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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:53 PM

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Ok was inspired by some of the bookworm threads in HWZ.

 

Reading books maybe considered old fashioned in this day and age. I was clearing out some books and comics out from my parents' storeroom as they are undergoing renovation, so was inspired to start this thread.

 

You can strongly recommend a book or the book you are currently reading.

Of course there are sites like goodreads. But I'm curious if any of you still read actively. Any genre is fine except for tiko ones.

 

I read mostly fantasy/urban fantasy/thrillers and more "serious" books.

 

Currently I'm reading this. Thinking, fast and slow by Danial Kahneman.

https://www.goodread...g-fast-and-slow

 

Do chip in with what you are reading or what you think is a MUST READ!  [grin]

 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:08 PM

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Russian fairy ロシアの妖精

 

...

This one not erotica thread.



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:12 PM

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counter the over-money-important society

 

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:29 PM

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I am now reading the Little Book of Clarity. 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:36 PM

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This has been with me for many years. Bought at a book fair long ago.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:50 PM

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Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is my favourite, though to the general public it is overshadowed by the more well-known "Lord of the Rings".

War books ... Spencer Chapman's "The jungle is neutral" and Michael Herr's "Dispatches".

Now reading "Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth", something in line with hobby ... never quite liked modern fiction novels, and always prefer factual / auto-bio / documentary stuff.
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:55 PM

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This has been with me for many years. Bought at a book fair long ago.

 

i read most of the james bond novels in my childhood. Not bad. But guess will be quite slow compared to current thrillers and spy novels.



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:01 PM

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another book to read

 

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:04 PM

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Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is my favourite, though to the general public it is overshadowed by the more well-known "Lord of the Rings".

War books ... Spencer Chapman's "The jungle is neutral" and Michael Herr's "Dispatches".

Now reading "Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth", something in line with hobby ... never quite liked modern fiction novels, and always prefer factual / auto-bio / documentary stuff.

 

I read 100+ pages of LOTR in Borders. Almost fell asleep.


I am now reading the Little Book of Clarity. 

 

Does it help?

 

http://www.goodreads...book-of-clarity



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:07 PM

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as with all self-help books, you have to help yourself.  [laugh]

 

Agree with the reviews, there's too much repeating...

I read 100+ pages of LOTR in Borders. Almost fell asleep.


 

Does it help?

 

http://www.goodreads...book-of-clarity

 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

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as with all self-help books, you have to help yourself.  [laugh]

 

yeah i stopped reading self help books years ago.

 

Books i would recommend:

1. Outliers

http://www.goodreads...228917-outliers

 

2. Flash Boys

http://www.goodreads...4602-flash-boys

 

3. Nuture shock - for parents of young kids

http://www.goodreads...rom_search=true

 

4. Freakonomics and the follow up Super Freakonomics

http://www.goodreads...rom_search=true

 

 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:20 PM

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Game of thrones series quite good.



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

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Game of thrones series quite good.

 

well at least the TV series is forcing him to write faster.

Frankly, i think it's quite a joke it takes a full time author so long to write one volume. But well he made it big, so he can do whatever he wants.



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:29 PM

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Umberto Uco's The Name of The Rose.

Watched the movie early '90s and had wanted to get hold of the book. Damn hard to find and only managed to find early this year. Good read!
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

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I highly recommend those who want to be ahead among their peers is to start reading biographies of people who are important to you and who you wished to be inspired by. We all need a role model even if you are rich and famous. This was highlighted by our late senior minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Like him, I don't read fiction books which at least to me and I believe it is true, it is a time waster and does little to add any quality to one's life. You can do all these while you sleep and dream.

 

Some say it is a form of relaxation reading a fiction book but there are more ways of relaxation that are free including exercising in the park. It generally benefits the author of the fiction book more than you by enriching him with wealth and fame.

 

There is no right or wrong except whatever that makes you feel better.

 

 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:38 PM

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Searching for Mahathir's books now.... [laugh]

 

I always wonder how he can remain so spritely, energetic and youthful inspite of his old age.  [thumbsup]

I highly recommend those who want to be ahead among their peers is to start reading biographies of people who are important to you and who you wished to be inspired by. We all need a role model even if you are rich and famous. This was highlighted by our late senior minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Like him, I don't read fiction books which at least to me and I believe it is true, it is a time waster and does little to add any quality to one's life. You can do all these while you sleep and dream.

 

Some say it is a form of relaxation reading a fiction book but there are more ways of relaxation that are free including exercising in the park. It generally benefits the author of the fiction book more than you by enriching him with wealth and fame.

 

There is no right or wrong except whatever that makes you feel better.

 


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:48 PM

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well at least the TV series is forcing him to write faster.
Frankly, i think it's quite a joke it takes a full time author so long to write one volume. But well he made it big, so he can do whatever he wants.


Bro, I bought it from kinok*n*y* bugis j. Dunno if they replenish cos mine's the last copy. Good luck!
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 09:13 PM

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Bro, I bought it from kinok*n*y* bugis j. Dunno if they replenish cos mine's the last copy. Good luck!

 

i read ebooks now. physical books take up too much space.


I highly recommend those who want to be ahead among their peers is to start reading biographies of people who are important to you and who you wished to be inspired by. We all need a role model even if you are rich and famous. This was highlighted by our late senior minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Like him, I don't read fiction books which at least to me and I believe it is true, it is a time waster and does little to add any quality to one's life. You can do all these while you sleep and dream.

 

Some say it is a form of relaxation reading a fiction book but there are more ways of relaxation that are free including exercising in the park. It generally benefits the author of the fiction book more than you by enriching him with wealth and fame.

 

There is no right or wrong except whatever that makes you feel better.

 

Fiction is imagination.

If everything in movies, music, literature, arts were all based on reality, life would be much more dull. 

 

I don't really read biographies anymore. Unless you want to read it as a historical perspective or the person's views of certain events like the Hard Truth series.

 

Every single successful person accounts for everything except dumb plain luck/opportunity for their success.

 

You're right that whatever makes you feels better within moderation is fine.

 

 


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