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Paper book format 160 66.12%
Amazon Kindle 47 19.42%
Apple iPad 6 2.48%
Android Tablet 6 2.48%
B&B Nook 4 1.65%
Sony eBook Reader 0 0%
Smartphone 13 5.37%
Others (mention in post) 3 1.24%
Kobo eReader 3 1.24%
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Old 9th May 2007, 22:35   #196
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does anyone have ebook for Das Perfume...checked the movie it was brilliant...really wanted to read this book..searched entire CP could not find it anywhere..!
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Old 13th May 2007, 14:45   #197
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Default Currently reading > Bill bryson

Currently reading > Bill Bryson - A short history of nearly everything.

And it is just amazing ! It covers everything right from chemistry , physics, astronomy, geology, life sciences and everything in between. Bryson tries to be as informative as possible without being too technical.

There might be books with better and more detailed information out there, but I am sure none will be more readable than this one.

On travel in general the other good books I have read recently are >
15) For Love and a Beetle - A tale of two journeys by by Hodge, Ivan and McGovern, Petronella

21) Yakety Yak: Bombay to Beijing by Bicycle By McGilton Russell

12) Off The Rails - by Tim Cope and Chris Heatherly

2) Being Indian by Pavan K Verma

12) Off The Rails - by Tim Cope and Chris Heatherly

All time favorite is this one
10) Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
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Old 24th June 2007, 02:17   #198
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michael crichton, ludlum and reilly

Vince Flynn rocks!
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Old 24th June 2007, 10:44   #199
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The Conspiracy Club-Jonathan Kellerman

Really good book
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The best adventure travel book I have read is Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy. An Irish woman's account of a bicycle ride from Dunkirk to Delhi - alone. In 1963. She passed Europe in winter and covered Pakistan to India in summer!! Quite a feat.
Currently reading iCon - the unauthorised biography of Steve Jobs.
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Old 6th July 2007, 15:28   #201
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Still love reading Tom Sharpe's books. Full of fun.
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Old 6th July 2007, 18:26   #202
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iCon - the unauthorised biography of Steve Jobs.
Lovely title, ain't it?? :
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Old 6th July 2007, 18:43   #203
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Me reading Gregory Roberts "Shantharam"
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Lovely title, ain't it?? :
Yeah. I guess they deliberately named it like that. But all said and done, it's not easy for a non-technical person like Steve Jobs to cobble up a company like Apple, take it to the top, then get thrown out and then come back again and pull the company out from the brink of collapse and launch some of the greatest products of the century like iPod, iMac and now iPhone.
But I think his greatest contribution is in making the computer into a lifestyle product, rather than just a staid machine that could calculate very fast. And of course the iPod that revolutionised the way music is listened to. The walkman in the 80s was the last such revolution.
Steve Jobs in my definition is the greatest showman alive on earth today.
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uh-oh! and i always thought that forrest gump was the one who made apple.
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Me right now reading Jonathan Kellerman's- The Murder Book
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me reading Will Durant - "The Story of Philosophy".

Yeah, its not so very interesting, but some things, u'll come know that they'd discovered even before christ's era.

Some fundas:

Aristotle has written that women have lesser teeth than men

In those days, they did experiments with genes in those days. they found out, a caucasian lady married a black, the new-borns were all white, but surprisingly the second generation had black offspring. strange?

Many more trivia such as these
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Old 17th July 2007, 14:40   #208
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I just finished reading- Echo Burning by Lee Child. It's a superb book and one of my favorite characters ( Jack Reacher-ex US Military Guy). I really liked all books by Lee Child, do give it a try guys.

Right now i am reading- The Second Saladin by Stephen Hunter.
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so far my favourite book has been 1984 by george orwell
my sister recently gave me the celestine prophecies will start reading that soon..
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my top 5 books:
1. Angels & Demons-Dan Brown
2. The Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown
3. The Fountainhead-Ayn Rand
4. The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho
5. Five point someone & One night @ call center-Chetan Bhagat
last book i read was "tell me your dreams" by sidney sheldon.
currently i'm reading "The devil and miss Prym" by paulo coelho
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