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Silver Reflects

My reflections on various topics under the sun

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Bookworm's Diet

Here's a chronological listing of the books I have read since The Last Burden.

On the shelf, waiting to be consumed, are the following:-

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Peter Pan by J M Barrie
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Lord Of The Rings by J R R Tolkien
  • Hindu Mythology by W J Wilkins


Blogger Venu said...

Thats much better. Put more links in your blog, and people derive more out of it.

Simson Garfinkel
admires Stallman and the work he has done. In case you dont recognise the name, he's one of the editors of the Unix Hater's Handbook. Just mentioned to show that the peeople who wrote it werent any isolated crackpots (not that you need to be told, but just felt like putting it in).

October 16, 2005 11:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

is the thurber one your own? lend it to me sometime if possible...

October 17, 2005 2:09 PM  
Blogger Rajat said...


One major disadvantage of putting links is that they might get broken in the future - e.g. some book might go out of print & maybe removed from Amazon listings. But in the short term, they definitely do provide more information for the interested reader. In the worst case, you can always Google. :-)

Yeah, I remember Simson Garfinkel & UHH was an excellent read.

October 20, 2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger Rajat said...


No, the Thurber was a library book. But you can read some parts of the book here.

October 20, 2005 8:03 PM  
Blogger Saturday Night Takeout said...

I recommed linking up to answers.com. That site rocks. Even google uses them instead of dictionary.com now. Googlewhacking has become really difficult after that.

And if you're interested, check out this cluster search engine called Clusty (clusty.com).

October 27, 2005 10:38 AM  
Blogger Rajat said...

Yeah, answers.com is pretty good - more organised & relevant. I used it once in a previous post.

October 28, 2005 11:44 PM  

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