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I enjoyed the front half of the stories of this book the most, but I'm glad to have read them all.
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters
It pains me to give a "two stars" to a Wright book, but given Goodread's guidelines, "It was OK" is my honest reaction.

I generally enjoy Wright's book
Jan 04, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
In all fairness I only read part of this book. It turns out that it's solidly written for women. The part I read had to do with periods and body image ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
Great, inspiring words. His easy style really makes the mediocre writing that plagues most tech books stand out (in a bad way). Having said that, the ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)
I didn't enjoy this sequel as much as "Leviathan Wakes", but it was still a great work of Sci-fi. Speaking of which, I'm not sure why this is listed a ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
The Martian
I enjoyed this book, but found the snarkiness of the protagonist difficult to get behind. Every brilliant solution to a problem he came up with, was s ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
A birthday gift from my brother, this collection of essays kept me asking: how can someone do nothing so consistently and for so long? The theme of ma ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
I read this as an kid/young adult, and now recently again as a father to my girls. My memory of it was that it was a subtle allusion to the biblical e ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
These Happy Golden Years (Little House, #8)
The culmination of 84 "Little House" books ends with Laura being courted by her soon-to-be husband. This was by far the most interesting of the many, ...more
May 02, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
Letter to a Christian Nation
Short and to the point, this book can be read in a sitting, and is well worth your time. I agree with the guy on the back cover who says something to ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Read this to my daughter. It's a neat idea: one story told in prose, one in pictures. It would be neat if someone could combine these two ideas and cr ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
Yeah, it was great. I'm a fan of Max Barry. I'd like to think, in a vain way, that if I were a talented writer, that I would write books like Max Barr ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
The Long Winter (Little House, #6)

"Ah, jimminy crasket it, Ma, it's snowing again!"
"Charles! Mind yourself in front of the children!"
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Year Zero
An entertaining and quick read. A sort of modern day Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
I did it. I read this book. It was a journey, and I believe I'm better off for it. I'm glad to have read this book, but I would have a hard time recom ...more
Nov 09, 2014
May 14, 2009
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
Fantastic book and series. Great pacing, setting, and characters.
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Wonderly epic book exploring the limits of evolution on Earth. The weakest part of the book was the dialog between the humans, but the vast majority o ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Dec 20, 2012
Free Will
This review is the only review I could have possibly written.
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
I read an advance copy of this. It's a very tiny collection of essays presumably written post-sickness. It feels similar to the publishing of "This is ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
One Summer: America, 1927
This was one of the most readable history books I've read. Bryson has a great way of weaving a narrative through seemingly unconnected story lines. Th ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Meh. I wanted to like this book, but I found most of the ideas to be pretty basic, and borderline self-evident. I suppose if you had never played a vi ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide
So, my PS3 died tonight. Among other things, this means that my Skyrim game of 100+ hours is gone. I'll likely never play Skyrim again, but if I did, ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
One of the best books I've read. It's no small feat to write a 1000 page book that is also a page turner.
Dec 11, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
More Joel on Software: Further Thoughts on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Here's what I think of this book:
not set
Jul 09, 2008
Scala in Depth
A very apt title. Every language probably needs a book like this.
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 05, 2012
The Storm Makers
For a kids book, this was a real slow starter.
Dec 09, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Proxima (Proxima, #1)
It was great!
Jan 27, 2015
Sep 05, 2013
Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative
not set
Dec 28, 2011
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach
not set
Sep 29, 2012
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)
not set
Mar 13, 2008
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