Tag Archives: Books

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

June 3, 2016

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You learn more at a funeral than at a feast— After all, that’s where we’ll end up. We might discover     something from it. The Message – Ecclesiastes 7:2 “This is a sad, but beautiful book.” This is what my friend said as she loaned me When Breath Becomes Air. She was right, of course. But […]

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Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

May 28, 2016

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“The right book exactly, at exactly the right time.” Robin Sloan Some books you love at first sentence. In the case of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, I loved it at the author’s photo and introduction sentence: “ROBIN SLOAN grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the Internet.” Oh boy! […]

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Book Review: Ignore Everybody

May 13, 2016

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“Nobody can tell you if what you’re doing is good, meaningful, or worthwhile. The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is. ” Hugh MacLeod When you work in a creative field, it’s easy to lose sight of the “wins” – easy to think of validation as a function of income, recognition, or praise.  […]

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Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage

April 29, 2016

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“Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.” Timothy Keller “Marriage is a lot of work.” I’ve always found this statement discouraging. I have a job and plenty of responsibilities. Why would I want a relationship to be work? […]

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Book Review: The End of the Alphabet

April 15, 2016

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“When his father asked why A wasn’t apple or B wasn’t bird or C wasn’t cat, young Ambrose explained that things didn’t always have to be the way you’d expect. Everybody does apples and birds and cats, he said, and it’s boring to do what everybody else does.” I heard about The End of the […]

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Book Review: The Shell Collector: Stories

April 1, 2016

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Sometimes you come across an author where you simply cannot read enough of their writing.  Whether it’s the writing, the tone of voice, or the remarkable stories, great writing is an inexplicable gift. In my bookworm world, Anthony Doerr is the author for me. As much as I loved Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, All […]

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Book Review: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

March 18, 2016

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“If after reading this book you come to my home and brutally murder me, I do not blame you.” I’ve been debating where to begin on this book review, so I thought I’d start with a disclaimer: the narrator is a typical 18-year-old boy with a foul mouth and habit of talking about women’s bodies. […]

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Book Review: Start With Why

March 11, 2016

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“People don’t buy WHAT you do; they buy WHY you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” Simon Sinek Chances are many of you are familiar with Simon Sinek, TED speaker, author, and inspiration guru.  However, if it’s been awhile since you’ve read or listened to his thoughts about establishing business […]

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Book Review: Dandelion Wine

March 4, 2016

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Confession time. I had never read a single Ray Bradbury book before this week. For those of you who are fans of this famous author, feel free to judge me.  I am judging myself. The crazy thing is, I actually met Ray Bradbury ages ago via a mutual friend. I remember walking through a book […]

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Book Review: The Girls of Atomic City

February 26, 2016

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I am shockingly ignorant on all subjects related to atomic energy, nuclear fission, and even the Manhattan Project.  They represent subjects scientists, physic wizards, and history buffs would consider fundamental topics for a reasonably educated person, but alas I am not current. Worse still, while I KNEW these were holes in my knowledge, I literally […]

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