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Which is the book for the month?

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Natalia Avdeeva
Natalia Avdeeva

Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Divya Vashist
Divya Vashist

Good one! read it few months back! Can someone suggest a good fiction?

Natalia Avdeeva
Natalia Avdeeva

The Secret History, also by Donna Tartt :)

Divya Vashist
Divya Vashist

Shall check these out!

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

One of the best autobiographies I've ever read

I just started - after, with apologies to fans, holding off for ... 35 years .... reading Dune, by Frank Herbert.

Instantly hooked. It's like Game of Thrones + Star Wars on steroids (I'm only on page 40). I'm annoyed at myself. But he did put me off with the Rats book.

I've been a lot into sci-fi this year, and I love it!

http://www.dunenovels.com/

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My current book is "Elon Musk: Inventing the Future " which is a fascinating incite into not only the man himself but also the ideas and process behind both SpaceX and Tesla.

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Hi all! I'm just finishing up "Blue Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson, and was after something in the same vein... any ideas?

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fiction is good for the heart and this is good fiction:

The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

"Is it really possible for a woman to disappear so completely that the world won’t notice her passing? The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am is a macabre twist on the notion that life “must be lived to the fullest.”"

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…aller-i-am

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The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am
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Hey All, how would you recommend Dan Brown's Inferno? Is it as good as Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons?

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Divya Vashist
Divya Vashist

It is a good read. From the first page itself the chain of events starts building up. You will be glued to the book like any other Dan Brown book. The author has given some mesmerising description of the the buildings and places. The end is quite abrupt though (don't want to be
a spoiler but he has taken a risk of giving such an ending to the story)

Have you ever read a book that changed your life?

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Nima Nz
Nima Nz

Sounds interesting. Thank you :)

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita - you wouldn't think that political satire could have such an impact but there are so many layers and themes and you're constantly contemplating the ramifications of things that are brought up

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

“But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people. Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings. Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light? You're stupid.”

― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Illyrian Sounds
Illyrian Sounds

1984 of George Orwell in my early teens raised a sort of sens of suspicion about everything. Very ironic though, because from the reader's perspective, the book itself treats precisely the mimetic behavior of crowds. :)

I've seen the TED Talk and been to a bunch of shows, but I haven't checked out the book yet. Looking forward to it.

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The Art of Asking | Amanda Palmer
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Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

I can't. They'd say no and I'd lose face.

Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

The I'd have to hate them

Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

Correction: then I'd have to hate them

sequel to my last post! librivox hosts free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers. more books than you could ever listen to, for nothing: https://librivox.org/

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Matt Lea
Matt Lea

Awesome - impressive!

many of you may be aware of this - project gutenberg (so named for the first mass printed book - the gutenberg bible) is a resource for free public domain e-books for your e-reader of choice. more books than you could ever read, for nothing!: https://www.gutenberg.org/

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Igor Goliney
Igor Goliney

Project Guttenberg is the place where books freed of #copyrightslavery reside. The books Mr. Obama and Mr. Zuckerberg buy out could also be legally placed there. Thank you in advance.

I came across an interesting experiment the other day: http://machine.supply

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Just for my curiosity... how many librarians are in this group yet?

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What is the last book you read? Would you recommend it?

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Claire Kavanagh
Claire Kavanagh

I'll start - Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg. Particularly poignant as a women in the workplace - lots of stories and facts about how without being consciously aware, sometimes you take yourself out of the race. Yes, I would recommend it -a pretty quick read, the chapters move the story along and each gives you pause for thought
. Sheryl does a good summary in her Ted Talks - https://www.ted.com/talks/shery…en_leaders https://www.ted.com/talks/shery…n_now_what

Claire Kavanagh
Claire Kavanagh

Salt, a world history, by Mark Kurlansky. Now, who would have thought a story about the history of salt could be interesting? I admit, it isn't a zippy read - but it is well written and packed full of history. Salt certainly isn't a cupboard essential I had previously given much thought to - but this essential compound has made it possible to explore and for the early pioneers to travel the world, salt licks helped pave a path for trade, salt taxes helped build empires. Would I recommend it, yes - if you're interested in food and history, not as a summer holiday read though.

Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

There's a book called Alternate Presidents (http://www.amazon.com/Alternate-P…0812511921) that I read. I suppose it's for people who enjoy science fiction and alternate history (think of the show Sliders if you know it, or maybe even Fringe to an extent). It's really a series of small stories about "what if the other guy was president of the US" at a given time. Interesting.

Erica Faltous
Erica Faltous

I'd recommend The Circle by Dave Eggers - it's a fascinating read for anyone in the world of tech/mobile, examining what the limits of sharing and transparency are.

John Finch
John Finch

The Crystal World by JG Ballard - if you've read anything by him you know what the deal is but this was a good one. All about crystals, time, death, crocodiles with a Heart of Darkness rewrite under the surface.

Matt Lea
Matt Lea

I've just started reading "The Caves of Steel" by Isaac Asimov - I loved the Foundation trilogy, and have been on a sci-fi kick this year (it was spies last year). I wanted "I, Robot" - but Kindle seem to be having some kind of issue with it at the moment. Love robots.

Fred Rivett
Fred Rivett

The Martian. Good book, not a big fiction man myself but found myself looking forward to reading the next chapter.

Mithun Nayak
Mithun Nayak

I am reading a book "Stars : A very short introduction" by Andrew King. Its a very good book which gives a good understanding of the Structure and life cycle of the stars without going into much on mathematics.

Fereshta  Abbasi
Fereshta Abbasi

A thousand splendid sun by Khalid Hosseini, you can buy it form Amazon.com

"Amal Sater: If it's not too late; we can simply call it The Book Corner! I worked as an early childhood educator for many years and that's where we would go for "quiet time". This is also why I'm so very fond of Shel Silverstein🌳" - thanks for the suggestion for the group title Amal!

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