Karen Chung
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A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
"I hold Barbara Oakley's story close to my heart. She went from flunking every math and science subject in school to becoming a professor of engineering at Oakland University. How did she do it? With concrete steps and strategies that she's more th..." Read more of this review »
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
"I'm very fond of practical books, clearly written, that can be immediately applied.

One thing, however, does need to be mentioned from the beginning: This is not only a book for those looking to excel in math and science. These tricks and methods..." Read more of this review »
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Maximum Influence by Kurt W. Mortensen
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It could be four stars for you if you haven't read the information in this book elsewhere. I myself had read much of it in other books and articles – but overall it was a good review and worthwhile.
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I am a Linguist by R.M.W. Dixon
"While I felt myself agreeing with many points he makes, he did come across as too whiney at times.

However, I can be brief, the life experience this man has is next to priceless. If you are (or aspire to be) a field linguist, this is a book that ca..." Read more of this review »
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Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal
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Interesting insights into the internal life of animals, especially primates. I think what I liked about it most is something I’ve long considered obvious and common sense, something that anybody who’s interacted at all with animals inherently knows: ...more
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Exactly What to Say by Phil M. Jones
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Listened to this with text-to-speech, finishing it in half of a short hike. Some worthwhile bits.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Leo Tolstoy
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

William  James
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
William James

C.S. Lewis
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

Hunter S. Thompson
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
Hunter S. Thompson

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Are you interested in world literature, and works in translation? Come here for recommendations, resources, links, advice on who the best translator o ...more
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A group for readers in Taiwan. Hopefully, we can get an online book club going.
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A group for discussing linguistic theories, reading linguistics works and in general discovering hidden knowledge about words and language.
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