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The Best of the Spirit
3.91
liked it
Hmmmm...rented this to get some perspective before film came out. I think I enjoyed this book mainly as a kind of history lesson about the development ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2009
 
Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan
4.46
it was amazing
When I got the first book in the series I didn't realize that this would become as much a story of Mizuki as it was about the war, nor did I anticipat ...more
Oct 28, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
River of Blue Fire (Otherland, #2)
4.01
really liked it
River of Blue Fire is another sci-fi/fantasy beast. Two books into the Otherland series and nearly 1,500 pages total.

The things I enjoyed about the f
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Nov 02, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.57
it was amazing
Well, that was a whirlwind (see what I did there?). 1000+ pages in less than two weeks, I imagine, is a personal best for me, so that should tell you ...more
Jun 28, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century
3.84
it was amazing
This was the latest book the leadership team at BIGGBY read as a group, and I think it resonated with many of us. It's already aligned with the "heart ...more
Jun 17, 2016
May 01, 2016
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
it was amazing
Received this as a gift this past year, then picked up another unsolicited recommendation on it so bumped it up to the top of the pile. So glad I did! ...more
Jun 14, 2015
Jul 02, 2011
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.30
really liked it
Another in a handful of books loaned to me by a coworker. After having a mixed experience with A Death in the Family, I wondered if I might be in for ...more
Oct 15, 2016
Oct 15, 2016
 
Macbeth
3.89
it was amazing
I have finally read Macbeth. I have obliterated another shameful entry on my English Major Blind Spot list. And why did I take so long?

The catalyst th
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Oct 21, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
 
Batman: A Death in the Family
4.06
liked it
My coworker loaned me a handful of comic trade paperbacks, and this was the first one I went for. I've read a few Batman books (The Dark Knight, Kille ...more
Oct 2016
Oct 15, 2016
 
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
4.24
it was amazing
I ripped through this book--and loved every chapter, every page, along the way. I alternated between reading it when home and listening to (the very w ...more
not set
Nov 25, 2013
 
Hamilton: The Revolution
4.47
it was amazing
It was accidental, but fun, that I ended up reading this between July 1 and July 4--a nice coincidence to spend a bit more time with the founding fath ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Jul 02, 2016
 
The Sculptor
4.00
really liked it
I stumbled onto this book while browsing The Crow, a downtown Burlington, VT bookstore while on vacation. My brother invited me into the world of comi ...more
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 25, 2016
 
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (Buddha #1)
4.14
This is really my first foray into what might be considered Manga, and Tezuka's reputation is peerless, so I thought it would be a good place to start ...more
not set
Mar 15, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
really liked it
I have to say...I enjoyed this book. My wife, a ninth grade English teacher, was relentless in hounding me to pick it up, so I did.

I didn't care for t
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Sep 07, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
it was amazing
Written by Frank Miller, the author of Sin City and 300 among others, I thought this was a great companion piece to the movie Batman Begins, even tho ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2009
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
So the first 100 pages were a pretty tough slog...and I don't know that I would have stuck with it if it hadn't been a recommendation from my pseudo-b ...more
not set
Dec 02, 2008
 
Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
4.08
it was ok
Meh. After reading The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and the Killing Joke, this book was a disappointment for me. It felt a bit over-stuffed ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2009
 
Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
4.04
liked it
There's a lot of good content here, but not many new ideas. Having already read Conscious Capitalism (another book co-authored by Raj Sisodia), Leader ...more
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
 
Bottomless Belly Button
3.92
it was amazing
Read this in a few hours--very compelling reading. A look at the complicated push-and-pull dynamics in a family gathered around their elderly parents ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2009
 
City of Golden Shadow (Otherland, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
I read Otherland for the first time maybe 10 years ago, and loaned it to a friend to read earlier this summer. A couple months ago, when I was chattin ...more
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
Casual Day Has Gone Too Far
4.06
really liked it
I heart Dilbert. It's been a while since I've read this, or others, but along with Get Fuzzy, Dilbert is among my favorite comic strips out there in t ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2008
 
American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
4.04
really liked it
Having seen the movie, and having read The Quitter, I'm interested to dig into this one and see what it's like.

Just finished it--a good read. Really m
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Jan 11, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
4.45
really liked it
This is my first, and probably overdue, foray into reading about the Civil War, and given that this is an excerpt from a larger work I found myself re ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
Ringworld
3.96
really liked it
So after reading the Mote in God's Eye earlier this year, when I was looking for a faster read after slogging through Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell ...more
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
 
What It Is
4.08
it was amazing
I'll need to pick up a copy of this one. I bought it for my brother for Christmas and thought it looked really interesting, and it was! There's so muc ...more
not set
Mar 29, 2009
 
La Perdida
3.33
really liked it
Not at all what I was expecting. Didn't know much about it, other than it was well reviewed, and made quick work of it. I've really enjoyed the graphi ...more
not set
Dec 25, 2008
 
Ghost World
3.87
liked it
Having been familiar with the movie starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi for several years now, it was interesting to go back a ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Guns of August
4.18
liked it
Well. I did like it. I bought this from Audible to scratch the itch created by listening to all of the available episodes of Dan Carlin's Blueprint fo ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
 
Surfing the Black Wave: Brand Leadership in a Digital Age
4.60
really liked it
Daniel Brian Cobb has laid out a strong challenge to the leaders of organizations and brand managers in this book. It makes it a worthwhile read, desp ...more
Sep 25, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
 
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything
3.97
really liked it
This is a powerful book, with a lot of insight on how to learn to trust yourself, build trust with the people in your life, and then create an organiz ...more
Aug 31, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
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