Books That Make You Think

Over the years, I’ve read thousands of books.

Some shaped my thoughts and views, opinions and feelings – including novels like Margaret Mitchell‘s ‘Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

And Mario Puzo‘s ‘The Godfather‘ which made a huge impact.

For decades, I could quote even lengthy passages verbatim from the book.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

 

“Every man has but one destiny.”

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How Amazon Is Slowly Destroying My Reading Strategies

Learn to understand what you read better and faster. Effective readers use reading strategies. With these tips, you’ll love reading again.

Once upon a long time ago, you could pick up pretty much ANY published book and be able to read it – as long as you enjoyed the subject.

Not any more!

Today, after submitting my short story to The Hindu Lit For Life contest, I ordered 7 shorts on Amazon.IN.

Each took barely 10 minutes to read.

But 4 of them were total crap. And while another 2 weren’t terrible, the writing was quite poor… and only a strong storyline held them together.

That’s sad.

Coz Amazon is slowly ERODING my reading strategies.

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Do You Read Enid Blyton?

As we grow older, we read weightier, more abstract tomes. Books like… Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now“, Victor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning“ and Ayn Rand’s “Fountainhead“ Then, we try to figure out the deeper meaning and profound insights these authors expound. But we also forget how much power and impact is there in … Read more