Thoroughly enjoyed your write-up, SJS. The fact that the reading habits of the majority of the modern cricket-following folk are very much on the wane is disturbing indeed. And we'll soon be in for a dearth of good, aesthetic cricket-writers as well. I've read a bit of Gideon Haigh and he's one of the few modern cricket writers who appeal to me. The other name that comes to mind is of Rahul Bhattcharya.
However, I yearn to read Cardus, CLR James, Ashley Mallett and other such brilliant writers on the game whose works, I'm assuming, you'd have read. While I enjoy cricketing literature very much, I unfortunately do not have either the source for reading the works done by the names I've mentioned above or I'm not yet old enough to arrange for the finances of it all. Your cricket library sounds so enthralling an idea and I must confess that's exactly what I've dreamt of preoccupying myself with when I'm your age and am free from the cobwebs of studies and work. I guess only time will tell whether I'll be able to realise this dream of mine or not but at present, your seemingly large collection of cricket books does make me envious of you.
And oh, I might be only 19 but I too am a one-finger typist, like you.