I’ve a cousin named Musab who also owns a blog
. He is totally in love with this author as well as I am. I found this widget and here it is. Although he is the author of a hundred novels, I’m determined to read them all.I read his first book “Young Men in Spats” about three weeks ago. Mum and li’l sis were going to Murree by Daewoo. First they had to go to Rawalpindi (to Musab’s place) and then Murree the next day. I had bought four of the rare books for my 21 year old cousin Musab and Mom was gointa take the books with her the next day. I had only one night to read any one of the books. I picked “Yound Men in Spats”, a collection of PG Wodehouse’s short stories. The back cover said that it contained Wodehouse’s own favourite “The Amazing Hat Mystery”. So I started with it. minutes into the read and guffawed like crazy at the punchlines. And then there was no stopping me and I read the whole book by 6:30 in the morning( Although my speed is…well, read this post
to get an idea of my reading speed. Regular readers have a pretty good one.) Mom was already up and preparing for the departure. So they departed and the novels arrived at my cousin’s place by noon. So this was how my PG Wodehouse journey started. This hunt of PG Wodehouse’s novels is gonna be a hard one cuz his books are so rare. Every time Musab comes here, to Lahore, he visits most of the bookshops for Wodehouse. No luck every time. I haven’t got any library from which I can …steal…them. Yes. I don’t suppose stealing books is an evil deed (Although I haven’t done so myself, my bro has, for me 😉 It was “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” one of the most admired book of Pakistan.) I think Musab’ll be a great help in this quest (yes, that’s what a PG collecter calls it). He’s got quite a number of PG’s books. Mostly smuggled from a library by placingem under his trousers. He’s done a complete post on this “…Of me and PG Wodehouse” or something. You just visit his blog and search for Wodehouse. I’ve got “Adventures of Sally” on my shelf currently and will start it after reading “Lif of Pi” by Yann Martel(A book gifted by Musab). You may have noticed that I and Musab are like… good nerdy cousins. Unlike my other cousins, who are just Mr-too-good-for-books type I find only him with whome I can talk about books, socccer and stuff. When I suggested PG Wodehouse to one of my friends who never reads a book, he said,” Yar yeh kia hua? I don’t wanna sit with my parents all day and read a book when I could’ve been playing soccer…” He had that meek lamb-like look on his face.
haha…poor guy took P.G. for “parental guidance” instead of “Pellham Granville”!
Here’s spiffing widget by some jolly cracking chappies over at Facebook!
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PS. I’m amazed. Not only because of the quips by PG Wodehouse but by the fact that I actually managed to post a flash widget on WordPress! Wasn’t that kinda impossible?