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Thoughts on books, often interpreted through the high-brow prism of cartoon (read: Archer) references. Wait! I had something for this...

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The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking
Mike Rohde
The Antidote
Oliver Burkeman
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
Nathan Yau
James Buchanan
Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance - Stephen E. Ambrose, David Howarth The sheer physiology of this story is mind-blowing! That and the fact that never before had I thought about this nomadic people who live with Reindeer (Santa's village excluded)- the Lapps. (Though the author gets low marks for cultural competency since they come off as, essentially, subhuman.)

I had trouble connecting with this book fully though. I got it as a kindle daily deal, and the ebook has all of the pictures at the end and I wish I had seen them earlier- it may have helped me picture this totally foreign landscape.