Recent books—Daryaganj and more

I went to Daryaganj again last Sunday and bought me some new books.

  • Eon by Greg Bear (finished reading)
  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (hardcover)
  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • Smith of Wooten Major and Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien (almost done)
  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  • The Wind in the Willows by Grahame Cooper

All that for a total of Rs. 220 (around 5.6 US$) only. I love the place!

I’ve started applying the tag ‘daryaganj’ to books I’ve picked up there (on LibraryThing). I hope others start picking this habit up as well—it would be a lot of fun to see what books people manage to get their hands on.

Also, here’s my recent order on Sify:

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman — already delivered, finished reading
  • The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay (Fionavar Tapestry Book 2)
  • The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay (Fionavar Tapestry Book 3) — already delivered, can’t read this until I get book 2 though
  • Black Man by Richard Morgan

Comments (3)

  1. Nishith Prabhakar wrote::

    Hey dude, next time to visit Daryaganj for books, can you check the following books up for me:
    Cosmos (Carl Sagan – Hardcover if available)
    Bapu Kutir (Rajni Bakshi – Paperback edition)

    You can buy them off for me, if the each is less than Rs 200 :), and I will pick it up from Office, the next time I am in NOIDA.


    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 9:57 #
  2. Nishith Prabhakar wrote::

    I got excited seeing the dirt cheap prices you have mentioned, too many typos in that comment there :)

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 9:58 #
  3. Ankit Solanki wrote::

    Sure thing! I don't know when I’ll go there next though; have enough reading material on my hands for now, and not enough time.

    And re. spelling: you got NOIDA right, instead of turning it into a noun (Noida) like everyone does. That evens up the score ;)

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 13:08 #