Adam Penenberg, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: Adam Penenberg – Play at Work

Damn. Books are going fast this month! As I’ve overachieved already – five books this month, CHECK – I decided to go for some books that might not be so high on my priority list. One of them was Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking.

I have always been a fan of gamification. Games have been a large part of my life. I like all sorts of games, as long as they’re fun. So what better work is there where you can also play games? With that in mind, I started reading this book. Here are my thoughts on it.

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Non-Fiction, Rayne Hall, Reviews

Review: Rayne Hall – Writing Fight Scenes

I have a dream of becoming a professional writer. There. I said it. I’ve always been quite shy about it. Never having enough confidence to really start doing it. So I figured I’d start by reading books. Find out what works and what doesn’t. That kind of stuff. Now I have found some books to really help writers. Writing Fight Scenes is one of them.

I didn’t really intend to write a fight scene as the first thing I would create. But this is Hall’s first book and I thought it’d be best to start at the beginning. Are you ready?

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Fiction, Jim Butcher, Reviews

Review: Jim Butcher – Side Jobs

In 2016, I read the fifteen books that currently form the Dresden Files. I was an immediate fan and read them at a pace I hadn’t achieved before. I found out there was a bundle of short stories called Side Jobs, added it to my list and never really got to reading it. I guess I procrastinated. Most of the stories take place between books ten and thirteen. As I had read further than that, it wasn’t always my first priority. But as the news came this month that Jim Butcher will release a second short story collection in June, I thought it was the perfect time to read this one. Here’s my review!

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David Blatner, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: David Blatner – The Joy of Pi

There are five books that I wanted to read this month, but this week I ran into a problem. I was away from my books and wanted to read, but had nothing on me. So I decided to listen to a short audiobook. The Joy of Pi is a book I had planned to read for a long time, but I just never got to it. This has now changed. Here’s my opinion on the audiobook about Pi.

” ‘Tis a favorite project of mine
A new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3
For it’s simpler, you see,
Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9.”

– Harvey L. Carter

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Fiction, Leigh Bardugo, Reviews

Review: Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows

It was September when I added Six of Crows to my list of books to read. Back then, I only knew that it was a fantasy and a fiction book. And it received immensely good reviews. So it ended up on my list and remained there until the first of January this year. I started this book of which I actually had no clue what it was about. Here’s my review of the book!

“No mourners. No funerals.” – Leigh Bardugo

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Monica Leonelle, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: Monica Leonelle – The 8-Minute Writing Habit

I have a dream. In this utopia, I am doing the work I’ve always wanted to do: writing. Somehow, it’s never gotten to that point. I spent last year reading a lot, thinking that by reading books you also learn what works and doesn’t. Now it’s time to take it a step further. Will I become a writer if I only keep reading? No, of course not. To become an author, one has to write.

So I went online and found me a great deal of titles that could help me at it. The first one I wanted to try is The 8-Minute Habit by Monica Leonelle, because it is said to help people start writing. Well, here are my thoughts on this book.

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John Whitmore, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Review: John Whitmore – Coaching for Performance

I’ve been looking for a train book. What I mean with that? I’ve been travelling with the train a lot lately. So I wanted to read something when I was on the train. And I wanted to read a book about coaching. Coaching and training. Haha, see what I did there?

I found Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose in the library at my work. From there I took the book and started reading it. Here are my thoughts about it!

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