This is what keeps me going!


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It has been more than 8 years today, since my tryst with books started. Over all these years, books have been by my stride whatever the situation, they have been my friend, philosopher and guide. Have given me a purpose and an identity. When I had started out, I had never thought books will have such a profound impact on me. Now, rarely a day goes by in which I am not reading up a book or at least thinking about the books that I need to finish soon or browsing flipkart for more books to read. Truly, they have become my addiction. One which I can’t live without.

Today, as I look back, I would like to quickly point out for readers, some of the books that I found to be most interesting and influential during last 8 years.

The first book I read: Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat in the year 2005

The books that I have reflected upon the most: Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The Lengthiest book I have read: India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha

The wittiest book I have read:  Right Ho Jeeves by P.G Woodehouse and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The smallest book with deepest message: Animal Farm by George Orwell and Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson

The best book about Life and its meaning: Meaning of Life by Vicktor Frankl

To Read: Endless!

Cheers,

Ankur

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7 thoughts on “This is what keeps me going!

  1. nice to know your passion for books and love for them .. sounds like similar to mine … just that books are replaced by toons and doodles !! 🙂

    1. Thanks for taking time out to read, nice to know about your passion for toons and doodles too.I think, they too like books teach us a lot on how take on Life. Which are your favourite one’s?

      1. I love political toons are my favourite ! Indian cartoonists almost all who do poiltical cartoons,I love their work!!
        Comic strips of the past Tintin,archies,chacha chowdhary..
        animated ones include almost every toon – I am still a kid when its a cartoon – Tom And Jerry still being my favourite .. Road Runner 😀
        daily toons by -Glasbergen are also my favourite!!
        So many … hehehe

      2. I am sure you will love Amul Girl too then, she is one of my favourites:-)

        Went through your blog, must say, you are doing an amazing job, great potential you have there. Bought a smile to my face. Keep it up!

  2. ahhh…the sight of a book shelf like that gives me goose bumps. Nothing like an overflowing book shelf and loads of unread stories to lift one’s mood! Absolutely agree with you on this….they are an addiction!

    1. Rightly said “overflowing” is the key word here. No matter, how many you buy, you feel, you can make time for one more book!

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