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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 22nd April 2014, 15:13   #871
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Please add 'Kobo' e-reader as one of the options. It is one of the popular e-readers in the market.
Added it. Never heard of this one before.
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Old 22nd April 2014, 16:22   #872
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I have added a poll to the thread. Kindly participate, I would love to see the result.
Voted. There are lots of convenient options out there now, but nothing beats the rustle of real pages and the scent of printed paper for me.


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.......Michael Ondatjee if you haven't read his books. English patient is one of my favorites
Will surely give this one a try sometime. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Would suggest Michael Ondatjee if you haven't read his books. English patient is one of my favorites
Good read, if not for the Hindi filmi ending, eh?
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Added it. Never heard of this one before.
Thank You! Kobo is the only company who are fully into e-ink technology. All others have it as a add-on business. Also, they are the only company who has HD e-ink reader.

https://www.kobo.com/koboaurahd
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Good read, if not for the Hindi filmi ending, eh?
Well it has an Indian playing a significant role in the story line and hence the bollywood ending I guess
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One of the very popular IBM books Who says elephant's cant dance. http://www.amazon.com/Who-Says-Eleph...+can%27t+dance Makes a nice read and gives a perspective of how IBM was/is in comparison to more agile companies like Apple (Read Walter Isacson's biography of Jobs)
Who says Elephants can't dance? By Louis V Gerstner.

Interesting thread title, if it didn't read - 'Inside IBM's historic turnaround' on the cover, along with the IBM logo. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't have given a second thought for this book, but I did only since I wanted to know more about IBM.

However, it turned out to be one of the best management books I have gone through. A nice retrospect into what the company did right initially, which later developed into its main weaknesses. And how a giant as IBM could be saved from within, with just the right focus and effort.

I expected to read the adventures of Mr. Gerstner, but in the end- i feel he has rightly managed to shift the focus to various departments including marketing agencies and customers. Definitely worth a second read for those interested in management strategies.
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Currently reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Favorites are Richard Bach, Ashwin Sanghi, Dan Brown and Classics.
In the racy fiction ones David Baldacci never fails to impress.
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Old 19th May 2014, 12:35   #878
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Finished Rafa by Rafael Nadal & John Carlin and Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For. Rafa was simplistic narrative of which the highlights were his no nonsense approach towards training and simple life he and his folks lead. Jeffrey Archer as usual was gripping but nothing outstanding.

At present started A Short Walk in the Hindukush by Eric Newby. Zeored on it after the Google search recommended it to be amongst 10 best travel books of our time. At the same time also reading short stories by Premchand in Hindi. Brilliant as expected.
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Finally got "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. Always wanted to read it but never got down to it. Got the 3 volumes of the Everyman's Edition second hand for a good price.
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The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth is also a good book. Currently reading it.
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Finished reading a few books on my new kindle. Feedback below

1. The book thief by Markus Zusak - very well written book and if you enjoy a simple story then you should read this. The author spends a lot of time describing the location and weaves it into the characters very well.

2. I am the messenger by Markus Zusak - started reading this after the book thief as I liked the author's style and flow. A very different story line, which at times is pretty griping and some of the twists in the story are very well written.

3. Presumed Innocent by scott Turow - If you enjoy murder mystery, then this is a must read. There is a slow build up and even in the end when you get to know who the murderer is, it does not sink in. There are times when it gets a little boring and you are lost as you really cant see the direction in which the story is headed but on the whole a very good whodunnit!

4. Fadeout by Joseph Hansen - The first book of the Dave Brandsetter series, which again is a murder mystery. This was published in 1970 and i guess the pacing of the story line reflects it. Not something that I would recommend today as we are used to characters that have a lot of depth and complexity.

5. The wolf of wall street - The movie does justice to the book when it comes to the story line but it doesn't do justice to the character of Jordan Belfort. The book portray a different side of the money hungry banker that is a lot more human. Would surely recommend reading the book if you haven't watched the movie

6. Be Careful what you wish for (Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer - again a racy page turner which picks up from the last book and leaves the reader wondering. Wonder how he manages to do this with every book of his

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Read three Reachers back to back - One Shot, The Affair and Echo Burning.

Our dude DOES NOT sleep around with women in Echo Burning. Quite a refreshing change I would say, specially after reading The Affair, where the sex scenes were so explicit that it felt like reading porn.

Next on the list is yet another Reacher - Worth Dying For. Love the character.
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Reading 'The game of thrones' now. Man, this have more twists and turns than any other book I have read, and the title is so apt for the series.

Just started the fourth book and cant wait to finish all the five books.

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Finished Rafa by Rafael Nadal & John Carlin and Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For.
Be Careful What You Wish For - Some how, this one slipped off my Radar - will read it soon after I finish the Game of Thrones. I loved the first three books and hope this one will also be as engrossing as the first three.

I have also lined up some books by Murakami which I have not read yet.

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Read three Reachers back to back - One Shot, The Affair and Echo Burning.

Our dude DOES NOT sleep around with women in Echo Burning. Quite a refreshing change I would say, specially after reading The Affair, where the sex scenes were so explicit that it felt like reading porn.

Next on the list is yet another Reacher - Worth Dying For. Love the character.
I completed the series a few months ago. The character is indeed interesting and the only thing which keeps you hooked throughout. Some stories are very good but you will find out as you go into the series that some are really bummers.
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Just started reading 'Capital in the twenty first century' by Thomas Piketty. Definitely not a bedtime book, you need to pay full attention while reading through each line!
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