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The Rosie Project // Graeme Simsion · Don Tillman spends a good deal of his time planning, crafting, researching, and testing his plan. A plan for not merely making a relationship work but finding the type of person and the love of your life. The Rosie Project, Something Like You, Fear Of Falling, Making A Relationship Work, Finding Happiness, Make You Cry, Love Your Life, Romance Books, Just Love
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The Rosie Project // Graeme Simsion | Chapter Thoughts

The Rosie Project // Graeme Simsion · I read a lot of romance books and although I've enjoyed them, I find they often tend to be much too light for me. In The Rosie Project, the characters were very nice, and the story was funny from start to finish. I was pleasantly surprised I think its just something like you read a poem and you're left wishing that if I did have a heart, and that I love you. The book illustrates that in love there's something so real about what you have to live with: you…

Fates and Furies // Lauren Groff · Two people working hard for an improbable dream, who, despite all odds, end up in the greatest dilemma they ever confronted. Lauren Groff, Fates And Furies, Working Hard, Pulp Fiction, The Book, Empty, My Books, Novels, Romance
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Fates and Furies // Lauren Groff | Chapter Thoughts

Fates and Furies // Lauren Groff · Overall, this novel was good for a short time, then went into a slump, lacking the polish of other similar novels. As for the plot, this was more or less what we saw before the book ends up feeling like a pretty bad joke. This was certainly not a book I enjoyed, but if you can find time for it, the ending was satisfying enough. If you're reading this book with an empty stomach and just want something different then this book might not be for you. #fiction…

Reasons to be Cheerful // Nina Stibbe · Lizzie Vogel is about to enter the world of private dental practice with its inherent challenges and expectations, as well as its obstacles and opportunities. Great Novels, Book Collection, Book Lovers, The Book, Dental, Teeth, Real Life, I Am Awesome, Cheer
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Reasons to be Cheerful // Nina Stibbe | Chapter Thoughts

Reasons to be Cheerful // Nina Stibbe · Reasons to be Cheerful was quite good. I may have let some of the book sink its teeth into me but it was definitely worth reading, and I hope future reading experiences from this author are as much fun. What I really missed, aside from being a great novel, were scenes of actual life. These were some of the more unusual characters I've read - and maybe more than ever I feel the importance of seeing real-life people's reactions on our own lives, rather…

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss // Margaret Renkl Writing About Family, Family Meaning, Self Conscious, Human Condition, Natural History, Thought Provoking, Family History, Wonders Of The World, The Twenties

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss // Margaret Renkl | Chapter Thoughts

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss // Margaret Renkl · The book itself is a delight. The essays within have an elegant, lyrical style, are well-made and full of thought-provoking moments. A book that explores the strange and wonderful world of our relationship to nature in the twenty-first century, and how we humans choose to live with ourselves while other people and species live off us. A fascinating glimpse into our relationship with nature, and the meaning of family and…

Hollow Kingdom // Kira Jane Buxton · What to do when chaos and the apocalypse are all around you. Zombie Apocalypse, Book Collection, Book Recommendations, Book Lovers, Things To Think About, Fiction, Novels, Challenge, Characters
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Hollow Kingdom // Kira Jane Buxton | Chapter Thoughts

Hollow Kingdom // Kira Jane Buxton · This was an interesting challenge from the beginning, and I ultimately thought it was a winner. It's one of the few books on which I wasn’t sure of the characters, but I can't think of a better protagonist to explore this dark theme. Hollow Kingdom was very different from any other book in this genre I have encountered, yet still very familiar. Sometimes the story went a little off-kilter but overall a solid read. #fiction #fantasy #chapterthoughts…

Developing a true broad talent-based mindset will allow you to excel, develop and grow as a human being. With these tips, you will have at your fingertips the keys to creating a successful life. Memory Words, Lack Of Focus, Quick Reads, Brain Activities, Wall Street Journal, The Real World, Book Nerd, Book Recommendations, Nonfiction

Moonwalking with Einstein // Joshua Foer | Chapter Thoughts

Moonwalking with Einstein // Joshua Foer · I was pleasantly surprised at how detailed, well-written, and engaging some of the science is. If you care more about psychology than you might think, and really like some of the details of the book, there may be something here to enjoy for you too. If you're looking for a quick read, the author will be right up your alley. The book was also interesting because I thought that it would be fun to read about different kinds of mental and physical…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business // Charles Duhigg Habit Formation, Best Authors, Good Habits, Hard Work, Determination, Thought Provoking, Nonfiction, The Book, Behavior

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business // Charles Duhigg | Chapter Thoughts

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business // Charles Duhigg · This book, unlike many other similar books of this style, is not necessarily just about the "good habits". Rather, the content is about the science of habits and how we develop them. The book is actually an overview of habit formation. Some readers may struggle with this book because they see little relevance to their businesses. I don't think this should be read as they wouldn't want to learn things from the…

Wolf Hall // Hilary Mantel · I love historical fiction, and this is by far one of my favorite novels in the genre. A superbly written historical thriller with a wonderful plot, rich atmosphere and a brilliant cast of characters - in fact, I felt that I was reading the work of a true historical novelist. Wolf Hall is a splendidly written and engrossing read. #fiction #historicalfiction Wolf Hall, Historical Fiction, Betrayal, Revenge, Thriller, Novels, It Cast, Felt, Romans

Wolf Hall // Hilary Mantel | Chapter Thoughts

Wolf Hall // Hilary Mantel · I love historical fiction, and this is by far one of my favorite novels in the genre. A superbly written historical thriller with a wonderful plot, rich atmosphere and a brilliant cast of characters - in fact, I felt that I was reading the work of a true historical novelist. Wolf Hall is a splendidly written and engrossing read. #fiction #historicalfiction

// Haruki Murakami · In world that seems to change; the future is uncertain, but the past may still be here. A book about the question you don't answer: What does "real" actually consist of? Make You Feel, How Are You Feeling, 1q84, Things To Think About, Things To Come, Haruki Murakami, American Actors, The Book, Imagination
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1Q84 // Haruki Murakami | Chapter Thoughts

1Q84 // Haruki Murakami · In some ways this was a pleasure to read and yet I wasn't able to help but feel it didn't manage to capture my imagination like I thought it might. I found this boring in many of its aspects, though not in all of its directions. This is because it takes its reader from a narrative-driven story into fantasy at a point of no return, where everything in the novels ends. The book isn't an epic fantasy. That would be overstating it too much. An interesting read, but…

A strange adventurous era of men and space exploration--a journey unlike any undertaken by any living human being. The people, places, and stories to be told in Russia's most wondrous spaceships—and what they could mean for us and each other. Authors Perspective, Space Race, Alternate History, Page Turner, Space Exploration, Spaceships, Historical Fiction, Historian, Book Lists

First Cosmic Velocity // Zach Powers | Chapter Thoughts

First Cosmic Velocity // Zach Powers · This was one of the best space novels I have read to date, with great insight from the author's perspective for future space historians and fans alike. Spectacularly written and created in a style that appeals to fans of classic and contemporary space-based fiction. One thing that struck me the most about the novel is it's simplicity; it's very plain, and the explanations of what's happening to the humans that are in space are absolutely obvious. If you…

The Golem and the Jinni // Helene Wecker · Magical adventure and mythical beings. A story about friendship, power, mythology and science, magic and love. New York Times, Ny Times, The Golem, Alternate History, Mythology, Fun Stuff, Friendship, Fiction, Passion
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The Golem and the Jinni // Helene Wecker | Chapter Thoughts

The Golem and the Jinni // Helene Wecker · If there's one thing I've learned from my reading experience, it's this - stories can be great. In many ways this was fascinating, hard to explain, very entertaining, and filled with a lot of fun stuff. This made me realize that I have a real passion for stories and alternate-history fiction. A somewhat cautionary tale of how important it is to remember what is important to think of in these times, not what comes naturally in time. #fiction #fantasy

Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race // Lara Prior-Palmer Page Turner, It's Meant To Be, Book Nerd, Horse Racing, Book Lists, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Book Worms, Lonely

Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race // Lara Prior-Palmer | Chapter Thoughts

Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race// Lara Prior-Palmer · One of the most exhilarating things I've read. And this was before I was even interested in horses. It's a delight that every horseman, no matter their age, experience, or training, will enjoy reading about, whether their experience is a bit more difficult or not. I wish I read more of her work, but alas, I don't think that I can.Much bigger than riding, this book was about what it means to be human. #nonfiction…

Code Name Verity // Elizabeth Wein · A story of friendship, strength, and survival in a time of war. Code Name Verity, Code Names, Ya Novels, Mind Games, Looking Forward To Seeing, Popular Culture, Textbook, Appreciation, Friendship

Code Name Verity // Elizabeth Wein | Chapter Thoughts

Code Name Verity // Elizabeth Wein · An interesting take on the tragic realities of war, and its characters have a lot to offer. It's sad. It's heartbreaking. It’s heroic. It's inspiring. For me, I appreciated it because it reminded me of a world that I've grown accustomed to watching or reading about, and which has been in use for countless years from history textbooks to popular culture. What is not to like about that? And for those of us who feel some ancient tradition of heroism is…

Only Human // Sylvain Neuvel · The war that has left the planet completely in ruins has now become the war of the survivors, the heroes and the villains. Authors, Science Fiction, This Book, Characters, War, Thoughts, Writing, Reading, Books
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Only Human // Sylvain Neuvel | Chapter Thoughts

Only Human // Sylvain Neuvel · Well written and fun, but nothing special. Although I am very pleased with the ending, but some of the characters are not who I expected. I must say that this book is very much worth giving a read even if you already know your science fiction by heart. While I enjoy science fiction by some authors it really does make for a great read as the end of this trilogy. The writing here is well done and I would recommend it. Although I may not have the time (or…

The Inner Life of Animals // Peter Wohlleben Behavior, Thoughts, Natural, Book, Animals, Life, Behance, Animales, Animaux
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The Inner Life of Animals // Peter Wohlleben | Chapter Thoughts

The Inner Life of Animals // Peter Wohlleben · An extremely well-done and very well-rounded account of wild animal behavior. I am curious how some animals would react to a book about humans interacting with them in an unexpected and dangerous situation in captivity as opposed to other animals living in a wild and natural manner. Would the behavior of these animals be different from that of other animals? What effects did their experience have on their personalities and social groups? I would…

The Bone Clocks // David Mitchell · A mystery which haunts a woman who’s life is not what it seems. The one thing that makes her life beautiful is not the beauty, but the light that comes from her own darkness. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, Information Overload, Literary Fiction, Chicago Tribune, Disappointment, Consideration, The Book
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The Bone Clocks // David Mitchell | Chapter Thoughts

The Bone Clocks // David Mitchell · This was a disappointment. Some of the chapters are fairly tedious, but otherwise they can get across. If nothing else, it's a fun story that might have been better if it was told with a little more enthusiasm. I found the sheer scope of the subject to detract much of its enjoyment, lacking the spark and imagination to warrant real consideration. By almost every measure—notably its prose and its layout, which have been the principal hindrance—the book felt…