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Old July 15, 2012, 05:11 AM
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Reading Reliquary at the moment ( sequel to relic)
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Old October 25, 2012, 09:50 AM
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The 8th Habit - Steven Covey

After reading The 7th Habit of Highly Influential People it became obvious that I would become more interested to learn about the Orwellian Fantasy the writer likes to depict in habit number eight. Covey technically short-cuts the varying effects of reality to tell us the same old advices with a new cunning language he invented. 15 million copies sold and the only thing valuable I learned is the space between stimulus and response which was actually shared from ancient scriptures.

Essentials of Total Quality Management - MA Mannan and F Ferdousi

Call it a compilation, bought it from last Ekushe Boimela while facing the challenge to improve the quality control process in the Doel Laptop Plant. Interestingly found useful information like how Japan pioneers over the US and Europe in QC, surprisingly led by an American. I am still in the Technical aspects of quality as skipped the Organizational aspect chapters.

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson

After reading The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership For A New Generation, a very good book I read in recent times I went into the official autobiography book (you can call it autobiography in a way that Isaacson was appointed by Jobs for writing it). A lot to know about other side of Jobs like his Syrian descent as he was born as a Muslim, the Wozniak-Jobs duo almost like Right brothers, the intensity and passion that made Jobs Jobs, his rudeness and influential reality distortion capacity, frenemic relationship with Gates and many more.

Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Al Young

I was there looking for the red Kia Sportage of my friend in between TSC and Art Institute and the street-hawker was selling the new Indian editions of Oxford dictionaries of Maths., Chemistry and Physics. The price was little short than 600
so I asked him to throw in the above book which he initially told 100 taka alone. He pondered then agreed, and here I am reading probably the first musical memoir in my life. It is indescribable how it feels to read true experiences of a real musician related to most acclaimed musical numbers ranging from John Coltrane to Billie Joel, may be more as I am not even half-way through. If you are into music and also in books I would recommend. I wish I got hold of other memoirs he wrote. Someday may be ....

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

I know it is too late to state I am reading WH on my 42nd birthday but life was not that magical for me as like other book-worms I know of. After reading Great Expectations I actually lost interest finishing The Old Curiosity Shop of Dickens as it is still lying on my shelf although I started it before GE. Dickens is a Victorian and anything VIctorian is too cliche off-course except Oliver Twist. Well, luckily Bronte is not rather she has a very crunchy rude way of story telling, very Moorish, very Subtle.

Paroshshe - Tagore

Anything by Tagore is astonishing not because of the beauty of his work but because of the foresight he establishes in every paragraph, sentence or even word. Tagore was never been my ideal writer, rather I like Jibonanondo's poem more than his. But myth is there is no area of sub-continental life which was not penned by Tagore and 'myth' the word can replace itself by 'truth' here without much hesitation. Tagore is as powerful in his traveling tales as in any of his great works. Something like 'khonij panio" as he translated "mineral water" when we did not know about plastic let alone "Mum".
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Old October 25, 2012, 10:39 AM
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KOBIDER (Poets) ADDA

Some of you might have read it... But it's worth reading..
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Old October 30, 2012, 01:07 AM
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A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 (part 1): A Storm of Swords. Totally enthralling stuff and immensely readable.
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Old November 27, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Currently waiting for 'The Memory of Light' to come out

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Old November 29, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Well written and honest account of a British Bangladeshi's journey in and out of political Islam.
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Old November 29, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Anne Frank 'Diary of a young girl'
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Old November 29, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Reading Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic It has a section on how nipah virus spread and started in BD and how they tracked it down. Overall a fascinating book.

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Old November 29, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Elliot Aronson's The Social Animal.

Yesss, I'm going maaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!
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Old December 16, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Although several of the Sherlock Holmes is now in public domain, not all are available as pd.

Amazon is giving away full Sherlock Holmes volume for free on Kindle (i.e. Kindle iOS/Android/Win app, browser, and any kindle device):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHE20W0

If you would like to collect, this is a great deal! Get it before its gone
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Got it delivered today via flipkart. Can't wait to start reading.

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Old June 24, 2013, 12:42 AM
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^^Just bought it. I hope it's not as boring as the last one
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Old June 24, 2013, 09:35 AM
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^^Just bought it. I hope it's not as boring as the last one
Its not.
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Old June 24, 2013, 04:49 PM
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My only "timeless" thread!

On topic, I've been reading Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed for the past month now. Its got his usual style (haven't read TKR), but it isn't as good as his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Too many story lines in the latest book.
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Its not.
I was midway through the book when I said this, and clearly spoke too soon.

Albeit better than the last one, the book is strictly a one time read, even for the most die hard Brown fans. The story starts with the trademark dramatic prologue, and then goes on with a brisk pace, mixing history with the present world of deceptions and mysteries, giving the readers a similar feeling they're accustomed to Langdon novels. However, halfway through the book, the story falls flat, and by the time you've reached the end, you could'nt care any less. Add to this some ludicrous science, a superhuman character, and it doesn't get any better. The funny thing is, if you pay enough attention, and if you've read enough Sidney Sheldon, you could see the biggest twist coming a long way ahead.

As one would expect, breaking the hidden codes, the historical references, is the best part of the book, and the reason enough to read it. What I always found amusing with any Brown novels, not just this one, is the timeline of the story, which is barely more than 24 hours. The protagonist will get involved in a set of events, visit several monuments, travel several cities (in some cases, countries), run from an unknown threat, try to unravel the clues and solve the mystery, all in a single day !!
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And the mountains echoed -khaled Hosseini
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The World of Jinns and Devils, Fascinating read

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Old July 11, 2013, 04:53 AM
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Finished reading "And the Mountains Echoed written" by Khaled Hosseini a month ago.

A bit racy and not as good as his last best sellers. But nevertheless a decent read.

Will read Dan Browns Inferno after Ramadan InshahAllah.
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I must say, I somewhat agree. A thousand splendid suns will always be the best.
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Finished reading "And the Mountains Echoed written" by Khaled Hosseini a month ago.

A bit racy and not as good as his last best sellers. But nevertheless a decent read.

Will read Dan Browns Inferno after Ramadan InshahAllah.
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The World of Jinns and Devils, Fascinating read

http://www.islamhouse.com/286181/en/...inn_and_Devils
Horribly written book - maybe the original in Arabic makes for a better read.
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Horribly written book - maybe the original in Arabic makes for a better read.
When some people in this forum or in real life criticize Islamic books or certain scholars or certain opinions or certain schools of thoughts in islaam it begs me to question whether they have an issue with Islam itself....I ask for Allah's forgiveness...
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When some people in this forum or in real life criticize Islamic books or certain scholars or certain opinions or certain schools of thoughts in islaam it begs me to question whether they have an issue with Islam itself....I ask for Allah's forgiveness...
and when some people have a problem with basic comprehension and become defensive it begs to question whether they have an issue with reality.

I did not question the scholar
I did not criticize Islamic books
I did not criticize a school of thought in Islam

I criticized the way a particular book was written - so the authors ability to narrate - in fact I even went on to say, maybe the original in Arabic makes for a better read.

Ask for forgiveness all you want...make sure most of it is for yourself.
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