On a trip to Daryaganj yesterday (details here)I picked up a book titled Wodehouse the Fictionist by Maha Nand Sharma. It’s a rather interesting book of Wodehouse litcrit. Since I like crit and I love Wodehouse, I was quite pleased with it.

When I got home and looked through it, I noticed there was a little note on the first page: Presented to Prof. J. N. Kapur with compliments. – Maha Nand Sharma. It was actually presented to someone by the author…probably when the book was published, five years before I was born. I find this terribly interesting for some reason.

Also obtained:

Gormenghast and Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake (yes I already own them, but I couldn’t just leave them there)
Selected Poems by Mervyn Peake (omg squee!)

The Female Man by Joanna Russ – I’d been looking for it for ages.

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, in horrible condition, but still.

The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters for some casual, fun reading.

Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers, because Shloka has instructed me to fall in love with Lord Peter Wimsey

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. The man infuriates me, but I just keep reading him. Why is this?

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer. But only for my mother. *nods vigorously*. I would never read her! Um.*

The Book of Merlyn by T.H White. Once again, I squee madly. SQUEE!

In other and more important news, it is Isheeta’s birthday. She is wonderful, so everyone must worship her.

* Since the holidays started, most of my reading has been Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer. Yes, I am publically admitting this. Apparently I have no self respect. You may now mock me.

13 Comments to “Books”

  1. nice lot!

    just discovered ‘black coffee’ which is a ‘fake’ poirot based on one of her plays- am no longer ashamed to admit I’ve reread her umpteen times over till i remember ‘em too well to reread! saving the heyer’s for when I’m 60…lol

  2. ello..can’t messg..apparently the cellphone is as dysfunctional as i am..

  3. nice loot…=)….was reading your review of ‘My Name is Red’ and left a comment on that post but will repeat you should add Pamuk’s Snow to your read list…sorry for being a pest =(….i think im very much in love with him so pls forgive me =P

  4. Ah, Pynchon.

  5. Do scan and post the diagrams

  6. Bags me the Gormenghast! May I have it?

    And Plum! I am pinching that in August. Any good? And hooray for T.H.White and for us, the sole members of the Lord Pellinore fan club…

  7. Inkblot – Is “Black Coffee” any good? I’ve seen it, but didn’t want to read it cos it wasn’t actually hers.

    Schez – Can you receive phonecalls?

    Supriya – *wince*

    Szerelem – Snow has been on my reading list for moe than a year now. I’m lazy!

    Falstaff – Er. Yes?

    Nikhil – The Wodehouse diagrams? But why?

    Shikha – You don’t have to ask, you know.:)

  8. yayy! for The Female Man.

    book shopping.


  9. WHOOP!

    You are, without doubt, the centipede’s elbows, the bishop’s shoelaces, the oyster’s eye-tooth, Bertie’s heliotrope pyjamas and all other forms of total and absolute coolness.

  10. Megha – I know! Squee!

    Shikha – These facts are also known!

  11. omg and I thought I was the only one ( apart from my mom but she doesn’t count of course) who read wodehouse/agatha christies and georgette heyers!!

    I love them.

    mock me if you will:)

  12. quite a taste you have for books

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