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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (206 of 246)
Location: San Francisco
Birthday: 3 Mar
In My Own Words:
26 year old graduate with a penchant for fantasy, kids' books and real-life writing.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 650,353 - Total Helpful Votes: 206 of 246
The Pain Merchants (The Healing Wars, Book 1) by Janice Hardy
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The idea of being able to move pain is a fascinating one which Janice Hardy explores with interesting depth. Featuring strong female characters and an excellent plot with political intrigue aplenty, this was a well-set and well-written book.

Other reviewers mention its lack of 'oomph' or completeness and I agree wholeheartedly, as this series and author develops it will be well worth watching. I recommend Brandon Sanderson if you are interested in other innovative types of magic.
Packard Bell DOT_SR.UK/010 10.1-inch Netbook (Inte&hellip by Packard Bell
I gave this netbook to my disabled father for Christmas as he was having difficulty carrying a full sized laptop. Recent reports in the industry have declared the netbook market dead, but it is situations like these where the ultraportable, keyboard-toting netbook really finds its place. Another is travel, and I have travelled extensively with two different netbooks in the past two years.

As with C. Hatfield I mainly compared this to a Samsung NC10 -- the Packard Bell DOT SR is actually much more stylish on the outside, and internally the specs are more or less identical. The differences in the keyboard, trackpad and screen are mostly down to personal preference. Neither netbook… Read more
Tackling Difficult Conversations Pocketbook by Peter English
This is a great guide oriented at business professionals in the workplace, although its format and style come across far more jovially. The content is excellent - Peter delivers several great tips and I have been trying to put them all into action. However, I can't quite take the book seriously enough as it looks more like a stocking-filler than a serious business tome!

If you want to learn more about how to use language, tone, body language and other signals to work with people more effectively, this is a quick and very insightful read.

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