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One Line Reviews, 2/17

Books that are written by bloggers inevitably read like a collection of blog posts. Is that terrible? No, but the writing style, structure, and approach is clearly different even if the content presents itself in chapters or essays. Maybe it has something to do with voice (?)

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
You don’t have to be suffering any degree of internal turmoil to benefit from this gentle primer in self-care and personal development.

32 Yolks by Eric Ripert and Veronica Chambers
This book has none of the ego and all of the emotion that makes a chef’s biography an insightful read, both in terms of Ripert’s culinary career and character.

Bullfight (Pushkin Collection) by Yasushi Inoue
A man’s obsession and his foibles is packaged in this tight narrative; an example masterful writing in a novella.

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood
A collection of previously written articles and comments that lend to the conversation around the past, present, and future of science fiction; particularly good if you are an avid reader or writer in the genre.

Love Style Life by Garance Dore
What I liked was that Dore tried to be frank (as she does on her eponymous blog), but overall a book for the fans and not particularly useful in its genre.

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