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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
Phil rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Neverwhere is great. I loved it. There were, however, a few things I didn't like about it:

1. The storyline seemed too stereotypical. I mean, the genre-bending was great, but I didn't like the SPOILER multiple deceptions that it had going on. About ha...more
Phil rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
read in July, 2014
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Phil rated a book 5 of 5 stars
137 Books in One Year by Kevin D. Hendricks
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Worth the three dollars I spent on it. I guess the only way to know if this will help me read more books is to see if I read more books in the next few weeks.

Edited review: Changed to 5 stars because, using this author's tips, I've gone from being be...more
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Phil rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Bird by Bird is a neat little book that I feel is right about a lot of things and wrong about some others. Of course, my opinion probably doesn't matter as much as whoever recommended this book to you, but that doesn't matter to me. I don't necessari...more
Phil rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian
Vote for Larry (Gospel According to Larry, #2)
by Janet Tashjian (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2009
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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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“People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up.”
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