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I envy all the bookworms in the world.

Apr 23, 1982

Canada

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If we keep track of how our laws and manners are doing, think up ways to improve them, try them out, and keep the ones that make people better off, we can gradually make the world a better place. Science itself creeps forward through this cycle of theory and experiment, and its ceaseless headway, superimposed
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Enlightenment Now
by Steven Pinker
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The Sparrow
by Mary Doria Russell
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Sapiens
by Yuval Noah Harari
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When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi
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鮮活的人物、環環相扣的劇情引人入勝
對大唐懸疑錄系列並無了解,隨興買了這本書。作者宏大的構想裏人物繁多,但各有特色,情節環環相扣,在本書裡延續前幾部裡埋下的線索與關聯,所以若單看這本書(如我)會有不完整的感覺。然而就算如此,也能看出作者的心思細膩,虛構與歷史真實人物交錯,不管主人公或配角、"正派"或"反派",角色描寫性格分明如躍紙上,是最大優點。就推理懸疑部分來說,因為皇宮大內的地理環境扮演了重要的角色,如果出版編輯能加上宮廷位置圖會更好。
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For the past two weeks he's been feeling so superior and smart because of all the things he knows from the war, but forget it, they are the ones in charge, these saps, these innocents, their homeland dream is the dominant force. His reality is their reality's bitch; what they don't know is more powerful
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A Dark Comedy of War Mongering
An interesting take on nationalism, war, and what it really means to "support the troops." Ben Fountain creates a protagonist easy to root for in Billy Lynn, and colourful characters like ferocious leader Sergeant Dime, well-meaning Hollywood producer Albert, and self-serving tycoon Norm. It's through
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Fear is the mother of all emotions. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, and as every combat soldier knows there are as many incarnations and species of fear as the Eskimo language has words for snow.
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No matter their age or situation in life, Billy couldn't help but regard his fellow Americans as children. They are bold and proud and certain in the way of clever children blessed with too much self-esteem, and no amount of lecturing will enlighten them as to the state of pure sin toward which war inclines.
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More Than A Self-Help Book on Habits
The Power of Habit is a very fun book to read. Duhigg avoids heavy scientific jargon and uses many real life examples to demonstrate his points, making psychology and sociology research findings behind habit formation and habit change easier to understand and digest. What sets this book apart from other
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Some habits are more important than others. An individual trying to improve their life overall need to prioritize by identifying keystone habits. When keystone habits change, they "shift, dislodge and remake other patterns." They start a process that transforms everything over time.
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
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Some habits are more important than others. An individual trying to improve their life overall need to prioritize by identifying keystone habits. When keystone habits change, they "shift, dislodge and remake other patterns." They start a process that transforms everything over time.
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The evidence is clear: If you want to change a habit, you must find an alternative routine, and your odds of success go up dramatically when you commit to changing as part of a group. Belief is essential, and it grows out of a communal experience, even if that community is only as large as two people.
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In the appendix, the author describes a framework that everyone can use to diagnose and shape almost any habits:
Identify the routine
Experiment with rewards
Isolate the cute
Have a plan
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
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In the appendix, the author describes a framework that everyone can use to diagnose and shape almost any habits:
Identify the routine
Experiment with rewards
Isolate the cute
Have a plan
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
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The way we habitually think of our surroundings and ourselves create the worlds that each of us inhabit. "There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says 'Morning, boys. How's the water?'" the writer David Foster Wallace
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In addition to the loop of habit (cue --> routine --> reward), behavior change requires belief -- the belief that the self is in control; the belief that change is possible.
The Power of Habit
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In addition to the loop of habit (cue --> routine --> reward), behavior change requires belief -- the belief that the self is in control; the belief that change is possible.
The Power of Habit
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And the reason why social habits have such influence is because at the root of many movements -- be they large-scale revolutions or simple fluctuations in the churches people attned -- is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say shows up again and again:

A movement starts because of
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An Alright Self-help Book to Expand Your Horizon
I decided to check out this book as a follow-up to A Mind for Numbers. Mindshift is a more conventional self-help book instead, with many examples of real-life stories about how learners in different situations change their career or life paths or find a way to learn that is suitable to
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Mindshift
by Barbara Oakley
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Weaponized Lies
by Daniel J. Levitin
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The Organized Mind
by Daniel J. Levitin
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A Mind for Numbers
by Barbara Oakley
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了不起的未來筆記術
by 小西利行
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推背圖密碼
by 唐隱
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