So little time, so much to read

Heaven knows if any other reporter in any newspaper in Bangalore has invested so much time, energy and enthusiasm—not to speak of money—as our Shilpa P to usher in 2007.

The metro bureau surprise packet has rustled up greeting cards, single roses, bouquets and even a cake to mark the New Year, going to show what a desperately dead place the world would be without the young.

As if that weren’t enough, she wants a list of books to read, probably a new year resolution.

A good place to start may be a daily visit to two good websites, Arts & Letters Daily ( and So Many Books (

But surely her well-read colleagues—and we know who they are—may suggest a few?

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