Rate the last book you've read

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  1. Agree, an excellent book. One of the first books I read when I realized I had a problem.
    Just finished Your Brain on Porn, excellent as well.
    Wired for Intimacy by William Struthers is anther must read.
     
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  2. It's my favourite short novel. It portraits what's worst about society, the stupidity and unfairness of judgments most people make. Life is a popularity contest and if you don't act in a certain way, the world will reject you. It's a shame Camus is dead, I'd like to see a sequel with the opposite effect as a topic; how simply being likable or presenting yourself as a hero savior can propel you to heights of success and admiration despite your words and actions are completely wrong.
     
  3. Castielle

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    Money, Possessions, and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn - 10/10

    This book was sooooo good. It gave me so much to think about and has totally changed my perspective on how I handle money and giving. It's written from a Chridtian perspective, using the Bible as its main source, so it might not be something everyone would enjoy. But I would highly recommend it. God really spoke to me.
     
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    hum ... I don't know if this counts but ...

    State and revolution - Vladimir Lenin

    the ideas are pretty out there and you pretty much need to know about marxist ideas to begin with but Lenin write in a way that makes it very easy to understand so 7/10
     
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    Let's revive this thread a bit...
    "have a little faith - a true story" by Mitch Albom 10/10
    I really liked this book. Admittingly, I didn't understand any of the sermon anecdotes by Albert Lewis, but his one-on-one conversations with Mitch (the author) were fantastic. He was able to squeeze complicated ideas into just a couple of sentences. The story of the church congregation was also nice.
     
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  6. Castielle

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    I started this thread and I forgot about it! Lol whoops. I'll catch up on the past couple months.

    Tear Me Apart, by J.T. Ellison - 2/5

    The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapena - 3/5

    If I Stay, by Gayle Forman - 2/5

    Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green - 5/5

    Thirt3en, by Steve Cavanaugh - 5/5

    Currently reading: The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware. Likely going to be a 5 star for me. I'm loving it so far! Ruth Ware is a great mystery/suspense author.
     
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    Well now I'm hooked on Mitch Albom's books.
    The Time-Keeper - 7/10
    The writing's great. The plot really draws you in. The ending, though, was a bit of a downer. I mean, the way the plot was tied together at the end wasn't as climactic as the build-up. Oh well.
     
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    Just finished Turn of the Key a couple days ago, and it was definitely 5 stars! Love Ruth Ware!
     
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    Neuromancer by Some Guy I Forgot. Pure cyberpunk. 4/5.
     
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    OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide By Jeanne Boyarski - 9/10

    Amazing for preparing for the OCA examination or just wanting better understandment of Java.
     
  11. Finally reading The Lord of the Rings (never seen the films, so i'm not kidding when I say please don't spoil anything), just finished the first book of The Two Towers. Absolutely phenomenal, but it dragged on a bit at the end. Not a lot, but a bit - ending the book on a bunch of exposition was a different direction from what I was used to with the first two books - especially with how exciting the whole rest of the book was. Still, something like a 4.95/5.
     
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    I also haven't read or seen the movies. I read The Hobbit once, didn't like it. Dragged way too much.
     
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    The Holy Bible. 10\10

    What is not to love? The whole thing rules
     
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    Dune. I am currently reading it and i love it! 10/10 so far.
     
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  15. The Hobbit, unlike The Lord of the Rings, was intended as a children's book, so it makes sense it would be a little bit less compelling than the main LotR saga. I remember liking The Hobbit as a kid but probably wouldn't enjoy it so much now. Absolutely loving the main saga though.
     
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  17. 1984-Too deep/10.
    That book just blew my mind
     
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    I just completed "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works" the other day and it was just what I needed. Been kinda stressed lately and I guess I needed to get back to meditation. I gave it a four out of five on Goodreads.
     
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    I saw you were reading that! I haven't read the book, but I'm familiar with that guy's story and what he teaches, through The Minimalists. I think it's pretty good stuff, from what I've heard :)
     
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    Yes that's where I found out about him myself. I started listening to his podcast, don't remember what it's called; but you can find him on Spotify I think. Then I found his book in the library a week ago by coincidence. It seemed like fate haha. I need something for my stress, to be able to de-stress. So now I've started meditating again. Getting a routine together. Will tell you more about that later!
     
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