Book review: The Circle

I saw the preview for The Circle (the movie) and decided to try the book by Dave Eggars first. Before I dive into a review, let me tell you that I originally decided to NOT write book reviews for books I wouldn't recommend anyone else to read. Why waste my time and yours? After reading The Circle, … Continue reading Book review: The Circle

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Book review: The Good Lord Bird

I really wanted to like The Good Lord Bird by James McBride more than I did. His non-fiction The Color of Water is one of my favorite audiobooks and I had hoped that I would enjoy his fiction as much. I love to read historical fiction. Unfortunately, my expectations may have been set too high. … Continue reading Book review: The Good Lord Bird

Book reviews: Following the Path vs. Being where you are

I coincidentally finished two books this week that were surprisingly on complete opposite sides of the "book-review" spectrum for me.  The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life by Michael Puett in audiobook format and Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a regular book. The Path is based on a very … Continue reading Book reviews: Following the Path vs. Being where you are

Book Review: What the dog saw and other adventures

This collection of Malcom Gladwell's essays gives insight on things like decision making and critical thinking while challenging you to question assumptions with examples and stories. My experience with this as an audio book was that it was mostly interesting and sometimes entertaining but I longed for the ability to "look up from the page" … Continue reading Book Review: What the dog saw and other adventures