written?

A manual on how to avoid hurts in human relationships.

One book you wish had never been written?

Kaavya Viswanathan's "How Opal mehta Got kissed etc." Could not read beyond 50 pages!

One book you are currently reading?

Shantharam by Gregory David Roberts

One book you have been meaning to read?

Kalidasa's Meghadootha.

I know that the tag procedure demands that I tag a few more people. So why don't you leave your preferences on any category in the comments?
11 Responses
  1. Hip Grandma Says:

    i'm interested in the book by Richard Armour.Is it a parody or something?

  2. Shruthi Says:

    That's a nice list, Usha! :)
    And could you mail me Richard Armour's stuff, please? You have my id :)

  3. passerby55 Says:

    "A manual on how to avoid hurts in human relationships"

    USHA, try your hand at this. I sure you will do full justice.
    I shall read it.....

    thank you for some wonderful titles i shall read them...

    "Anyone wants a flavour of Richard Armour, mail me with your email ids"....
    i shall send my id ..

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I'm not sure if you've had a chance to read "Yes, Minister", though you've probably seen it on TV, but that's one book I have often repeated.

    And P. G. Wodehouse. Much like Jeeves & Mr. Wooster, he stands alone.


  5. Usha
    Interesting list..

    Two books that impacted me the most were : The raise and fall of third reich & Freedom at Midnight..

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Have u read any Margaret Atwood stuff. I'm currently reading The Blind Assassin. Please read that, its amazingly written. Also it won Booker in 2000.

  7. Usha Says:

    Hip granma : Don't have your email id to send it to. yes it is a parody. he has written lots of them. While you are in the US , you may look around for some used copies if they are available.

    Shruthi: I hope you liked the stuff I sent you.

    Passerby: That was some vote of confidence. I do go to great lengths to avoid hurting people but I also need to know how not to be hurt by others. i think the key is not to allow anything to hurt you. I'd be miserable at it.

    S: Yes, I have watched the serial and read the book. And have read a few chapters repeatedly. Sir Humphrey is just amazing! But 20 pages of PG is daily bedtime reading - guaranteed to sleep with a smile at the end of the rottenest day.

    Ram: Will try them. Thank you.

    Kishore: I like atwood a lot. No, have n't read Blind Assassin - will get hold of it soon.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Shantaran is such a great book... I am sure u'll love it....."Lin" truly loves Bombay & India.....

  9. Another enjoyable post from you.

    What are The Twisted Tales of Shakespeare? Is Richard Amour the author? Can you give me your id so I can email you? (if you don't mind, that is)

    Have you read The Kite Runner? I did recently and was really moved by it.

  10. Usha Says:

    JLT:My email address is
    Yes Richard Armour is the author of Twisted Tales of Shakespeare, classics reclassified and a series of books that go "it all started with...."

  11. Usha Says:

    JLT: I liked Kite runner too. Very moving.