kurtliske's reviews
41 reviews

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler

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informative

3.5

 Fascinating. Confirms that people want stories more than they want facts. 
All Marketers Are Liars: The Power Of Of Telling Authentic Stories In A Low Trust World by Seth Godin

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informative inspiring

3.5

 Good, thought provoking. Truth vs. lies, it makes no real difference, that matters is what people believe. 
Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power by Terri Apter

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challenging dark emotional informative inspiring sad

5.0

 Eerily relevant, helpful, will read again 
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful inspiring

5.0

Finished reading aloud to the girl. Unexpectedly ended up crying like a baby. Snuggling  on her bed, reading the last 4 pages as Sam learns that Frodo  is leaving him behind.

"This is too good. I don't like this ending. If feels like they were my friends and they're gone now." Said Eliza sobbing.

Love this girl. Such a rewarding, screen-free, undertaking.
Chatter by Ethan Kross

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emotional informative reflective

4.5

Very good. Will recommend to others. Lots of useful strategies, will have lots of notes.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

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informative

4.0

Fascinating read. Lots, LOTS going on under the surface of our mind!
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful inspiring tense

5.0

Eliza was nearly in tears for the last 10(ish) pages as Frodo "died" and same took on the ring. Love this time and experience with the girl. :)
Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff

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1.5

Disappointed. Had to wade through A LOT of progressive confirmation bias and strawman assumptions to get a few marginally useful thoughts.
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson

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informative reflective relaxing

4.0

Took a bit to get into, but I grew to really like it. Makes part of me want to read more biographies. A couple very thought provoking points that are worth recording.
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath, Dan Heath

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informative

4.25

Very good. Feels like it aligns nicely with Hooked by Nir Eyal. Need to map out my notes, many useful concepts.