Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


View Poll Results: I read most my books in...
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%
Voters: 239. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th February 2006, 17:56   #91
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

I personally hate reading, but the one book i've managed to read fully and liked it was 'The Guns Of Navarone'
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2006, 13:05   #92
BHPian
 
sivadas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 487
Thanked: 53 Times
Default

Some how I missed this good thread. I mostly like classics. Here is my list:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Translated from French - The greatest literary work I have ever read.
Mujrim Hazir Ho by Bimal Mitra - Translated from Bengali - Most touching novel I have ever read. I love all books by him.
The Complete works of Bashir by Vikom Muhammed Bashir - Malayalam - Great works by this great author.
The lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien - The ultimate fantassy book.
And Quiet flows the Don by Mikhil Sholokhov - Transated from Russian - One of the many great Russian classics.

Currently reading Ponniyin Selvan By Kalki - Translated from Tamil. You should read his other book 'Sivakamiyin Sapatham' as well.
sivadas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2006, 13:13   #93
BHPian
 
turbofreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 112
Thanked: 0 Times
Talking fav books

Hi All,

Here's my list....

1) in the name of the father - AJ Quinnell
2) angels and demons- Dan Brown
3) sphinx - Robin cook
4) map of bones - James rollins
5) The lost army of Cambyses - Paul Sussman

Currently i am reading....Amazonia by James Rollins

Regards,
Turbofreak
turbofreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2006, 21:34   #94
BHPian
 
satyamenon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 110
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tifosikrishna
I am planning to buy "what if i had never tried" by rossi. still waiting for suggestions....
Sorry for not responding sooner, Tifosikrishna...

Its a good book. worth a read. mostly about his early days in racing... nothing much about the more recent years.. but still interesting enough for me to finish it in 3 working days flat.
satyamenon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2006, 21:52   #95
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Stuttgart, Germany.
Posts: 815
Thanked: 96 Times
Default

Adding to my list...... Dracula - Bram Stoker!!
Edmund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2006, 23:52   #96
BHPian
 
adit1329's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 344
Thanked: 0 Times
Default My List

Books have always been my companion. I need to read a book whenever I am awake..

My fav list would be in no order of preference

1) TINTIN
2) Fountainhead
3) Mein Kampf
4) Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
5) All books by John Grisham
6) Catch 22
7) Comics (Tinkle, Phantom, Mandrake, Richie Rich, Bahadur etc)
8) The Bermuda Triangle
9) The Roswell Incident
10) Chariots of Gods by Erich Von Daniken
11) Ramayana
12) Mahabharata

phew 5 is not fair
adit1329 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 01:13   #97
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 30
Thanked: 0 Times
Default my fav

Just completed "Five point someone" by Chethan Bhagat. Really good!
I generally read business biographies or something by Jeffery Archer and Sydney Sheldon.
rameshspassion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 09:33   #98
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: chennai
Posts: 755
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by satyamenon
Sorry for not responding sooner, Tifosikrishna...

Its a good book. worth a read. mostly about his early days in racing... nothing much about the more recent years.. but still interesting enough for me to finish it in 3 working days flat.
thats ok. anyway, i have got some other books to complete before i can buy one.

regards
tifosi.
tifosikrishna is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 14:29   #99
Senior - BHPian
 
himanshugoswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: !!!!
Posts: 1,976
Thanked: 968 Times
Default

Fifth Horseman- Dominic Lapierre
Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Negotiator- Fred. Forsyth
Not a penny more, not a penny less- Jeffrey Archer
Chamber- John Grisham

Currently Reading- The rise and fall of the third Riech
himanshugoswami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 14:50   #100
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: chennai
Posts: 755
Thanked: 292 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rameshspassion
I generally read business biographies or something by Jeffery Archer and Sydney Sheldon.
hi, i am also interested in reading business biographies and archer... btw, suggest me some good biographies.

i liked av birla's biography a lot.
tifosikrishna is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 16:41   #101
BHPian
 
yeis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 237
Thanked: Once
Default

1. Ramayana Series by Ashok Banker
2. Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar
3. Books by Erich Segal
4. Mrityunjaya by Shivaji Sawant (Hindi Translation)
4. Premchand Literature (of course, Hindi :-) )
yeis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 19:57   #102
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NO IDeA/Madurai
Posts: 236
Thanked: Once
Default

me favourite book would be a toss up between HHGTTG and Ludlum's Road to Omaha - both funny as hgell in their own right and the best antidepressants one can get.

I also love anything Maclean, Forsyth, Wodehouse and well...just about all thrillers/war/technothrillers/spy/crime/humour books. I'll have a list of authors too long to mention - must be having over a 1000-1500 books by now.

In non fiction, I prefer history - especially about WWII.

read on !

zaphod
zaphod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 22:04   #103
BHPian
 
aggressive_anush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 97
Thanked: Once
Default

5 fav books in no order of preference

1.Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach
2.Not a penny more not a penny less by Jeffrey archer
3.eye of the needle - ken follett
4.Carrie - Stephen King
5.Christine - Stephen King
aggressive_anush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 22:18   #104
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

Anything by Forsyth, Archer, Grisham. I love Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, both very powerful. I know all the Sherlock Holmes series by heart. Pretty much similar with the Potter books. Wodehouse is a favourite, though I've never read too much. I worship Isaac Asimov, and I've read nearly everything he wrote, except the Black Widow series. Like reading JC's collections of writings. Dan Brown is also an interesting read. Archie comics are always fun.

But my best, most read, favourite would have to be The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Don't Panic.
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2006, 23:55   #105
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NO IDeA/Madurai
Posts: 236
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
But my best, most read, favourite would have to be The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Don't Panic.
Would you care to have a nice cup of tea ?

or jynn' tonix ?

I was thinking of getting a '42' decal for my baleno

we'll talk about it at Milliways ....

All of you pay respects to your ruler, The President of The Galaxy....
zaphod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted : Book to understand cars better ns_jughead Shifting gears 13 4th December 2008 18:43
Car RC book not yet sent shobhit15 The Indian Car Scene 13 5th August 2008 10:50
Need help with economics book and Baron's GMAT/GRE English book Nikhilb2008 Shifting gears 2 30th June 2008 11:05
Buying car without a blue book(RC Book). Safe? vrooooooom The Indian Car Scene 19 7th May 2008 17:25
E-Zen rule book ananthkamath Indian Motorsport 2 29th August 2005 13:39


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:27.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks