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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
Gilbert Highet
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me 
From mine own library with volumes that 
I prize above my dukedom.
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1 scene 2

The books that has been making me:

  • Gospels - Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Thomas
  • God of Small Thing - Arundhati Roy
  • Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Catcher of the Rye - J. D. Salinger
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • Tales from Djakarta - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Catatan Pinggir - Goenawan Mohamad
  • The Visual Mind - Michele Emmer (Ed)
  • History of the World - J. M. Roberts
  • The Constitution of Society - Anthony Giddens
  • TCP/IP Illsutrated - Richard Stevens
  • Common Prayer - Leunig
  • Envisioning Information - Edward R. Tufte
  • Visual Explanations Edward - R. Tufte
  • Design, Form & Chaos - Paul Rand
  • Elements of Color - Johannes Itten
  • Dont Make Me Think - Steve Krug
  • The Sense of Order: a Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art - E.H. Gombrich
  • Introduction to Chaos - Nagashima