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lil_sips

Joined August 2018

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Measure What Matters | John E. Doerr
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"I'd also watched too many start-ups struggle with growth and scale and getting the right things done"

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Mehso-so

The book seems somewhat insightful and useful at first but then becomes too repetitive.

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Inferno | Brown, Dan
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Mehso-so

Least favorite Dan Brown. Skipped pages.

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Inferno | Brown, Dan

Langdon just escaped through Armenian map. The chasing is going on for too long

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A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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'A man called Ove drills a hole for a hook'
Ove hangs himself. Its so sad how lonely he was his entire life after the death of his chemist mother when he was 8 and then his father when he was 16. When he finally found the colours to his black and white life in his wife, Sonja, she also died 6 months back.

lil_sips No wait, he didn't die, the rope snapped into two. Thankgod 2y
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Mehso-so

"Intuition comes first, strategic reasoning, second."
Some good analogies like elephant and rider..

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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"The secret is how to die"
Another Dan Brown adventure finished ?

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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What!!! 😭

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
-C. Clarke

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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It always is.. Isn't it Mr Langdon? 😁
Book#3 let's gooooooo!!!

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I don't know why I am reading it. I didn't know I signed up for a history lesson with so many characters and stories so cringe worthy and problematic! #notforme
#letseehowitgoes

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Trying audio book for the first time! 🤞

RedJhon Could you let me know how it goes? I've been thinking on trying Audio Books for a while too😅 2y
lil_sips @RedJhon for sure :) 2y
llcoolnate I liked this one a lot. A few spots I felt like he was a little off on Adaption vs. Byproduct of religion. But enjoyed the analysis of Moral Dumbfounding (with premonitions as to the odd incestual slant), Group Selection, and even The Rider and the Elephant. Worth understanding those 4 alone, in my opinion. 2y
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lil_sips @llcoolnate yes true. I am overall not a big fan of non fictions like this, but it was not a bad experience for me overall. Somehow I feel in books like these, we all subconsciously already know what the author is trying to say and just get a whole new perspective to look at things. Some analogies were very good though. 2y
lil_sips @RedJhon It was hard at first to keep concentration. But then i got used to it. You can listen to it while doing mundane activities which don't required much attention. You can change the pace of dictation as per your convenience 2y
llcoolnate @lil_sips yeah that's a good point! 2y
RedJhon @lil_sips yeah, I've been listening to Audio books while taking a walk... It's been fun :) 2y
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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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It was a good read. I liked the 1st book better tho. Watched the movie as well(Both angels and demons and the da Vinci code). Movies seem so high paced after reading the very descriptive books of Dan Brown. Intersting book overall.

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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Reading books which were long overdue feels like the only accomplishment of #2020.

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown

"The most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears"
Janus to killer

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Wow! A book so great and engaging I forgot about everything else. So well written! Almost every chapter ended in a cliffhanger! Un-putdownable!! Great ending as well. Not a single page was mundane or disappointing! Can't wait to read more of Dan Brown.

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How can Teabing be the Teacher 😭

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"What is history, but a fable agreed upon?"
- Napolean

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Chapter 55 and 56 are such mind-blowing!

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Mehso-so

It was intersting in the beginning through cognitive and agricultural revolutions but as scientific revolution progressed, towards the end of the book it started feeling like a self help book ( maybe it's just me). I kinda lost interest when it started talking about how to be happy and all. I might have skipped a chapter ot two. Some of the chapters (essentially initial ones) are quite informative and interesting tho

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"To be happy is no more and no less than experiencing pleasant bodily sensations"

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"Countless Christians, Muslim and Jews have gone so far as to imagine that the good God even needs our help in its struggle against the Devil, which inspired among other things the call for jihads and crusades"
So does that mean the people who aren't Christian, Muslim or Jew are the devils? That's extreme!

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Even when polytheists conquered huge empires, they did not try to convert their subjects. The Egyptians, the Romans and the Aztecs did not send missionaries to foreign lands to spread the worship of Osiris, Jupiter or Huitzilopochtli (the chief Aztec God), and they certainly didn't dispatch armies for that purpose.

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Osama Bin Laden, for all his hatred of American culture, American religion and American politics, was very fond of American dollars. How did money succeed where gods and kings failed?

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Gender is a race in which some of the runners compete only for the bronze medal

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Whatever is possible is by definition also natural.

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"History is something that very few people have been doing while everyone else was ploughing fields and carrying water buckets."

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Damn true

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"you could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven"

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It was cool, teenager me would have LOVED it. A light read. I was involved the whole time and I was curious what was going to happen to Angie next! ( I just might read the next book in the series if I feel like it later who knows!)

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Okay, how can a 26 year old writer have enough money to live such a lavish life and do such colossal shopping almost everyday??????
How can they afford such a lifestyle? Is everyone rich in Newyork? And they eat out everyday!?!?! Muffins and oreos and cupcakes and whatnot!
(and she is not even a real writer, she is a children's books editor and then blogs for a website)
THIS CAN'T BE. AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG IN LIFE?

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So far, seems okay. A LOTTT like sex and the city! Too many similarities.

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The book insists that if you really want something, or if you found your 'personal legend' , just go for it leaving all your other obligations and responsibilities behind and the ones who stayed (like the baker in Tarifa or the crystal glass seller) are almost portrayed as losers. The idea sounds good but doesn't work in reality.
Full of repetitive clichéd one liners and words like omen, universal language, soul of the world..

Not my cup of tea.

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I am not a fan of self help motivational books hence I disliked this book.
Non engaging, struggled to finish the book only to find a disappointment in the end.
Not my taste.

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"The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

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Pickpick

Nice and engaging. Looking forward to read the last book of the series.

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We succeed because of our ability to exploit people. Not because we are do - gooders
-Raavan to Kumbha

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Mehso-so

Cool idea. Hilarious and witty. But gets boring and redundant after a while.
Also, you have to have read the bible (or atleast have an idea about it) before reading it.

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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A great book on so many levels. Such strong characters! The comic strip kind of writing certainly helped dilute the intensity of information and the depiction of situation in Iran and its effects on a young girl like Marji.
I liked the 1st part of the book better.

PS : I love Marjane's parents and grandmom

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

That day I learned something essential : we can only feel sorry for ourselves when our misfortunes are still supportable...
... Once this limit is crossed, the only way to bear the unbearable is to laugh at it.
- Marjane

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Poor Marjane..

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Ooooh 😆

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Haha

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

The revolution is like a bicycle. When the wheels don't turn, it falls.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini

I'm all you have in this world, Mariam, and when I'm gone you'll have nothing. You'll have nothing. You *are* nothing! - nana

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With all these qualities, and many more ; for another of my qualities is being infinitely qualified; people have often wondered why it was I created the universe, when I could have remained content simply to hover alone as pure spirit contemplating my own divinity.

Because that's not godding, that's why.

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Forrest Gump | Winston Groom

Don't ever let anybody tell you they are better than you, Forrest. If God intended everybody to be the same, he'd given us all braces on our legs.
Gump's mother.
(didn't read the book. Quoted from movie)

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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"All I was afraid of was saying good-bye."
-Mitch

This book has made me feel the emotions that were buried deep inside. I cried my heart out.

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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Morrie lost his battle. Someone was now wiping his behind.
(on the 7th tuesday)