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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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This is the 1st and I feel best book to date out of the Trilogy. The character development, the understanding of initiation and how it plays a mythical roll in the journey of the protagonist. I don't want to say anything else, if you liked the Lord o ...more
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Erasing Death by Sam Parnia
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Sixth Sense by Stuart Wilde
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How to Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
How to Be Idle
by Tom Hodgkinson (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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As a German/Japanese workaholic I'm learning to embrace my quirky and idle english self... it's hard, but Tom is here to show the way! For every hour of the day there is an appropriate chapter centered on one topic for Tom to share his real life expe ...more
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The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges
The Dude and the Zen Master
by Jeff Bridges
read in March, 2014
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So, as a student of life, a teacher, and artist/performer this book was beautiful breath of fresh zen for my days while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but am a big fan of Jeff Bridges as an artist, and was pleasantly surprised that he ...more
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Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
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After reading Snow Crash I dove into Quicksilver - and while I was engaged and still have some vivid imagery from the book come to mind from time to time, did not find this as engaging or natural to read as SC. The time sequences jumped back and fort ...more
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Buck by M.K. Asante
Buck: A Memoir
by M.K. Asante (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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M.K Asante is doing a couple of things with this book, making his voice and ideas available to many who are not seeped in hip-hop culture (like myself) and I believe giving a story of hope and redemption to those who have come from where he has. I lo ...more
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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My first Cyberpunk read, it was well worth the effort!
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