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Promise of Blood
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Promise of Blood by Brian  McClellan
"Not bad - but not strongly compelling, for the most part. The action seemed a bit stop/start, but I liked the overall story. I found that the story was fragmented enough to keep me from developing a strong rapport with any one character (except th..." Read more of this review »
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Expecting Better by Emily Oster
"As heard on Planet Money.

The New York Times appears to also have a review, but they seem to have completely missed the point.

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10/20/13: I'm only partway through this book, but I cannot contain my exuberance. This is finally the book that I had j..." Read more of this review »
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
"I'm now on my second reading of this book. It's so jam-packed with enlightening facts and information that every expecting couple should know, that I felt I should read it again, just so I can retain it all a bit better.

First, let me address the a..." Read more of this review »
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
"There is so much hubbub about this book right now. I was really interested to read it and before I started it, I read a few news articles and some of the dozens of 1-star reviews on Amazon. It turns out people are really upset with Oster primarily..." Read more of this review »
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The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu
The Deaths of Tao (Tao, #2)
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I don't really feel like reading this right now. There's nothing wrong with it - it's kind of like a fast paced movie - but I feel other books grabbing my attention. I made it about 20%.
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