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The Miracle of Water by Masaru Emoto
The Miracle of Water

412Scott, July 11, 2015

This book will deeply challenge your rational thinking - could being positive, speaking positively to water, improve your own life, your own community, and eventually the world we share? Emoto uses research that certainly can be picked apart with some reflection, but by the end of his argument, I found myself unwilling to engage in critique. Why challenge, or even dismiss, such a simple, pure, and uplifting message - our world is filled with water, our bodies too; in essence, if you follow his suggestion that positive thoughts and words spoken to water creates a beauty and peace within molecules of water, you can create the type of beauty and peace that resonates within anyone when they look at beautiful art connected to nature. Emoto's writing style is simple and you can breeze through the book in one sitting if you choose. You might feel a bit new-age-y, too, but no doubt you'll have an interesting topic of conversation for just about any icebreaker after you've read this work.
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The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think by Eli Pariser
The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think

412Scott, July 11, 2015

If you haven't read this book and you use the Internet, it should be the next book you read. Periser articulately provides a meaningful blend of behind-the-scenes anecdotes from what you know (Google) and what you probably don't know (Axciom) along with exactly the right questions Americans need to be asking about living in this decade. As we continue to endure inundations of rhetoric from political parties as election campaigns gain momentum, this book becomes essential for every person to remain informed in a new reality where information isn't as accessible as you might think. Read the book and you will infinitely know further what a Filter Bubble is and why it is so dangerous.
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Egyptology by Emily Sands

412Scott, January 13, 2015

This is one of those "kids" books that can grab and hold any readers' attention. A clever narrative mystery wraps around interactive components on all aspects of Egyptian culture. Each two page spread has just enough information, perfectly written and edited, to inform and inspire readers to learn more and consider how our world has changed. Truly a fun history book. Enjoy the "coffee stains".
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The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 by Kevin Howlett
The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970

412Scott, January 13, 2015

Time to get lost again in the world of the Beatles. The catch that you will keep you reading is that the BBC is the central focus here, with the Beatles moving through the career phrases every fan knows so well by now. Even if you have read the Anthology multiple times, it is the somewhat mundane exchanges from these transcripts that now feel like unearthed treasures for any fan who wasn't alive for the interviews. Great birthday gift for a Beatles fan, devoted Anglophiles, or history buffs.
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Chronicles of Narnia #03: The Horse and His Boy by C S Lewis
Chronicles of Narnia #03: The Horse and His Boy

412Scott, January 13, 2015

This classic now reads with an extra sub-text about how our cultures interact and often clash in this 21st century world of global interaction. Of particular note is Chapter 8, In the House of Tisrac, as a commentary about authentic living through a faith compared to blindly spouting out platitudes and poetic phrases to justify greed and violence. If you read this as a child, and later had to read Huck Finn, you might find a parallel or two as well. Finally, it's still a gripping adventure novel to share with your kids, boys or girls, as a nightly read-aloud or a book to talk about around a meal or on a trip.
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