I wouldn’t go the cliched way and say that books are life. But I will say that they make you who you are. Every story, every memorable line and every moving paragraph can bring on intense ecstasy or catharsis. And I will admit I have been so vastly affected by such books, or such thoughts you never only in the black and white of written word.
I have a high opinion of books because I believe that they are the truest sources of information, ideas, and influence. It’s no wonder I jump at the opportunity to buy some more books. Just one more, just this one and it ends up being a haul. I don’t expect anything else from myself either!
We had the local book fair two weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to go to it on the very first day. Having been to the last few made me realize that the first few days are the best. All the books are in stock, and you can have your pick of the lot, with not a lot of effort. I had gone in with a list of books based on their Goodreads rating – classics, fiction and modern ones and I am happy to say that a majority of my list was completed 😀 Without further ado, here are my one million books! As always, I could not resist buying some stationery, as you’ll see. So I bought two notebooks, a box of pencils and a packet of molds.
As always, I could not resist buying some stationery, as you’ll see. So I bought two notebooks, a box of pencils and a packet of molds.
Collected Works of Kahlil Gibran
Collected Works of Franz Kafka
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Selected Ghost Stories
The Times of my Life, by Jug Suraiya
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
Persuasion, by Jane Austen
Little Woman, by Louisa May Alcott
Crime and Punishment, by Tolstoy
Rose Madder, by Stephen King
The Way Things Were, by Aatish Taseer
The Golden Age, by Jane Smiley
The Casual Vacancy, by J. K Rowling
Selected Short Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Obviously, my little bookcase library has grown ten-fold and looks like one now. I had been collecting for over a year now.
And I cannot wait to read them all. I have also been writing reviews, and you can read them all here.