Tuesday, January 19, 2010

photo: a magical book

a magical book

A shot of a book on photography that I recently purchased.

December was a pretty good month for my reading, considering I was away on vacation for a while. I did manage to get a good amount of reading done actually. I usually write down all the books I read once I finish them, but for some reason, I haven't written down the December list and this is what I remember of it so far. I have a feeling I'm forgetting something though!

Stranger to History---Aatish Taseer
Memoirs of a Geisha---Arthur Golden
The Tipping Point---Malcolm Gladwell
Family Planning---Karan Mahajan

And yes, I finally remembered the forgotten one....The Return of Jeeves by PG Wodehouse.

9 comments:

shilpa said...

have you tried shelfari?

Shalini said...

Yes, I have tried it, but much prefer the physical act of writing my list after each book I read. I spend so much of my work time online, that it's a pleasure to still get to write something with pen and paper.

Patricia Torres said...

Shalini... you amaze me... with the reading!!! I cant seem to be consistent... (with anything.. actually!)... and my fav excuse.. 'time -hummmm... I need to find some time'...

Hema said...

Hi Shalini,

I'm an aspiring author (children's lit.) and a novice blogger. I have been following your blog for the past few weeks, actually ever since the idea of having my own blog cropped up in my mind. I love your writing style - your "teatime" photo sums it up for me: cozy, feel-good and restorative. And loved the picture of the "Christmas Tree" :).

Btw, here's my blog, if you're interested: Wading Through Words

Shalini said...

Patricia, thanks....I relax through reading....and since I'm addicted to buying books, I feel guilty if they lie unwanted on the shelves!

Hema, thanks for visiting, It's always wonderful to meet new people here. Glad you liked my teatime shot. Will be looking you up on your blog.

Dinners and Dreams said...

What a gorgeous header. I'm wondering where that is. Very nice blog. I'm glad I found it.

Nisrine

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

U read alot my dear.

Yasmine Zedan said...

I'm really glad to find ur blog.. :-) I liked ur flickr photos so much, you inspire me :-)
hope we can be friends :-)

Shalini said...

Dinners and Dreams, thanks...that's Fort Cochin in Kerala.

Lakshmi, lol, yes, making the most of it while I can :-)

yasmine, thanks...glad you liked my photos.