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

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Book review: Ubik

I added Ubik by Philip K. Dick to my reading list when I read about it in the forward of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, also by Philip K. Dick. I'm finding it really difficult to give a review of this book without giving away potential spoilers but I will try.... When I started reading Ubik, I thought … Continue reading Book review: Ubik

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