- Singapore, Singapore
- member since October 28, 2007
hahaha Thats so funny . Maybe rubbish books make good movie material :) . By the way , I am currently reading " Bookless in Baghdad" . I noticed its on your shelf when i added it . I like to read about " Reading ". This is the second book in this category . The first one being the book by Orhan Pamuk we spoke about some months back
oh ! I don't think bookstores like crossword and landmark are doing too well in India too. But its not because of the ebook phenomenon its more because of the e-biz sites like flipkart which offer books ate heavy discounts throughtout the year. Even I have not moved to ereaders as yet though Neha works for Amazon :P I feel one cannot read ebooks with " a vengence" . Like you said the feel of devouring a paperback is diffrent :) . But there are utilities of ebook. e.g in case you travel a lot you cannot carry all your books together . Also in case someone is on an expedition ( like antartica :P) and will return in say 12 months one paperback wont suffice :) So ebooks have their advantages . We used to use the walkman with casettes. Now we only use ipods with all our music in it . So I feel ebooks really have a future. But maybe they would be complimentary to paperbacks and not exclusive just like people read TOI in print as well as online
haha Happens all the time . But I must say the feeling of buying a new book and going straight at it is quite diffrent from picking up a book lying on the bookshelf for well in my case 3 years now :P...btw I had gone to this big book store Kinokuniya when I was in Dubai. Its one of the biggest book store i've seen. Landmark in Phoneix Mall , Lower parel , Mumbai comes second. Well, I saw a lot of South Asian titles there so I presume they have a big presence in Singapore too. Check it out sometime http://www.kinokuniya.com/
Same situation here. A stockpile of books in my shelf . and I have this urgency to finish them :) I also cant read from dusty and mouldy books :P So its more of an urgency to finish all of em :) . Actually during 2010-11 I didnt read any books for leisure since I was doing my exec-MBA and had anyway a lot of course material to read but I still kept on buying books every month and thats why the huge pile up.
What a surprise to see your note on shelfari :) i think apart from you ,me and johann i dont see any of our college folks who are using it . I most of the folks have abandoned it. I just finished best of Roald Dahl . wierd short stories but I loved the style Do read this book if you get a chance . I have sent you the cover as a recommendation. Keep in touch
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
There is a general explanation of the group under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in. It will bring the discussions forward if you do.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. July’s BOTMwill be The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The questions will be posted the first of the month.
We are also starting something new. It will be a Long Read consisting of books from the list that are greater than a 1000 pages. The group will be starting with War and Peace by Tolstoy.
haha Hey I saw people just posting thier views for some books...Actually one such comment has helped me too..After reading what one guy said about The Secret I dropped the idea of buying the book...
I was going thru the comments and I guess my views seem rather harsh...Evryone is like so bowled over by the book
But i feel the writing style was same..show a pretty pic of afghanisthan,followed by tragedy,one character gets sacrificed and the other is grateful...semi happy ending..
He needs to reinvent himself for the next book...or he'll be dead meat