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Books, detail

I kinda copped out on the previous entry, here is hopefully something more useful.

Books read recently:
  Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life, Teri Hatcher

An autobiography by Teri Hatcher about life, work, love, and attitude.

A fun read - Recommend.
  The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, Mario Acevedo

A story about government conspiracies, nymphos, and vampires.

A fun read - Recommend.
  The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout

About people with no conscience, and how to identify them.

Enlightening - Recommend for those with interest in such topics.
  Stupid and Contagious, Caprice Crane

Life is unpredictable when you're twentysomething.

A fun ride - Recommend.
  The Turbulent Twenties Survival Guide: Figuring Out Who You Are, What You Want, and Where You're Going After College, Marcos R. Salazar

Pretty much the title says it all.

Advice and sympathy - Ambivalent.
  The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Life, Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht

How to handle everyday crises of life.

An ok book - Ambivalent.
  My Point...and I Do Have One, Ellen Degeneres

Life as told through the comedic talents of Ellen.

An ok book - Ambivalent.
  101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers, Karl Iglesias

Successful screenwriters on how they live their lives and how it could help you become a successful screenwriter.

I couldn't get past page 20, probably.  No recommend.
  Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet, Elliott Hester

A flight attendant's tales of life onboard and off.

A fun and humorous read - Recommend, especially for frequent fliers.

Currently reading:

  The People's Republic of Desire, Annie Wang

About Chinese twentysomethings, today.

Good so far!

To read:
  Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
  Deception Point, Dan Brown
  Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, Anderson Cooper
  How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir, Toby Young
  Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan, Bruce Feiler
  Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth in 5 Minutes or Less in Any Conversation or Situation, David J. Lieberman
  Who Gets It when You Go?: Wills, Probates, and Inheritance Taxes for the Hawaii Resident, David C. Larsen
  Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal
with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
, Spencer Johnson

Comments

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yuripup
Jun. 11th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Hate to say it, but I found Deception Point really disapointing. I felt more that I was the one deceived than anyone else in the book. Its really more a science fiction book than a thriller, but it never tells you that.
elanswer
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
Ack! Thanks for the input.
sideofzen
Jun. 11th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
I liked Deception Point, but enjoyed Digital Fortress much more.
elanswer
Jun. 11th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
Digital Fortress I did read. Wasn't too bad, I thought. Except that now I'm getting it confused with Prey, Michael Crichton :( Must be the whole takes-place-inside-a-facility thing.
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