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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Very interesting. Long. And tedious at times, assuming that facts about court cases don't really interest you.

Otherwise, I would put this on par with Edmund Morris' biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt in terms of its ability to capture your inte...more
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
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Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
Damned (Damned #1)
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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There were some good parts. That's what I want to say first.

Next, I think this might have had some potential if I was a thirteen-year-old girl. I say that as honestly as I can.

This is what this novel was like: going on a really cool roadtrip with t...more
Phil rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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Fucking fantastic (pun not originally intended but now that I realize it's there fuck it). I'm not going to write a long review because I wouldn't know where to start. The Name of the Wind is thoroughly engaging and that's been said before and that's...more
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Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Choke
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
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Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
by Jim Butcher (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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"Joshua wrote: "Each carefully crafted phrase generated to elicit that pretentious taste in the mouth. It worked didn't it? Effective writing at its be...more "
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“People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.”
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“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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