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Group about the greatest books- what, why, how they impacted your life.

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One of my earliest memories is me eating newspapers....I must have been less than 2 ys old. Ok, that wasn't very raw- but it was definitely a sign. Books are one of the most wonderful tools. Reading helps you, comforts you, changes your perspectives, and opens up a door of limitless opportunities. I still "eat" books and I learnt that reading takes me anywhere I wish to go and sometimes even to places where I would not expect to end up. If you read about a subject half hour a day in roughly 5 years you will be a real expert in that subject. Reading is the key to freedom. There is nothing that can not be learnt. Reading is your best friend, your lover, your caring parent. You can go anywhere. There are no good excuses for not reading- so I am sorry I don't want to hear them!!!- I have worked full time as Medical Doctor for 12 years and still managed to read 2-5 books a week most of the time. Lack of time is never a reason. Money is a very bad excuse. Books are cheap (one book costs as much as a drink on Saturday night) and there are plenty of library membership for free. And if money is an issue for you, well look at making your self more valuable so you will have more money and the knowledge you get with a 10$ book can reward you with thousands of dollars. You can borrow books from friends, family, strangers. Reading gives you the best tool ever to become the person you want to be, to achieve all your goals and dreams, to a real FREEDOM. Ignorance is prison, knowledge and awareness will take you to the next level- will make you rich in every sense you wish to be.
Reading is the best investment on yourself. You want to be a better person? Well, work less on your job that pays your bills and work more on yourself (Jim Rohn) this will make your fortune in all the aspects of your life.
Here the idea: lets share how favorite books ONLY ONE PER POST please (but as many posts as you like, the more the better!), it would make it easier for people to follow, tell us your book, the author and a review. If you like it, tell us how it has impacted your life.
I am a passionate reader and I look forward to your suggestions! thanks for helping me in my growth and for helping all the other followers! Happy reading!

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Comment by Yamah on February 7, 2012 at 1:10pm
Wheels of Life
an autobiography by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Her stories of some of the people that she assisted in transitioning are inspiring.
A true revolutionist; selfless and tireless, unstoppable in bringing love and caring to the planet.
Comment by Lucas on January 9, 2012 at 1:31am

+1 on Atlas Shrugged. 

A Glass Castle

Shantaram

A Stolen Life

Wizard's First Rule

Ishmael series by Daniel Quinn

Comment by Janna Bannanna on January 8, 2012 at 6:35pm

Just finished reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, a great read! Anyone else love it?

Comment by Naomi Yael on December 22, 2011 at 12:48am

At the moment I am reading "Born To Run" by Christopher MacDougall. I do not read non-fiction books that often, but this one I like very much. Good style of writing, as far as I can judge it, as I am not a native speaker, but it appeals to me :-)

Comment by B Tenn on December 1, 2011 at 1:59pm

Walden/ or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau. I love how I always learn something about how to make my life more simple. It encourages me to view obstacles in life differently-especially what are the simple options I may be overlooking because others in society believe the options/life plan is the right thing to do. 

Comment by Doug on September 13, 2011 at 9:48am
Stranger In a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.  I read it in middle school.  It made me realize that I did not have to think like everyone else.
Comment by Maura McCormick on March 23, 2011 at 8:32am

I read mostly Psychology, Self-Help and anti-Psychiatry books. I enjoyed Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, House of Cards: Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth by Robyn Dawes and many others.

I use the library, paperbackswap.com and half.com to save money and buy Kindle versions of books when those other options aren't possible.

Comment by Lucas on November 8, 2010 at 5:50am
I think you mean .org
Comment by Antishred on May 2, 2010 at 11:34pm
Hi everybody! I was a great reader many years ago, less in the last years, but I'm trying to return to my beloved books!
Comment by Lucas on May 2, 2010 at 11:11pm
The picture of Durian Gray is a great book.
 

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