post_id: 7 / post_date: 2008-12-08

Finally decided to start talking about the books I read and the ideas I pick up from them. This particular post of course will keep changing as I remember / read more.

The Silmarillion - John Ronald Reueul Tolkien (The Music of the AinurValar, numenorian rise and fall) - Yeah LOTR was pretty good too :P

Illusions, Seagull, Curious Lives, BA4E - Richard Bach

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

5th Mountain, Pilgrimage, Veronika Decides to Die - Paolo Coelho

Elephant Song, River God, While the Lion feeds, Diamond Hunters, Warlock... the list goes on - Wilbur Smith

Tiger in the well, His Dark Materials, GMJ-SC - Philip Pullman (see will and lyra)

Mahabharata / Ramayana - C Rajagopalachari

Updated 2011:

Fountainhead - Ayn Rand. See resilience and youth

Essays on the Gita - Sri Aurobindo. Also Beyond Man.

Ulysees, Bear Island, TGON - How did I ever forget dear alistair!

Jack Higgins et al.