Books : 2014


Stephen King said :
Read, read, read.
”If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time to write.”
He published over 55 novels, 6 non-fictions and more than 200 short stories.
*But I only read 2 of his books - hew hew hew. 

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Yeay for reading more than 40 books this year ! This is the complete book list.
I've been wanting to read more books than previous-previous years ever since after school but couldn't find the time and money to do so. This year has been a great reading year. I got money to buy books, I got books as presents, downloaded some good and free stuffs and read it on my iphone, and my colleagues shared some books and e-book :D 

Books I personally like this year:
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • The Hard-boiled Wonderland & the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
  • The Truth of Life by Ahmed Hulusi
  • Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki & His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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I realized that I used a lot of my time commuting - to read. And I read quite a number of it, but among all of that, I probably like only several and would recommend people to read them or maybe even not worth mentioning. 

So what is the main reason to my reading habit?

A friend said to me :
"I know you read a lot, but that doesn't mean what you are reading is always right".
I know. And that's why I keep on reading. So I would know from my 300 books that I've read, maybe I'll get 30 things - right and 270 things - wrong. So I would learn to differentiate and understand what can be right, what might be wrong, which possibilities that one thing that is right can turn into something that is wrong and vice versa. So I can improve my ability to see situations as a whole and take what is good and what is bad. Or learn anything, just anything at all.

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If you read 10 books in your life, perhaps 9 books taught you bad things and only 1 that matter.
If you read 300 books in your life, perhaps 30 books taught you something beneficial and 270 were just rubbish.

When you read so much, you'll learn to understand that not all books are good.
But you just have to keep on reading to learn that skill.

And qualities versus quantities?
If you don't read, then you won't find the good ones, because it's subjective and based on personal preferences, so you still need to be picky and read a lot of them to find it.

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Reading teaches me about reasoning, possibilities, adapting to situations, connecting the dots, understanding experiences, reaching what's inside of you and other people. It connects me to the world. 

How about you?
How many books have you read this year ? 

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6 comments on "Books : 2014"
  1. 13 kot, tak capai target goodreads lagi which is 20. T.T

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  2. Yayyy gatsby. It is heartbreaking that the seemingly great guy isn't so great

    Reen i'd like to suggest george orwell's animal farm, if I may. It'a great satire

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    1. Yeahh, I really like Great Gatsby :D

      I also have Animal Farm for awhile now but never got a chance to read it. Someday. Someday next year :p

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