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    The Bounty, by Bligh's biographer Caroline Alexander. Exhaustively researched and a bit exhausting to get through, but in the end an enjoyable and very informative read.
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    I started reading Influence by Robert Cialdini but then switched to Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. Along with Why We Sleep, Walker has done quite a few podcasts which I am listening to as well.

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    The Library Book by Susan Orlean. You'd think a book about the history of libraries, written around the great library fire of the LA public library, would be dull. But you'd be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    The Library Book by Susan Orlean. You'd think a book about the history of libraries, written around the great library fire of the LA public library, would be dull. But you'd be wrong.
    Added this to my To Read list. I love a good library.

    I finished How Long 'til Black Future Month by N.K. Jemisin. Can't overstate how much I like her writing. It's a bunch of short stories and there was only one that I thought was so-so. All the others were fantastic.

    Next up: Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

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    Just started Timefulness by Marcia Bjornerud. https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13234.html

    If nothing else it's a beautiful little book with some nice illustrations in the text. I'm a geologist so it's a subject near to my heart. Hoping it's a good read.

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    The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell. Its in the "Saxon Stories" series, which is the basis of The Last Kingdom on Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarwick View Post
    I started reading Influence by Robert Cialdini but then switched to Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. Along with Why We Sleep, Walker has done quite a few podcasts which I am listening to as well.
    Finished "Why We Sleep". Was a great book and would recommend it for people who do not prioritize sleep. I stopped using an alarm clock mid-way through reading this book. Used to wake up at 5:30a every morning, now I wake up on my own between 5:45a and 6:30a or whenever the kids run into our room.

    Back to Cialdini then I don't know. I have a shelf of unread books and a long Amazon wish list....

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    Podcasting has ruined me for books I used to read a TON. Now, all of my free time is spent listening to podcasts. I need to get back in to reading.

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    On Trails by Robert Moor https://www.amazon.com/Trails-Explor.../dp/1476739234

    Not really what I was expecting. Well written and interesting so far. Recommended.

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    So I finished Influence in June. Not at life changing as some people say.

    In July I read, The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. It was a quick and interesting read about a modern day hermit. I forget where I found out about this book.

    I am currently reading The Half-Life of Facts by Samuel Arbesman. I am about 50 pages in and it is fine so far. Really makes you think about all of the facts you think you know but have changed since you learned them.

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