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The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers
4.45
liked it
I picked up The Author's Guide to Working With Book Bloggers because I wanted to learn more about working with book bloggers.
Well, duh, huh?
Perhaps if
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Nov 01, 2017
 
Tears For Byzantium; The Entropic Course of American Exceptionalism
5.00
This is not the kind of book I'd normally read. I interviewed Daniel Rundquist (note that this interview goes live Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018) and read ex ...more
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Mar 26, 2018
 
Time Enough for Love
3.96
it was amazing
Time Enough for Love...I pulled many quotes from Time Enough for Love. (view spoiler) ...more
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Aug 25, 2017
 
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
4.05
it was ok
I think this would be a good book for people unfamiliar with the subject. It's a pop-sci book, just enough detail to entertain and not enough to be us ...more
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Aug 26, 2017
 
Go and Catch a Falling Star
3.96
it was amazing
A) I love poetry. Good poetry. Anybody's capable of writing crap poetry. But truly good poetry that takes you into a world all its own? Are there peop ...more
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Aug 29, 2017
 
Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art
4.01
it was amazing
First thing, this is not a book you just pick up because you like literature and art. If you do like literature and art from an observer point of view ...more
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Aug 29, 2017
 
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
This was the last of the movie/book combinations I read over the holidays (the others were a reread/rewatch of Chocolat, Tuck Everlasting and The Ship ...more
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Jan 06, 2018
 
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)
3.91
really liked it
Patrick Rothfuss was recommended to me by a friend. I picked up two books by him, one being The Slow Regard of Silent Things. I don't remember the oth ...more
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Aug 07, 2017
 
Catch-22
3.98
really liked it
Think Alice's Adventures in WWII and you might have a start.
Also, Wow.
First, Catch-22 is a book of its time. I'm not sure it would stand on its own o
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Aug 12, 2017
 
The Hobbit
4.26
it was amazing
The Hobbit was a book that I twice failed to...appreciate? Understand? The first time was many years back in high school, the second time was my first ...more
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Aug 29, 2017
 
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
4.25
it was amazing
I saw this Atlas Obscura in the library, took it out, loved it and ordered a copy. This is a wonderful book for armchair explorers and probably more s ...more
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Aug 22, 2017
 
The Children of Odin: Nordic Gods and Heroes
3.99
it was amazing
The Children of Odin was a summer vacation read and well worth it. This is Padraic Colum's (an author) retelling of Norse myth and it seems much close ...more
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Sep 01, 2017
 
Mind Your Money: How to Improve Finances, Freedom, and Opportunities
5.00
it was amazing
Mind Your Money is an excellent read for anyone with a future (hopefully, that's most of us). It provided me with useful advice and solid thinking as ...more
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Jan 08, 2018
 
Lord of Light
4.10
really liked it
I'm not a fan of Zelazny. I found most of his stuff too obscure and or impossible. Lord of Light, however, was an exception. Totally enjoyable because ...more
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Aug 29, 2017
 
Leading Great Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success
4.00
it was amazing
I read Tara Brabazon's review of this book and will agree that there is no "checklist for when meetings should not be held or cancelled." I have to wr ...more
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Jan 29, 2016
 
The Glass Key
3.96
did not like it
The Glass Key is the first book I've read in which I clearly saw the evolution of writing styles from past to present, specifically how writing charac ...more
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Apr 16, 2018
 
The Western Star (Walt Longmire, #13)
4.27
it was amazing
There are few things more rewarding than watching a Master at their craft. That's the sense I got reading Craig Johnson's The Western Star. His use of ...more
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Nov 03, 2017
 
The Stars My Destination
4.12
it was ok
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I was sure I read this book years ago but couldn't place it until
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Aug 22, 2017
 
A Little Life
4.29
did not like it
A Little Life is a very big book about very little people doing very trivial things.
Okay, it's about four college friends who don't do much.
Okay okay
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Sep 12, 2017
 
The Razor's Edge
4.18
it was amazing
I was led to The Razor's Edge from enjoying the Bill Murray movie version. They're similar enough and different enough that you can enjoy both separat ...more
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Aug 07, 2017
 
Wake Up Screaming
4.00
it was amazing
Although not the first book I read, Wake Up Screaming was the first book I purchased with my own money.
And I still have my copy, beaten and worn from
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Aug 03, 2017
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
Wondrous and magical, amazingly internally consistent, this first book in Madeleine L'Engle's trilogy (it was a trilogy when I first encountered it. N ...more
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Jan 06, 2018
 
Childhood's End
4.10
really liked it
Another of the classics from Arthur C. Clarke. Few authors could use hard science as well as Clarke and this book is a demonstration of using science ...more
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Aug 08, 2017
 
Philosophical Investigations
4.23
it was amazing
I originally read this book as part of a college survey course, picked it up years later and reread, then reread again. Amusingly (perhaps), I took Wi ...more
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Aug 25, 2017
 
The Penultimate Truth
3.79
did not like it
This book caught me at just the right moment. I read it and realized that many of the Golden Age and later SF/Fantasy authors wouldn't get published i ...more
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Mar 12, 2018
 
Secret Sea
4.13
it was amazing
I originally read this book in 4th grade. I was so enthralled by it that I didn't hear the dismissal bell and stayed in my seat. Mrs. Woodbury, my tea ...more
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Jul 25, 2017
 
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
3.90
really liked it
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a great read for anyone interested in market psychology (I am, or at least was), history ...more
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Aug 07, 2017
 
1984
4.16
it was amazing
1984 became one of my secret reads in junior high, right along side of Brave New World. Brave New World made me think, 1984 just plain scared me. Now ...more
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Aug 29, 2017
 
Medea: Harlan's World
3.77
it was ok
Come see how sausage is made! This is a great book for purveyors of sausage, historians, scholars, fans and maybe other writers. I purchased Medea to ...more
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May 05, 2018
 
This Year You Write Your Novel
3.68
it was amazing
I picked up This Year You Write Your Novel because I was reading Mosley's The Man in My Basement and Devil in a Blue Dress and wanted to understand Mo ...more
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Jan 06, 2018
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