How many books have you completed in your life? suggest best book

@Dasari100 (3803)
Anantapur, India
April 4, 2009 2:42am CST
Books are always friends like us every time we can know things then we can starty to implement things then we will get results from those books so behind of us those books are inspiring always so we need to be stick on everytime when ever we get free time.
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@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
I don't know how many books I've read. I don't think anyone knows the answer to that. However, from the top of my head, I know that I've read all Harry Potter books (7); all Twilight books (4); Narnia (4, I'm on book 5); Judith McNaught novels (7); Jude Deveraux Novels (4); Eragon (3); Rizal's novels (2); I've also read children's encyclopedias when I was younger and also finished the 12-volume Peanuts encyclopedia aside from it. I think I've read a lot more than those, there were novels that I finished but couldn't remember. The favorite I have is Fountain Head by Ayn Rand. I haven't read anything else by her after that :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
28 Apr 09
I red two books above list and these are very interesting books and i have bought last year from the shop and i have spend most of the time read books at the time now i will read few books.
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• United States
27 Apr 09
I have no idea how many books that i have read in my lifetime, i know its a lot though lol. I love to read because i find it very calming and reading a good book can get you so enthralled and make you forget all of your problems even for just a little while. I cannot pick a single book to recommend but I love the Harry Potter series and would suggest it to anyone of ANY age
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
28 Apr 09
Most of them interested to read many books because i have done research on that one so they may get interest in different topic books and i really spiritual kind of books my friend.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
There is no way on Earth I could even guess at the number of books I have read. My dad started teaching me to read and write when I was 3 and I haven't stopped since. I love to read. As for the "best book" that all depends on what you enjoy. I have read some terrific books and I have read some real duds. There are a few that stand out as favorites though.... The Forever King by Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy. It's a modern twist on the legends of King Arthur. It's also the first of a trilogy but I think the best of the three. Neverwhere and American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere is a terrific urban fantasy, while American Gods really makes you think about how we got to where we are. The Portable Dorothy Parker. A collection of Ms. Parker's poetry, articles and short stories and probably the best comprehensive collection of her writing available.
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
6 Apr 09
I understood that how you love to read books and your dad did good job to make you read more books so your life will be full fill with the knowledge so since you have started to read 3 but i am not good enough to you.
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@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
maybe around 100 books,i think..mostly is japanese manga ,magic and vampire novel..nowadays, i prefer to collect novels first,then find time to actually read it..
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
6 Apr 09
100 books is really great to read so most of them say don't have time read but when we have passion about books then you can find how much time we have.
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• Taiwan
5 Apr 09
I can't remember how many books i've read in my life,but there are two of them that give me deep impression.one is' proud and prejudice 'and another one is'sister carrie' I like reading books or just some articles in newspaper.They can make me consider my life carefully and teach me how to deal with problems.
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
5 Apr 09
Books always give good impression the thing we need to understand them in a good way then nothing is impossible and i think you are on the track so you can understand easily what ever you read.
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@ankur_sen (193)
• India
5 Apr 09
I was a book warm kind of person.I used to read story book all time and even at the time of my exam also. But now a days my madness about book already gone. I mainly read bengali book. Very recent i read "Bomkesh Bakshi". Its a very popular bengali detective book.I really love all those stories.
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
5 Apr 09
If you read story kind of words you will get new words and we can improve our English by reading those books so it is good thing to read books.
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• Bahrain
5 Apr 09
I've read quite a few books, mostly in recent years since as a student I've only read textbooks and magazines up til that point. I really prefer the classical and mystery/detective genres when it comes to stories and novels, stuff like the Sherlock Holmes series, shakespeare's plays (not poems), classical "age-proof" novels like Black Beauty (Anyone who loves horses should read this one!), and many others. Other than that, I mostly read informative books like medical books, historicals, music and art books, and the like. Reading is really fun, it consumes my free time in a productive way plus it gives me company when I feel lonely. Books really are great companions ^w^ as long as you know how to choose the right ones, since you need to keep in mind that books are written by other human beings, so not everything could be true or accurate, if you're reading something scientific or historical or whatever then its' credibility completely relies on the accuracy of their research material and studies, and if you're reading stories even if they say it's a true story about someone -famous or not- you can't really trust that, many a liar with great imagination would write down lies about some famous personnel that would pocket him/her a lot of money for writing a scandal or whatever, so you need to be careful about what you actually believe, or what you simply read!
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I love the Dragon books by Anne McCaffrey, the Cat Who... books by Lilian Jackson Braun, the Navaho mysteries by Tony Hillermann, the Valdamar books and the Urban Elves books by Mercedes Lackey and a goodly number of Orson Scott Card's books.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
5 Apr 09
Even though Dragon books are very nice those are very useful for children they feel so happy if they read those kind of books and I heard about author name Anne i think he is famous author.
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
5 Apr 09
The Dragon books by Anne McCaffrey (and Anne is a woman's name) are NOT children's books, look them up.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
5 Apr 09
So Women is author here so that is good have women authors but in India most of them are men than women so i think children don't like to read those books.
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I have no best book but have read so many in my lifetime that I could never even think of the best. There are so many good authors that I have touched on from military books, to nature books, to romantic books , to funny books...........one of the best categories of books that I like to read are autobiographies. As I read them I am always wondering if what the writer has written is entirely true, or at least as they remember it, or if parts are made up to make the story better OR to make the author look better than they really are in life. I could name authors that I like to read besides autobiographies.....John Jakes, John Grisham, Danielle Steele, V C Andrews, Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich, and so many more whose names I can't even think of.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
28 Apr 09
I think you have gone through all the books but i would like to ask one thing about the spiritual books so how many of them have read and what you have understood from those books.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
Not sure that I have read many that are "spiritual" but more books for my entertainment.
@net_ankit (643)
• India
4 Apr 09
I have completed just 5-6 books but in our Gujarati Language but I read magazines all the time. I knwo One book on Real Story and IT was wonderfull & Unbelivable Story, you should have to Read itBOok name is "Zindagi-Zindagi, I read that book in Gujarati but It is also available at WWW.SAFARI_INDIA.COM" in ENGLISH VERSION.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
4 Apr 09
You have read at least 5 to 6 and that is good sign for you and you know who knows so many languages but doesn't like to read so they are wasting their time so keep on reading books.
• United States
4 Apr 09
I have read a ton of books in life... Among the most liked by myself include-- Bentley Little books, the Twilight series, and Wicked. Also some of my older favorites, The Catcher in the Rye, any Stephen King book, and many early famous authors.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
4 Apr 09
If we read many books we will gain because tons of information we can grab so that knowledge no one can stole isn't it?
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Being an avid reader all my life I really couldnt tell you how many books I've read but its in the 1000s easy! Suggesting a "best book" isnt too easy either since I've read so many fabulous ones in all types of generes....
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
4 Apr 09
Ofcourse if you read more than 1000 books it is difficult to tell which book is better than another book so i think you have tremendous knowledge now i think.
• India
4 Apr 09
Sorry, i dont have a habit of reading the books which is other than the subject matter, which relates to my study.. I used to read only my school/college books only, only the subject related books for reference.. I don't like to ready any of the comix books or any of the story books or something, even the weekly or monthly magazines.. Only the newspapers i used to go through. Have a good day.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
4 Apr 09
Any how reading books not only out of study it is including college and school books that is good thing also because we can lot of information from those books so i am familar with college and philosphy books.
• United States
4 Apr 09
Let me see, I have read the twilight series, four books out of all the harry potter books. I did enjoy reading them! I have read the Blue Bloods series and I am waiting for the new one to come out. I have read Some books by Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire). That's how I got started with Twilight. I was reluctant to start reading the series. Gathering Blue written by Lois Lowry. Many of Louise Rennison's books (Georgia Nicolson series, I still have a few more to read! (she is such an awesome author!) The Clique Series. (of course) Five books of the Gossip Girl Series. (so much scandals! and I loved every chapter!) I've just finished reading the first book in the Maximum Ride Series. (James Patterson is a really creative author, my kind of writer.) I read Fahrenheit 451 recently and it was so good! It did relate to a lot of stuff happening today in the world. Tuck Everlasting. (omg!) The BFG and Matilda by Roald Dahl. Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) The Boyfriend List, again, so much scandal! Okay. that's all I'm going to list for now! But I have read a fair amount, I think.
• India
4 Apr 09
Most of the books i have read are fiction. I think out all the books I loved reading Ayn Rand's Fountainhead. It is a brilliant book potrayin humanity in a different manner!
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Apr 09
Hello Dasari... I have read lots of books excluding those which is there in my course syllabus. I don't keep records about the no. of books that I went through...and I also doubt that anyone would.... Suggesting best books depends on your choice... Any way let me share my five best book.... [b]India after Gandhi - Ramachandra Guha Clash of Civilisations - Samuel huntington Making globalisation works -Joseph Stiglitz The Argumentative India - amartya Sen The End of History - Fukuyama...[/b]
@scheng1 (24715)
• Singapore
4 Apr 09
If you are asking about how many books since I learnt to read, must be over 10,000 books. All the story books and all the novels, plus the magazines for students, Reader's Digest, National Geographic magazines, Times magazines, Industrial publications, the recommended textbooks, Science related magazines, all the Chinese and English books, should be more than 10,000 and less than 100,000. There are a lot of good Chinese books, like the 4 famous classics, Water Margin, The Romance of Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, The Dream of Red Chamber. All 4 must be read in the original language to appreciate the depth of it. The Bible and Shakespears's plays are very outstanding. Short stories of Saki (available for free download) and Roald Dahl are known for humorous and unexpected ending. The Lost Horizon known for Shangri La Enid Blyton and Hans Christian Andersen are ever-green children's writers. Even as adult, I still love to read the books. Gone with the Wind is a book that touches the heart of many people. I like Agatha Christie's detective novels but feel they are not as outstanding as Sherlock Holmes. P D James, Michael Crichton, Anne Perry, Donald Harstad, Ngaio Marsh, WEB Griffin, John Sandford, Carol Higgins Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy L Sayers and Henning Mankell are outstanding mystery writers. Tom Clancy is a very outstanding writer with indepth knowledge of many topics. The President (Jack Ryan) he portrayed in his books are so upright and good. Michael Crichton is unbeatable science fiction writer. Feng Shui and Chinese Metaphysical Science books by Joey Yap are simple and practical. Memoirs by Lee Kuan Yew, Sam Walton and Richard Branson reflect their unique personalities. Donald Trump wrote a few books as well. Hard to find a billionaire writing a book teaching you how to get rich. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, The Richest Man in Babylon, investments books by Philip A Fisher are must read, beside those books by Robert Kiyosaki.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
I've completed more books than I can count. One really good one I remember that sticks out is called Fall on Your Knees.