What is it about book list that fascinates book lovers?
I think it’s the pride that comes with it if you manage to spot the books that you have read from the list, Or the great anticipation of books that you want to read, or introduction to more new books that you never know exists but wanted to read.
Today a parcel arrive at work. It’s from home, many thousand miles away, from my best friend.
I came back to my desk, untied the rope, took a photo of it before I tore the papers and then figure out how I could open the sturdy box. My friend is a superb gift wrapping expert and I have to give it to her to pack this up so nicely.
What’s in there? 4 packets of medicinal herbs. So that will help me get through my strenuous schedule for the coming months. And then there is a packet of 3-in-1 coffee brew from home. That too will keep me awake while I feel like dozing off at work. And then, and then…. * now here’s where I get emotional* …. And then a 501 must read book review notebook!!!! Nestling between all the herbs and the clothes!
I was so moved that my eyes went all puffy and my nose begin to run.
Buying the right gift is not about buying something expensive or buying something that is in vogue. It’s about truly understanding the state of mind and yearning of the heart of your friend that you give the best gift. My best friend knew I need herbs to keep me through my busy routine, coffee to start my day perfectly and central to my life is Reading and blogging about books, and she gave me a notebook about jotting down thoughts about book reviews and giving me more ideas on 501 books that I must read in my lifetime, and another gift for the precious people in my life.
To look at the list of 501 books, click here.
Book blogging replaces the need for me to use a book journal, but I still can’t help but get excited about the list. It aspires me to read some of the books listed there and the ultimate satisfaction of ticking the checkbox. 501 must read offers a balanced list of Children fables, Non-fiction, travel and adventures, sci-fi, religions and adult fictions etc. Unfortunately, out of the 501 books, I only read 12 of them. Seems like a long way to go for me to tick all 501 of them.
I have a pet peeve of not being able to follow any list, I read what I like to read. But hey, I’ll be happy if I finished half of the list!
Do you have a book list that you hold dear to? And how does your list looks like?