I am so happy with the books that I got / borrow / steal over the weekend, I thought I made a note here (and tell anyone who is interested?).
- Midnight Children by Salman Rushdie. Got it at a Charity shop, can’t believe I have it for 50p. Condition : Supernew!
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcis Marquez. Got it at the same place too, 50p.
- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh, booker 2008 shortlisted from the library. Should be good.
- Finally, Kafka on the Shore. Been on my virtual TBR list for a long time, but since found one clean copy in the library, might as well pick it up.
I think I am going to lie (or might not) and tell my colleague that I have read the following books:
It’s like 650 pages (each) with super small fonts, must have come up to 1000 pages if printed in readable font size. I have been vacillitating between reading it and not reading it. Part romance (Urghh!), part historical novel (WWII, Russians, Lenigrad, sounds good..) arghh!!! I’m agonising over the decision. The book reviews said mostly good things about the first book. You know how it’s like having someone kind enough to loan you some books and insist that you should read it, and it’s off your usual reading preference, and definitely not in your TBR pile?!! If I said No, I might end up hurting an old lady’s good intent. If I said Yes, I am so afraid that I end up regretting big time!
What should I do? 😦