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Prudence by Gail Carriger
Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1)
by Gail Carriger (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Prudence may be her mother's daughter, but she's just a little bit more of an Akeldama. Not at all the bluestocking that Lady Alexia Maccon was in her books, Rue is a captain, allowing experts to think through and explain whatever science needs expos ...more
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Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen by Kieron Gillen
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With beautiful art and compelling characters, Kid Loki's adventures are far more interesting than I'd thought they would be. I like that his choices to be heroic are qualified by his need to do things in a Loki way, not the way Thor would.

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You Are Here by Chris Hadfield
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Celebrity Astronaut Chris Hadfield has done it again! This beautiful book of photographs from his unique perspective achieves just the right combination of scientifically interesting, visually stunning, and lightly humorous. I would highly recommend ...more
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The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
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Isaacson is always thorough and this well researched history of computers is no exception. I found myself drawn to the dreamers - Turing, Lovelace, Babbage - as much as ever, but I appreciate the way he humanized figures like Linus Torvalds. And of c ...more
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Jessica Jones - The Pulse by Brian Michael Bendis
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A great continuation where Alias left off. The Pulse manages to maintain some of the street-level obscure hero flavor that made Alias so good even as Jessica becomes closer to the Avengers and the heroes of the world. Very cute, a little less dramati ...more
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
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Further proving my theory that a good sports book has absolutely nothing to do with a readers interest in that sport, this book tells a great story.

Naturally, what one wants in a sports book is a downtrodden hero out to prove himself. Brown finds th
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Bill Bryson
“Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Allie Brosh
“Most people can motivate themselves to do things simply by knowing that those things need to be done. But not me. For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don't want to do. And if I lose, I'm one step closer to ruining my entire life. And I never know whether I'm going to win or lose until the last second.”
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

John Green
“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”
John Green

David Sedaris
“Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings”
David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Randall Munroe
“I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.”
Randall Munroe

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