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The Devil in the White City
really liked it
What a marvelous book! I bought this book because I was very interested in reading about serial killers, and I have family in Chicago, whom I've visit ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
Fukushima Mon Amour
really liked it
Fukushima Mon Amour puts into words the global feelings towards the Fukushima nuclear disaster, written in the same year as the Tōhoku Earthquake and ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Fear and Trembling
it was amazing
Kierkegaard describes doubt and anxiety, these are the things that plague us in modern times. Back in the day you simply had faith. You did what the p ...more
not set
May 23, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
really liked it
This book redefined the way I think about talent. It breaks it down and shows how talent is derivative of countless hours of practice. In fact, with o ...more
not set
Nov 22, 2010
really liked it
Crumby is an amazing accomplishment by a talented musician/artist/rapper and now author. Alex tells the story of his teenage years that is riddled wit ...more
May 27, 2016
May 25, 2016
Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age
it was ok
I have been afraid of the dark for a long time. When I was a child my uncle would have us watch horror movies, so I was very afraid of the creatures a ...more
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 07, 2017
Origins and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
really liked it
I'm embarrassed to admit that I knew next to nothing about the Arab-Israeli conflict before reading this book. All we learned in school was they both ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
The Great Work of your Life
it was amazing
I was in my local bookstore looking for a book on leadership. I found this book instead. Perhaps The Great Work of Your Life does not teach you how to ...more
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 18, 2016
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Includes Navigate 2 Essentials Access
really liked it
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured also known as the Orange Book is the gold standard for EMT-B students. From my understanding ...more
Nov 15, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
really liked it
When I bought this book it was in the midst of a depression. I was like a lost lamb wandering in the local bookstore looking for something to feed my ...more
Mar 14, 2016
Dec 29, 2015
Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood
really liked it
This was my first Goodreads First Reads book I won, so I was really excited when it came in the mail. My partner's mother was actually staying over, a ...more
May 19, 2013
May 06, 2013
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
really liked it
I found Zadie Smith a delight to read. About one-half of the way through I fell in love with her voice. Prior to that point I thought she sounded supe ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Improvisation: Its Nature And Practice In Music
really liked it
I love books that inspire, that leave you wanting to change yourself and the world around you. There are several parts in this book that I just want t ...more
Jan 20, 2016
Aug 26, 2015
Wishful Drinking
it was amazing
Holy God in all Hell is this audio CD HILARIOUS!!! I've always had a liking towards Carrie Fisher after seeing all the Star Wars movies as a kid, but ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Eating Animals
really liked it
The only reason we eat meat is because we like how it tastes. It is that plain and simple. Also, 99% of the meat in the United States comes from facto ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
liked it
This book has a lot of interesting foresight of the next fifty years of our future, although this book was written roughly ten years ago, so foresight ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
really liked it
This book was hilarious, although it was mostly hilarious because of how neurotic the author tended to be, but it also made me want to shake her and s ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
really liked it
This book reads like a soap opera. I was immediately drawn in by the story and tongue-and-cheek writing style. I did not know a great deal of what hap ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
liked it
I liked it. It was informational, and the narrative was intriguing. The bits and pieces about how to survive in the Amazon was the most enlightening, ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
not set
Apr 16, 2013
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
not set
Jun 15, 2016
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