Book of Month

July 18, 2018

Read or Die

"Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope, and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time" by Daphne Russell

"I look forward to the day I see yellow caution tape stretched around my students' neighborhoods, the chalk outline of apathy on the ground, crushed by the weight of a thousand books. Until then I treat each day as if books are EpiPens and every student has a shellfish allergy with a mouth full of shrimp." Most of the students in Daphne Russell's reading class have never read an entire book, and they can’t relate to Harry Potter and his magic wand. Abel is twenty-eight days behind everyone else and he needs enough books inside him to get his lungs to work again, mend his shattered heart, and kick the shit out of apathy.

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July 16, 2018

The World’s Answers

"The World's Answers" by Stuart Steinfeld

My name is Stuart Steinfeld. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. When I was about 19, it all came to me like a flash. From that day forward, I began to dream. My goal was to be self-employed, so I could turn my dream into reality.  I tried everything, with one failure after another. But I never gave up. When I finally found out what worked, I would put more hours into the projects than exists in a day. My passion grew, and my business grew. Making money became a thirst, and I was always thirsty. Before too long, I ended up buying my first Porsche.

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July 15, 2018

Forbidden Power

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"Forbidden Power" by Paul Kyriazi

After a one night affair with a mysterious woman, a young man wakes up empowered. He searches for her. Now a movie on Amazon Video Direct. Read the book. See the movie. "One night with her gave me the power for success. But I fear she'll be back with her hand extended ... palm up." Computer programmer George Barrett has a one-night stand with a mysterious woman. She leaves him a cryptic message and then disappears. He searches for her to discover the source of her power.

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July 14, 2018

That Book on Blockchain

"That Book on Blockchain: A One-Hour Intro" by Jonathan Morley

If you need a time-saving and accurate start to the world of blockchain, this is the book for you! The average reader can consume around 200 words per minute. That Book on Blockchain is a blazing fast, one-hour introduction. Inside, you’ll find an overview of many prominent blockchain topics, including discussion of distributed ledgers, legal landscapes, industry adoption, and Bitcoin, proper. Additionally, you’ll examine several abstract, key concepts through easily worded thought experiments. We certainly can’t cover every topic in an hour! But, whether you’re brand new to the crypto-space or a well-seasoned guru, That Book on Blockchain is guaranteed to pique your interest and serve as a motivator for further exploration.

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