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Dec 05

Book Review: Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven McRaven sounds like he’s a pretty badass action hero, a good commander, and an all-American hero. He’s not a good speaker. His voice is almost painful to listen to, with no inflection, as if every word were an …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Born a Crime

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah This is one of the most interesting memoirs I have ever listened to. I’m glad I listened to it instead of reading it, because Noah says a few things in other languages that I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce in my head. …

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Dec 03

Book Review: Blood of Tyrants

Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik I listened to or read all the rest of these books and somehow skipped over this one, so I was glad to see what happened in the interim. I didn’t know who Junichiro was, for example, and missed how Temeraire and Izkierka came to have an egg and why …

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Nov 19

Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone by Brené Brown I think I’ve read all of Brene Brown’s books by now, and while they all start to run together, I think of them in aggregate as a “how to be a better human” required reading list. Or, listening, …

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Nov 12

Book Review: Stay With Me

Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ This is an amazingly well written book with deeply flawed characters who are in turn both understandable and detestable. My opinions on the characters changed so much over the course of the novel. It stars out when Yejide finds out her husband Akin has–against her wishes–taken a second wife. …

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