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  • Ruined by Reading – Sharon Schwartz

    Ruined by Reading – Sharon Schwartz

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    Ruined by reading was a very different book than I expected. I didn’t expect this memoir on the affect of reading to the author’s life to be a keep but it continually asked thought provoking questions about the nature of power and our imagination. Schwartz questions the very nature and content of a book and…

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  • Liberty’s Daughter – Naomi Kritzer

    Liberty’s Daughter – Naomi Kritzer

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    Liberty’s Daughter is about Beck Garrison, a teenager living on a libertarian seastead which is part of a collection of seasteads with varying rules. Some have no rules at all, so drugs are openly manufactured and children can buy them, or you can chain your workers to a table and force them to handle toxic…

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  • Duly Noted – Jorge Arango

    Duly Noted – Jorge Arango

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    Duly Noted is another book in the ever increasing and popular series of books on how to take notes, a genre that’s been growing hugely in the last few years. If you’re new to the field of taking good notes, this book is a good primer on how to get started. If you’ve watched a…

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  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

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    The purpose of this book is right on the cover, Burger and Starbird are going to teach you the 5 elements they feel go into effective thinking and there are a number of good points they make. While the book isn’t groundbreaking, there are a number of excellent takeaways like those listed above to help…

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  • Never Enough – Jennifer Breheny Wallace

    Never Enough – Jennifer Breheny Wallace

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    In Never Enough we take a look at how the achievement culture that is prevalent in society today is harming children as they are pushed to compete more, achieve more, all in a quest to get into the “best” education so they can be “set for life”. Wallace analyses how this focus on achievement harms…

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  • Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Eric Barker

    Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Eric Barker

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    Eric Barker is going to be the new guru that saves us from all the other gurus that purport to know how to achieve success, by turning to science to tell us what matters in our quest for success. Yes it matters more if your boss likes you than if you are good at your…

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  • Breaking Busy – Alli Worthington

    Breaking Busy – Alli Worthington

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    In Breaking Busy, Alli Worthington, takes a look at how being “busy” is intoxicating, how we wear it like a badge of honour. The whole book has strong Christian overtones with much talk about forgetting about the approval of society and only looking for the approval of God. If the God talk is going to…

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  • Everything and Less – The Novel in the Age of Amazon

    Everything and Less – The Novel in the Age of Amazon

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    This is a fairly academic look at how Amazon has affected the world of literary fiction, and genre fiction. It takes a brief look at the enshittification cycle that Amazon is embarking on as it changes it’s stance from growing the sellers on it’s platform, to driving prices down and extracting as much profit as…

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  • Read Write Own

    Read Write Own

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    This is a techno-utopian look at how “blockchain” can solve all our social ills on the internet, by a man who has been involved in funding many of the companies that are bring the internet ills to us. Yes Chris Dixon is part of a16z which has helped fund many companies that are “disrupting” our…

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  • A Simplified Life

    A Simplified Life

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    Ley is writing a book, predominately to women, about how to simplify your life. Pair down your commitments, cut back on all the stuff you have in your house, don’t fall into consumer culture. This is a decent book in the genre, and only has a light touch of Christian overtones instead of throwing it…

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