A book tag!!!! Finally!!!

Violet Gauri tagged me with this, and thankfully, my current writers block necessitates that I do this tag pronto, without delay and without deliberation. I am not going to give myself the luxury of time and rumination over this, so most of this is straight off the bat, and is prone to revision later in clearer, more unfuzzed with hunger, mind times.

Here goes:
1) What author do you own the most books by?
PG Wodehouse

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Nah. I’m not fussy.
4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Superman. Whoa!!!

5) What book have you read the most times in your life?
Most of the writings by PG Wodehouse.
6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old?

7) What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi.  Donot read it even if someone puts a gun to your head.
8) What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
The Imperial Agent by Timeri Murari and The Wasted Vigil by Nabeel Aslam. Also Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani.  Cmon. One best book you give me?

9) If you could force everyone to read one book, what would it be?
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for literature?
Who am I to comment, never having taken the plunge into writing a book myself. Any book publishers out there, this hack is waiting for an offer she cant resist!

11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie?

Douglas Adams The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Wait, there is a movie already?????


12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie?
The Diary of Anne Frank
13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
Dont ask about the things I and Mills and Boons heroes got upto in the dark of my dreams.

14) What is the most lowbrow book you’ve read as an adult?
Again The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. Ugh ugh and triple ugh.
15) What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
A History of Philosophy.

16) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer?
Chaucer anyday, such rollicking fun.
17) Austen or Eliot?
Neither. Dickens.
18) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading?
The Russians. Except for a bit of Tolstoy and Chekov I have nothing. Nor

19) What is your favorite novel?
Gone with the wind. Pity I never had the flashing green eyes or the 16 inch waist, but I could never see what she saw in the damned wimpy Ashley.

20) Play?
A Clockwork Orange.

21) Short story?
Somerset Maugham – All
22) Work of non-fiction?
The life of Albert Einstein

23) Who is your favorite writer?
Once again, just one???? Cmon, have a heart. Douglas Adams, PG Wodehouse, Dave Barry, W Somerset Maugham, Helen Fielding, J K Rowling, JRR Tolkein, Jerome K Jerome, Stephen King, Erica Jong and Jonathan Swift. Will add to this later.

As is mandatory, I tag






and whoever else wishes to take this up.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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4 Responses to A book tag!!!! Finally!!!

  1. aneela says:

    haan bhai what was it with the wimpish ashley?


  2. D says:

    #7: Thank you for the advice on The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay. You’ve just saved me the money for another better book.


  3. Sue says:

    HOY! You’re supposed to let me know if I’ve been tagged!


  4. Kiran Manral says:

    Aneela: Tell me about it. What was that Scarlett smoking???

    d: You can take me out to lunch on that.

    Sue: You’re supposed to read the blogs to know youve been tagged…. ;p


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