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Paper book format 159 66.53%
Amazon Kindle 45 18.83%
Apple iPad 6 2.51%
Android Tablet 6 2.51%
B&B Nook 4 1.67%
Sony eBook Reader 0 0%
Smartphone 13 5.44%
Others (mention in post) 3 1.26%
Kobo eReader 3 1.26%
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Old 21st December 2006, 20:20   #166
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The book I've enjoyed the most: "Jonathan Livingston Seagull - a story "by Richard Bach"
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Old 21st December 2006, 20:49   #167
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Most of the books which I read are non-fiction .
a brief history of time-stephen hawking(half -finished)
the universe in a nutshell-stephen hawking
sherlock holmes
C++ complete reference-schidt
Internal combustion engines-Ganesan(started)
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Old 21st December 2006, 20:52   #168
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Current read:
The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman
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Old 21st December 2006, 21:46   #169
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My experiments with truth - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
David copperfield - Charles Dickens
Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sons and lovers - D H Lawrence
First among equals - Jeffrey Archer
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Old 21st December 2006, 21:52   #170
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Im a heavy duty book reader, like to read mostly non fiction & indian fiction
Top 5
1. Swami and Friends
2. Bachelor of Arts
3. Freedom at Midnight
4. Triumph of truth
5. Mein Kampf

Right now reading "The Kite Runner"
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Old 21st December 2006, 21:52   #171
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Am not much of a reader, but out of the few that I have read the following come to my mind:
1) Where Eagles Dare by Alistair McLean
2) A Farewell to Arms by E.M. Hemingway
3) Odyssey by Homer
4) Macbeth by Shakespeare
5) Godfather by Mario Puzo

Actually, come to think of it, I haven't read many books. Am more into trivia and quiz.

Have just finished The Godfather. Now started with Mein Kampf and Sherlock Holmes series, which will keep me busy for 2007.
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Old 21st December 2006, 22:35   #172
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I've been a voracious reader since I could read. I'm mostly a fiction guy, and mostly pulp fiction, at that. Favourites are so many that I can't even begin to list them. Some of the ones that immediately jump to mind in no order:

- The Lord of the Rings (all 3 parts/books) by JRR Tolkien
- Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton (the first time I read it, I read it in a single sitting)
- Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth
- Holding the Zero by Gerald Seymour
- The Partner by John Grisham
- Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
- The Talented Mr.Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
- Rita Hayworth & the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
- The Green Mile by Stephen King

etc etc etc... :-)

Currently reading all of Ian Fleming's original James Bond books. Finished Casino Royale yesterday. Started on Live and Let Die today.
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Old 22nd December 2006, 11:29   #173
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Currenly on John Connoly's "The White Road".
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Old 22nd December 2006, 15:38   #174
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Currently reading "Kafka on the shore " by Murakami Haruki
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Old 22nd December 2006, 18:04   #175
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In no particular order

Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
Stephen King's IT.
Gerand Durell - My Family and Other Animals.
Bill Bryson - A Short History Of Nearly Everything.
Salem's Lot by SK
Timeline by Michael Crichton
Hand Of God by Fredrick Forsythe


Currently reading Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre and The Talisman by SK......

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Old 26th December 2006, 11:21   #176
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Just picked up "Inspite of the Gods"..
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Old 26th December 2006, 15:40   #177
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Great thread! Here are my top 5 (in no particular order):

1) Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
2) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
3) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
4) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - whole series (Douglas Adams)
5) Dune (Frank Herbert)

Currently reading:
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
The World is Flat (Thomas Friedman)
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Old 26th December 2006, 16:04   #178
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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS ................... 1 HELLUVA BOOK ...... ! Its whack ..... you have to even watch the movie .
Yes!....looks like I'm not the only HS Thompson fan around here! Varun, I'm sure you would enjoy his other work as well, including "Hell's Angels", "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail", and some of his shorter works like "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved".

To the Douglas Adams fans: DA is a genius in the classical sense given his ability to combine and satirize different genres. I too did not like the way HHGTG ended, but felt it was right to have such a foreboding end to such a twisted story. Anyone seen the movie? Unfortunately, it only covers the first book, but nonetheless has fascinating visual interpretations of it!
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Old 17th March 2007, 10:06   #179
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I like Ludlum- the Bourne series, Jefferey Archer, Wilbur smith - all his books are great, Dan brown - Da vince code

Currently reading FISH...My company distributed this out and are planning on having some team building excercise on this book. So really, I'm forced to read this one, but it seems pretty interesting.. would recommend it to all those who feel they are stuck in a boring job.
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Freakonomics - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
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