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Better With Books

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a review and discussion of PKD's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Getting Things Done - David AllenSo Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal NewportWhy We Sleep - Matthew WalkerThe Courage to Be Disliked - Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake KogaMake Time - Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
The point of BookTube, hopefully, is to get people to read more. In this episode I talk about the channels that inspire me the most.Media Death CultBetter Than FoodDaniel Greene
This is a review / gush session for The Well of Ascension. There are pretty much no spoilers, but if you haven't read the book you probably won't understand most of what I say.https://www.amazon.com/Well-Ascension-Mistborn-Book/dp/0765356139
Here's a first episode of my new podcast, That Was Awkward: the unofficial social survival podcast. Since I won't be publishing Better With Books episodes for a while, you might as well subscribe to TWA. Subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, Overcas
We think that the fewer constraints and rules are placed on us the more free, productive and happy we'll be. That's not true. And I prove it in this episode. BOOK: Dictionary Stories by Jez Burrows Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz In
Is this podcast about any one thing/theme? No. Is that a problem? Yes. Why is it a problem and can I fix it? Listen, and then you tell me. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootzmac/ Facebook: https:
If you never got paid to work ever again, what would you do? What motivates you? These questions are some of the most important questions you'll ever have to answer. And knowing the answer will help you live a more productive, fulfilling life.
Many of us aren't really interested in the lives of non-human creatures (other than our pets). This book is meant to change that. It's meant to fascinate us and remind us that animals are better than us at doing pretty much everything. BOOK: T
Betting on the underdogs has its advantages. Following creators who are just starting out has similar advantages. Find out what those are in this episode of Better With Books! Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO
There's so much stuff out there. How do we figure out which of it is worth our time and which is not? Take a listen and find out. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootzmac/ Facebook: https://www.faceb
You may laugh at this one. I did. Not sure how I kept myself from laughing while reading my "poem". But it was an exercise based on what I learned from the last episode, and as such, it was a success. The last episode: https://itunes.apple.com
Let's stop pretending. For most of us, poetry is difficult to read and often even boring. But we still wish we could get it and join the ranks of those sophisticated, intellectual romantic types! Well, here's how. . . BOOK: Helping the Dreamer
A Room of One's Own is know for its feminist theme, not it's lessons on minimalism. But it does, in fact, hold a valuable lesson about how to live a happy, contented life. BOOK: A Room of One's Own / Virginia Woolf Never Enough - https://www.
Individualism sounds like a good thing, right? But our society has forced us to idealize it while, at the same time, being bullied into being like everyone else, into fitting the mold. How do we live a life of true individualism? Listen to find
Turns out, you don't have to be good at something to (eventually) be successful at it.BOOKS: Radio Girls / Sarah-Jane Straford and The Girls In the Picture / Melanie BenjaminTwitterInstagramFacebookBlog: Rootz’s BlogApple PodcastsRadioPublicSti
Turns out, it's really easy to become prejudiced. There are parts of our society, still, that are breeding grounds for these attitudes. . . In this episode, find out where prejudice and racism come from. And how to avoid it.BOOK: Small Great Th
How is the news making us insecure and close-minded? What's wrong with 100% of all news sources? Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthrootz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruthrootz/ Blog: Rootz’s
What does it take to be a storyteller? What's the recipe for a good story? What's the secret to being successful, to being a skilled creator? Turns out, the answers are simple, if not exactly easy.TwitterInstagramFacebookBlog: Rootz’s BlogApple
What is a podcast librarian and will there be more of them in the future? Is podcasting on an upward trend? What does it take to be a great podcaster? Will there ever be too many podcasts? These questions and more, answered by Ma’ayan Plaut fro
The term nationality is badly defined. It's also dangerous, so while we try and create a new definition for it, why don't we just discard it? Listen. I'll explain. I totally forgot to record an end segment for this episode, but you know what I
This is a micro-episode around a quote by Calpurnia from To Kill A Mockingbird: "It’s not necessary to tell all you know." Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthrootz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.co
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, can teach us a lot about how to break through the stalemate of today's political landscape. They key is to listen. Simple, yet not. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://
When we're too concerned with what others think of us, we trap ourselves into a prison of our making. . . My favorite podcasts - https://mindthinkbyrootz.blogspot.com/2017/11/top-10-best-podcasts-in-no-particular.html The Great Santini by Pa
Edwin A. Abbott’s timeless (and timely) novella should strike a chord. Here's what Flatland can do for our society today. . . Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthrootz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthrootz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook
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