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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
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Oliver Burkeman
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
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Nathan Yau
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Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

World War Z

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks

I had no intention of reading/listening to this book. I wasn't holding out for any reason other than I'm not really "into" zombies. A combination of factors wore me down (which isn't even the right term- it's not like my ears were aggressively pursued by this audiobook)- the reviews from my "respected" reader friends, the all star cast of voices (Alan Alda, Rob Reiner, John Turturro), the Audie Award, and, of course, the fact that it was free a click away (thanks online library). Summary point: I did not expect to like this and I totally did. 

 

Since I'm among the last living beings to read/listen to this I don't think I'm depriving the world of much by keeping this short and vague. I had never thought through the geopolitical and logistical details of a zombie apocalypse, and it turns out that's a pretty fun thing to do. The Quislings, the LMOEs, the tactical implications of facing an enemy not subject to the constraints of being Bred, Fed and Led! Such fun! 

 

Don't expect me to go Tina Belcher any time soon, but I give this audiobook my unsolicited (and likely undesirable) seal of approval. 

 

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