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The Supreme Gift
3.82
liked it
Well the book was quite short, if it would be considered a book?

Pretty much written through the eyes of Henry Drummond, and the main message of the
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not set
Apr 09, 2014
 
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
3.93
it was amazing
Well, well. It's a brilliant book, why? Because it talks about the human mind, and all it's wonderful tricks.

To be quite frank I would not say the
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Nov 28, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
 
The Beloved Daughter (Whispers of Refuge #1)
4.18
it was ok
As with any review, there is a good level of bias. And yes, I'm giving this two stars. I honestly didn't feel connected emotionally with the memoir, ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2014
 
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
4.13
it was ok
I read the whole book, and here is what I've got to say.

The basic premise of the book is to live in the now, not in the past or the future. All good
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Dec 30, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
 
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
3.85
it was amazing
As of writing, the one holding the Master Switch is currently Google.

The book starts out with two questions:
1. Why you should care about these
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Jan 09, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
 
Let Love Have the Last Word
3.73
liked it
**spoiler alert** A Perspective

Like all memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies, you’re not too sure how things will play out at times unless one
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Jul 02, 2019
Jul 01, 2019
 
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
4.03
really liked it
The mongols were not savages, if that’s what you’ve been told. And hopefully what is to follow helps you find out why.

So this is not so much of a
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Dec 24, 2014
Dec 24, 2014
 
The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience
3.99
really liked it
Diving into the mind of how psychopaths work. Intriguing.

This was an interesting read littered with medical terms that gets you digging for a
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Jan 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #4)
4.40
did not like it
I could not finish this book.

It was a mistake on my part in not realising this was a multivolume set of books, and this was the one I started out
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not set
Jan 09, 2015
 
A Brief History of Time
4.17
really liked it
I was quite impressed by this book, especially that I'm not that engulfed into the cosmological side of things. And now it's truly got me interested ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
4.14
it was amazing
I would say a must read in getting into science. Very succinct, and I was quite astounded by the short period of time I took to finish off the book.

As
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Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics
4.22
really liked it
If Walter Lewin was my physics teacher in my earlier years, I think I might have vested more interest in the field and taken it as my major. But after ...more
May 18, 2014
May 15, 2014
 
The Hellbound Heart
4.04
did not like it
By far one of the most fruitless books I've ever read. Guess it's due to my lack of interest in horror as a genre, but still it just didn't seem to ...more
not set
May 18, 2014
 
Live Your Dreams
4.30
liked it
In summary, the book is a good jump start for a person who seems to be leading life without much direction, wants that extra kick to get somewhere and ...more
May 21, 2014
May 06, 2014
 
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
4.04
really liked it
As with Malcolm’s other books is a prolific story teller.

The nice thing is that he tries to give a balanced approaches as to the various people in the
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Oct 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
 
How To Be Beyoncé
2.47
liked it
Like other reviews have said, not the greatest of books but it was quite an entertaining look into Beyonce's life.
An outsider's view, at that.

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Mar 11, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Advanced Swift
4.47
liked it
This book is very technical, but it does provide a good foundation into the advanced features of Swift.

Reader be warned that you'll need to have been
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May 13, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
 
Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
I haven't read a good thriller in a long time, and should I add this one really lives to thrill a reader.

The story starts off as a spilt between two
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Jul 21, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
Mirror Image
4.00
it was ok
The beginning of the book caught me.

Plan crash.
Mixed identity.
Panic, and confusion.

Then it decided to sort of kill the suspense with the descriptive
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Dec 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
 
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
3.92
liked it
Decent read, but seems to be tainted with a utopian ideal in the mind. Insight but seems to prefer the redefinition of terms, not to any harm but it ...more
not set
Nov 11, 2014
 
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
4.18
really liked it
Mind you this is not a get-rich-quick book, but a philosophy on personal growth.

Right now I'll probably be pondering on what has already been read,
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Apr 10, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
 
The Help
4.47
really liked it
When I finished this book, it felt like a book about a book. More towards the lines of introspection into the lives of the people who are involved in ...more
May 09, 2014
Dec 13, 2013
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.26
it was ok
"Love and Misunderstanding" should have been the title, and I suppose I should have put some effort towards trying to use alliteration but that was my ...more
Apr 14, 2014
Aug 02, 2013
 
From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America
3.68
it was amazing
The book was well put together.

Being a black man in South Africa it was interesting to draw the parallels of what is portrayed of Starbucks/Howard
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Oct 26, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
 
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2)
4.07
did not like it
Angel Crawford should have died.

A story of a girl who got turned into a zombie and now on track to getting her life on track, with her zombie
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Dec 26, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
Killing Jesus: A History
3.93
it was amazing
I thought Killing Jesus was a really good narrative of the account Jesus' life and other aspects of society during his time, a stepping stone to ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2014
 
The Playground
3.69
really liked it
A dark reflection of childhood's past.

Think to a degree I do agree, the mere facade that your childhood days are your glory days. How you wonder how
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Jan 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
Chester Missing's Guide to the Elections '14
4.14
really liked it
Well this book got me tickled, especially for it's relevance to the coming elections in South Africa on 7th May '14.

A very quick read, a good rehash
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May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life
3.98
really liked it
This would be my very first time reading about Guy Kawasaki.

The book was a good overview of his life, his life lessons, and even his added bits of
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Oct 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
 
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
4.07
really liked it
Solid information, but alas more US centric

I would recommend this for anybody who is currently think what they can do to stretch their money. This
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Aug 03, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
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