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Reading Fiction

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I recently re-started reading Fiction – of the thriller variety. (The book I am reading on my Kindle currently is “The Brass Verdict” by Michael Connelly.) It started with the numerous trips that I took this year. At some point, I guess I wanted something other to think about than just work! The Kindle played a big role in this since I now had books ‘on tap.’I think another contributory factor has been that Abhishek goes to sleep on most days before 8 pm (so that he wakes up on time for playschool the next morning), and I suddenly have plenty of time before I got to bed.

I have read 8 Fiction books this year. Some get read quite rapidly, while others get read a couple chapters on time — all depends on how interesting the book is and how much time I have. At any time, I keep a couple unread books on the Kindle.

What I now find fascinating is how the authors weave together the plot and script the entire story. I was telling a colleague at work the other day that we should think about our business the same way — think through the story and the endgame, and script a path to getting there. A good author does it in a way that is completely believable, tantalising the reader with what’s coming next, and yet springing theoccasional surprise. In business, too, we need to do something similar as we try and orchestrate events to favour the outcomes we want.

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  • 1 Sidharth // Nov 25, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Rajesh how do you download books on the kindle ? I believe in US they have a tieup with T-mobile for over the air downloads . How do you do it in India. I am interested in getting one so your reply will help. Thanks in advance

  • 2 g.a. // Feb 8, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Just this morning – with the news of kindle 2.0 around – i was wondering how portable is that. If i wanted to gift one for my father…will you pls post how it works in India. Thank you..

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