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Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
This book kept me entertained and actually got better towards the end. It was kind of a mindless read and totally formulaic. Some of the writing felt...more
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Jun 24, 2014
Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
"Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason thereof till long after the events transpire."

"You don't kno...more
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Jul 29, 2012
Steve Jobs
I can't even imagine what an undertaking it would be to write a biography of someone like Steve Jobs especially while he was dying. What makes it even...more
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Apr 10, 2012
How Will You Measure Your Life?
Excellent book about focusing on what really matters in life. He asks three questions:

How can I be sure I'll find satisfaction in my career?

How can I...more
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Jul 30, 2012
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
I give it the 5 star rating based on the principles he encourages people to live by. Budgeting and working harder/longer are basically the core elemen...more
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Apr 10, 2012
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I think I started reading this book because the movie trailer looked so cool. I have yet to see the movie but the book didn't disappoint. I didn't qui...more
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Nov 07, 2013
Holy Bible: King James Version
Only took me four years to finish the Old Testament. While there was quite a bit that was over my head or difficult to understand, because I may have...more
Feb 09, 2014
Nov 16, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
What a great ending to a great series. Harry did the right thing by ultimately going with Ginny after realizing that the Cho Cho Chang had left the st...more
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Apr 03, 2009
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
After I was done with this book, I read a review that said this book hits you like a slap in the face. It is definitely the most violent book I have e...more
Apr 08, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
How to Master the Art of Selling
Good motivational book with helpful insights. I would read this at work sometimes on my breaks and would find myself wanting to try his methods right...more
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Nov 07, 2013
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
This book was entertaining. That being said, it follows the same formula as other Dan Brown books. Still, I enjoyed this one more than Angels and Demo...more
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Oct 20, 2009
The Book of Mormon
With every reading of this book, I am consistently amazed at how epic and exciting it is. Sometimes it is easy to see past that because things are tol...more
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
When I first saw this book lying around our house, I dismissed it thinking that the author probably was trying to make a mockery of the Bible. I found...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
Liar's Poker
I very much enjoyed this book, it actually provides some insights into the rise of mortgage backed securites, an investment product which has helped c...more
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May 21, 2008
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
This was a fun read. I would classify it as young adult, not too deep but a quick story that kept me reading. It might be one of those rare cases wher...more
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Aug 19, 2012
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
A completely staggering, eye-opening tale of survival. Even though it was difficult to read at times just because you didn't think you or the subjects...more
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Dec 07, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
My sister gave me this book for Christmas, I had seen other people give it excellent reviews here on Goodreads. I have to agree, this book was complet...more
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Jan 14, 2010
Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11)
i've heard that this author's earlier works are better. this book just seems like he's trying way too hard to be cool, like by using a certain four le...more
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Apr 11, 2009
The Halloween Tree
Started reading this to my kids at the beginning of October. My 6 year old got into it but it is kind of wordy even for that age. Great story and very...more
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Dec 08, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
I thought it was a good ending to the series. Definitely a lot more bloody and violent than I expected. I like books where things aren't resolved in a...more
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Sep 08, 2010
Beating the Street
i really liked this book. peter lynch seems like a very humble, hard-working, down-to-earth man. i especially enjoyed the first part of the book where...more
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Apr 25, 2008
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
i like the basic theme of this book, that by small and simple things, great things can come to pass.
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Jun 20, 2009
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Didn't see the end coming, I always like a story where I don't anticipate the twist.
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Mar 15, 2009
The Godfather
my opinion on this book will be somewhat skewed since i read it in polish. if i read it in english, i probably would have liked it a lot less. for som...more
May 2005
Apr 11, 2008
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Liked it, not as much as the first, but the end made me excited for the third book.
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Mar 05, 2010
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Teared up a little when Hagrid gives Harry the photo album...
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Mar 15, 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
the real tragedy was harry letting cho chang slip away...
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Mar 28, 2009
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Whew! The tone of the series sure changes with the ending. I learned why Scots wear kilts from this book.
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Mar 15, 2009
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
More commentary from Dumbledore, less tales.
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Apr 08, 2009
In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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Mar 15, 2011
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