Tag Archives | Books

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: 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 […]

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 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes & the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene My rating: 4 of 5 stars Overview: An excellent primer on the various current theories of possible multiple universes and explanations of how they have arisen through scientific, mathematic, and psychological principles.In More DetailIf you enjoy reading books that try […]

Review of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Revisited

Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an absolutely fabulous book for anyone who wants to transform their financial situation from a nightmare into an absolute dream! My wife and I are currently going through Financial Peace University and this book is almost exactly the same information. It […]

Review of Currency Wars by James Rickards

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an absolutely fascinating book on a topic I suspect few people educated in America have any foreknowledge. Recently, I’ve found myself interested in fiscal responsibility both on a personal scale and national scale. To that […]

The Inevitable Decline of the Brick & Mortar Bookstore

I’ve come back to write a post on my website after reading this insightful article on the I Love My Kindle blog. During the writing of the comment on that, I realized the strong emotional link I have to bookstores and the somewhat sad experience I recently had at the Knoxville, TN Barnes & Noble […]

Just Starting Off With 33

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? For me, that number is 33. 33 total “influence” per the Social Influence counter in the right sidebar. Why am I writing a post about this? Mainly because I’d like to keep track of this and see if it’s something that is likely to grow, or if it stays […]

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