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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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The Art of Medicine by Herbert Ho Ping Kong
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While Dr. Ho Ping Kong has some valuable insights into the practice of medicine, including the importance of listening to patients, his voice also reads as a bit arrogant and I question some of his methods. For example, he explains how he once discov ...more
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What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? by Alfie Kohn
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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Okay, I'm just going to be blunt here. I thought that there were some MAJOR problems with this book.

1) I knew what the 'big secret' was in the first fifty pages of the book. I can accept that the author didn't intend to hide the secret, given the ver
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The Book of Dreams by O.R. Melling
" Oh I loved this when I was a kid! Not sure how it holds up if I read it now though. "
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After seeing all the positive reviews on this book, maybe my expectations were raised too high. I kept expecting a moment when the book would transition from good to amazing, but before I knew it the end of the book had come and this moment never arr ...more
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Viktor E. Frankl
“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
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