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    My brother and I have been exchanging books for Christmas and birthdays.  I really look forward to his gifts.  Ok so he gave me Origin by Dan Brown, Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, and Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari.  Plus I just bought at Costco The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan.  I am excited about the Dan Brown book and in fact was about to buy it.  Da Vinci should be good.  Has anyone read The sapiens and Homo Deus?  Did anyone else get some books?  I gave my brother Grant and What happened?

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    I recently read Origins while in Spain (!) and previously read Sapiens and Homo Deus. Of the latter two, I liked Homo Deus better, but Sapiens gets all of the accolades.

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      Read Sapiens. Starts with great promise but quickly degenerates into a speculative screed... Didn't like.

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        read origin.  personally I didn't love it as much as his former books, but it was entertaining enough.

        don't want to put any spoilers.  thumbs up from me.

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          I gave myself a few Audible books, including Secretariat by William Nack, The American Revolution, narrated by Prof. Allen Guelzo, and Face the Music: A Life Exposed written and read by Paul Stanley (Star guy of Kiss), which was especially compelling. Just started Secretariat - my mom got to see him in "person" (in "horse"?) when he retired to Claiborne Farm and has always talked about what a magnificent horse he was. It's impossible for me to watch his Belmont win without getting chill bumps.
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            I gave myself a few Audible books, including Secretariat by William Nack, The American Revolution, narrated by Prof. Allen Guelzo, and Face the Music: A Life Exposed written and read by Paul Stanley (Star guy of Kiss), which was especially compelling. Just started Secretariat – my mom got to see him in “person” (in “horse”?) when he retired to Claiborne Farm and has always talked about what a magnificent horse he was. It’s impossible for me to watch his Belmont win without getting chill bumps.
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            My mother lived for a few years in Baltimore and talked about the Preakness.  I guess that is why we always watched the triple crown races when I was a kid.  I remember Secretariat and loved the movie.  I will put the book on my list.  So many books to read now.

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