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Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
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So whimsical, and beautifully written. Was surprised by how satisfying the end was -- esp. after such a meandering story full of colourful characters.
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People Like Us by Waleed Aly
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Waleed Aly has taught me many things over the years. Very interesting background on the fraught nature of the Islam debate.
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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
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Short, and beautifully mysterious.
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This Way to the Revolution by Erin Pizzey
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Pizzey started the first domestic violence shelters in the world, and moved domestic violence into the public sphere. Interesting history personal history of feminism through the 60s and 70s from a mover and a shaker -- but the storytelling isn't gre ...more
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Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock
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Great read for anyone trying to make sense of all the talking heads out there. Make sure to read the last chapter and epilogue.
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The Sexual Paradox by Susan Pinker
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Picked the book up one evening at about 11pm, and didn't put it down until I finished it the next day. I was in a gender studies course, and was troubled by the nature of the course content. Every reading and class was filled with overtly moralistic ...more
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The Agile Gene by Matt Ridley
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The best book I have ever read on the nature-nurture debate. Ridley is an engaging author who weaves a tapestry of science, politics, history and anecdote. The binding thread is famous scientists and philosophers who have framed the nature-nurture de ...more
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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
read in April, 2011
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I love how everything new is really quite old. Reading Marcus Aurelius gives some insight into the perennial concerns of the human mind. I believe that the best way to digest this book is in little pieces over a period of time.
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Liespotting by Pamela Meyer
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Reading this book, I wondered how many times Pamela Meyer distorted the truth, or made outright fabrications (e.g.: in the mini-biographies). There is a lot of reliance on the experiences of trained interrogators; however, interrogators do no better ...more
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The Party Is Over by Mike Lofgren
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Want to know the personal thoughts of a Washington Insider? Lofgren was a senior GOP policy analyst privy to sensitive negotiations and classified information, having almost 30 years experience with budget and defense portfolios. In wells structured ...more
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