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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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Waking Up by Sam Harris
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Sand Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Sand Omnibus (Sand, #1-5)
by Hugh Howey (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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It felt like Wool with sand instead of silos. Same isolated societies, just with strange sand suits (which don't really make any sense) instead of the topside death suits in Wool. I think if I hadn't read Howey's other stuff this might have seemed mo ...more
The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
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I didn't come away from this book knowing the exact kind of school system I want my children to go into, but it was a good book to think about the pros and cons of different styles of school systems. I definitely came away preferring the way the Fini ...more
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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The subject of this book might be one of my greatest fears: that a physical condition / illness / injury could completely change who I am. It really makes me think about how fragile personality is and how much less control over it we have than we per ...more
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
by Larry Niven
read in November, 2014
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I think I had to start this one 3 times before finally finishing. It seemed like the entire point was to follow along on random adventures on the Ringworld caused by Teela Brown's luck. Almost nothing is learned.

The Puppeteer race was by far the best
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Vurt by Jeff Noon
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Writing this a few months after reading it, but almost wanting to reread it - something I rarely do. It's like MacGyver on Mars. It's an incredible story of surviving on Mars despite everything going wrong. This isn't the kind of science fiction wher ...more
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Di... by Jonas Jonasson
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This felt like Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author) wrote about Forrest Gump when he was 100, Swedish and not mentally slow. Which works surprisingly well at times. It took me awhile to get into it and get the tone of the book was ...more
Timebound by Rysa Walker
Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)
by Rysa Walker (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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I'm a sucker for time travel stories. This is a fun one, but nothing mindblowing. I do get tired of time travel stories that only seem to be used as an excuse to describe some bygone era that the author likes, but this jumped around enough to keep me ...more
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