Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card

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Why I Chose this Book After the last audiobook I listened to, which was a nonfiction book, I thought to myself “I think stories, especially fiction probably work best with audiobooks.” No surprise. I then decided to look for a fiction audiobook, either fantasy or sci-fi, on overdrive.com. I’ve listened to Orson Scott Card books … Continue reading Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card

Review of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World by Michael Pollan

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Why I Chose this Book My book choice can feel sporadic sometimes. At one point, I determined that my book selection should be more deliberate. I should read books that align with the goals in my life. One of them is to further my science knowledge and understanding. So, I decided that the next audiobook … Continue reading Review of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World by Michael Pollan

Review of You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

Two Dope Queens, Soo Many White Guys

Why I Chose this Book I was at my local public library doing some work and reading. After I had finished reading a book at the time, I got up to take a bathroom break. On my way to the restroom, I passed a display case on one of the book shelves. One of the … Continue reading Review of You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

Review of American Dream: Interviews with Industry-Leading Professionals by Jason Navallo

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Why I Chose this Book I was contacted by the author of this book and offered a review copy. I am interested in learning about how successful people gained their success. I accepted the invitation to read the book. American Dream             American Dream is a book comprised of interviews with industry leaders about their … Continue reading Review of American Dream: Interviews with Industry-Leading Professionals by Jason Navallo

Review of The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

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Why I Chose this Book One time, I went to the library to look for the book The $100 Startup. While there, I ran into a friend of mine. We talked for a bit. She asked me how my relationship was going. I don't remember exactly what I said, but I know it was something … Continue reading Review of The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Review of 12.21.12 by Killian McRae

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Why I Chose this Book One Monday morning while at work, I realized that I left my iPod at home. I knew it was going to be a long day. I remembered though that I had a podcast app on my phone, Podcast Addict. I searched through some of the podcast stations and saw Podiobooks. … Continue reading Review of 12.21.12 by Killian McRae

Review of The Stand: The Night has Come a Graphic Novel by Stephen King

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Why I Chose this Book One day I felt like reading a graphic novel, not a comic book, but a full story in art form. It was probably due to the relatively recent spate of comic book superhero based movies. I went to my “local” bookstore to look for one, but I also didn’t want … Continue reading Review of The Stand: The Night has Come a Graphic Novel by Stephen King

Review of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Shroeder

Why I Chose this Book I was listening to a podcast from djvlad (I think it was this one) and during an advertisement he mentioned that the book The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was a very influential book in his life. I'm interested in learning about finances, wealth, and investing so I … Continue reading Review of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Shroeder

Review of Black Enterprise Guide to Investing by James A. Anderson

Black Enterprise Guide to Investing Cover, James A. Anderson

Why I Chose this Book I have been interested in investing and learning about money for years now. This isn’t the first book on investing that I’ve read, but it’s one that I have avoided for awhile. This book used to lie around my parents’s house for years. I think I actually picked it up … Continue reading Review of Black Enterprise Guide to Investing by James A. Anderson

Review of They Came Before Columbus by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

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Why I Chose this Book I am of what you would call, “recent African ancestry.” I also work with many foreign-born Chinese people. Sometimes the conversation will somehow, turn into a history lesson about China. I may hear about anything from the cultural revolution, to ancient Chinese dynasties, to Genghis Kan. Occasionally, I’ve been asked … Continue reading Review of They Came Before Columbus by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima