if there is one good book that you can recommend, what is it?

Philippines
October 29, 2008 2:36am CST
i am planning to read a book and i want something very beautiful where you can learn a lot from it. it maybe a self-help book or a novel. what do you recommend?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach is one of my all time favourites! It is a short story about a seagull that chooses to ignore the standard calling of an average seagull and master flight instead of spending his days fighting to survive like the rest of his flock. He ends up being kicked out of his flock and has his family disown him but in time he finds others like him and achievs spiritual perfection. It is a story all about sticking to what drives you and giving it everything you have and I have found it to be one of the most inspirational books I have ever read! I have read it well over 20 times in my life and I never get tired of it. I strongly recommend that you get a copy if you can and would be interested to know what you thought of it if you do.
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• Philippines
30 Oct 08
hi there, i heard a lot about this book and haven't had the chance to read it. thanks a lot for bringing this book up. at time we have a busy schedule that we often miss the things that would help us a lot. i will try to check this out later as i go to the mall and have the bookstore as part of my itinerary. thanks so much for the recommendation and the post!!!
@taripres (1499)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I say check out a great book that's always recommended: "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill! This is a great book about changing your way of thinking to a better life and financial well being! Enjoy your read. Taripre$
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for the post and i hope you have a great day ahead... :)
@taripres (1499)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Thanx, u make sure u check out that book:) I want everybody to check that one out, a wonderful read for anyone looking for financial inspiration! Taripre$
• India
29 Oct 08
Well there are soo many books out there but i can suggest u a very nice book . i generally dont read books but this is the only book i read and i read it like soo many times and i think this is the best book ever. Its called one night at a call centre by chetan bhagat. Well anyways do check it out and tell me about it. The book is about 5 people and one night at a call centre. Its soo dam hilarious man. I really love that book . Anyways do try it out. Happy mylotting and nice discussiom buddy :)
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• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi there, thanks. i will try to look for this book and i will let you know how i find the book. have a great day!!!
• Indonesia
29 Oct 08
Try reading Bad Boy by Olivia Goldsmith, that book really made me laugh through out. Nice plot, really interesting romance story, and pretty funny also.
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• Philippines
31 Oct 08
thanks for the post and the recommendations. have a great day!!!
• United States
29 Oct 08
For Self Help, I'd recommend the Silva Mind Method, by Jose Silva Jr. It's kind of a meditation technique for NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming), and I'm currently reading it for the third time. If you apply the techniques in the book, you will definitely see an improvement in whatever you apply it to.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hello there, thanks for the post and the recommendations. i will be checking on the book. thanks a lot.
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
Try "Last Lecture" by the late Prof Randy Pausch, "Tuesdays with Morrie", "Kite Runner" is a good and heartwarming fiction, "Feel the fear and do it anyway" which is a good book to overcome your fear and follow your dreams, "The monk who sold his Ferrari" which is a little bit hard to follow, "7 habits of highly effective people", "who moved my cheese", etc. Quite a lot actually. :)
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• Philippines
31 Oct 08
that's a lot huh. i too make a lit out of this so that i would be able to check this books from the bookstore. i have read the "7 habits of highly effective people" and this is really great a must read for everyone who quest for effectively that would eventually lead you to success. there is even a sequel for this that is "the 8th habit" thanks for the post!!!
@jammyt (2822)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
You can try reading "The Kite Runner", "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "5 People You Meet in Heaven". It can be really heart wrenching but worth it to read. You can pick up a lot of lessons in life.
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• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Hello there, i heard about "Tuesday's with Morrie" and i have been asking my friend who works in a library to reserve the book for me as soon as it gets available. I guess i would check the other two books as well. I love to read this kinds of books for this boost the oneself and learn a lot from it. thanks a lot my friend. Have a great day!!!
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Well, there are many good books that you can read and learn a lot from it. One is the BIBLE. There are many true to life stories happened in the olden times that you cna in the Bible. That is the greatest novel of love stories. Poems and a book of history. You don't need to read the whole Bible at one time. Love stories are in the book of Ruth, Esther, Song of Solomon and there you can also read the love story of Samson and Delilah. Try and you will enjoy it. good luck.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi friend, the Bible is indeed a wonderful book that tells us different genre of stories. A books that not only will give us enjoyment in reading but at the same time tells us how much God loves us that He gave us His only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross to save us from sins. It also contains His promises and assurance how much He love all of us.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
31 Oct 08
very good!! you got it right!!! at the moment I am reading in the book of Samuel. I like the story when the people of Israel insisted to have king and how God choose king to lead His people. I love the story in there that I don't want to stop reading hehehe and see what will happen next. It is interesting how God answer the prayer of His people and how he delivers them right in the last minute of their need. Most often people are impatient waiting for God's answer but, it is always the case that God provide them in the last minute. So, it's nice to put this in mind.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I would recommend Watership Down by Richard Adams. It is one of my favorite books ever. I will read it again and again. The story is about a group of rabbits who travel to their "promised land" called Watership Down because they sense disaster is about to happen where they are. As with a lot of journeys, they go through some hardships and lessons learned in life. This story is just heartwarming and thought-provoking. You can relate it to the human world. I hope you really try out this one. PS- Coelho's The Alchemist is a good one too. So is Takami's Battle Royale but this one is more gory and violent and I don't think you'll find it relaxing.
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
hi Anne, it sounds really interesting. i guess i have to jot it down and check on it the next time i visit the bookstore. i am really looking for a good book to read. I have read the Alchemists and i learn a lot for it. have a great day!!!
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
31 Oct 08
I'be been out of touch with my reading for the last two years. I would like to say thank you for this post. Now I can get back to reading, knowing what to start on. I wish all youngsters get into this habit.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
i hope so they do make a habit out of reading. you are very much welcome. have a great day!!!
• Mexico
30 Oct 08
I would recommend 'The Razor's Edge' by Somerset Maugham it is a well-written interesting book that talks about the journey of a young man to discover the truth and meaning of life. I found it very inspirational. Tehre are thousands of important books to read, but if I had to pick one it would be this. I also enjoyed the "Kite Runner" it is a good life lesson. Other great options are "Tuesdays at Morrie's", "The Four Agreements", "The Mustard Seed", "Siddharta"..... the list is endless. Regardless of which book you pick the main thing is to pick one and then another. Enjoy your reading.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for the list of books that you have shared here. i appreciate this a lot. have a great day!!!
• Canada
30 Oct 08
I reccomend anything by Jean P Sasson. She has written a lot of biographical books about women living in the Middle East, mostly Saudi Arabia and Iraq. the books are fantastic, and i loved reading them.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for sharing the name of the author. i would try to check on it. thanks a lot.