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Post by iTEDx on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:55 pm

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1083.The_Most_Influential_Books_in_History

How many have you read?

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:28 pm

more than twelve either fully in the original, abridged, or portions of.

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Post by Kris on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:37 pm

iTEDx wrote:http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1083.The_Most_Influential_Books_in_History

How many have you read?

>>>20, in some form or the other

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Post by Kris on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:39 pm

Kris wrote:
iTEDx wrote:http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1083.The_Most_Influential_Books_in_History

How many have you read?

>>>20, in some form or the other

>>>>By the way, it left out some great works. Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations' comes to mind, unless I missed it on this list.

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Post by truthbetold on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:13 pm

I counted nine as read. one book i would like to add but need some help.Mahabharatam. Can you suggest an English version? i read it in Telugu and loved it. It is the greatest story ever told. imo.

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Post by Kris on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:21 pm

truthbetold wrote:I counted nine as read. one book i would like  to add but need some help.Mahabharatam. Can you suggest an English version?  i read it in Telugu and loved it. It is the greatest story ever told. imo.

>>>>Certainly the longest and meanders all over the place covering numerous human moral dilemmas. I would suggest Rajagopalachari's work. My first exposure was I think my grandmother narrating the story and later hearing it at temples by professional story-tellers.

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Post by truthbetold on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:47 pm

Thanks kris . i read rajajis Telugu version. liked it.

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Post by Idéfix on Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:17 am

This is a good list. I liked the fact that The Origin of Species is ahead of the Bible and the Quran. I counted about 20 that I read in full, and about 15 more than I started but didn't finish.

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Post by iTEDx on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:54 am

'

Yeah to my embarrassment I have read only close to 10-12. There is so much to read in this world...miles to go before I seep...

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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:41 am

iTEDx wrote:'

Yeah to my embarrassment I have read only close to 10-12. There is so much to read in this world...miles to go before I seep...

but why is some arbitrary list you found on the web so important to you? this is just someone's opinion. i think the writings of p.g.wodehouse have done a lot more to improve my spirits and general outlook on life than anything else i've read. and i don't think any of his books are listed at all.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:36 am

Four (Man I am pathetic)

The Diary of a Young Girl
Atlas Shrugged
Pride and Prejudice
Little Women (Little Women #1)

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:20 am

bible (don't remember which version)
the communist manifesto
the republic
the complete works of shakespeare (more or less)
the odyssey
the iliad
the prince
1984
the divine comedy
the interpretation of dreams
don quixote
romeo and juliet (shouldn't this be in complete works?)
critique of pure reason
brave new world (hell ya!)
the social contract
the canterbury tales (ugh, hated chaucer)
frankenstein (loved the book! all time fav.)
the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)
paradise lost (and regained)
the catcher in the rye (bleh novel)
thus spoke zarathustra (wasn't impressed)
the bhagavad gita (in parts)
das kapital (in entirety -- hated it)
on liberty
beyond good and evil
the aeneid (loved it)
heart of darkness
hamlet (?? double addition)
selected philosophical writings
leviathan (in entirety)
crime and punishment
alice in wonderland
a vindication of the rights of women
discourse on method
alcoholics anonymous (in parts)

32 i think after subtracting double entries.

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Post by Jebediah Mburuburu on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:27 am

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:bible (don't remember which version)
the communist manifesto
the republic
the complete works of shakespeare (more or less)
the odyssey
the iliad
the prince
1984
the divine comedy
the interpretation of dreams
don quixote
romeo and juliet (shouldn't this be in complete works?)
critique of pure reason
brave new world (hell ya!)
the social contract
the canterbury tales (ugh, hated chaucer)
frankenstein (loved the book! all time fav.)
the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)
paradise lost (and regained)
the catcher in the rye (bleh novel)
thus spoke zarathustra (wasn't impressed)
the bhagavad gita (in parts)
das kapital (in entirety -- hated it)
on liberty
beyond good and evil
the aeneid (loved it)
heart of darkness
hamlet (?? double addition)
selected philosophical writings
leviathan (in entirety)
crime and punishment
alice in wonderland
a vindication of the rights of women
discourse on method
alcoholics anonymous (in parts)

32 i think after subtracting double entries.
"the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)" scratch

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Post by Hellsangel on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:36 am

Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:bible (don't remember which version)
the communist manifesto
the republic
the complete works of shakespeare (more or less)
the odyssey
the iliad
the prince
1984
the divine comedy
the interpretation of dreams
don quixote
romeo and juliet (shouldn't this be in complete works?)
critique of pure reason
brave new world (hell ya!)
the social contract
the canterbury tales (ugh, hated chaucer)
frankenstein (loved the book! all time fav.)
the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)
paradise lost (and regained)
the catcher in the rye (bleh novel)
thus spoke zarathustra (wasn't impressed)
the bhagavad gita (in parts)
das kapital (in entirety -- hated it)
on liberty
beyond good and evil
the aeneid (loved it)
heart of darkness
hamlet (?? double addition)
selected philosophical writings
leviathan (in entirety)
crime and punishment
alice in wonderland
a vindication of the rights of women
discourse on method
alcoholics anonymous (in parts)

32 i think after subtracting double entries.
"the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)" scratch

Achachan Jebz, read the 5th and 6th entries in the list. Doesn't medicare pay for optometrist visits?

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:41 am

Hellsangel wrote:Achachan Jebz, read the 5th and 6th entries in the list. Doesn't medicare pay for optometrist visits?
LOL!

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Post by Jebediah Mburuburu on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:01 am

Hellsangel wrote:
Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:bible (don't remember which version)
the communist manifesto
the republic
the complete works of shakespeare (more or less)
the odyssey
the iliad
the prince
1984
the divine comedy
the interpretation of dreams
don quixote
romeo and juliet (shouldn't this be in complete works?)
critique of pure reason
brave new world (hell ya!)
the social contract
the canterbury tales (ugh, hated chaucer)
frankenstein (loved the book! all time fav.)
the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)
paradise lost (and regained)
the catcher in the rye (bleh novel)
thus spoke zarathustra (wasn't impressed)
the bhagavad gita (in parts)
das kapital (in entirety -- hated it)
on liberty
beyond good and evil
the aeneid (loved it)
heart of darkness
hamlet (?? double addition)
selected philosophical writings
leviathan (in entirety)
crime and punishment
alice in wonderland
a vindication of the rights of women
discourse on method
alcoholics anonymous (in parts)

32 i think after subtracting double entries.
"the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)" scratch

Achachan Jebz, read the 5th and 6th entries in the list. Doesn't medicare pay for optometrist visits?
i'm impressed with your ability to count to six. your next project: learning to discern "addition" from "edition." please share what you learn with boobsy.

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Post by Hellsangel on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:03 am

Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
i'm impressed with your ability to count to six. your next project: learning to discern "addition" from "edition." please share what you learn with boobsy.

Achachan Jebz, I am impressed by your ability to jump to the conclusion that addition is actually edition. But then that is the only exercise you give your brain.


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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:09 am

Hellsangel wrote:
Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
i'm impressed with your ability to count to six. your next project: learning to discern "addition" from "edition." please share what you learn with boobsy.

Achachan Jebz, I am impressed with your ability to jump to the conclusion that addition is actually edition. But then that is the only exercise you give your brain.
roflrofl kya bol raha hai ye budhau kuch samjaich nhi aa raha!

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Post by goodcitizn on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:26 am

Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
Hellsangel wrote:
Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:
Huzefa Kapasi wrote:bible (don't remember which version)
the communist manifesto
the republic
the complete works of shakespeare (more or less)
the odyssey
the iliad
the prince
1984
the divine comedy
the interpretation of dreams
don quixote
romeo and juliet (shouldn't this be in complete works?)
critique of pure reason
brave new world (hell ya!)
the social contract
the canterbury tales (ugh, hated chaucer)
frankenstein (loved the book! all time fav.)
the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)
paradise lost (and regained)
the catcher in the rye (bleh novel)
thus spoke zarathustra (wasn't impressed)
the bhagavad gita (in parts)
das kapital (in entirety -- hated it)
on liberty
beyond good and evil
the aeneid (loved it)
heart of darkness
hamlet (?? double addition)
selected philosophical writings
leviathan (in entirety)
crime and punishment
alice in wonderland
a vindication of the rights of women
discourse on method
alcoholics anonymous (in parts)

32 i think after subtracting double entries.
"the iliad and the odyssey (?? double addition)" scratch

Achachan Jebz, read the 5th and 6th entries in the list. Doesn't medicare pay for optometrist visits?
i'm impressed with your ability to count to six. your next project: learning to discern "addition" from "edition." please share what you learn with boobsy.
You are losing it Masai Mburuburu.

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Post by Captain Bhankas on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:56 am

Jebediah Mburuburu wrote:i'm impressed with your ability to count to six. your next project: learning to discern "addition" from "edition." please share what you learn with boobsy.

"with"? try "by". you are supposedly impressed by his ability and not with the count itself. if you can't decide what to use, try "your ability... impresses me."

ja?

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Post by nevada on Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:54 pm

21. 

The Odyssey
Uncle Tom's cabin
The Diary of a Young Girl 
Les Misérables 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
Pride and Prejudice 
Robinson Crusoe 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3) 
The Old Man and the Sea 
Great Expectations 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
A Tale of Two Cities 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 
Aesop's Fables 
Macbeth 
Gulliver's Travels 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) 
Oliver Twist 

Treasure Island
Kidnapped
Roots: The Saga of an American Family

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