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Books December 6, 2005

Posted by dhar in Misc.
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Just finished Vernor Vinge’s excellent True Names. Currently reading A Fire upon the Deep by the same author. Others in line include:

John Brunner’s The Shockwave Rider & The Sheep look up
Alfred Bester’s The Stars my Destination
Dan Simmonss’ Hyperion
Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs

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1. Jeet - December 7, 2005

Oye Dhar.. how do you decide to read new books? Main to keval ‘story books’ padhta hoon.. normally I stick to authors jo ki logon ne recommend kiye hote hain.. What do you do?

2. Dhar - December 7, 2005

Non Sci-fi & Fantasy books I usually pick up only if some friend strongly recommends it. Picked up Hundred Years of Solitude this way.

Lots of books I pick up if I see lot of good bloggers recommending it. Picked up Getting Things Done this way.

Others (Sci-Fi & Fantasy) I pick up based on:

Area 51
IBList

or other such rating sites.

I have stopped picking up books randomly at the book store and repenting later.

Cheers,
D.

3. Jeet - December 8, 2005

tumne yeh link post kiya tha kabhi to..
http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

is it really useful?

4. Chirag Kantharia - December 8, 2005

Care to post a brief note about the books you read? At least, I would be in position to wave off, nonchalantly (occasionally!), and say, “Oh that one, read it .. it’s about so and so.. didn’t like it much, though” 🙂


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