Monday, July 18, 2005

the Book Tag...

Thanks to Manuel L. Quezon III....I will proceed to bore you stupid with my little world of books!!

I would like to point out that as my life is in a state of reading material is following suit!

Number of books on my present only 15...about another 500 following close behind me

Number of books I own...over 1600 (at the last count about 3 years ago!) storage all over the day...I hope to have them all together - that will be a good day indeed!!

Last five books I bought
The Manila Hotel - Beth Day Romulo
Cool Hotels Asia/Pacific - Design Pockets
The Balthazar cookbook - Keith McNally (I don't cook, but this is a great food reference book as well!)
Henry VIII - Alison Weir
The Clinton Wars - Sidney Blumenthal

Books I am reading now
The Manila Hotel - as above
Towards developing a Filipino Culture - F. Landa Jocano
War reporting for cowards - Chris Ayres
The Doomed Oasis - Hammond Innes - comfort reading i.e....have read it many, many times before
It gets better after Cairo - Trudy Culross - comfort reading
From the flight deck: Boeing 747 - LHR - HKG - Bruce Campion Smith
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - comfort reading

Last five books I read
60 Million Frenchmen can't be wrong - Jean Benoit Nadeau & Julie Barlow
Rules of Engagement: A life in conflict - Tim Collins
Running a Hotel on the Roof of the World - Alec de Soeur
Air Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones & Anonymous
America's Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines - James Hamilton-Paterson

Books I'll this is I just limited myself to the ones that live by my bed and get read and re-read and re-read!
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
It gets better after Cairo - Trudy Culross
A room with a view - E.M. Forster
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T.E. Lawrence
Zemindar - Valerie Fitzgerald
Complete works of Shakespeare
Now we are six - A.A. Milne
When we were very young - A.A. Milne
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Mary, Queen of Scots - Antonia Fraser
The importance of being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Hotel Babylon (the original) - Arnold Bennett
Rendevous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
All the Simon Schama - History of Britain books

Reading back through the is rather an embarrassing collection...makes me out to be quite the airhead! Anyway...

I'm not too sure about the protocol guessing that I pass this on to some

Spike at Hongkie Town - he always seems to have some good book on the am looking for some tips!

Stefan & Dave - ditto...I realise that their blog is not really suitable for the above...but maybe they could hide it away somewhere just for reference find out what a visitor to the Fragrant Harbour reads.

And finally....Mr Miyagi, for the Singaporean outlook...and because he's cute (hey.. I'm a girl after all!!!)


Blogger Mr Bore said...

Oh Swallows and Amazons: I so used to love this. I read a couple of them again a few years ago, and they were just as magical. Great choices!

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