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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
3.81
liked it
Take it with a huge grain of salt. There are some fun cocktail-party facts and some reasonable suggestions for changing your own habits, which are fin ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
 
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
3.77
it was ok
Two stars instead of one, because it was so amazingly bad I just couldn't stop reading.
Reader's digest version:

"I'm Tim Ferris. Last week I tracked th
...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
 
The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle #6)
4.05
really liked it
This is definitely not a space opera about rockets and robots; nor, despite some reviews, does it seem very "feminist" to me.

It's just a brilliant nov
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May 2007
May 12, 2007
 
The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3)
4.12
really liked it
As usual with Le Guin's books, the flow of the plot is not the strong point. It's more about the sum of experiences and discussions that the character ...more
Jun 2007
May 05, 2007
 
How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
3.98
really liked it
Just set a writing schedule and stick to it. It's obvious advice, but if you don't do it yet, it's worth reading the author's cheery tone for a motiva ...more
Apr 28, 2013
May 07, 2013
 
Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle, #4)
3.90
really liked it

It's possible that people who have never experienced much actual trauma or severe discrimination might not understand how on-target this book can be.
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not set
May 05, 2007
 
A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
4.44
it was amazing
Even if I weren't Polish, this book still would have broken my heart. It must have been insanely crushing to be a Pole fighting hard alongside the oth ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2007
 
The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
4.18
it was amazing
Guys, please, read this book. It will give you lots to think about regarding some problems with our society's ideals about what it means to be a "real ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2007
 
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2)
4.05
really liked it
Lots of hilarious moments, though the pacing's not quite up to the level set in the first Dirk Gently book. The ending especially feels rushed - he sp ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2007
 
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
4.44
really liked it
After a year of doing the main exercises regularly (2-3 times a week) (except the power clean which I've only started recently), I'm not exactly a buf ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 30, 2012
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