Regardless of my current time-crunched reality, Personally, I do consider myself an avid reader; I think that is a brilliant observation. I don't know if I meet the threshold of an "avid reader", but at the very least I would say I am a "strong" reader, because I always want to have my nose in a book. I read books. I like “KINDA” literature [NOT - fictions, magazines, newspaper, politics, internet] so much but if a story peaks my interest I am all over it. I read a lot for information about a great many things and I really enjoy it. There is so much to read I want to make the most of my time. As a child, I made weekly visits to the library and read every night before bed. I curled up with a book without being told I had to and discovered all sorts of authors and series on my own. I read alone. Bottom line? I read a lot. I fight for time to read.

You can use reading as a food for the ego. It is very subtle. You can become knowledgeable; then it is dangerous and harmful. Then you are poisoning yourself, because knowledge is not knowing, knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom has nothing to do with knowledge. Wisdom can exist in total ignorance also. If you use reading just as a food for the mind, to increase your memory, then you are in a wrong direction. But reading can be used in a different way; then reading is as beautiful as anything else in life”

I categorized Books as         MY FAVOURITE BOOKS,        TIMEPASS BOOKS ,         IDIOTIC BOOKS

 

WRITERS & AUTHORS

 
 
 
Mikhail Naimy Lao Tzu Kahlil Gibran Friedrich Nietzsche
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Paul Reps Nyogen Senzaki Liezi
Lieh-Tsu A.C. Graham Chinmayananda Saraswati Ramana Maharshi
Leo Tolstoy Paulo Coelho Meher Baba Philip Kapleau
Richard Bach Alan Wilson Watts Thomas de Hartmann Richard Wilhelm
Milarepa Ronald Herder Jiddu Krishnamurti Chandra Mohan Jain
G.I. Gurdjieff Sigmund Freud J.R.R. Tolkien Samuel Beckett
Nikos Kazantzakis P.D. Ouspensky Marianne Williamson Hermann Hesse
Colin Wilson Albert Camus Gautama Buddha Shams Tabrizi
Zhuangzi Ludwig Wittgenstein Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi P.D. Ouspensky
Bahauddin Coleman Barks John Moyne Martin Buber
P.D. Ouspensky William S. Haas Lin Yutang Ben Zion Bokser
Ludwig Wittgenstein Christmas Humphreys Wilhelm Reich G.E. Moore
Mahendranath Gupta Robin Craig Clark Emmet Fox Heraclitus
D.T. Suzuki Aesop Laura Gibbs Confucius
Irving Stone Homer Farid al-Din Attar D.H. Lawrence
Charles Dickens Alan Maxim Gorky Aurobindo ug krishnamurti
Arundhati Roy Yann Martel Richard Branson O.V. Vijayan
Vedavyasa Jane Austen F. Scott Fitzgerald Elizabeth Gilbert
Rishi Valmiki Manil Suri Minette Walters Jaggi Vasudev
Ankit Fadia Nostradamus Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev Spencer Johnson
Dan Brown O.V. Vijayan M.T. Vasudevan Nair Vladimir Nabokov
Jack Kerouac S.K. Pottekkatt P. Padmarajan Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
V.K.N Uroob P. Kesavadev Kakkanadan
O. Chanthu Menon