Friday, October 7, 2011

Reading Challenge: The Birth Year Reading Challenge






Almost at the fag end of the year, I have decided to participate in another challenge.  The Birth_Year Reading Challenge hosted by Hotchpotcafe requires you to read at least one book from the year of your birth or if that doesn't appeal to you, there is an option of rolling dice and selecting another year.


Well, I decided to read only Indian fiction written in English for this challenge. Rolled the (virtual) dice and ended up with the year 2009. A quick search of the shelves revealed these two books (borrowed from a young cousin - who reads a lot of contemporary YA Indian literature - many moons ago) that I intend to read for this challenge:


'Oh Shit, Not Again' by Mandar Kokate



"Have you ever experienced what happens when a porn movie is mistakenly played in front of your grandma and the CD player Refuses to stop?"




Zero Percentile: Missed IIT Kissed Russia by Neeraj Chhibba


"Their conversation was broken by a loud knuckled knock on the door. It was the Sardarni Aunty from the lane behind our house. Her husband was the only proud owner of a telephone in our two lanes of twenty houses. He was the personal assistant to the secretary in the ministry and so enjoyed the privilege of a phone at home. From the look on her face it did not seem that she cared one bit for this privilege. She had been woken up from her siesta by the ring of her telephone. The call was to tell Papa that he had been summoned for an urgent meeting to the office. if looks could kill, the meeting in the evening would have happened without Papa."




If I have time I might read other books published in 2009 but as of now I am reading just these two.




If you too want to participate in this challenge (you can sign up for it till the 30th of Nov.), go here for the details:


http://hotchpotcafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/birth-year-reading-challenge-2011-time.html



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