Some Book Fetish…

20 05 2008

I came across this link yesterday. Its a list published of all time top 100 Novels published since 1923 by TIME Magazine in 2005. Apparently, it took me 3 years to discover it. A quick glance through the list highlighted 15 titles that I am familiar with and also introduced me to a world of 85 books and authors whom I never heard of. Going by the experience of those 15 which I loved, my expectations on the rest 85 are really sky high.

And so began a book fetish to hunt these books. I spent some quality hours tracking these books and I can say that I have around 40 of them in my collection now. πŸ™‚

For those Ebook lovers, these Websites offer most of the books in list for free download.

http://www.truly-free.org/
http://www.4shared.com
http://www.esnips.com
http://www.scribd.com
http://avaxsphere.com/ebooks

Apart from grinning like a Cheshire cat, I cannot offer a reason to myself as to why did I spend so much time assembling them together, when I would have read them one by one. For me, greed has a pet name. Books. I feel strangely secure when I am around books that I haven’t discovered. Peculiar Behavior, isn’t it? Am planning to read 50 of the list by Feb 2009 and hopefully share the experience here. Wish me luck, for its a stretch goal, even for me. πŸ™‚


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20 05 2008
Rambler

It would be fun to read the list of the40 which you already have..

20 05 2008
Hrish

nice.. πŸ™‚ hope its not too much of philosophy! πŸ˜‰ and I really hope one day you write ur book!

do publish the list of 40..

20 05 2008
susheel

You know what, there is also a list of books titled “1001 books you must read before you die”. This list too has quite a lot of fan following.

This list is based on a literary reference book by the same name compiled by over one hundred literary critics worldwide and edited by Peter Boxall with an introduction by Peter Ackroyd. (ISBN 0-7893-1370-7).

I will also mail you an Excel sheet the list which will help you maintain a check list and also know the number of books you still have to read. I think you might feel the list to be incomplete, but its a fun list to have for a book lover.

And as far as securing yourself with books you haven’t discovered is concerned, I do not feel it to be peculiar. I too feel the same πŸ™‚

21 05 2008
CandidConfessions

Awesome!! Glad you shared it! Now Iv got quite a bit of work!

21 05 2008
chennairamblings

Well, will check that list and yours before I go shopping soon
(very soon because you keep tossing these little tidbits to a person already addicted). πŸ˜›

21 05 2008
nrsl

@ Rambler Will post the list of 40 that I already have. πŸ™‚ I guess I would be able to email most of those for those who request it. πŸ™‚

@ Hrish Glad to see you break the silence to do your favorite complaint. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the wish, I hope so too.. Will publish the list soon.

@ Susheel, I got your excel list. Must say, its quite daunting.. πŸ™‚

@ CandidConfessions πŸ™‚ My Pleasure.

@ CR I can understand ur feelings.. My partner in crime. πŸ™‚

22 05 2008
My Ebook Collection… « A Mirror of My Thoughts!

[…] Ebook Collection… 22 05 2008 As I have promised, here is the list of the ebooks from the TIME top 100 Novels list that I have in my personal […]

22 05 2008
Rambler

oh that would be fun..please do send it to me

23 05 2008
nrsl

@ Rambler
Added you to the group that houses the entire collection.

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