Tag Archive: Books Worth Reading

Jan 23

Book Review: Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

Berlin Boxing Club

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow “Today you had a very important lesson on taking punches. A lot of people will tell you that the first thing you have to learn is how to take a punch. But I believe the first thing you should know is that you can take one and survive. A …

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Feb 13

Book Review: A Storm of Swords

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“It all goes back and back,” Tyrion thought, “to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance in our steads.” A Storm of Swords is book three in the …

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Dec 18

Book Review: A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin

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A Clash of Kings by R.R. Martin “So many vows … they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. …

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Aug 13

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival; because life is the moment we’re living now.” The Alchemist is …

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Jul 27

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway “His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far out beyond all snares and traps and treacheries. My choice was to go there to find him beyond all people. Beyond all people in the world. Now we are joined together and have been …

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May 23

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy

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The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy “Call me Dudley. We’re of equal rank. I’m older, but you’re far better looking. I can tell we’re going to be grand partners.” The Big Nowhere is the second book of James Ellroy’s Hollywood Quartet which is a ridiculously dark, entertaining, and hypnotic crime fiction series set in Los …

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May 14

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather

The Godfather by Mario PuzoFor the second time he saw Michael Corleone’s face freeze into a mask that resembled uncannily the Don’s.  “Tom, don’t let anybody kid you. It’s all personal, every bit of business.  Every piece of s#@$ every man has to eat every day of his life is personal.  They call it business.  …

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Apr 25

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

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The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay “Always in life an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come and they will try to choke your idea so it cannot grow and it will die and you will never know you had a big idea, an idea so big …

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Mar 28

1984 by George Orwell

1984

1984 by George Orwell “We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The …

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Feb 23

A Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire Book 1

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A Game of Thrones “The common people pray for rain, healthy children and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.” I first read A Game of Thrones around ten years ago after seeing a …

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