tagged me with this bookworm questionnaire, although I stopped being a bookworm long time ago (When you translate books for a living, reading cannot be a hobby!). I told her at first: "bala fadayeh ya benet", but I guess tomorrow is the day of scandals anyway :pNumber of books I own:
Actually, I didn't count them, but there are several bookshelves at home. I have also borrowed books to read, more than those I bought.Last book I bought: Rissala 2ila El-Okhtayn
(Letter to the two sisters) By Issa Makhlouf. I'm a huge fan. I even waited for him to show up and made him sign it in person.Last book I read:
I think it was The Davinci Code
by Dan Brown.Five books that mean a lot to me:
1. Birds of September
by Emilie Nasrallah. I was ten when I read it for the first time. The book made me read almost everything else she had written (I used to have this rule: If I liked a book by a certain author, then I should read all his books). I even remember the last couple of lines:
وقفت هناك، أمدّ ساعديّ للريح: بطلة خائرة في حلبة السّباق، نقطة استفهام على جبين الأرض
2. Le Tres-bas, by Christian Bobin: One can easily weep when reading this book, not because of the sadness of the events, but out of the beauty it holds within the lines.
3. 3ayn el Sarab By Issa Makhlouf: My own Sacred Book. as simple as that.
4. Les Voleurs de Beaute by Pascal Bruckner : How much do youth and beauty really count? It is definitely a must-read.
5. Le Chateau de Ma Mere by Marcel Pagnol: I know this one is very old, but there's just something about Pagnol. (Le Manon des Sources est encore plus dechirant!)
The book I am reading since long but could not finish: A book written by a blogger/friend. It's not that I could not finish it, but too much work have kept me from reading it. But don't worry, I will :)
Tagging: Everyone interested.