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Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender
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When the official Steve Jobs biography came out, by Walter Isaacson, many people loved it. Though long, it was an easy to read book that allowed you to flip through its many pages. But it did feel a little half-baked, in hindsight. Like some key sour ...more
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
read in December, 2013
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There isn't much more to be said that hasn't already in the many, many reviews.

Yes, it is a classic. But, as always, people need to go in with an open-mind and not because of what other people have said. Context is everything, so you need to remember
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World War Z by Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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Don’t worry, Mr. Brooks. Haters are going to hate.

Normally I am on a non-fiction reader. I didn’t even see the movie. Considering it has taken my this long to read the book, I mainly avoided the hype. I went into this beast with my mind wide open and
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1984 by George Orwell
1984
by George Orwell
read in September, 2013
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It has been a while since I have gone through this one, so I thought I would give it a read again since every person and their cat seem to like to compare it to what is happening as of late with the NSA, Google, Facebook, the government and other tec ...more
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Disneywar by James B. Stewart
Disneywar
by James B. Stewart
read in August, 2013
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I'll be honest, I kept putting this one off due to its length despite really, really wanting to read it. It's a poor excuse, but I take the blame for being lazy. After years of delay, I finally read (and finished) it. In short: I should have read it ...more
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Canadian History for Dummies by Will Ferguson
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Top of the Morning by Brian Stelter
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Who could have thought a book on morning television talk shows would be so interesting? New York Times journalist Brian Stelter has written an engaging book with a strong narrative. Arguably, there is even a villain or two.

NBC's Today Show has been t
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Top of the Morning by Brian Stelter
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The American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
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After reading the popular 1776 by David McCullough, which largely focuses on the one year of war, I wanted to step back and read about The American Revolution as a whole. I didn't need every nitty gritty detail, as I got that in other books. I found ...more
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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I had a handful of friends continually tell me I need to read this book. I missed out on the whole craze but the book still seems to have legs, so when someone leant me the book I decided to give it a go.

First of all, it definitely is an easy and sho
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“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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