• The Sunlit Man – Brandon Sanderson

    The Sunlit Man – Brandon Sanderson

    This is the final book in the 4 books Brandon Sanderson wrote in “secret” during the COVID 19 pandemic. In this one we follow Nomad who has skipped to a world that has such intense sun that it scorches the entire landscape on every rotation. Mountains form, and disappear. Plants grow in a matter of…

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  • Beneath the God’s Tree – S Kaeth

    Beneath the God’s Tree – S Kaeth

    This was me second visit to S Kaeth’s fantasy world, the first being Between Starfalls. I again found the world interesting and the story generally well written. If I have any critisim of the book it would be around some of the dialogue. Specifically some of the dialogue between Taunos and Amanah as they’re figuring…

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  • Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Eric Barker

    Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Eric Barker

    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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  • Quiet – Susan Cain

    Quiet – Susan Cain

    In Quiet we get a look at what Susan Cain calls the extrovert ideal. We see this in the world around us as everyone is expected to network, and “lean in” to situations at work, and be collaborative….all the damn time. If that’s not you, and it’s not me, then this is a good book…

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  • I Didn’t Do The Thing Today

    I Didn’t Do The Thing Today

    Madeline Dore takes a hard look at the poisonous productivity culture that has permeated our lives and gives readers tools to reject it. No you don’t need to find the best morning routine on YouTube, or the best task manager and system to use it. You need to take a break, visit a friend with…

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  • The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson

    The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson

    This is the first book in the Wax and Wayne saga, and starts 300 years after the events of the original Mistborn trilogy. After years spent in the Roughs, Wax has to head back because his sister is missing and being a detective he feels family duty calling to finally step into his role as…

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  • The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander

    The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander

    The Book of Three is a classic fantasy adventure where we follow Taran the assistant pig-keeper as he joins a party trying to stop the evil warlord. Taran ends up being far more valuable than first anticipated. This book may be best for younger readers, but I still enjoyed the story as the world is…

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  • Breaking Busy – Alli Worthington

    Breaking Busy – Alli Worthington

    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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  • DevOps with Kubernetes – Stephen Fleming

    DevOps with Kubernetes – Stephen Fleming

    This is a very high-level overview of what DevOps is in the first section and then how Kubernetes works in the second section. While I hoped to glean something from this, it should have been a blog post. At least if it was a blog post the numerous spelling mistakes and grammar issues could have…

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  • Changer – Matt Gemmell

    Changer – Matt Gemmell

    While I’ve enjoyed Matt’s writing online on his site, and even a bunch of his short stories, this book didn’t do it for me. In fact, I couldn’t even bring myself to finish the book. I made it about 15% in and then the dialogue was so cliche and the scenarios involved so unbelievable that…

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