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It Ends with Us
4.41
it was amazing
It Ends With Us is a novel that made me smile.You should take the time out to sit down and read this book. I think Colleen has done something monument ...more
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Aug 22, 2016
 
Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True
3.83
really liked it
Starting at the end and working backwards has been great life advice for me.

I would be a better friend of the book if it were written with less hokine
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Sep 21, 2014
 
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
4.16
it was amazing
Excellent in every way and a sweeping survey of the triumphs of science, especially of evolution theory. Highly recommended.

- Carl Kruse
http://www.usg
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Feb 08, 2013
 
Undisputed Truth
4.08
really liked it
I never imagined ever coming near this book but I did after a friend, who also never thought he would come near it, recommended it and now in turn I r ...more
May 20, 2016
May 21, 2016
 
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
4.23
liked it
I love Tim. His previous - The Four Hour Work Week, The Four Hour Body and the Four Hour Chef are great reads, perhaps even important ones. The Four H ...more
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.32
it was amazing
All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill”.Anthony Doerr is quite the word ...more
Aug 19, 2016
Sep 02, 2016
 
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
4.37
it was amazing
In an uncertain leap of faith, I read "Gathering Moss" last year. It's a book on mosses. Yes, mosses. If you would like to be as surprised as I was on ...more
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Jul 05, 2016
 
Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography
4.12
it was amazing
This book made so many concepts finally click for me! The author is just so clear and concise. I found his instructions and insights to be pitch perf ...more
Sep 02, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
Meditations
4.23
it was amazing
Depending on the translation the Meditations are a relatively easy and wonderful read. The humanity and wisdom of the Roman emperor is evident through ...more
Jan 20, 2016
Dec 28, 2015
 
Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
3.99
it was amazing
This book has examples and ideas packed with practical user-friendly exercises.Thinker toys allows you to think in multiple ways.A very helpful book f ...more
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Sep 05, 2016
 
A Lotus Grows in the Mud
3.84
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this delightful and touching autobiography!It is more than just a biography,it is very inspirational as well. Goldie Hawn did a lovel ...more
Aug 13, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
 
Go, Dog. Go!
4.09
it was amazing
I must have read this as child perhaps 45 years ago. I just encountered it again and read it again, if read is the write word to this children's pictu ...more
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Jan 25, 2016
 
The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs
3.77
it was amazing
The Startup Playbook covers everything about leadership. The author offers his philosophy on business, which helps the reader generate new ideas. show ...more
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Aug 31, 2016
 
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
4.28
really liked it
The great Feynman's mind roamed far and wide, yet somehow these stories did not pull me in as they evidently did for so many others.
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Mar 17, 2018
 
German for Dummies [With CD]
3.65
it was amazing
I've had a look at LOTS of books on learning German.

This is one of the best. Readable, comprehensive, fun. Recommended.

Carl Kruse
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Jun 22, 2016
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.86
* Be so good they cannot ignore you. *

A wonderful book of a fascinating man.

- Carl Kruse
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Jun 10, 2016
 
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
3.48
it was amazing
A tough slog through what is part whaling manual, mostly great work of Art, tackling Moby Dick while difficult (at least for me) is such a beautiful e ...more
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Feb 02, 2016
 
The Way of Chuang Tzu
4.29
it was amazing
There are many translations of Chuang Tzu, and all of them are quite different. My professor in college preferred this one and so this is the one I we ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Sep 22, 2014
 
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
4.48
it was amazing
What more can be said? The be all and end all of fantasy novels, which gave birth to the entire genre of modern fantasy and games such as Dungeons and ...more
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Jan 02, 2016
 
The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms
4.10
it was amazing
Awesome read for those of us who require a push. I sincerely chuckled and cried. The design is flawless. The counsel is simple and maybe that which ha ...more
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Sep 21, 2014
 
Lying
3.85
really liked it
Read Sam Harris's "Lying" after Tim Ferriss recommended it on his podcast.

A fast and impactful read that has radically changed my view on lying, parti
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May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
 
Redburn / White-Jacket / Moby-Dick
4.19
it was amazing
This book is EXTREMELY extraordinary. You must be prepared to peruse it and comprehend it and apply it. This is my first time through yet should exper ...more
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Sep 22, 2014
 
Remarkable Trees of the World
4.40
it was amazing
One of my favorite (my favorite?) coffee table books anywhere. If you love trees, and even if you don't so much, I suspect this book will make you smi ...more
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Sep 22, 2014
 
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
4.05
it was amazing
I love reading business books; so when I started to read this book. I was thrilled. I loved the business ideas and lessons throughout the book. And it ...more
Jul 05, 2017
Sep 13, 2016
 
The Devil's Dictionary
4.12
it was amazing
A classic in every way. Written by a keen observer of the human condition, who like most such people was ahead of his time. Easily read, yet plenty of ...more
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Sep 21, 2014
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.34
it was amazing
Add me to the list of all those recommending this book.

"Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose."

And s
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Feb 15, 2016
 
The Consolation of Philosophy
3.96
really liked it
Forced to read it in college I have recently taken it up again to see if the nurse, "philosophy," can speak to me in a different way today.

Carl Kruse
M
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Jan 20, 2016
 
Aspects of the Novel
3.83
it was amazing
Forster's look at what makes a novel tick survives nicely through time and is worth reading by novelist and critic alike.

Carl Kruse
https://disqus.com/
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Sep 21, 2014
 
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
4.25
it was amazing
A book I re-read every few years. Instant better writing in a bottle, well in a single tome.
Bravo Zinsser.

- Carl Kruse
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Jan 02, 2016
 
The God Delusion
3.90
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Oct 05, 2016
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