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BillyH

BillyH

Joined December 2018

I love a wide variety of books but I mostly listen to the audio versions. If you have a book that you really enjoy, then tell me all about it! :)
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Book#105 of 400. This book just jumped within my top 5 books of all time. Maybe number 1 I‘m not too sure yet. If the description at all interests you then I‘d get this book. Very thought provoking and really made me rethink what I know and think about myself. I‘ll be listening to this again soon. I hope I am not overhyping this book but for me it was very eye opening.

SW-T It made me do some deep thinking. Really liked that 😊 9mo
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Book #103 of 400. wow! This is easily the best science book I have ever listened to. Really brings awe and wonder to everything so vital to life and history that we don‘t even think about, yet we interact with it all everyday. Highly highly recommend

CorinnaBechko Interesting! I hadn't even heard of this book before. Thanks! 9mo
RamsFan1963 @BillyH I'll have to check this out. Sam Kean is one of my favorite non-fiction writers. 9mo
BillyH @CorinnaBechko you‘re welcome:) @RamsFan1963 let me know what you think! I‘ll be listening to the disappearing spoon soon. 9mo
RamsFan1963 @BillyH Both The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were excellent. 9mo
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Book #98 of 400. This is such a beautiful memoir. I enjoyed every minute of it and I was thoroughly thoroughly entertained the entire book, very often I was laughing. If you‘re into memoirs and autobiographies then this is a must read/listen.

Suet624 You‘re so right about this book. 9mo
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Book #94 of my 400 goal. This was a truly amazing story and I enjoyed greatly. Intriguing, interesting, philosophical, and thoughts provoking. I‘d definitely recommend this if it sounds interesting to you. That being said I think there were more questions to be asked and answered about the human psyche. It didn‘t quite touch on everything I think it should have, however what it did encompass was extravagant. Great read.

AmyG 400! Wow. That‘s an amazing goal. 9mo
Naj Wow. Super impressed by your goal and progress. Great going! 9mo
ShyBookOwl Bulldozing through -- good for you!! 9mo
Rissreads I loved this book too! 9mo
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12 Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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Book#82 for my 400 goal. This was such a good read. It is always important to look on the past and learn from it in order to make a better future. The nasty, sick, cruel, inhuman things humans can do is just too much at times. We need to stop and question what is considered okay today and ask ourselves, is it really? Because there are many demonstrations of the opposite being true when you take a look at history.

Velvetfur Unfortunately that evil and cruelty still goes on today, it will never end, no matter how much we campaign against it. This is because humans are, in the main, evil. 😓 9mo
BillyH It does indeed still exist. However there has been huge improvement over time and I am hopeful that we are moving in a good direction. I‘m sure there will never be true equality, but I think we as humans will always move towards it. @Velvetfur 9mo
Amberdfoy 400?!?!? 82?!? How?! 9mo
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BillyH @Amberdfoy I listen to audiobooks at x2 speed. I get in about 12 hours a day lol. 9mo
CafeMom Do you have long commutes? I read this book with my book and was quite impressed. I was happy the movie brought attention to the book. 9mo
BillyH @CafeMom no I don‘t. Only 30minutes. My work is mindless work and I don‘t have to communicate with anyone so I‘m able to just sit in my little booth and listen :) 9mo
Amberdfoy Oh, so jealous!! 9mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Been a long time since I wrote a review. I‘m still trying to reach my 400 books in 2019 and so far I‘m at 78. The library book was a very good read. The story of the library fire was sad but the outcome it led to in the end was very good. Learning the Inner workings of libraries to me was the best part of this book and I think it is well worth the read.

rachaich 400 us a huge amount! 9mo
BillyH I know! I hope I can make it:) I‘m setting a good pace. @rachaich 9mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice I‘ve been wanting to read this! 9mo
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ShyBookOwl 400?! Amazing! Good luck. This book is in my audible wish list 📚🎧 9mo
BillyH @ShyBookOwl if you have a local library card you should download the app Libby if you haven‘t already. You can very likely find it on there and borrow for free right from your phone:) I absolutely love Libby. 9mo
ShyBookOwl @BillyH 👍 thanks for the tip :) 9mo
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Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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Today‘s book got finished a little late because I was a bit busy today. I really loved his other book, The Power of Habit, and this book did not disappoint either. It did remind me a lot of the book how not to be wrong when it starts talking about probabilistic thinking. Overall though it‘s a good insight into the phycology of what motivates us and how we succeed and reach goals. Overall I‘d say this is a very good book to pick up.

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Oops 😰BUT they were only $4 a piece, how could I not!?

Ruthiella It happens! 😀 12mo
CoffeeNBooks Wow! You got some great books! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m a sucker for a great book deal too! 10mo
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wordzie Oh my gosh😱❤😍 9mo
ShyBookOwl Great haul! 9mo
Pricel101 Classics!! How could you resist! 9mo
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Open: An Autobiography | Andre Agassi
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Today‘s book #5 was Open. This, to me, was the most real and raw autobiography I‘ve ever heard. The truest form of pure grit. If you like autobiographies, this is one of the best.

Reggie Are we gonna see his and Steffi‘s kids on the tour anytime soon? 12mo
BillyH I don‘t think so. There is a brief moment in the book where Andre expresses that he and Steffi don‘t want to involve their kids In tennis. Of course if the kids expressed their own interest In it and wanted to do it, I‘m sure they‘d support it. But being pushed into tennis against their will, they didn‘t want that for their kids. @Reggie 12mo
Reggie That‘s nice to hear, thanks! 12mo
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ReadingRover I loved this audiobook. I was never a big tennis fan but his story was so interesting to me. Like you said, it was just so raw. The guy basically hated tennis. It was sad. 12mo
BillyH @ReadingRover I‘m the same way! I didn‘t even know who this guy was before the book lol 12mo
CarolynM I loved the honesty of this too. Truly admirable. 12mo
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Trying to do one book a day for as long as I can, today on day 4 I listened to Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku and it was really good! Goes pretty in depth about theoretical physics and string theory, talking about the possibility of parallel worlds and universes. Very very intriguing and very thought provoking. I recommend it if science is your thing!

Sweettartlaura Oh, I have this in my Audible library. Thanks for the rec - I‘ll make sure to get to it soon! 12mo
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We Are Legion (We Are Bob) | Dennis E. Taylor
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This is hands down my favorite sci-fi series. If you have never read it and like sci-fi even a little bit, I highly suggest you read it! It‘s even better as an audio book if that‘s your thing. What is you favorite sci-fi? I‘m looking for a new read. :)

CoffeeK8 Hey, I love scifi and my current favorite is Murderbot. Also if you‘re interested in a book Club I‘m part of #BBBBC which is dedicated to Sci-fi/Fanstady reads. 12mo
Addison_Reads The Red Rising books have been some of my recent favorites. 12mo
SW-T My current favorites are the Murderbot series and the Imperial Radch trilogy. Murderbot and Breq rule! (edited) 12mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love the Vorkosigan series. Start with The Warrior‘s Apprentice or 12mo
CaitlinR I loved, loved The Southern Reach Trilogy by Vandermeer. 9mo
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Book 3/381 for #onebookaday Finished this book a little early so I‘ll start another! Today‘s book was the sixth extinction and I think this is a very important book. A good and eye opening account of homo sapiens effect on the ecology and earth as a whole. Definitely worth reading.

Tove_Reads It is a good one! 12mo
Kaye Thanks for the Follow ♥️ 12mo
JulietBoydAuthor Sounds interesting. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Excellent book! 10mo
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Book 2/381. Today‘s book for #onebookaday was, How Not To Be Wrong. For this one, I think a written book might have gone a little better than audio as this book is pretty academic and takes a little patients. At the same time though, all of the concepts are easy to grasp even if you aren‘t any good at math. Take it from me, I hardly know basic algebra.

CrowCAH You should totally listen to the Lunar Chronicles; they‘re soooo great to listen to!!! 12mo
BillyH @CrowCAH I‘ll definitely consider picking it up! Looks good :) 12mo
UwannaPublishme Lunar Chronicles! 🙌🏻 12mo
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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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Just wanted to show off my little library area! As far as physical books go I‘m currently reading Thinking, Fast and Slow and I absolutely love it! Danny is a great writer and I can‘t wait to get through this one.

Reggie Looks cozy, welcome to Litsy! 12mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff What a comfy looking space! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 12mo
LauraJ Half of the nonfiction books I read reference this book. If you like it, I highly recommend the audiobook 12mo
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UnidragonFrag Love this little reading nook! We're thinking of installing shelves like that too. Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
BillyH @LauraJ I‘ve listened to the undoing project, I love Michael Lewis! 12mo
BooksAndTea97 You really arranged that quite nicely. Those shelves over the windows look so cool! Welcome to Litsy :D 12mo
BethM Welcome to litsy! 12mo
Freespirit Looks very cosy..great reading spot! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Love the shelves over the windows! Great use of space 👍 Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
Nute Nice! 12mo
Smrloomis I got interrupted reading this - something like three years ago - and still haven‘t finished it 🤦🏻‍♀️ Welcome! 🥳 12mo
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Road to Character | David Brooks
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Reading one book every day from now until the end of next year! Who wants to take the challenge with me? I alternate between reading and listening at x2! Today‘s book was the road to character. Any suggestions for books for the next year?

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
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DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 12mo
Bklover Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
sprainedbrain I‘m trying to finish 9 books before the end of the year, but some of them are loooooooong, so not sure I will be able to do 1 per day. Good luck to you! 12mo
nu-bibliophile Welcome to Litsy!🎉 12mo
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RaimeyGallant You are ambitious! Do it! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻👋🏻 12mo
Nute That‘s an impressive goal. Go after it, Girl! Much luck! Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 12mo
BillyH @Nute thank you! I‘m the boy in my profile picture by the way :p the girl is my beautiful wife :) 12mo
Nute Well that‘s an edit, isn‘t it?😝 12mo
Nute Using a name now for accurate identification purposes.😜Go for it, Billy! 12mo
BillyH @Nute I‘m not bothered by it xD I see you‘re reading daring greatly, I love that book! Brene Brown did a very good job. 12mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚🎄📚 12mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉👍🏽 12mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!!! 👋🎉🎉🎉 12mo
VioletBramble Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
ReadingRover Welcome! I‘m an audio junkie! Let me know what kind of books you like and I‘m sure I can suggest a few. I listen to at least 4+ a week. James Patterson‘s books are super quick reads. Also this is probably the funniest audio I‘ve every listened to 12mo
BillyH @ReadingRover I think I‘ll listen to that soon! I love bio/memoirs but I mostly listen to nonfiction in the science/psychology/philosophy areas. I also like sci-fi and fantasy :) 12mo
ReadingRover @BillyH I think you‘ll enjoy it. She also talks about her anxiety and depression along with growing up and her life in general. It‘s an overall solid book. 12mo
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