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lighthouse IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 7:43am | IP Logged

Originally posted by abhijit shukla

Because he is so radically different that aftr one book yu are likely to discard him as a lunatic. It takes several books to deprogram yourself and actually read him without bias.

 Lunatic.!!!  I think you just gave me the reason to run out to get these books.. Wink

NNGAL Senior Member

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 9:05am | IP Logged
i just loved each and every book i read
these are books that have really inspired / moved / fascinated me

the alchemist - paulo coelho
da vinci code - dan brown
the greatness guide - robin sharma
the monk who sold his ferrari - robin sharma
who moved my cheese - Spencer Johnson
one minute manager series
you can win - shiv khera
god of small things - arundhati roy
prisoner of zenda - antony hope
marketing management- philip kotler (i started loving this subject after i read this book, kotler changed my aversion to studies)

now i've picked up these books to read- dream big(lisa hammond), who will cry when you die (robin sharma), anne frank's diary.

as a child i loved to read enid blyton and sir arthur conan doyle.
WildGloss IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 9:32am | IP Logged
Originally posted by uvcraziestfan

Originally posted by WildGloss

Do you read books ?
yahhh............ d title..d back.. LOL

Did any book change your life?
ummm.. yes.. i forgot to read myy sst book n i
failed my social science eggjam Ouch LOL

Did any book save you from problems?
yaaa..! d day d science book was changed ..cuz pluto
wasnt a planet LOL now d book looks shoo
muchh thinner :P

Did any book help you in removing your confusions or did it add much more confusion?
more confusionn LOL damnnn!

or Do you say we read books but we don't take the content seriously?
u shud believe in wat u see.. not wat uu hearr or readd!
muahahahahahaha LOL
i wait for d moviess..rather dan da books LOL

on a serious note --
i lubb
1) d alchemist
2) d monk who sold his ferrari
3) many lives many masters
4) 5 point sumone
6) one nite @ da call centre

n ii cant thinkk of moreeeeeee Embarrassed LOL

mahiiiLOLLOLi love to read books nd its my fav pastime books dat i read agn nd agn r princess diaries nd mediators by meg cabot EmbarrassedLOLbut d book dat reallly touched me was sister hood in travelling pants .it made me realise how short life is nd u have ot njoy it to d fullest nd life is all bout good frdsEmbarrassed

shelloo LOL ya i lub sisterhood in travelling pants too!
but princess diaries.. naaah..d movies r better LOL
Auditi IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 2:04pm | IP Logged
"Did any book create impact on you?"

Do you read books ?
Yes.... I basically love Sidney Sheldon but read all kind of books untill unless they arent boring......

Did any book change your life?
Not really.... But changed some of my views abt life & people....

Did any book save you from problems?
Not yet.....

Did any book help you in removing your confusions or did it add much more confusion?

or Do you say we read books but we don't take the content seriously?
I wont say we dont take it seriously... yeaa sometimes for fun but otherwise seriously.....
jprasad IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 3:10pm | IP Logged
Great topic. I saw this awhile ago and I was like I don't have anything. I just remembered, NIGHT by Elie Wiesel.

Do you read books ?

So yes, I read books. Although I haven't been doing too much reading lately.

Did any book change your life?

I recently reread, Night by Elie Wiesel.

Did any book save you from problems?

I don't know that Night saved me from any problems. However, I sort of stepped out of this box. This box of beliefs that I had. As Night is about the Holocaust, it raised a whole set of questions for me and my belief in God. Night really shook up my foundation whether God really exists or not. After that, I sort turned to atheism.

Did any book help you in removing your confusions or did it add much more confusion?

When bad things happen people say that there was a reason or that good things will happen. I wondered why such bad had to happen for any particular reason. With the Holocaust, there was no reason...perhaps even no God. So Night really didn't confuse me or make me less confused, but I do look at life really differently now.

or Do you say we read books but we don't take the content seriously?

Interesting question. Hmmm...some books like murder mysteries hopefully do not condone one to go out and commit murder. There are really good pieces of literature out there though that are important for personal growth. I've always thought that the more you read good literature, the more conscious you will be. I dunno that is just me. Personally, I like to read non-fiction because I feel that reading opens up doors for me to discover other cultures. It gives us a way to explore our own beliefs and truths.

Overall, reading is important for personal growth. , but we are ultimately responsible for our own actions good or bad.

This raises a new question for me. I think that books have had an impact on me....hmmmm...this is kinda hard to word. Do books, TV, movies and music have the same kind impact on a person? Is there a cut off line? With Night, my beliefs about God changed. I know that TV, movies or music probably has some effect on me like the way I dress, but should books be in the same bucket?
Anastacia IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 3:36pm | IP Logged

"Did any book create impact on you?"

No actually. None of the books that I have read in the past impact me in anyway. Confused

Do you read books ?

Yes I do read books. In fact, I love reading books even if it is not part of my school assignment.

My fav. book reads are:

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

Such a Long Journey - Rohinton Mistry

The Hobbit - JR Tolkien

The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

I have to say that I only read books after reading a review on that book. But sometimes, I go ahead and try reading a book just to reflect upon whether I loved it or not.

Did any book change your life?

Do you say we read books but we don't take the content seriously?

Yes, we say we read books just for the sake of reading it, be it for assignments, homework, book reports etc. I guess most of the children just read it to get by at their school and complete an assignment. I don't think they realize that reading is purely for fun and joy and to learn something new.

This was a great discussion by the way. Thanks for this topic.

soap_fan Goldie

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 5:38pm | IP Logged
My Favorite book so far is Interpreter of Maladies( Short Stories) by Jhumpa Lahiri..all the stories are absolutely touching and Jhumpa is great..i can read it any number of times and not get bored...Yes books do influence me.
lovelyprincesst IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 20 September 2006 at 5:39pm | IP Logged
yes i do read book n m crazy abt it..

well ma choice of books are wierd..
i startd with enid blyton's secet seven n famous five, thn to sweet valley high, daniel still, sydney sheldon n mills n boons...

recently i like fictions alot n i do sometimes continue reading M&B books.

I read books coz i like reading n enjoy them earnestly..

none of the book has thought me anything coz nothing is reality in the books i read but the recent one i read was Da Vinci Code by Dane Browm n it was great reading n together with it, m not confused but just tht my mind is in debate n it has brought me a question is it true abt the Gail or its just fiction n upto today i didnt get the ans Tongue

i like reading alot n i m not choosy.. it all depends on ma mood Tongue

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