Friday, November 4, 2016

Tetris: The Games People PlayTetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My master's degree is in leisure studies, so this graphic novel, about play and the way our brains work when doing games and puzzles, was fascinating to me. That's only part of this book -- the main topic is the development of Tetris, and the battle for the games' rights.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Book Review: The Invoice

The InvoiceThe Invoice by Jonas Karlsson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kind of like Kafka. A quick read and interesting.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: As Far as the Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul

As Far as the Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul As Far as the Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul by Mark Nepo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thought-provoking short and very short essays/stories, with questions and meditation suggestions following each one.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, CapitalistEverybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist by David Farber


I really wish that when you mark something as "to read" that Goodreads had a field where I could add info about who recommended this book, or where I heard about it. I have no idea how I heard about this biography. I typically don't read biographies. Perhaps it's because I read media about the new musical "Empire" that premiered off-Broadway in January. Perhaps it was in an industry publication I read, since John Raskob did some very early and innovative fundraising in the first few decades of the 20th century. Or, maybe at one point Amazon offered it free on Kindle and I downloaded it. I don't know.
Through this book, you learn a lot about the US and how, even in 1901, there were so many systems not yet written into existence. John Raskob worked his way up and into extreme wealth, even withstanding the Great Depression. I think it's worth a read.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta, #16)Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'd given up on the Scarpetta series after I abandoned the last one because I found it unreadable. However, thanks to a recommendation by a coworker, and backup from Goodreads reviewers, I have this a try. Very readable, and one I didn't want to put down.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thanks, Shutterfly!



Thanks for the free art print, Shutterfly! What a great souvenir from our summer vacation.