• Read Write Own

    Read Write Own

    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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  • Between Starfalls

    Between Starfalls

    Never leave the path, but if your son goes missing maybe all those dogmatic rules no longer make sense and you’re willing to risk everything to get him back. While I found the language a bit stilted sometimes, this was a great fantasy novel. I enjoyed the world building, and the world breaking as our…

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  • Quill & Still

    Quill & Still

    Like many books we start out with our main character getting whisked to a new world which they need to explore, but then Aaron takes a turn. Our main character is not the “hero of ages”, in fact they take up a regular job and we get to explore the world with them as they…

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  • A Simplified Life

    A Simplified Life

    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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  • The Third Door

    The Third Door

    The author supposes that there is a third door you should be taking to success after the main door, and the secondary door fail. Ultimately, this is advice for rich kids that can take as many attempts at success at it takes because they always have money or family support to fall back on. I…

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  • Do the Work

    Do the Work

    Why don’t you do the work? According to Pressfield it’s because of the resistance and the more important an item is to our soul/survival the more the resistance will rear is head to stop us from doing the work. This short book is all about helping you encounter the resistance so you can do the…

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  • The Apple II Age

    The Apple II Age

    What choices made the Apple II such a juggernaut in the early personal computing days? How did it become the standard of personal computing that many people measured everything else by? Nooney takes a walk through the software that debuted on the Apple II and how it shaped personal computing from something just for businesses,…

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  • How to Write a Lot

    How to Write a Lot

    Paul J Silvia shares his tips for writing a lot and in that he identifies the place that most people fall down in their writing, they dream of it without having any plan on how to do the damn work. If you’re looking for a short guide to kick you in the ass about not…

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  • Powder Days

    Powder Days

    If you’ve idealized the life of a ski bum, or that friend that lives down by the river and kayaks every moment they can, this book takes a look at what the culture of being a dirtbag really means. It’s about risk, and self-medication with more risk or alcohol and drugs, and living a life…

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  • A City on Mars

    A City on Mars

    Is there any reality to the dreams of billionaires to set up civilizations on planets outside Earth? Nope. Kelly and Zach Weinersmith started out to write a book about how to create a civilization on another planet, and after meticulous research came to the conclusion that any attempt at this within multiple generations is not…

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