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Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a fantastic, fun read. A little “lighter” than many of Stephenson’s books, but still with a good, deep jab of an idea. It begins with a rather technical premise: what if, using theories of quantum physics, you could […]

Review of The Naturalist

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne My rating: 3 of 5 stars The premise of The Naturalist was pretty cool – a computational biologist uses his unique skillset to create an algorithm that helps him find the likely location of bodies from missing people files. The writing was fair and the supporting characters are written pretty […]

Review: The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America – by Erik Larson Solid 4 Stars I read this book in anticipation of discussion on the relatively new podcast – No Dumb Questions which has been awesome. NDQ recently covered Ready Player One (in depth, and did a […]

Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)

With the movie coming out and looking very interesting, I wanted to tackle this one. I can hardly count the number of people who have recommended this series and named it their favorite series ever, so I went into it with eagerness and anticipation.  This is my first Stephen King novel. I’m not a big […]

Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Folks, This Ain’t Normal is an excellent exposition on what is wrong with our nation’s farming and food infrastructure system. If you participate in big agriculture (the industrial agriculture complex), […]

In A Sunburned Country: Australia in Interesting Perspective

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson My rating: 4 of 5 stars In a Sunburned Country is Bill Bryson’s entertaining memoir on his travel through Australia. If you, like me, have always had a strange fascination about that country down under, there’s an excellent chance you’ll enjoy this book. If you also like dry-witted […]

Review of Mark Driscoll’s Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe

Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sadly, most Christians rarely, if ever, put a second’s thought into the doctrines of Christianity. Many may even find the title (Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe) to be offensive or controversial. Many, if not most, self-professing Christians may not even know […]

Review of Google: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Marketing Your Business

The Ultimate Guide To Building And Marketing Your Business With Google by Gabriela Taylor My rating: 3 of 5 stars Last August I was provided a complimentary copy of Gabriela Taylor’s book Google: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Marketing Your Business With Google . It’s been a busy several months but I’ve worked my […]

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