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Emma Bostian is an American Software Engineer based out of Karlsruhe, Germany. Emma is an instructor at Egghead.io, a co-founder of the Ladybug Podcast, a panelist on JSParty, and founder of Coding Coach. She's currently leading the Design Systems team at LogMeIn.
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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife book cover
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife
A Novel
Ashley Winstead - Aug 03, 2021
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“Deeply drawn characters and masterful storytelling come together to create an addictive and riveting psychological thriller. Put this one at the very top of your 2021 reading list.” —Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. ParrishSix friends. One college reunion.One unsolved murder.Ten years after graduation, Jessica M...
Emma Bostian
Oct 19, 2021
Just finished my 50th book this year 😬 what was your favorite book you’ve read in 2021? 📖 My favorites: In my dreams I hold a knife The Push The song of Achilles The devil and the dark water Think again      source
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Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - Feb 02, 2021
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We need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?For too many of us, our ways of thinking beco...
Emma Bostian
Oct 19, 2021
Just finished my 50th book this year 😬 what was your favorite book you’ve read in 2021? 📖 My favorites: In my dreams I hold a knife The Push The song of Achilles The devil and the dark water Think again      source
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The Push
A Novel
Ashley Audrain - Jan 05, 2021
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A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.But in the thick of motherhood’s exha...
Emma Bostian
Oct 19, 2021
Just finished my 50th book this year 😬 what was your favorite book you’ve read in 2021? 📖 My favorites: In my dreams I hold a knife The Push The song of Achilles The devil and the dark water Think again      source
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The Devil and the Dark Water
A Locked-Room Historical Mystery
Stuart Turton - Oct 06, 2020
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A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.But no sooner...
Emma Bostian
Oct 19, 2021
Just finished my 50th book this year 😬 what was your favorite book you’ve read in 2021? 📖 My favorites: In my dreams I hold a knife The Push The song of Achilles The devil and the dark water Think again      source
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The Song of Achilles
A Novel
Magic Tree House Series
Madeline Miller - Aug 28, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the...
Emma Bostian
Oct 19, 2021
Just finished my 50th book this year 😬 what was your favorite book you’ve read in 2021? 📖 My favorites: In my dreams I hold a knife The Push The song of Achilles The devil and the dark water Think again      source
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Kite Runner
Aug 23, 2018 (first published in 2003)
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event, that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises...
Emma Bostian
Jul 21, 2021
If you could only recommend one book, a book that had a profound impact on you, what book would it be? The Kite Runner has had a lasting impact on me 📕      source
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Behind Her Eyes
A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Sarah Pinborough - Jan 30, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes?Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss...
Emma Bostian
Mar 15, 2021
@shidonichan It’s rly good! The book is awesome too      source
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Humble Pi
A Comedy of Maths Errors
Matt Parker - Mar 05, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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**The First Ever Maths Book to be a No.1 Bestseller**'Wonderful ... superb' Daily MailWhat makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? A building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what ha...
Emma Bostian
Jun 13, 2020
Looking for a new non-fiction book to pick up? Here are a few of my favorites. What non-fiction books do you recommend?      source
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The Squiggly Career
Ditch the Ladder, Embrace Opportunity and Carve Your Own Path Through the Squiggly World of Work
Helen Tupper - Jan 02, 2020
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Want to build a meaningful career that you love?Careers are changing; they are no longer linear and there's no such thing as a 'job for life'. Squiggly careers, where people jump constantly between roles, industries and locations, are becoming the new normal.Squiggly careers are filled with opportunity and excitement, but they can also be ambiguous...
Emma Bostian
Jun 13, 2020
Looking for a new non-fiction book to pick up? Here are a few of my favorites. What non-fiction books do you recommend?      source
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Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Emma Bostian
Jun 13, 2020
Looking for a new non-fiction book to pick up? Here are a few of my favorites. What non-fiction books do you recommend?      source
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The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
Ichiro Kishimi - May 08, 2018 (first published in 2013)
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others’ expectations to achieve real happiness.The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates...
Emma Bostian
Jun 13, 2020
Looking for a new non-fiction book to pick up? Here are a few of my favorites. What non-fiction books do you recommend?      source
Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo
The Culture Map by Erin Meyer