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James's bookshelf: read, including reviews

Biological Espionage: Special Operations of the Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence Services in the West
liked it
An excellent book, overall, by Alexander Kouzminov, who provides a broad brushstroke of fascinating insights into the clandestine operations of the USSR's biological weapons programme and intelligence services during his long career as a...
Cross Kill
really liked it
My introduction to James Patterson's Doctor Alex Cross and Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji. As Bookshots accurately promise "Stories at the speed of life". A complex plot beautifully crafted and executed. As for the stories outcom...
1st to Die
really liked it
A riveting read, and my first ever James Patterson novel! Faced-paced, ingenious, and a genuine page-turner. There is depth to the believable characters, and one becomes quickly immersed in their world, woes, worries - and triumphs. I am...
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
really liked it
Can it conceivably be I started reading William Irvine's book last December! I feel assured there is an apt stoical reason for taking such an extraordinarily long time to read 283 pages (if one excludes the Notes section and Index, which...
Plant Spirit Medicine
really liked it
A fascinating and insightful book destined to open the reader’s eyes to the true healing wisdom and “magic" of plants. In the weaving of Eliot Cowan’s excellent storytelling I was reminded of Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret L...
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
it was amazing
Without doubt one of the keystone books you should read (and consider owning for continued reference) to ensure you equip yourself with science-backed food knowledge that will significantly improve your odds of a long and healthy life!

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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Biological Espionage: Special Operations of the Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence Services in the West
Cross Kill
1st to Die
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Plant Spirit Medicine
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How To Gain 100,000 Twitter Followers: Twitter Secrets Revealed by An Expert
Letting it Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words
Get a PhD in YOU: A Course in Miraculous Self-Discovery
The (re)Quest for a Peaceful Heart
Peak Performance!!: Merging Spirituality and Success Principles
The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment
The Catcher in the Rye
Chickenfeed
The Communist Manifesto
Improve Your Eyesight with EFT*: *Emotional Freedom Techniques
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Faerie Queene
The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Dibs in Search of Self