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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
3.94
really liked it
In Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes, Daniel Everett, a linguist and missionary, tells his story about going to live and study among the Piraha in the Ama ...more
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
 
The Alchemist
3.88
liked it
This was a nice simple book. It had been mentioned a handful of times in the context of "this book changed my life" type of conversations. It certainl ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
Liar's Poker
4.15
it was amazing
I'm not sure how it's possible to read this book and not get really angry and frustrated with the state of the financial system. I realize this was wr ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.08
really liked it
I just finished reading Anthony Bordain's Kitchen Confidential, and it was a surprisingly fun book to read. The book is about the behind-the-scenes li ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
4.41
really liked it
Just finished reading the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Oh man. What a crazy book to read. As I read it, I really could not believe what I was rea ...more
Jan 2019
Dec 08, 2018
 
Make the Big Time Where You Are
4.06
really liked it
I thought this was a fun book. It was very, very corny. However, for me this had a big sentimental value because the idea of "Making the big time wher ...more
May 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
3.88
really liked it
A fun easy read. Foer starts reporting on the memory championships and then practices and joins them himself. Along the way the story introduces some ...more
Jun 29, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
 
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.14
really liked it
This was a great book. I'm a big Michael Lewis fan -- I think he takes certain finance topics and makes them really interesting. I think also part of ...more
Sep 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
Best book I read this year. I listened to it on audiobook, and it was a really fun and captivating story. This is the story about a world where there ...more
May 2015
Apr 25, 2015
 
Your Money or Your Life
4.07
it was amazing
I think this was a great book. I listened to the shortened audiobook, but then also read the full book. It is a book about personal finances, but I th ...more
May 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
3.91
really liked it
I think this was a very good book. It was a little slow at start, and was relatively dense and research heavy, but overall very informative. It was an ...more
Oct 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
3.89
really liked it
A really solid book. I think he introduces some really powerful ideas about not delaying doing the things you want to do. There is a lot to be said ab ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
4.17
really liked it
Foundation by Isaac Asimov was a surprisingly fun read. It seemed to have many classic sci-fi characteristics--crazy character names and planets as we ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
4.15
really liked it
I kept seeing the meme of "what we talk about when we talk about X" showing up in various places, and I remember that I read this essay "what we talk ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 27, 2014
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.99
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It definitely falls under the self-help category, but I found it was really down to earth, the advice was reasonable, and ...more
Oct 08, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
3.95
really liked it
I just finished David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. It was an entertaining read, but I dont think it was as good as the previous books. It's hard t ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
3.94
it was amazing
A nice quick read around travel. Lots of the ideas seem to be common sense, but I think it provides a helpful way to think about different aspects of ...more
Jan 06, 2019
Jan 03, 2019
 
Replay
4.16
it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Replay. It's an easy read but I like it because it is a fascinating concept. What do you do if you get the chance to go back ...more
Feb 18, 2014
Dec 26, 2014
 
The Tao of Pooh
3.99
really liked it
This was a light and easy read. It was actually a very nice idea to introduce taoism through winnie the pooh. I think it turned the idea of simplemind ...more
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 27, 2014
 
The Phantom Tollbooth
4.20
it was amazing
I think I read this when I was in third or fifth grade, and just reread it. It's a kids book, but it is fun for adults. It's fast-paced and very cleve ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
 
Modern Romance
3.82
it was amazing
I thought this was a great book. Aziz Ansari really has this one idea that he is all about, and he is taking that idea to the bank. It is the idea abo ...more
Nov 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.53
really liked it
Really good book. I only read the first one, but once you get into it is a really fast read.
Mar 31, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
4.09
liked it
This was an interesting and educational book. While I definitely knew a lot about the ideas of the Lean Startup beforehand, I still found it interesti ...more
May 2015
Mar 26, 2015
 
The Circle
3.43
it was amazing
I'm going to add my full review when I get around to it sometime... but in the meantime: I thought The Circle was a great book. I enjoyed reading it, ...more
Nov 10, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
 
Norwegian Wood
4.03
really liked it
This was the first Haruki Murakami book that I read. I enjoyed the book overall, but it was pretty intense. Much of the book revolved around and sprun ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
3.74
really liked it
After just finishing the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and several Dan Brown books, reading Mr. Penubra's 24-Hour Bookstore was very fitting. This b ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
3.80
liked it
The book took a little while for me to get into, but overall, I thought it was very good. I really didn't know anything of the extent of how Putin cam ...more
Mar 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
Brave New World
3.99
liked it
I listened to this as an audiobook on the trip. I think it is very interesting as a commentary and reference point, but was not so into the story. I t ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
 
American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
4.34
really liked it
Really liked this book, and I found it to be a fast and engrossing read. I had read a long WIRED article about the story behind the Silk Road, and it' ...more
Jun 09, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.22
liked it
I've heard lots of people talk about this book for quite a while, and seen references to "42" being the answer to everything, so I had to read this bo ...more
Jul 12, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
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