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[Reading Recommendations] General Thread of Requests for «Reading Recommendations» - 2018

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Post time: 2-10-2018 11:40:48
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General Thread of Requests for «Reading Recommendations» - 2018
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The purpose of this special thread is to group and consolidate all Reading Recommendations requests in one place. This thread to avoid flooding of the section with individual threads of recommendation requests.
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Rules and recommendations for the use of the General Requests Thread:
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A. FOR USERS WHO REQUEST RECOMMENDATIONS:
• Please make your request through the following format:
1. Genre or Author(s) of the book.
2. A description of why you are looking for a recommendation to facilitate a better response (Liked previous books by the author, want to experiment with the new genre, etc)
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Important Notice: If you wish to request several or multiple "Reading Recommendations", please group all your requests in a single message per day.
Multiple individual requests will not be allowed for each recommendation requested.

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B. FOR USERS WHO CAN ANSWER THE REQUESTS:
Before you post you recommendation, it is suggested you create a thread under the Book Recommendation category (to make it more visible to fellow members).
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• Your reply should include only the link that leads to thread which contains your recommendation in the section.
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• Your thread posted needs to follow the format below:
1. Basic details of the book (title, author, edition, etc.)
2. A description of the book in the words of the user
3. Rating by the user (1-5).
4. The reasons why the user recommends that book
5. Link to the recommendation thread (only for the thread replies)
6. Link to the book in the Reading Room section (if it is available)


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● Any off topic message, other than a request or response to a request, will be deleted without notice.
● Please, if you wish to express your appreciation, do so through a PM (private message) or much better, granting rate. All "Thank You" posts would be deleted.
● The chat is not allowed within this Thread of Requests.
● In general, any request or reply that does not comply with the Rules and Recommendations of this Requests Thread will be deleted.


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Special Bonus:
Every weekend, the best "Reading Recommendation" will be selected, which will be added to the "Reading Recommendations" thread found in the Reading Room section. The author of the recommendation will receive special thanks for her/his collaboration and participation.
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Post time: 3-10-2018 22:06:58
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Edited by LoneFighter at 3-10-2018 10:09 PM

Genre - Fiction
Mainly looking for some classics to read.

The last book from the genre : 'The Black Tulip' by Alexandre Dumas

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Post time: 6-10-2018 23:57:23
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Edited by Mousetrap at 8-10-2018 03:32 PM
LoneFighter 3-10-2018 10:06 PM
Genre - Fiction
Mainly looking for some classics to read.
Please check:
https://www.craxme.com/thread-13796-1-1.html

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Post time: 7-10-2018 16:55:39
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Mousetrap 6-10-2018 11:57 PM
I've read very few classics to make any worthwhile recommendations, but here are a few to check out ...

Thanks a lot for your recommendations. Except Scarlet Pimpernel, I've read the other titles. Going to try this one too.

Will check out the thread by @cynic too.



Little bit old now for trying classics for young audience ... thanks for the recommendations though


The Hundred Books project is an ingenious idea. Found an app similar to this sometimes back but that was not that well-organized. It contains few of my favorite titles like "The Time Machine", "Treasure Island" etc. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Thanks once again for your response. Happy reading and keep sharing


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Post time: 23-11-2018 12:10:30
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Genre - Memoirs
I have read a couple books of this genre, last one being "Nine Lives" by William Dalrymple. I also liked "One Life is Not Enough" by Natwar Singh (though some call it a autobiography)

I am looking for similar books either as travel memoirs or memoirs of indian politicians / statesmen / civil servants and the like

Looking forward to your recommendations and thanks in advance
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Image doctorwho Image 23-11-2018 12:10 PM
Genre - Memoirs
I have read a couple books of this genre, last one being "Nine Lives" by William Dal ...

Check out https://www.craxme.com/thread-14697-1-1.html
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Post time: 24-12-2018 23:32:05
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Image doctorwho Image 23-11-2018 12:10 PM
Genre - Memoirs
I have read a couple books of this genre, last one being "Nine Lives" by William Dal ...

Have you considered the obvious choice? Memoirs of a Geisha.
It's a neo-classic and is full of intrigue and develops the characters nicely.


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Post time: 25-12-2018 20:37:25
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The career/self-help book that actually impacted your life...

Hi all

As the year draws to a close and a new one begins, I am looking to bring about some changes in my life and improve myself for the better.

2018 was the year, I changed the way I looked at and managed my money thanks to the two powerful books I read on the topic, namely, The Millionaire Next Door and Slight Edge.

I am looking to make similar changes in other aspects of my life, perhaps connected to building a strong personal network and strong relationships with career related people. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have in the area.

However, this got me thinking, it would great to tap into your collective wisdom and come up with a list of 5-10 books that actually had an impact (instead of being mere positive feel-good energy kind of books).

So, please share self help books / developmental books or even nonfiction books that helped you change your life for the better. Do take a moment to explain the change the book caused.


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Post time: 1-1-2019 15:15:31
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Best novels from Agatha Christie and Best of Thrillers

Edited by cynic at 1-1-2019 03:30 PM

Can anyone recommend the best novels from Agatha Christie for my son who is 13 years old ?

Can the members recommend the best reads in thriller and adventure genre from 2018. Would love to read. I have read across Patterson, Archer , Forsyth etc . Books from authors other than them would be highly appreciated
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Post time: 4-1-2019 19:14:09
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Looking for 'Desi' Spy-thrillers, "specifically."

Edited by abhi89492i at 4-1-2019 07:19 PM

Does anyone have any idea? Titles they read and forgot about?

I'm not looking for "Action-Spy-thrillers" here. Like S. Hussein Zaidi's stuff, or God Forbid: Bilal Siddiqui's Bard of the Blood types. Pure old school espinoage, spy vs spy, moles, defectors, back-channel dealings with enemy, colloborating and negotitating with other countries for support. Subtle, down to earth, doing nothing that draws attention, that's the order of the day. Anyone has any lead on Desi, Indian Spy novels of those sorts? Think John-le-carre's works instead of Tom Clancy, written by any indian guy for indian settings?

Fiction obviously.

Thanks.
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