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    Book Review/Notes: Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

    Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar  by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni Finished: October 15, 2017. Rating: 7/10 Overall Thoughts: Feel like the world is crumbling? Read this. Because when the world crumbled around Cato the Younger, he stood strong. When Julius Caesar marched on Rome and usurped Rome’s republic with his dictatorship, Cato fought him every step of the way. Cato is […]

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    Book Review/Notes: Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End

    Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History Finished: September 22nd, 2017. Rating: 6/10 Overall Thoughts: Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End is a quick read. You can finish reading it in about an hour. However, due to the length, you won’t be getting deep insights into Da Vinci’s psyche. You’ll get a list of his achievements, but this book ventures no further. Check out the […]

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    Book Review/Notes: Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards

    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards Finished: 2016. Rating: 6/10 Overall Thoughts: I picked up one factual inaccuracy (Da Vinci did not design a bicycle), but this still provides a solid overview of Leonardo da Vinci’s life. You won’t get a detailed picture of Da Vinci, but you will get an outline. It’s up to you to fill the rest of the picture. Check out the Amazon page. Notes: […]

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    Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy Finished: September 2nd, 2017. Rating: 8/10 Plot Synopsis: “A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have […]

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    Book Review/Notes: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Finished: August 27th, 2017. Rating: 10/10 Overall Thoughts: If war is Hell, World War II is the deepest, darkest pit within. And in this pit laid Viktor Frankl. He survived 4 concentration camps, including the infamous Auschwitz, which alone is responsible for an estimated 1.1 million deaths, more than the United State and United Kingdom’s World War II casualties combined. But though Frankl paints […]

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    Book Review: Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø

    Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbø Finished: August 20th, 2017. Rating: 7/10 Plot Synopsis: “Olav lives the lonely life of a fixer. When you ‘fix’ people for a living—terminally—it’s hard to get close to anyone. Now he’s finally met the woman of his dreams. But there are two problems. She’s his boss’s wife. And Olav’s been hired to kill her.” Check out the Amazon page. Brief Review: Jo Nesbø (pronounced: […]

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    Book Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms By George R. R. Martin

    A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin Finished: August 16th, 2017. Rating: 8/10 Plot Synopsis: “A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true identity must be hidden from all he and Dunk encounter: for in reality, he is Aegon Targaryen, and one […]

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