Category Archives: Lit Review

Two Wheels Good

Title: Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of The Bicycle Author: Jody Rosen Completed: Sept 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: If there is nothing in this book that makes you want to go out for a bike ride, … Continue reading

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Early Seattle Profiles

Title: Early Seattle Profiles Author: Henry “HB” Broderick Completed: Aug 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: This book was quoted in a podcast I listen to called “Dim Lights & Stiff Drinks” about dive bars in Seattle. They were reviewing … Continue reading

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Author: Mark Manson Completed: July 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: This book came up in several reading lists I’d seen recently. The first chapter or two had a very different … Continue reading

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Your Move

Title: Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us about Life Author: Joan Moriarity & Jonathan Kay Completed: July 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: This book had been on my To-Read list for a couple of years but took a … Continue reading

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built Author: Becky Chambers Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: I typically read one fiction book each year. I have no real reason for this other than I noticed a few years ago … Continue reading

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Mediocre

Title: Mediocre Author: Ijeoma Oluo Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: There aren’t a lot of authors I return to for new books. Many seem to cover similar topics in a slightly different light and present it as … Continue reading

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Have Fun Out There Or Not

Title: Have Fun Out There Or Not: The Semi-Rad Running Essays Author: Brendan Leonard Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Back in late 2012 or early 2013, Matty and I started planning a fun birthday celebration. Our birthdays … Continue reading

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Relax, It’s Just God

Title: Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious Author: Wendy Thomas Russell Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: My daughter has started asking questions about religion and … Continue reading

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Too High and Too Steep

Title: Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography Author: David B. Williams Completed: Apr 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Wow, I really enjoyed this book. It is staggering just how much the landscape of Seattle changed because people … Continue reading

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1493

Title: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Author: Charles C. Mann Completed: Apr 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Last year I read 1491, the book that tells the other half of the story. It was an enjoyable read, … Continue reading

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