When I was first introduced to this word by Lulu,I thought the pronounciation is like Pele.But then when I did a google search I realised from one of the sites that the right way is to pronounce it as meem like dream or neem.That is for starters.And now my answers to the 5 questions.
1)Total number of books that I own:
My father was a voracious reader.He left behind a massive collection of books on a variety of subjects.My wife and I have been collecting books for the last 35 years.I have therefore a collection of more than 10,000 books.
2)Last book I bought:Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.An international best seller,the Daily Telegraph calls it a literary masterpiece.
3)The last book I read:The Red Carpet by Lavanya Sankaran.Very enjoyable and witty.
4)Five Books that mean a lot to me:Now,that is a toughie.What comes to me straightaway are:
4.1)The 4000 Sacred Verses by Sriram Bharathi (The Tamil Vedas)
4.2)The Ramayana by Ashok.K.Banker
4.3)The Mahabharatha by C.Rajagopalachari
4.4)Lance Armstrong-It's Not About the Bike,My Journey Back to Life-a true story of a six times Tour de France winner
4.5) Seven Habits of the Most Effective People by Stephen Covey
5)Which 5 people would I like to see fill this out in their blog?.That is still tougher.
5.1)Lulu because she introduced me to blogging when it had just started.
5.2)Rums who reads my blog and comments and I have started reading hers.
5.3)Vir Sanghvi-I like his writing.
5.4)Manmohan Singh-what lies in the mind of this genius?
5.5)Abdul Kalam-for the same reason.