which book do you like to read?

India
April 10, 2007 1:12pm CST
the number of books at present are assuming enormous proportions and critics who say that the reading habit has decreased must have a look at amazon and other related websites so as to change their opinion.also,fiction as well as non fiction both rule the roost presently . moreover, reading has increased in this present decade due to films being made on a variety of topics specially treated in books.however, whatever be our taste it is only natural that people have different tastes and so they ought to have certain favourites which they would like to read again and again. also, they would love to see others partaking of their passion.thus,out of the shakespeares, anton chekhovs, guy de maupassants etc which do you feel is your favourite?
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@sarach (49)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Great discussion idea! First, I gotta say that I'm not sure you're correct that people are reading more than ever (or as much). Yes, people are buying more boosk than ever, but are the really reading them? I read about three books a month and buy about twice that. My roommate has a huge library and she's probably read a dozen of her books all the way through. I don't think that books will ever become obsolete, but I'm not sure every book that is bought is actually read. I majored in English so I have a lot of favorite authors and books. Among literary authors I love Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner. Twelfth Night is my favorite work of Shakespeare. In modern, popular fiction I enjoy Sarah Mlynowski and Sophie Kinsella. If I had to pick an all-time favorite book it would be "Daughters of a Coral Dawn" by Katherine V. Forrest. She really knows how to create characters and a world that come to life. So who/what are your favorites? =) Sara
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• India
11 Apr 07
well, my favourite authors are shakespeare, anton chekhov, sir arthur conan doyle, guy de maupassant, edgar allan poe, o henry and leo tolstoy. of them, my favourite books are- shakespeare-hamlet sherlock holmes-the solitary cyclist anton chekhov- the bet leo tolstoy- anna karenina o henry-black jack bargainer edgar - the black cat guy de.- the necklace
10 Apr 07
First I want to point out that you haven't made it very easy to read. Don't forget your spaces after full stops, I suggest two. Regarding you question, which book do you like to read? My all time favourite is The Travelling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon, who is my favourite author. But I will read most any fiction, I don't like non - fiction. If you like writing yourself why not try my site Fiction Zone at www.fictionzoneonline.com, you can read short stories and poetry and submit yourself.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
10 Apr 07
I mostly like fiction.Classics are my priority,as I don't have to worry about the quality,when reading it for the first time.Its a safer purchase too. I like shakepeare.We had a lot of his books as part of our syllabus in college.We had a couple of excellent English lecturers who taught and explained shakespearean english beautifully. Though known to be anti-romantic,I liked a couple of George Bernard Shaw's plays too. I like Charles dickens 'David Copperfield' and 'Great expectations' and love reading them again and again. 'Gone with the Wind','Thornbirds','Wuthering Heights','Othello','Rebecca'....the list is endless. Presently I'm reading 'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris.
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
10 Apr 07
You should quote where you are getting your info from. Even if the number of books read has increased, general population has too - everything I've ever seen points to reading becoming less important. Most people I know spend more time watching TV or surfing the internet than reading (and most the books those same people read probably weren't worth picking up to begin with). As far as Shakespeares or Chekhovs (Dostoyevsky is my favorite Russian author, not a big fan of the Brits) there are few books coming out on the market that come even close to comparing to the classics. Then again, hopefully time will weed out all the garbage and leave us with the gems as it has done to literature from the past ;)