• Antinet Zettelkasten

    Antinet Zettelkasten

    While there are some points I agree with the author on, overall Scott is reaching hard to create branded content that he can sell you in his newsletter. He spends so much time talking down on anyone that would use a digital note system that he eclipses any good ideas he has about how to…

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  • Creating Innovators

    Creating Innovators

    I think the best summary of this book comes from the title of the blog post I wrote about it: “The Rich Person’s Guide to Creating an Innovative Child“. Wagner highlights how a bunch of families that could afford second homes and private schooling, or the time to homeschool, raised children that created what Wagner…

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  • Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

    Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

    I think the ending of this book encapsulates my feeling of the story, sometimes stories end in a sad manner because that’s how things end. In fact, much of Painter’s recent life has been sad due to failing his friends. While Yumi helps him repair that rift, the pain is still there and it was…

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  • The Case for Books

    The Case for Books

    In this book Robert Darnton tries to explore the impact of Google’s Project Gutenberg on the book industry. While we may have a different perspective on the impact of that project from our perspective years after it happened, Darnton does a good job of laying out the possible impacts if Google was successful with it.…

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  • The Lost Art of Reading

    The Lost Art of Reading

    This is a book examining the cultural significance of reading. We’ll pull out a few highlights. David Ulin talks about the purveyors of fake news working hard to normalize that which should never be normalized. We see it both in the content the anti-Semitic content that Elon Musk shares on his social media site, and…

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  • Nurtureshock

    Nurtureshock

    The title of this book refers to the author’s idea that sometimes parents don’t “just know” how to raise a child and thus they are lost trying to figure it out. The goal of the book is to show us what science says about how children should be raised. One thing recommended here that we’ve…

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  • Knife of Dreams

    Knife of Dreams

    The highlight of this book for me is Perrin chasing down the captor’s of Faile (his wife) and the alliances he makes with those he’d rather not join. In the end, respect is earned from both sides that comes back in later books to aid in the battle with the Dark One. Purchase Knife of…

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  • The Gathering Storm

    The Gathering Storm

    My favourite part of this book is watching Egwene come into her power, not through bluff and bluster, but quiet strength. She dominates the white tower and those who would oppose her just by quietly being the one who will not bend no matter what punishment they put upon her. Purchase The Gathering Storm on…

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  • Towers of Midnight

    Towers of Midnight

    I think my favourite confrontation in this book is Matt doing what he knows he should to try and rescue Moiraine from the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn. Matt is an interesting character as he complains all the time and generally tries to avoid responsibility, all the while he’s there when you need him and he…

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  • Starlight Tour

    Starlight Tour

    I feel struck by the tragedy of the death of Neil Stonechild and the callousness that the Saskatoon Police had in dealing with the death of a first nations person. Really how they dealt with all the first nations people spoken with in the book. The police often talk about a single bad officer, but…

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