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Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by Nandshyam, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. corrosion

    corrosion Bronze IL'ite

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    Haha! I was also thinking of putting fantasy aside for more 'serious' reading. But its probably a resolution that I will not keep.. if you have recommendations for sci-fi/fantasy, do share.
     
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    gorgeous23 Silver IL'ite

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    i started reading : the four hour workweek by tim Ferriss, but i am not sure abt the book, anybody here who has read the full text ?
    it has some rather strange advice on many things which i wud think does not site well with me morally
     
  3. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I'm reading the first book in the Hyperion Cantos: Hyperion. I don't know how I didn't get to it until now but you can't find a list of best modern sci-fi that doesn't include this series. Another trilogy on my list is Remembrance of Earth's Past -- book one is the 'Three Body Problem' -- by Liu Cixin. People either love it with a passion or hate it with a passion but the books were a phenomenon in Chinese and a huge critical success in English, nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards.

    In 'serious' reading I finished Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. While I'm a fan of his other books, I didn't find this one particularly illuminating, probably because I'm not the target demographic for this book. Most of what the author advocates is already part of my digital habits, but for those suffering from social media overload it could be just what the doctor ordered. It did however strengthen my resolve to defer the cell phone question, vis-a-vis my DS, for a few more years.
     
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    Reading Mahatma Ganthi Kolai vazhakku by N.Chokkan

    Just finished Durbar by Tavleen Singh. One of the best Indian Political read.
     
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    Was held up and still reading John Grisham's 'The associate'
     
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    :hello:just finished reading in one go PAULO COELHO "THE ALMIGHTY" brings out life lessons through a shepherd boy crossing the sahara desert and oasis experience in pursuit of his repeated dream despite hardships. Spledid inspiring passages sbout meaning of happiness pursuing dreams following destiny etc.
    :hello:One can find in google MG's personal Sectetary MR Ganesan's jottings who was in close proximity at the site of assassination. Interesting read including about "Hey Ram".
    Regards.
     
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    Course in miracles on kindle

    About how our soul is taking a human journey ... all the power our soul has but we bury that power in fear, useless beliefs, religious dogma

    Deep meditation will tell u who u really are why you came to earth
     
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    Started on Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick- History of the first settlers in New England and their interactions with native americans
     
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    Thanks!
    I picked up Hyperion.

    I am also listening to 'Bradbury 13' (a radio adaptation of some Ray Bradbury stories) and 'This Messy Magnificent Life' - about weight loss and self criticism and such.

    Serious reading or I should say listening, I completed 'How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character'.
     
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