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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
4.16
it was amazing
After this year's presidential election I emailed my sister, a smart, super-competent, true-blue, bleeding-heart, save the weeds and snails, liberal, ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.98
really liked it
I was once in a discussion about religion with a friend who happens to be an atheist and fellow science fiction and fantasy writer. He’s a great guy. ...more
Jan 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
4.19
it was amazing
Back in April of this year, Dr. Liz Hale, a licensed clinical psychologist, started her remarks to a local audience of more than 100 mental health pro ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
4.03
it was amazing
Have you ever gotten into the car to go to destination A and a few turns later realized you’re going to destination B and have to turn around?

If so, y
...more
Jan 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
4.28
really liked it
4.5 stars. Karl Marx was not a scientist. Nor was Adam Smith before him. They were philosophers. Theorists. Idea men. That’s what all economists in th ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2011
 
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University
4.44
it was amazing
If you’re like 70% of America, you are living paycheck to paycheck, which means that if you or your spouse (assuming you have one) were laid off, you ...more
Jan 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior
4.12
it was amazing
Couch, a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, is the only writer ever given the privilege to attend the many months of Special Forces pre-selection, ...more
not set
Oct 17, 2011
 
No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
3.70
it was amazing
Political TV ads can be fun. And annoying.

Debates can be fun. And maddening.

You can indeed learn things about the candidates from watching the ads and
...more
Sep 2012
Sep 30, 2012
 
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1)
3.77
it was amazing
You CAN scare the crap out of me (Aracnaphobia) and I will love you forever. You can make me bite my nails in terrible suspense (Wait Until Dark, The ...more
Sep 16, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter International, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
There’s a joke that all horror movies would be over in two minutes if you just made the hero smart and gave him a gun.

Well, Correia gives his likeable
...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
Known and Unknown: A Memoir
3.79
it was amazing
I just finished Known and Unknown, a fat memoir by Donald Rumsfeld, and enjoyed every page. Rumsfeld served as the Secretary of Defense under George W ...more
not set
Jan 24, 2012
 
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
4.23
it was amazing
Kara went all over the world researching sex trafficking and shares what he found in this excellent book.

He begins with a nuts and bolts overview tha
...more
Jan 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Son of the Black Sword (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
I just finished reading Larry Correia’s Son of the Black Sword, and enjoyed it immensely.

It takes memes from King Arthur’s sword, Moses, the Shaolin m
...more
Feb 2017
Feb 27, 2017
 
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
3.80
it was amazing
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

MURDER

So, the murd
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Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
The Longbow
4.11
it was amazing
Mike Loades is an expert on medieval fighting. He brings energy and, not just bookish learning, but insights from hands-on use. I loved the five-part ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2015
 
Swords and Swordsmen
4.64
it was amazing
After reading Loades's excellent The Longbow, I had to get his Swords & Swordsmen. This book is almost 500 pages long, and I was rapt reading each ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2015
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.92
it was amazing
After reading Made to Stick, I decided to read the book that inspired it—The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gla ...more
not set
Oct 17, 2011
 
Black Hawk Down
4.28
it was amazing
I just finished reading Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden. It is the most gripping account of any battle I have ever read.

In 1992 a Somali warlord attac
...more
Jan 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible & Why We Don't Know About Them
3.93
it was amazing
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

MURDER

So, the murd
...more
Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.39
it was amazing
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the finest book I’ve read in some time.

It’s tells an engrossing and true World War 2 story about Louis Zamperini, wh
...more
Sep 2014
Oct 05, 2014
 
Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book
4.12
it was amazing
Do you know what’s awesome about Your First 1,000 Copies by Tim Grahl?

Grahl bases his advice on tests. Tests he’s performed with other authors and tes
...more
Apr 2014
Jun 17, 2014
 
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
3.91
it was amazing
I’m going to talk a bit about some murderers in Detroit, Jesus, and a couple of books I recently read that I think are just awesome.

MURDER

So, the murd
...more
Jan 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins
3.85
it was amazing
My daughter knew when a girl on the opposing volleyball team was mentally freaking. Her coach knew it. They all knew it. They could see it in her eyes ...more
Jan 2015
Nov 30, 2015
 
The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus, #0.5)
4.19
it was amazing
One of the most delightful literary characters to appear in the last decade is the cheeky Bartimaeus–a five-thousand-year-old djinni (“genie”) who pla ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.97
really liked it
My wife is always telling me I need to write a young adult or middle grade adventure series. One that’s directed at boys.

Not because we have something
...more
Jan 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
3.03
really liked it
It's 1990. You're a housewife, homeschooling your children, and renting a room upstairs to a young man to make ends meet. There are a few odd things a ...more
Feb 2011
Mar 09, 2011
 
The Husband
3.80
it was amazing
You’re name is Mitch Rafferty. You’re a gardener. You have no past as a cop, spy, or Navy SEAL–you’re just a plain old petunias and begonias guy. You’ ...more
Nov 2009
Dec 17, 2009
 
The Good Guy
3.81
it was amazing
So let’s say you’re in a bar and a guy shows up, mistakes you for someone he was meeting, and you play along. Just for fun. You’ll let him know his mi ...more
not set
Dec 17, 2009
 
Bloody Jack (Bloody Jack, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
Sometimes a book’s beginning is so good you can’t not purchase it. Here’s one that forced my hand.

“My name is Jacky Faber and in London I was born, bu
...more
not set
Jan 24, 2012
 
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
4.05
it was amazing
New Revelations About America (a review for both 1491 and 1493)

A common idea taught about the Indians (and, yes, it appears when you can’t simply refe
...more
Jul 2012
Sep 30, 2012
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