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Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row
by John Steinbeck
read in July, 2014
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Classic John Steinbeck. I loved it.
Robin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan
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I loved this book: about people from Malaysia, Japan and China. I learned more about the history of WWII and the involvement of Japan and Malaysia. I learned about the art of making a Japanese garden.
Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I liked the moral questions brought up in this book. For example, 1) should a Nazi, who participated in the killing of Jews, who then became a model, loving citizen in the US, be tried as a war criminal 70 years later? Or, 2) suppose there was a Nazi...more
Robin rated a book 1 of 5 stars
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
read in May, 2014
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This book has some very unusual things happen. It is downright weird. I didn't like it because it was hard to tell what was happening. Weird things would happen, with no rhyme or reason, and we would never figure out why they happened. So, I gave up.
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What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson
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I liked this book because it was about a lady, Olga, in her nineties competing in track and field! I liked the 9 rules for living in the last pages. Much of the rest of the book was interesting, but it was written in a way that couldn't keep my inter...more
Robin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2014
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This was a fun book to read. I'm not usually a sci-fi fan, but this seemed like "light" sci-fi. Some of the technical explanations were too technical for me, so I skimmed over them. The humor was good.
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
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About neuron plasticity and how the brain that is damaged can re-wire and and learn again the skills that were lost from the brain damage.
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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
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About how you can train your mind to do amazing things, such as memorizing the order of a deck of cards after looking through them once.
About how anybody can become an expert at anything by doing 3 things:
1) focusing on technique, 2) staying goal-o...more
Robin recommended Crashing Through to Valerie
Crashing Through by Robert Kurson
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