YAKIMA, WA, United States | Member Since 2013
nope. I don't think they have anything useful to offer me.
This was more of a self-help book for people who aren't sure if they are artists. The authors assumed that fear prevents artists from making art. I disagree. I think fear prevents not-quite-artists from becoming artists. Artists make art.
I thought this was going to to be an art history book or a contemporary criticism book about society's reaction to confrontational art and art that breaks the rules. Either that or it would be about artists like Goya depicting fear, death, and horror in art.
sure. he was fine.
it might be on Lifetime. or an old fuzzy VHS at the library that no one checks out. For just two easy payments of 9.99 you too can be an artist. Take our free drawing test.
sorry aspiring artists, but you can become a real artist if you make art. you have to just do it, you don't need to listen to this audiobook.
This wasn't my favorite of the Connie Willis stories I've read, but it had some interesting ideas. The performance was good. I found the main character a little tedious, but its been a little while since I listened to it.
I got this book for some research into feminism for a presentation later this winter. I was surprised by how much I already new, but this book helped refresh my memory and straighten out some information for me about the earliest iterations of feminist action.
Good quick review if you need it. Good intro if you need that.
I was hesitant to get this because I've read a lot about evolution and figured this wouldn't be anything new. I did enjoy Nye's debate with that one creationist guy, and the reviews for Undeniable were quite high, so I gave it a shot.
And I was not disappointed. This book was really great. I was surprised by how many new ideas or new explanations or new perspectives Nye managed to cram into the book. Nye seems like an interesting guy and is a good performer/ reader.
You won't regret this purchase.
I loved the rest of the Lunar Chronicles and I thought this was the next in the series. I guess that's what I get for not reading the description carefully. I am looking forward to the real next book in the series, which comes out in FALL 2015.
Soler is good. Its the book I have a problem with.
nope, not really. Ok, maybe if you're really really into the Lunar Chronicles and need all the backstory, but this was just slow and depressing backstory for a storybook villain.
Don't read this expecting any of the things you actually enjoy about the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, like interesting women fighting the "man" against all odds. This is a book about the "man" (except, uh, the queen, in this case).
On average I enjoyed the book. There were some topics (or materials) I found riveting, others I would have skimmed or skipped in a paper copy.
sure, the book is a pleasant, enjoyable listen, especially if you already read Bossypants, enjoyed it and are looking for something different that is almost as good.
I found Poehler's struggles with the process of writing endearing and interesting to hear.
I can't imagine reading this particular book, because it has so many guest narrators (famous comedians, mostly) and a live performance of the last chapter.
Its not that kind of book, but Seth Myers' praise of the Palin Rap made me go watch it again. funny.
If you like Scalzi books, especially those read by Will Wheaton, you'll probably enjoy this one. It's fast paced, interesting but certainly a fairly light read.
Also Wil Wheaton is the best narrator ever (right after Jim Dale) and perfect for this sort of story.
I'm not sure why I thought I might enjoy the second of this series when I only vaguely liked the first. I think I just wish it were written by Connie Willis.
The story kept veering off randomly after what seemed like major events. Bad things happened, but then we're just over it, I guess? Whatever. I think the plot could use some editing to make it more clear or more logical or something.
Neat premise, but skip Taylor and read the Doomsday Book or Connie Willis' other Oxford Time Travel books.
This book was a little underwhelming, but the premise was neat.
I didn't particularly like the main characters, but I did enjoy some of the events that happened to them as they wandered through familiar stories. I also liked the way the changes in the story caught us up to our real world. It was fun to imagine the world as it was supposed to be at the start of their story.
I want more of this, but written by someone else.
Having read all of Pratchett's Discworld books, collaborations and other stuff, like Nation and The Amazing Maurice... I was interested to hear more from this author.
This book isn't as good as Discworld or Good Omens or Nation, but it was still enjoyable and interesting. Pratchett has a type of early onset Alzheimer's which you probably know, but will certainly hear a good deal about in this book. The last few inclusions get a little repetitive, but overall the stories are varied and interesting.
Also, I learned that perhaps I've been saying Maurice (in my head) wrong all along, the narrator says Morris, I've always thought it was more like Maw-reece).
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