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Wizard of the Crow
4.15
it was amazing
This is a fantastic piece of satire. If you enjoyed The Master and Margarita or Gulliver's Travels, you're almost certain to appreciate this book. O ...more
May 2007
Jul 13, 2007
 
Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?
3.79
liked it
This is a decent introduction to persuasive web design. If you've already read anything about persuasive technology, any recent pop psychology books o ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
4.53
it was amazing
I recently read an interview with Art Spiegelman. It felt like it was time to read Maus again. I'm glad I did. The story of ordinary, flawed human bei ...more
Aug 22, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
 
The Good Immigrant
4.43
it was amazing
This is a superb collection of essays. Read it.

Every single essay was an eye-opener. I suspect there are certain essays I'll be going back to time and
...more
Feb 14, 2017
Feb 11, 2017
 
Plants and Habitats An Introduction to Common Plants and Their
5.00
it was amazing
When I studied field biology in Texas, our first assignment was to trace the borders the biotic regions of Texas on a large road map of the state. We ...more
May 2015
May 01, 2015
 
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
3.97
it was amazing
This is book is a redesign change from much of the nonsense that gets written about health and fitness. It is one of the best fitness books I've ever ...more
Apr 25, 2015
May 01, 2015
 
Good Calories, Bad Calories
4.18
really liked it
I read Good Calories, Bad Calories over several months. This book is incredibly well researched (Gary Taubes says he's spent over fifteen years resear ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.79
it was amazing
When I read The Catcher in the Rye as a teenager, I was underwhelmed. I don't remember much of the book. Only three images stuck in my mind: Holden Ca ...more
Mar 25, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
3.91
really liked it
I was fascinated by some of the economic models Paul Mason discusses, such as Kondratieff cycles and Marx's labour theory of value. Ultimately, though ...more
Sep 06, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
 
Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays
3.92
it was amazing
I've been a fan of Rebecca Solnit since I read A Field Guide to Getting Lost, which astounded me with its exquisite language, deep learning and fascin ...more
Mar 03, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.06
really liked it
After Vonnegut's death, I went back and read Slaughterhouse 5, which I hadn't read since high school. Vonnegut is not a great stylist. His female char ...more
Apr 2007
Sep 14, 2007
 
On Web Typography
4.22
really liked it
I'm working on a personal project that will involve a fair bit of typography. I haven't really delved into typography in over a decade, and was lookin ...more
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 20, 2017
 
Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World
3.62
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. While this book is essentially several extended blog posts strung together, Frauenfelder is a capable writer. He knows how ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
Ready Player One
4.31
it was amazing
I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long time.

Ready Player One is a combination of dystopian sci-fi, cyberpunk and a whole lot of eighties
...more
Apr 03, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
Designing for Emotion
4.00
liked it
Aarron Walter has done a fantastic job of assembling solid examples of designing for emotion. If you're about to start a project and are looking for i ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
 
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
4.29
it was amazing
This could have been a straightforward biography. It could have followed Humbolt as the traveled to South America and meticulously recorded and collec ...more
Mar 30, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
 
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
4.07
liked it
This is a very readable discussion of trees and forests. Peter Wohllben clearly loves his subject, and is able to approach it from a number of differe ...more
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
 
Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization, 3rd Edition
4.47
it was amazing
My SEO knowledge was several years out of date. It's not something that I've followed too closely. However, I needed to get quickly and comprehensivel ...more
Mar 02, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
 
Sex, Science and Profits
3.17
really liked it
Kealey's main argument is that science works better when it is privately funded. He has been making this argument for over ten years, and as a result ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Underground Railroad
4.03
it was amazing
“Every state is different. Each one a state of possibility, with its own customs and way of doing things. Moving through them, you’ll see the breadth ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
 
The Craftsman
3.83
really liked it
I found it impossible to read this book and not think about my own work as a product manager. As I read Sennett's descriptions of goldsmiths, glassblo ...more
Jan 15, 2017
Aug 30, 2008
 
The Power
3.94
it was amazing
This book wasn't what I expected it to be. Or rather, it was more than I expected it to be.

A few weeks ago, I read an article by Naomi Alderman in whi
...more
Jun 21, 2017
not set
Mar 28, 2017
 
The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good
3.75
really liked it
This is a book of two intertwined parts. The author has a background as an academic, but now prefers to work as a motorcycle mechanic. This book refle ...more
not set
Feb 20, 2014
 
Just Enough Research
4.10
really liked it
As with all of the A Book Apart books, this is intended to be a quick overview of a specific subject. Erika Hall has a tough job here. Design research ...more
Feb 28, 2017
Feb 26, 2017
 
4 3 2 1
3.80
it was amazing
I read a lot, and I wish I could read more. 4 3 2 1 is one of those books that I read to find. It's one of those books that overwhelms you as you're r ...more
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
The Fatal Shore
4.06
really liked it
A history of the convict transporation system. It gives a good understanding of how and why the system came about; how it contributed to and the influ ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 07, 2007
 
A Horse Walks into a Bar
3.61
it was amazing
There are books that drake your breath away. Books that leave you on the verge of tears, holding your breath, wondering what will happen to these peop ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
 
The Wild Places
4.22
it was amazing
I originally purchased The Wild Places a year and a half ago as a Kindle Daily Deal. I started reading it during my commute on a whim after I'd finish ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
 
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Jedi Academy, #2)
4.26
it was amazing
I read this with my 7 year old son. Here's his review:

"I liked it because it was funny and it had Jedis in it. "

As a parent, Star Wars fan and Jeffrey
...more
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 21, 2017
 
Utopia
3.50
really liked it
Going back and rereading Utopia after all these years was interesting. Possibly because the book is written as a conversation, I initially felt that I ...more
Jan 05, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
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