• Tress of the Emerald Sea

    Tress of the Emerald Sea

    Tress is nobody living on an island so dismal that you’re not allowed to leave it, because no one would ever want to live there anyway surrounded by spores that can kill you if they touch water. Yup, that means if they get in your eyes they can sprout and you’re dead. Tress discovers that…

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  • The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England

    The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England

    Going back to the old saying that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, Brandon Sanderson explores this concept via a infinite number of dimensions that can be purchased. Our protagonist wakes up not remembering who he is or where he came from as a side effect of jumping a dimension and lands where…

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  • Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1

    Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1

    Here we get a long introduction to the heros and villians of the Invincible Universe. You’ve got to read to the end to get the big twist of the early series…no spoilers. Purchase Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1 on Amazon

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  • Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 2

    Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 2

    In this volume we get to see Mark dealing with the aftermath of the fight with his father and get more insight into the Coalition of Planets. It both very emotional at times as well as light-hearted depending on the issue you’re reading. This is at least my second read through the series. Purchase Invincible…

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  • The PARA Method

    The PARA Method

    I haven’t enjoyed Forte’s work thus far, but it was this book that made me realize why. I’ve been reading them as books about knowledg, but that’s not what Forte is writing about. He’s dealing with a new type of productivity system that is meant to deal with all the knowledge coming at a worker…

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  • Shadows of Self

    Shadows of Self

    This is the second entry in the Wax & Wayne cycle of the Mistborn Novels. Wax is starting to find his place in the city he had forsaken and Wayne is along for the ride. I very much enjoyed the development of Steris as a bit neurotic, but capable planner. It foreshadows the roles she’ll…

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  • Automation and the Future of Work

    Automation and the Future of Work

    The purpose of this book is to explore the possibilities of a post scarcity society[1] and whether work should really be the center of meaning in our world. According to the author we must start to move past capitalism towards a way of organizing society that doesn’t put your only value as work in exchange…

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  • The Bands of Mourning

    The Bands of Mourning

    This book draws a very tight connection with the original Mistborn Trilogy (which I’ve read many times and recommend) as Wax is racing to get the mythical Bands of Mourning, which allowed the Lord Ruler to have unlimited power. Purchase The Bands of Mourning

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  • How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

    How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

    Cory Doctorow’s book explores Surveillance Capitalism and how we already have the tools around to deal with Big Tech, we just have to use the laws in place to hold technology companies to account instead of letting them get away with stealing our future. I got the most out of his look at digital locks…

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  • The Lost Metal

    The Lost Metal

    Here we meet an ageing Wax and Wayne as they try to confront another God that’s encroaching on their world. This is the third book in the Wax & Wayne arc of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn world. Purchase The Lost Metal on Amazon

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