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text 2017-04-17 12:57
Booklikes-opoly: Pick out a book for me to read

Okay, the way I think this works is that I have to read whichever book the first person to comment picks. I haven't read any of these before, although I've read other books in the series for a couple of them and have watched an anime adaptation of another one.

 

The options:

 

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo Narita 

 

Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs - Ryohgo Narita - An English translation of a Japanese novel. I've never read it before, but I've seen the anime based on it and enjoyed it. It's set in the U.S. (New York, according to the back of the book) during the Prohibition era. The anime includes people who have been made immortal by a special wine, plus loads of violence.

 

Only the Ring Finger Knows: The Left Hand Dreams of Him - Satoru Kannagi,Hotaru Odagiri 

 

Only the Ring Finger Knows: The Left Hand Dreams of Him - Satoru Kannagi,Hotaru Odagiri - Another English translation of a Japanese novel. This one is m/m romance. I read and reviewed the first book in the series late last year. I though it was overall terrible, but entertaining.

 

Star Surgeon - James White 

 

Star Surgeon - James White - Sci-fi, part of the Sector General series. It's doctors and medical mysteries in space.

 

Resenting the Hero - Moira J. Moore 

 

Resenting the Hero - Moira J. Moore - I think this one might be the longest one of the bunch. It's fantasy with a magical system that involves bonded pairs. There's humor and I think a little romance. Danielle's Reading Adventures liked it.

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text 2017-04-11 22:27
Attack on Titan choose-your-own-adventure
Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure: Year 850: Last Stand at Wall Rose - Hajime Isayama

If my bookshelves weren't already overflowing with impulse buys, this would probably be in my shopping cart, if only to see how many of the endings involve your own death or the deaths of all or most of your friends and comrades. Even a "good" ending in the Attack on Titan world would still suck to some degree.

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review 2016-11-17 17:08
Choose Your Own Misery, The Holidays by Mke MacDonald
Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays - Mike MacDonald,Jilly Gagnon

This was an interesting and non-traditional format for a book. You get to pick what direction your story goes. I found it a little fun and annoying in turns. What I chose was a pretty short story. I would say that this guy had a few pretty rotton days. It's complicated by that guy not being real decisive. I received this book for free and I voluntarily chose to Review it. I've given it a 4* rating

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review 2016-11-01 00:00
I Choose You
I Choose You - Krista Lakes I Choose You - Krista Lakes This story is about a girl who recently graduated college and is looking for her first job. She has to learn to prioritize both her work and her social life. What will she choose? Her ideal job or her ideal mate? That stands to be the question and I suggest you read to find out. There are a few twists and turns and some interesting ones at that. This was my first book by Krista Lakes and I’d happily read more!
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review 2016-09-26 06:24
Short chronicles for eroded Internet brains? - Choose Yourself Stories, by James Altucher
The Choose Yourself Stories - James Altucher

It had been months since I read my last book. Maybe internet is killing my attention span. (Quite grave for someone like me, who used to read 100 books a year.)

 

But I could finish this book in two sit-downs. I finally got back on the bike. This little self help book seemed almost clinically sewn to cure my literary drought. Its chapters are short, the titles are click-bait (and often misleading), and there is so, so much clusterfuckery going on, I couldn't help but read more and more.

 

Because it is interesting to read about the life of someone who got rich and then lost everything. The author also dealt with depression, and by the looks of it, some mild social anxiety. He just doesn't feel ashamed about the numerous faults he did in his life, and even if some of the stories sound ludicrous, the author depreciates himself so much, it all just reeks honesty.

 

Sometimes the style is ranty and all over the place, and some chapters end with an articulation of abstract nouns that reads like an Instagram inspirational post. I skimmed those parts. Despite that, I enjoyed the foot-on-the-ground advice (eat well, sleep well, surround yourself with positive people, and write down your ideas daily.)

For someone who couldn't read a book in months, I'm glad I'm back on the marathon.

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