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The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
" You're right, Amin - the audience is most assuredly not me - and partially because of that, I don't have any recs of similar books that are better. I ...more "
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How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fun, funny, quick read, that I absolutely plan to read to my children someday if I ever have any.

An important point - the plot here is TOTALLY DIFFERENT from the movie. The movie tells the story of how Viking
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Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
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It was quick, fast paced, and compelling... but I'm still not sure what happened in the end. That was, of course, deliberate on the part of the author, but I found it more frustrating than intriguing. Would make for a good book group discussion, but ...more
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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
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I was given this book as a gift and I don't have kids. So, I'm probably not the intended audience. That said, the writing was easy to read and get through, and the advice seemed generally sound. If I ever have kids some day, the lessons I learned mig ...more
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Malice by John Gwynne
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Well written and fun to read, if not terribly original. The book was fast paced and for fans of epic fantasy who are looking for something to read on an airplane or after a long day 's work, it hits the spot. Fantasy fans won't find anything terribly ...more
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The Buried Life by Carrie Patel
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For a first time author, this book is really impressive. The world is rich and compelling. The characters are interesting and memorable. The description is vivid and rich, and it is well paced. There were times that it was very hard to put this book ...more
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Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
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I actually like the series as a whole. Merging dragons into the Napoleonic Wars was a fantastic conceit. I'm willing to forgive a lot of minor plot holes and occasional stilted writing for a fantastic conceit.

But the farther we move from the original
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
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The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks
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Most of the time, series decline in quality as they progress. This series is the exact opposite. The first book was good enough to keep going, but nothing that would have led me to predict how good the series would become. This book was spectacular. ...more
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