Books on my Shelf

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  1. agentQ

    agentQ Guest

    There are about 200 books on my shelf but these are my favorite.

    Favorite Fiction- Life of Pi-Yann Martel

    Favorite Romance-The English Patient-Micheal Ondaatje

    Favorite Fantasy-The Great Indian Novel-Shashi Tharoor

    Favorite Thriller-The Reluctant Fundamentalist-Hamid Mohsin

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy-Thus spoke Zarathustra-Friedrich Nietzsche

    Favorite Autobiography-Motor Cycle Diaries-Ernesto Guevara

    Favorite Children's story-Kim-Rudyard Kipling

    Favorite book on Politics-The Communist Manifesto-Karl Marx and Engels

    Favorite book on Business -Lexus and the Olive tree-Thomas Friedman

    Favorite book on Management-Only the Paranoid Survive-Andrew s. Groove

    Please post your favorite books .:smile:
     
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  2. Jobe

    Jobe Abministrator

    Only books I have are all computer stuff, like books on Perl, PHP, HTML/XHTML, Javascript, etc...
     
  3. Nexus

    Nexus New Member

    Same here.

    Jobe missed out his Playboy mags :twisted:.
     
  4. Jobe

    Jobe Abministrator

    In all honesty, I don't actually have any :eek:

    When I sit in front of a computer, why would I buy mags? :twisted:
     
  5. 2.0

    2.0 Super Moderator

    Look into bookcrossing, if you like books this might be for you.
     
  6. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit <i>Forum Clock</i>

    Excellent thread agentQ :biggrin:

    I have over 1,000 books :embarrassed: It is a mixed genre... I have a passion for reading (and writing).


    Favorite Fiction - A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

    Favorite Romance - Atonement (Ian McEwan) [ok.. this could be argued that it isn't Romance... but romance is there :razz:]

    Favorite Fantasy - Harry Potter Series (J K Rowling)

    Favorite Thriller - The Crystal Skull (Manda Scott) **

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy
    - Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

    Favorite Autobiography - Just One More Thing (Peter Falk)

    Favorite Children's story - Green Eggs and Ham (Dr Seuss)

    Favorite book on Politics - N/A

    Favorite book on Business - Dragon's Den: Success, from Pitch to Profit (Duncan Bannatyne et al)

    Favorite book on Management - N/A


    ** This is my current favourite - but I also love anything by John Grisham too :biggrin: Ooo.. and I also love books about the Knights Templar, Freemasons (factual... not drivel :razz:)


    That was sooo hard...
     
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  7. :eek: I hate reading, lol.
    The only type of books that I have on my shelves are educational ones. Computing (coding and graphics), English (teaching) related stuff. And a bunch of cook books by my favourite cooks. Which is weird, 'cause I've never done a recipe out of them, just make them up. But I guess it's nice to look at pictures of food for inspiration? o_O

    I just don't bother with fictional books, especially. :/

    The book I did like to read a lot when I bothered :p was... Pride and Prejudice. :) <3 That will always be my all time favourite. I know.. sad. :razz: Ooooh.. and 'My Left Foot'. Dang... :'(
     
  8. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit <i>Forum Clock</i>

    MrsNerdinator - you disappoint me :razz: I cannot say anything further on the subject!

    * TempusFugit goes off and reads her new book - The Sanctuary (Shameless Plug) :razz:
     
  9. Mike_LFC

    Mike_LFC New Member

    This thread has made me count my books. Currently have 276 on my shelves. Which is far more than I thought and looks.

    Favorite Fiction - The Stand (Stephen King)

    Favorite Romance - As if I would read a romance novel :twisted:

    Favorite Fantasy - Lord of the Rings ( JRR Tolkein)

    Favorite Thriller - The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy
    - The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

    Favorite Autobiography - Anfield Iron (Tommy Smith)

    Favorite Children's story - The Thief of Always (Clive Barker)

    Favorite book on Politics - N/A

    Favorite book on Business - N/A

    Favorite book on Management - N/A
     
  10. storm

    storm Forum Tempest

    Oooh... :biggrin: I like John Grisham too! But I didn't really fancy The Pelican Brief much :s What did you make of it?

    Woo!!! :biggrin:

    Favorite Fiction - Anne of Green Gables - L.M Montgomery

    Favorite Romance - The last time I tried reading a romance was because I thought I'd give the genre a shot... so I picked up a Mills and Boon, and I was so impressed, I never touched another romance novel again... N/A

    Favorite Fantasy - Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkien

    Favorite Thriller - I can't remember what it was called. :sad: I thought it was by Robin Cook, but none of the blurbs seem familiar on wikipedia. All I remember is that it had an eye on the front cover and it was a medical thriller. Read it a loooong time ago.

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy
    - Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

    Favorite Autobiography - N/A - I don't read these

    Favorite Children's story - The Fox and the Stork - Aesop (of Aesop's Fables)

    Favorite book on Politics - Dude, Where's My Country? - Michael Moore

    Favorite book on Business - N/A - The only business books I've read were for school and uni, and I can't say I enjoyed them

    Favorite book on Management - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey

    I used to read a lot...while walking back home, while eating, between classes... now I barely read... :( It's my dream to have a little library of my own when I build/buy my own house, though. I'm well impressed with TF's collection of 2000 books. Rawr, that rocks! :biggrin:
     
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  11. reecer6

    reecer6 New Member

    Right now I'm reading:

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2
    the Sea of Monsters.
     
  12. jenni939706

    jenni939706 Twirl Princess

    ahhh, since i dont feel like filling out that thing and i dont feel like listing the 15 books that im currently reading, im just gonna say this: twilight, new moon, and eclipse are amazing books :)
     
  13. Capt_Sparrow

    Capt_Sparrow Active Member

    Favorite Fiction - 1984 (George Orwell)

    Favorite Romance - hmm.... :rolleyes:

    Favorite Fantasy - His Dark Materials Trilogy (Philip Pullman) / Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling) - toss up between the two

    Favorite Thriller - Icon (Frederick Forsyth)

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy - Macbeth (William Shakespeare) - does that count?

    Favorite Autobiography - haven't read any

    Favorite Children's story - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)

    Favorite book on Politics - Republic (Plato) - only one I've read :eek:

    Favorite book on Business - yet to read

    Favorite book on Management - yet to read

    I really should read more :p
     
  14. storm

    storm Forum Tempest

    LibraryThing

    An interesting site with a database of over 30 million books. You can list all the books you ever own on it (it has a pretty diverse range) and connect to people who've read the same books too.

    It also makes a "book quilt" using the covers of books, so you have a pictorial representation of your library which looks quite nice.

    You need to register, but it's quick and painless.
     
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  15. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    I'm currently into the Harry Potter series. I'm quite a slow reader but I'm half way through Prisoner of Azkaban.
    My favourite childhood book was The Twits by Roald Dahl.
     
  16. Sam_I_am

    Sam_I_am New Member

    First... how did I miss this thread?

    Second... Mrs. Nerd... Shocked and horrified... I cannot believe that you are a non-reader! :cry:

    jenni... I like those the Twilight books, et al too. Never thought I would read a book series with vampires and werewolves.

    Favorite Fiction - Too many to list, but I usually say that L.M. Montgomery is my favorite author

    Favorite Romance - too many to list, I go through phases, for cheap, quick read I like Linda Lael Miller writes great western romances that can be read in about two hours.

    Favorite Fantasy - books by David Eddings and also by L.E. Modesitt

    Favorite Thriller - Pelican Brief or The Client by Grisham

    Favorite Classic/Philosophy - Great Expectations by Dickens

    Favorite Autobiography - Frederick Douglass

    Favorite Biography - I read a fantastic one on Daniel Boone a few years back, can't remember the author

    Favorite Children's story - Little Princess or Secret Garden

    Favorite book on Politics - Gack... wouldn't choose to read this genre, but I had to for my major and minor in college

    Favorite book on Business - never will read one of these, unless you count Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Favorite book on Management - ditto and who would choose to read something like this
     
  17. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Only for work or studying purposes I would assume.
     
  18. storm

    storm Forum Tempest

    Management books can be entertaining reading.

    I found 7 Habits very interesting. It was well-written. Not like a dissertation on the effect of a closed door policy in a blue-collar industry. But more general, philosphical, easy reading with humorous yet relevant anecdotes.
     
  19. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    I suppose I can't really judge seeing as I haven't read a management book.
     
  20. Sarah

    Sarah New Member

    How have I not seen this thread??? :eek: I'm such a book geek and have a ridiculous amount of them, what with just having finished an English degree.

    Favourite Fiction: Such a hard choice! Anything by Ian McEwan, 'The Tennant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Bronte, 'Kommandant's Girl' by Pam Jenoff and 'When We Were Orphans' by Kazuo Ishiguro - to name but a few!

    Favourite Romance: Er... not my favourite genre, but if I have to try and fit one here - 'Phantom of the Opera' by Gaston Leroux. Not strictly romance, but rather romantic at times.

    Favourite Fantasy: Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien.

    Favourite Thriller: More crime really, but anything by Kathy Reichs.

    Favourite Classic/Philosophy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

    Favourite Autobiography: Not read many really. Would it be sad to say John Barrowman's? Purely for the musical theatre connections which I found interesting as musical theatre is my other love.

    Favourite Biography: David Starkey's 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' is FANTASTIC.

    Favourite Children's Story: The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

    Favourite Politics: Probably Boris Johnson's 'Have I Got Views For You'

    And I haven't read any on Business or Management. And because there was no category for drama, I'm going to have to mention 'Richard III' by William Shakespeare - after writing my dissertation on it, I kind of can't leave it out. Plus, I realise that I've waffled here. Get me talking about books and I don't stop. :embarrassed:
     

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