Saturday, December 10, 2011

Timepass post

I'm thinking of switching to Wordpress, but haven’t really worked on it (procrastinating, as usual). But I've been on Blogger for so long (officially it’s been four years) that it’s hard to let go just like that. I think it must be kind of like having a new phone number and texting the people in your contacts list “Hey this is me and this is my new number”. Of course if you don’t say your name your friends may think you are some psycho stalker and hit the Delete button immediately.

The thing I like about Wordpress is, the Freshly Pressed posts you see when you open it. You discover amazing blogs / blogposts every other day. Like the one that asked you to “Please describe yourself in the most annoying way possible”, the one that made me laugh out loud, even when I thought about it afterwards –“Christmas Gift Guide: Revenge Edition”, or the “Top Ten Movies I'm Embarrassed I Haven’t Seen”.

Today I discovered a new blogpost, The 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list, and the blogger had listed around 1200 books (Yeah I know the title says 1001 books). It is not the definitive list or anything, just one person's opinion, but a pretty good list there I must say. From the list I’d read a few,  some I left mid-book, bought but didn’t open, read the translated version, watched the movie, and read the comic book and abridged versions.

I went through the entire list, and here are the books which I've read. Excluding the abridged, translated, comics and movie versions. Maybe I should make my own list from this - Top 100 books I'm embarrassed I haven't read. (Oh, and try the Wordpress thing. It's much better than wasting your time on Facebook.)

(Only 37? Now I AM embarrassed. Now how many have you read from that list? Not mine you idiot.) 
  1. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  2. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  5. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  6. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  7. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  8. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
  9. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  10. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
  11. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  12. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  13. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  14. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  16. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  19. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  20. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  21. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  22. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  23. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  24. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  25. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  26. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  27. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
  28. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
  29. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
  30. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  31. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  32. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  33. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  34. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  35. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  36. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  37. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe


  1. Rawn insawn ve daih rawh. blogger hi chu tlangval siniar Sandman ate tan a tawk chiah ;-P

    Keini nag sleek deuh chu WP ah nuam kan ti.....

    Topic tih a, tag lo lang follow te saw a tha asin aw. Freshly Presh -ah hian ka blog pakhat zawk chu an chhuah ve zan tawh ;-P Mahse, id chu ka sawi dawn leu ;-)

  2. haha Freshly Pressed ka tihna :-)

  3. Miss Aduh, ka chhiar tawh hnu a va tam love aw.. Ka chhiar tawh ho pawh a Mizo tawngin an ni hlawm. A movie chuan ka en nual tawh zawk a. Count of Monte Cristo hi ngaihnawm ka ti ngei. Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Hound of Baskervilles, Robinson Crusoe hi ka chhiar tawh a. A movie-a ka en pawh an awm nual a nih khi..

    Blogger hi gadget vel dah a awlsam a, html edit pawh a awlsam. Blog chei duh paw'n a tha. Wordpress chu blog-a awm sa ni lo widget dang pawh ka dah thei lo chu a nih hi. Mahse, blogger aiin kawng tam takah ka duh zawk. A page a të/rit lo.

  4. sekibuhchhuak - Fressedly Presh... ah ka tihpalh i blog an lo Freshly Pressed chu lo sawi la, lo en ila. I va titha ve, blogger sang tam taka zinga an lo thlan chhuah nalh theih che chu i post pawh en a chakawm alawm le. Ka rawn insawn tep, pangparthi nen min lo hmuak la.

    TS - Lehkhabu thenkhat hi chu ka chhiar ang ka tih ve thin, mahse lei pawh tum lemlo, chhiar pawh tum lemlo a ni hlawm. A then te chu a bu pawh ka lei, mahse chhiar lemloh te. Lehkhabu lei hi chu ka awlsam khawp, niminah pawh Ripley's Believe it or Not bu hi an rawn zuar a ka lo lei ringawt a, chhiar lamah hian tan lak a ngai a ni.

  5. Believe It or Not hi chu internet-ah hian ka chhiar nasa a, a buin ka duh ve khawp mai. Min lo hawn dawn nia. :-) Chuan freshly Press

  6. Ripley's hi chu hmanah khan black & white ngei khan Phantom comics velah khan a awm tel thin (in ka hria, chiang tawh lo). A hnuah TV show te an neih kha chuan ka en peih der lo thung.

    Tuna ka lei hi chu a rit beu buau lutuk. Ka peih leh ka lo hawn ang.

  7. wordpress aia blogger tha ka tihna chu kan duh zawng a dah belh hnem theih zawk leh thlalak post a awlsam zawk hi ania.

  8. If you want I can compile a "Top 50 TV shows across all genre you must watch before you die" list. I still don't know why you waste precious time on books... Its because of books that our society is falling apart. Quick, switch over to TV shows if you want to save our civilization from total anarchy!


  9. Robinson Crusoe hi chu Audio book in ka ngaithla a.. muthulu chungin ka ngaithla zo vek.. :-)

  10. "Hmeichhe love story chhiar fo tehi an kawppuiteah beiseina an nei sang thei bik a, enkawl an hahthlak," ti a sawi a ni thin.

    Nang zawng love story lam ai mahin i adventurous hmelin ka hria, enkawl i nuam zek maithei hairehai.

  11. Out of 37, 16 chiah ka la chhiar. The Godfather, Wuthering Heights leh Gone with the wind hian ka lung an la ti leng reng nia.

  12. am glad you share this..chuks chuks chuks.. nothing more , nothing less!!

  13. Sangpuiipa - Kei chu blog par chhei chhuai leh tihtur neuh neuh tam lutuk hi ka duh lo. If you visit my blog you are here to read my posts, tih hi ni tawp mai. Blog thenkhata phe zek zek,opinion poll, milem kal zet zet ang te hi ka mit a lo tikham thin.

    Kim - You and your TV shows. I don't watch TV at all, so TV shows are pretty much out of the question. Recently downloaded "How I Met Your Mother" and watched a few seasons, it was not bad. But the thing with these shows is you cannot stop at just one episode or season, you are like "OMG what happens next" and have to watch the complete season which I think eats up a LOT of your time.

    Alejendro - Audio book hi ka la ngaithla chhin miahlo. Rilru a peng duh fu lo maw?

  14. HV - Love Story te chu tleirawl laiin chhiar ve nasa thin, M&B Mizo tawnga lehlin atang ngat khan mawle kan chhiar tan. Mahse ka chhiar lohna a rei ta, a bu kawm ka chhiar a a thawnthu awm dan tur ka hre lawk vek tawh. Adventurous zualpui pawh a reh tawh.

    sheldon - Thanks for visiting! Out of 37 nilovin out of 1200 a nih zawk hi, a original list khi va en tha leh mah teh, 16 ai ngawt chuan i chhiar tam tawh ang.

    MKhawla - Nice to see you out of G+. Google have replaced my Blogger profile with my G+ profile, which is why you'd see old me standing there on the right side corner. Thanks for visiting.

  15. Adventurous loh chuan i boring roh phian tur ania hairehai :D (fiamthu)

  16. Jim Weiss hian a chhiar thiam a, mut a chhuak duh. Muh tih chhuah nan ka ngaithla ve mai mai. :-P Mahni a chhiar tluk a awmlo..

  17. Ka en tha leh ngat e. Sang chuang zingah chuan 16 ngawt chu a ni lo deuh. Mahse ka score sang lo khawp mai. Kan thih hma a chhiar vek tur ni ta tak tak se...huphurhawm fuuu ni..haha

    Audio Book hi ka ngaithla thiamlo, chhiar ngei hi a nuam zawk.

  18. HV - Lo boring tlut ang tih chu hlauhawm leh bawk si!

    Alejendro - Mutchhuah nan chuan men hun pangngai aia rei men tluk a awm lo :P

    sheldon - Lehkhabu chhiarna hun hi a vang ta khawp mai, Internet hian kan khawvel zawng zawng a luah zo tawh.

  19. Sap tawngin thiam leh thiam lovin i ziak ve a, Mizo tawng hlirin comment i dawng leh sia :) . Ka chhiar tawh hnu a va tleeemmmm. Chuan books of major religion ho a dah lova he list hi KA PAWM LO

  20. Chham, nia thiam leh thiam lovin ka rawn risk ve thuai anih kha. Kha nang pawn Mizo tawng thoin nih kha i rawn comment. He list hi i recognise lo tihna ni maw a saptawng tak chuan?