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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
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October 2013
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Saw a friend's review of this book and decided to give it a try. It fits the categories of historical sports fiction, so I mi...
Blind Your Ponies - Stanley Gordon West
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October 2013
18
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Similar to another recent book ([b:Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers|...
The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life - Marcus du Sautoy
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October 2013
11
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With chapters counting down the Bortle scale (9 to 1), this book examines levels of darkness in the world. Chapters discuss m...
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light - Paul Bogard
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October 2013
07
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Tried reading this with my daughter (9) who couldn't get into it. Finished it on my own; a better target may be young teens. ...
Tibet Through the Red Box (Caldecott Honor Book) - Peter Sís
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October 2013
02
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Much interrupted, this was a very enjoyable childrens book. Quite a bit of fun to read aloud - an opportunity to use German, ...
Time Cat - Lloyd Alexander
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I sought this one out because of the first story, closely connected to the Forever War, which was okay. Most of the rest were...
A Separate War and Other Stories - Joe Haldeman, Connie Willis
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October 2013
01
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A good beginning and a situation that makes you think - what if people were given free license to discriminate against someon...
Amped - Daniel H. Wilson
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September 2013
28
reviewed: Healing the Angry Brain: How Understanding the Way Your Brain Works Can Help You Control Anger and Aggression
A good book, perhaps too focused on the brain-level functions of anger. The message that you can change your brain is great, ...
Healing the Angry Brain: How Understanding the Way Your Brain Works Can Help You Control Anger and Aggression - Ronald T. Potter-Efron
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September 2013
24
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I found myself comparing this to William Gibson's Blue Ant series, mostly unfavorably (from me, that series netted only 3 sta...
Makers - Cory Doctorow
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September 2013
21
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Right back on track, and finally bringing in the history! Still a heck of a lot of keys to keep straight, and just one more ...
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks - Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Hill
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September 2013
19
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Still a good book and a good series, but it felt much more random than the other books. Only the last few pages are a real di...
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom - Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez
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September 2013
15
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Between the stream-of-consciousness narration, the unlikeable characters and the inevitable ending that took forever to arriv...
The Cipher - Kathe Koja
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September 2013
04
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Really liked this reboot of the classic Little Fuzzy, though there was more John Grisham than Science Fiction. Solid plot car...
Fuzzy Nation - John Scalzi
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September 2013
02
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Picked this up to read before the movie. Result - this is a very good book. Just when it starts to slow, the story of Altauss...
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History - Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
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