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Paper book format 191 63.67%
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Apple iPad 7 2.33%
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Old 22nd July 2007, 16:01   #211
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so far my favourite book has been 1984 by george orwell

A classic that one surely is. I had that for my 3rd year in college & didn't read it then, but read it much after & loved it.
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Old 27th August 2007, 16:36   #212
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My top 5 books would be:

(i) Illusions: The adventure of a reluctant messaiah by Richard Bach
(ii) Catcher in the rye by J.D.Saldinger
(iii) The fountainhead by Ayn Rand
(iv) Jonathan Livingston seagull by Richard Bach
(v) Bharath (The author was a lady and some kamath. Not a famous book at all, changed my perspective about many things!)

Right now, I am reading "The autobiography of a Yogi"
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Old 27th August 2007, 18:53   #213
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My all time favourite - PAPILLON by Henri Charrière

Its a great book ( and thick too ).
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Old 6th September 2007, 16:31   #214
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Currently Reading:
::The Great Mughal - William Darlymple

Others:
::Freedom At Midnight - Dominique Lapierre
::The Atlantis Blueprint - Colin Wilson and Rand Flem-Ath
::Then Man who knew Infinity - Robert Kanigel (Biography of Srinivasan Ramanujam)
::Fingerprints of the Gods - Graham Hancock
::Harry Potter (all of them) - JK Rowling
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Old 6th September 2007, 16:41   #215
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Currently reading "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci.

It's an awesome book don't miss it especially for people who love political thrillers with a whole lot of espionage thrown in.
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Old 6th September 2007, 16:41   #216
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Currently reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Top 5...This is Bloody Difficult

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
Atlas Shrugged AND The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Waterson
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Old 6th September 2007, 17:00   #217
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I must say this forum is ruining my reading habits. I used to read for 3 hours everyday before i started reading the forum. Now it is reduced to 1 hour and rest is spent reading the forum or planning and budgeting ICE for my cars .

Anyways coming to top 5 books. Thats tricky, but let me try

1. Hungry Tide - Amitav Ghosh
2. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
3. Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
4. Mr Nice - Howard Marks
5. Animal Farm - George Orwell

I bet this will change if i make this list again.
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Old 6th September 2007, 19:21   #218
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I must say this forum is ruining my reading habits. I used to read for 3 hours everyday before i started reading the forum. Now it is reduced to 1 hour and rest is spent reading the forum or planning and budgeting ICE for my cars .
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5. Animal Farm - George Orwell
Ha! Ha! Yes, this forum is really addictive. I hope none of my team members frequent on this site. Otherwise my project productivity will go down.

Animal Farm is amazing book. I read this 10 years back. But I still remember it very well. "All are equal but some are more equal than others" is my favourite quote.

btw. just completed 'Business Maharaja" by Geeta Piramal. If you are keen observerer of Indian Business scene, it is a must read. Geeta Piramal herself from business family, she has covered this from more business angle than making typical biography. Now just started to read award-winning novel by Kiran Desai - Inheritance of Loss.
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Current book---John Grisham The Testament unfinished since the last 12 months. Occasionally taking a look.
John Grisham---The Client
John Grisham---The Firm
John Grisham---The Pelican Brief
John Grisham---The Runaway Jury


Can name a few more (A time to kill, The Partner, The Rainmaker./......)
But the above novels are the best. ...
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Old 12th September 2007, 15:07   #220
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Just Finished the 'Moscow Vector'

Some of my favorite - Jeffery Archer - 11th Commandment, Dan Brown - Angels & Demons, dA Vinci Code , The Godfather - Mario Puzo, Harry Potter series.
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Currently reading: Veronika Decides To Die...
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Currently reading "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci.

It's an awesome book don't miss it especially for people who love political thrillers with a whole lot of espionage thrown in.
Just finished this book. My god, its the most exhilirating book that i read in a long long time and will find a place in my collection
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Old 25th September 2007, 14:31   #223
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Currently reading...

1. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera
2. The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
3. The Indian Epics Retold - RK Narayan
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Currently Reading: Kalahari Typing School for Men: Alexander McCall Smith

Top 5 in no particular order:
1. LOTR
2. Code of Woosters
3. Leave it to Psmith
4. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galazy
5. Shantaram
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Old 3rd October 2007, 11:28   #225
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Currently reading:
1. 'Being Indian' by Pavan Varma
2. 'India Unbound' by Gurcharan Das
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