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Which is your Favourite book????... Why do you want to remember that????

There are many books we read in our life but some really touch our heart... and we want to remember it . Share some quotes and talks which you feel are very good and can be remembered and implemented in our lives....

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    Aug 26 2012: Three favorites of my youth were: Twenty Years at Hull House (by Jane Adams), Magister Ludi, (by Hermann Hesse),, and Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad).

    Four favorites from my early twenties were: Sciences of the Artificial (Herbert Simon), Limits to Organization (Kenneth Arrow), Exit, Voice and Loyalty (Albert Hirschman), and Essence of Decision (Graham Allison)
    From my thirties, maybe The Alexandria Quartet (Lawrence Durrell). From my forties, maybe My Grandfather's Blessing, by Rachel Naomi Remens. I feel we may be most influenced by books we read while still young.
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    Aug 30 2012: One of my favorites....I'd like to know if anyone else had read it, is called 'Love is where it falls' by Simon Callow.....beautifully observed, gentle and heartfelt.

    I LOVE to read but worry its a selfish pursuit so I off-set this by reading practical books I can apply to life. I really enjoy reading autobiographies (the fact that the stories are real is important; I believe there is quite sufficient fantasy in the world already!) 'Love is where it falls' is autobiographical.
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    Aug 29 2012: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Gripping intrigue, girls, and guns. Snappy dialogue. I love a lot of books though. Almost anything by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Jim Thompson, Fredric Brown, HP Lovecraft....those are the BIGGIES for me!
  • Aug 27 2012: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck It is becoming more relevant. One time I think about the Handbill's another about the pettiness displayed toward the poor Okies.
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    Aug 26 2012: Some books just change your life and the writings of Kipling certainly do that for me. I would recommend all the children's inspirational literature.

    To answer the question in earnest I think it would have to be Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol" because it tells so much about human nature and that we really can change in the right circumstances.
    It formed a good portion of my world view as a child that persists until this day.

    A second would be The Grapes of Wrath.
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    Aug 26 2012: Diderot - Jack the Fatalist and his master
    is probably the best novel ever written.

    Cyrano de Bergerac - The Other World: or the States and Empires of the Moon
    is a very, very surprising book. 17th century sci fi / metaphysics.
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    Aug 26 2012: I wasn't much of a reader, but there will always be some books that really drew me in for some reason. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner was still one of the first books that I read from start to finish one morning in second grade. I don't want to spoil it for the end, but basically it was about a boy trying to run a one-dog sled against some proclaimed dog sled racers like Stone Fox, some guy who breeded like 7 dogs for his sled.
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    Aug 26 2012: The Bible is one book I've been reading for the past 23 years and will continue to read till the end.
    One of my favourite quotes is "If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light"
    and "There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked"
    and also "Godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing to the world and we will take nothing out of it"
  • Aug 26 2012: Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, The Human Use of Human Beings:Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Weiner, Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel are 3 that had an impact on me. Who said I want to remember? Sometimes we just remember. I suppose one reason for remembering, though, might be to re-read it in the future, to recommend it to people who may appreciate it and benefit by it. I wonder why it took 4 question marks for you to express each of your questions.