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Robert T. Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Robert T. Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad
BookMattic's Rating 3/5 Goodreads Rating 3.8/5
Robert T. Kiyosaki's 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' starts out as a story and gives few examples throughout half of the book about how you can become rich. This book is still a tool that you can use for learning about Robert T. Kiyosaki's way of teaching and also about how he personally grew up and eventually became successful. There are a lot of general statements about how to become wealthy, how to get out of the 'rat race', but most of the specific suggestions come in the last 70 pages or so of the book. The biggest message of this book is that in order to become wealthy you need to build up your asset column and in order to do that you need to soak in knowledge of the area you're interested in then take action.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad is easy to read and at parts comical, but for me as a financial book lacks some specific details. Obviously the poor, and middle class can't …

Robert T. Kiyosaki's Second Chance

Robert T. Kiyosaki's Second Chance

BookMattic's Rating 4/5
Goodreads' Rating: 3.69/5

Some light shines on many reasons why the world is in debt and the fact that the education system does not educate our children in the world of finance or how to use our money properly. 

Many people are well educated with their Masters or Doctorate degree but unfortunately it doesn't mean that they know how to successfully use their money to become financially free.

The Past
This book is split into three parts. The first which is 'the past' which explains how our world has got itself into financial debt and how the traditional education system is flawed. There are several graphs that show national debt, food stamp growth, inflation and several other visual aids that help us to actually see the problem rather than just reading it. A picture is worth a thousand words. 

The first half of this book is more so informational than a guide to helping you get rich like the rest of the book. I…

Moammar Emka's Jakarta Undercover

Moammar Emka's Jakarta Undercover

BookMattic's Rating: 1/5
Goodreads Rating: 2.33/5

Considering that this is one of the best sellers in Indonesia is pretty sad. I can understand that sex sells in no matter what kind or form, or where you are in the world, but I find this book to be disgusting and demoralizing toward women.

This book consists of several chapters which are fairly short and only focus on Emka's personal experience. When I first saw the title for this and read the back I thought there was going to be more than just the sexual degradation of women. I thought there were going to be facts about where these women are coming from and why they are in the sex trade and maybe possibly some idea of a solution to this problem. But no, there were no facts except for how much fun Emka said he had and how much he, or most of the time his rich friends ended up paying for the many nights of craziness.

It's written in the style of telling a story practically starts out and e…

Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Justice

Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Justice

BookMattic's Rating: 3/5
Goodreads Rating: 4/5

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book although it was my least favorite of any of the books in the Kushiel's series so far. Unlike the other books this one took a long time to get into the exciting parts of the story and even then it didn't have any grandiose battle at any part during the book. There were few action scenes, but I knew after reading the whole story that it wasn't meant to be an action epic. This book had it's own beauty, a wonderful forbidden love, and utter sadness unlike it's predecessors which in itself made the book worth reading. It was also great to see Imriel grow up and mature even more throughout this book. I truly believe that Imriel has become a responsible adult.

The beginning couple of hundred pages were setting up the forbidden love between Imriel, third in line to the throne and the traitor's get and Sidonie the heir to the throne of Te…

Jacqueline Carey' Kushiel's Scion

Jacqueline Carey' Kushiel's Scion

BookMattic's Rating: 4/5
Goodreads' Rating: 4.18

BookMattic's Review:

Reading this book was like visiting a friend or family member that you haven't seen in a while. There were a lot of the same characters from the previous books but a little older and wiser. It was really good to
have the old characters still around but they were only a small part of the book. The stardom in this book went to all the new characters. The structure of this book matched that of it's predecessors and added a few new surprising twists and turns which were pleasing and kept interest throughout this honking book of 943 pages. It is a coming of age story that you'll likely not forget. If you're new to the series I suggest reading the first series before reading this one since it has many references to the other books, however if you do read this book first the descriptions of previous events are detailed enough that you will understand the con…