tag 13 – bookworm

Just about the time when I was wondering what I would write on, not that I lack on ideas or stuff to work on, but more so on the mood of the post, A Muser tagged me moments ago.

So with all acknowledgments in place, and since this is a tag that encourages folks to pick up another book and read and not to mention the fact that am reading a fine book, I figured, no time like the present to work on the post. Also, I’ve eaten 1/2 sleeve of crackers with spinach dip and hunger pangs are at bay and what with dinner on the stove, I have a few moments before I go running off to the daughter’s chamber Concert.

The rules:

Pick up the nearest book.
Open to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.
Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you

Well, nearest book is a floor upstairs but anything for a good book, so here is the book.

“Tamarind Woman” By Anita Rau Badami (yes, the very same book you see at the top). Ive read this before – a few years before and all I remembered was that it was fascinating, so here I am reading it again. This time enjoying the nuances too..

As we grew older, I stopped trying to show Roopa the hidden worlds that seethed beneath the surface of the ordinary, for it seemed that she had , in her mind, closed the doors that opened into imagination. If she could not see a purple rose on a bush or a peacock on the front lawn, she declared, it couldn’t possibly be there.

“I have rubbed the peel of a ripe Nagpur orange on this card” wrote Ma. “Right now it smells as fresh and tangy as the fruit itself. I hope the smell has not faded by the time the card reaches you. And if it has, all you have to do is imagine.”

I obviously don’t know how to count as I managed to type more than the tag asked me to, but hey, a little insight and some amount of marketing for the book didn’t hurt anyone. It’s a fine book folks, read it if you can.

This time, deviating from the norm of not tagging folks, I shall OD on tagging and here are my 5, of each!

1. Gradwolf

2. Baphomet

3. Anantha

4. Psyriac

5. Naren

6. Sush

7. A-Kay

8. Neha

9. Laksh

10. Mystic Margarita

There, feeling very smug. Now who’s gonna beat me in the turnover rate of doing a tag? *grin

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30 replies on “tag 13 – bookworm”
  1. says: rads

    A-kay: This is fabulous! You are the 3rd person who’d done it already!! :O

    Baph, Sush and you! Yayyy 🙂

    You all are the bestest! 🙂

  2. says: SK

    Tamarind woman, interesting name. I will add it to my longgggg list of to-read books, which seems endless.

  3. says: rads

    Mallika: Welcome! I know, just look at how many folks did it and so soon too! 🙂

    Mitr: Nice seeing you here. I didn’t create this tag, but I so proudly created a “what’s in your bag” tag and it is making its rounds. haha 🙂

    dipali: Yes, that was the 1st publication/version or sthing like that. It IS a good book. 🙂

    Naren: Nothing you write can be rotten. Sometimes swooshes over my head, but your writing style is commendable. You knew that didn’t you, u just wanted me to say this out here :p

    Mystic: awesome! 😀

    Muser: Thank you for tagging me this was good 🙂

    SK: Oh, with this tag, suddenly everyone’s to-dread list has increased tremendously.

  4. says: A-kay

    To-dread – ha ha that will be altogether another tag I suppose 🙂 Thanks for tagging me, got to know of some interesting books.

  5. says: anantha

    ayyo! A tag! But its ok. I am reading a book that I have been really wanting to read for ages and am excited about it too. So will do it sometime in the weekend!

  6. says: rads

    Anantha: nice, you shall compete for the one who drags himself last onto the finish line 😛

    Adithya: Yay 🙂

    maverick: Yeah, it’s like those little yummies they serve you so you can go buy the whole package at the stores. 🙂

    A-kay: Ams eriously debating about doing one such tag. Dread-list, or pet-peeve list sorta..

  7. says: rads

    muser: You are on a roll aren’t you! 🙂 Sure, will do, but seriously as you said, is there anything else left of me to ‘fess up? :

    daisy: Guilty as charged. 🙁

  8. says: Neetal

    Wait… this comment was for the previous post… the poem you wrote… and about this tag… I just finished mine… btw ..me hoping to pick up this book for summer reading… how is it so far… do you like it ?

  9. says: rads

    Neetal: Thanks! 🙂

    O yes, like it very much. It’s written like a journal, and we bloggers relate to that so well. 🙂

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