My way of reading

@buddha3 (1029)
India
March 8, 2013 5:35am CST
I'm a passionate reader. But for the last 2 or 3 years I've not been reading much, though I keep buying books that I want to read. I've many such books lined up for my reading. I bought Wings of fire - The autobiography of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India - a long time ago and haven't finished reading it yet! It's like I feel "It's such a great book. I bought it with so much love, how can I finish it at one go? I need to go slow". It's like a conservationist thinking As I'm interested in environmental conservation, maybe the same line of thinking I'm applying on reading books too hehe :D Meanwhile I bought 2 more autobiographies. 1. Unbowed - Prof Wangari Maathai - The Nobel laureate. 2. Simply Fly - Capt Gopinath And I've half-read them both I've 3 more books, again non-fiction, but now autobiographies. So one of my major objectives in my break after completing my masters this month, is to finish reading all the half-read books :) What are your present readings? What kind of books do you like to read? Do you finish a book at a stretch or go on for months like me?
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@prashu228 (25614)
• India
8 Mar 13
Hi buddha I not a passionate reader but do read sometimes if i found any good books mostly i read the autobiographies. I read the book you mentioned"The wings" . I am a very lazy person it took me some time to complete the book . I read it in segments. I lost the interest after reading few pages .so kept it aside for few days .Then again i started reading it. Finished reading finally. Till now read the book two times. I didn't read the others books you mentioned though i will try to check them online and buy if i feel interesting. I finished reading "The Alchemist " by Paulo Coelho few months back. I am not reading any book as of now .But surely will start again. I mostly read autobiographies and also self help books along with psychology books. I really want to read some more interesting books preferred cost should be low. Because i like to buy the books and read rather than reading online or lending some.I feel nice that way. Please suggest me some books so that i can go through them.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
It's always great to find someone like-minded :) You too like autobiographies and self-help books!! I mostly read only biographies and autobiographies and self-help books:) Well, I never felt reading The wings of fire boring, but the fact that you read it twice shows that it was interesting for you later on. When it comes to self-help books, I've read Robin Sharma's "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". It's pretty good. "unbowed" by Wangari Maathai is a bit costly book, but a great reading. I had resolved to read all her books when I first knew about her. So I bought it online and started reading. After finishing it I'll go for her other books which are in alignment with my area of interest - "environmental conservation". Have you read Gandhiji's autobio? That's a must-read. Try Capt Gopinath's (Founder of AirDeccan)autobio "simply fly". I bet you will love it, it's a real adventurous autobio! I also have "think and grow rich" by Nepolian Hill, which many say is a good book. I've not read it yet though. Bought it and kept safely :P
• India
9 Mar 13
Prashu my dear friend I am also like you not a passionate reader but read sometime recently I read a book "Cows dont gives milk" really this is great book the meaning of this cows dont gives milk but we should try to take and very hard not easy means in life we cant got anything easily but we should try.
@prashu228 (25614)
• India
11 Mar 13
Hi buddha yes we feel good when we find like minded friends. I will try to buy the mentioned books. Hi surekha I never heard about the book but i will try to buy and read it. I tried to develop reading habit seriously but i was not able to do so. Lets see if it happens in future.
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Wow, I wish I had as much time to read and finish books like you do. :D I... read one book at a time, but there are times when I lose momentum, I pick it up with another book. That rarely happens though.. My present readings are fantasy books.. Game of Thrones ones and The Night Circus... I haven't read award-winning stuff like my McCourt books lately... I find that I need a certain mood for books of such esteemed reputations. Haha, is that weird or... errr. I dunno. I guess I'm just moody when it comes to reading. :D Re your "I need to go slow.." That's something my relatives joke me with. I read really fast when I'm into a book... Hihi! but when I'm not, like I said, I lose momentum... .
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
No, it's not weird to lose momentum and be moody! Of course one has to have a good mood to read books, or else it's just a waste of time. And hey! I didn't say I've read all those books and I've time to read many! I'm exactly like you, I lose momentum or I tend to preserve it by not reading hehe :P I've read all those titles HALF :P There are so many books I've half read and some more that are still fresh!! Not touched at all :D
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
your titles also seem to be great! I've not heard of them actually as I hardly read fantasies. But usually girls like fantasies and other non fiction :) I just hope you can finish them when you catch your super momentum hehe :)
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Haha! I still admire how you have that fire for reading, and not just ordinary books as well. :D I dunno, sometimes I feel pressured when I see a new book (of a totally different title/author) when I still haven't finished my current one. I also have a thing for series/sagas, that kind of sets my mood to hyper! :D I hope you finish your books and enjoy them a lot as well. :D
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@natliegleb (5184)
• India
9 Mar 13
It is your own way of reading and conservative style,the books which you mentioned here are unique and with variety of genre like capt gopinath and wangari style and i have read them
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
9 Mar 13
Oh, great to know someone who has read both the books :) Usually I find very few who read such kind of books :) I'll read the rest of the books by Wangari Maathai too. I just love trees and environmental conservation and hence her books suit me the best :)
@elsino91 (443)
• Poland
8 Mar 13
I'm the exact same way. I get so many books to read that I like the sound of and often I can't get round to reading them or if I do I have to stop half way through because of lack of time and then I forget about the rest. I have so many books still waiting for me but can't seem to find the time to read them all. Also sometimes, I start reading two books simultaneously, obviously not exactly at the very same time but through out the same days.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
9 Mar 13
hehe yes :) I understand what you mean by reading simultaneously. We both are of the same nature when it comes to books. As I said, I'm also reading 3 books simultaneously and all are half way through and lying on my table for so long untouched :D
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
8 Mar 13
In the recent years, I didn't read as much as I should have, yet I kept buying books (and had books in my parents' collection that I was planning to read, too). Now I connected myself to Goodreads, and there's this yearly challenge, where you could set a number of books you wanna read that year. So I was bold and set a 100. I'm at nr. 28 now, so I'm doing pretty well. This challenge eactually made me read books instead of surfing on the computer too much, or just doing nothing and surfing the couch. I like contemporary somewhat serious fiction the most.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
Hey, this is commendable!! 28 books in just two months is simply great!! I think you will cross the 100 mark quite comfortably. Yes, Goodreads and such sites really open us up into a whole new world, we get to meet different kinds of people discussing something nice as books, instead of posting useless comments in facebook!! You did a great favour to me by reminding me of 'goodreads'. I'll get back there, thanks :) well, what was the last serious fiction u read? And what are your favourite ones?
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@marguicha (99970)
• Chile
8 Mar 13
I used to read a lot, but now my eys are not what they where and I think that I don`t have the concentration to read a non fiction book. I used to read comtulsibly until I finished the book (if I liked it) but now I have to get my glasses, sit with a certsain light and that itself is too much. It`s easier to come to the computer many times. So I`m now reading slowly.
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
hmmm yes, after a certain age everything changes. Nobody can maintain the same energy forever, but still you find it easier on computer :) That's interesting. yes, to read a non-fiction we need a great deal of concentration, whereas a fiction requires less energy and we don't feel so difficult to read it. ummm if you are comfortable with computer, why not try reading e-books?
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 13
I like motivational book. At the moment I am reading Ideas and Creativity book. It is really interesting and enriching. I too would like to read biography. It gives us the insight into the life of successful people that have great impact in the life and society. Sometimes I do read novels too. I will try to finish one book at a time.
@buddha3 (1029)
• India
8 Mar 13
Yes, reading biographies and autobios gives us inspiration, and when we discover that we too have some qualities similar to those successful people, we feel even we can do something special. We get encouraged and motivated inside. Similarly the motivational and self-help books, they teach us where to correct ourselves and improve. Is the name of the book u r reading "Ideas and Creativity"? hmmm thankx for recommending it :) I'll find it. I've read very few novels, maybe I should start now. But I've always felt that it's not worth to BUY a novel and read, maybe I'll just borrow from library or someone.