Book Tagged

Posted by Swaroop C H on June 18, 2005 Filed under: books

Both Vignesh and JD have book-tagged me, so I am obliged to present to the world my choice of books... hmm... so here goes...

Total number of books I own : Around 30 techie books and 10 general books. Most of the time, I borrow books from the Eloor Library, so I don't own as many books as I would've liked.

The last book bought? : India 2020 by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. I haven't gotten down to reading it fully yet, though.

The last book you read? : The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

Books I am currently reading : Armies of Hanuman by Ashok Banker, and Flying Start by Jo Gardiner.

Books that mean a lot to me :

  • Ignited Minds by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam -- This is one of the most inspiring books I've ever read. I can never forget the words

Dream, dream, dream.... Dreams provide thoughts... and thoughts result in action.

and also what it means to be in "mission mode".

  • Secrets of Mind Power -- Although it has such a drab title, it is one of the most insightful books I've read.. insightful about how we think, that is.

  • Ramayana series of books by Ashok Banker -- Reading the Ramayana come alive in its full glory is an ecstasy in itself.

  • Beginning Perl by Simon Cozens -- As far as I'm concerned, this book is the benchmark on how technical books should be written.

  • The Fountainhead -- Enough said.

  • The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum -- This novel has got it all. Guaranteed sleepless nights until you finish reading it.

Well, that surely doesn't look like a typical list that you would have expected...

I'm passing on the book tag to Pradeep, Avinash, Premshree, Ashok Banker, Angel and Viju. Looking forward to seeing their lists :)

Update: Book-tagging Niara as well.


Angel says:

Oops, I got tagged by Vig too! and now you...I better make up something ;)

Dilip says:

Let me add some thing more to that quote :

Dream, dream, dream….
Dreams provide thoughts…
and thoughts result in action..
and action in to resuts.

Vinayak Mahadevan says:

I think Ignited Minds is by Abdul Kalam and not Abdul Kalam Azad

Swaroop says:

Thanks Vinayak for pointing that out :)


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