1. What is the total number of books you’ve owned?
Pfft. Who knows? I estimate around 700-800 books. Probably a lot more when I start adding the books left at my parents's.
2. What is the last book you bought?
I bought five books at the same time:
- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
- The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo, William Marsden, Manuel Komroff
- Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk
- Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
- Salina by A. Samad Said
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
4. What are you currently reading?
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
5. What are the 5 books that have meant a lot to you or that you particularly enjoyed?
Hmm. Have to think a bit on this...
- Going Solo by Roald Dahl
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Probably something from Paul Theroux. Like The Great Railway Bazaar.
7. What book(s) that caught your attention but never had a chance to read?
Hmm. Children of the Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz and The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
8. What book(s) that you’ve owned for so long but never read it?
- Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. I've had it for two years plus now. Bought it from a recommendation of a friend. Been meaning to read it but I never seem to get to it...
- Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
- Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
- Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
9. Who are you going to pass this meme to (3 persons) and why?
I'm flushing it down the toilet. So long, meme!