Originally posted 1/3/2016. Lead images from Amazon. 5 STARS and 3 STARS (respectively) So the full titles of the books are: Epigenetics: How the Environment Shapes Our Genes by a professor named Richard Francis and Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life by Len Fisher. These are both non-fiction books, so I won’t exactly be focusing … More Epigenetics (2012) and Game Theory (2008)
Lead Image Credit: Pixabay via Pexels You may have noticed that I am now using a different rating system when reviewing books and movies. Just as a reference, this is a quick guide to what the rankings mean. Entertainment and Intellect These are the two things that I appreciate the most in a story. Entertainment … More My Book/Movie Ranking System
Moneyball is not what I expected it to be. I expected it to be a depressing account of how math and machines are slowly going to stamp out our individuality, but the narrative I read was quite different. It was about merit triumphing over appearance, about strategy outdoing wealth, about brain beating brawn, about overlooked young rookies finally being given a chance. It’s one of those untold, hope-inspiring stories of a quiet revolution happening right under our noses. … More MoneyBall: The Art of Winning and Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (2003)
Originally posted 4/13/2016. Lead image from Amazon. 5 STARS The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins I never noticed before, but those little dark circles in the background of Hunger Games and Catching Fire are broken on Mockingjay. It’s still RE-READ SEASON (re-posted from back in January) and still going well! The Hunger Games series is also better than I remember! In fact, … More The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (2008)
This semester, I’m taking a course called Architecture and Society (ARC 308). The professor, Dr. Larry Speck, has a reputation for causing students to switch their major to architecture. So far, I can certainly agree that the class has been important to my intellectual development, so to speak, and has opened my eyes to several interesting … More Experiencing Architecture by Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1962)
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman.
It’s not very often that I don’t finish a book. Generally, when I start a book, I finished the series. If I don’t like a book, I’ll still read it; I just won’t look any further into its author or its series.
But then there’s the occasional book that I dislike so much, I stop reading it. Nothing to do with time constraints. Nothing to do with reading another book. No. As in, if I had to choose between sitting in a room doing nothing for three days straight and reading said book, I would choose to sit around doing nothing.
I Wear the Black Hat is one of those books. … More I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman (2013)
What I Liked…. This is the hardest category for me when it comes to Shakespeare. … More Othello by William Shakespeare (1603)
Worm isn’t perfect. But it’s going to have a special place in my mind and my heart for a long, long time. … More My Final Review of Worm by Wildbow
What is there to say? It’s incredibly funny. But then there’s a deeply philosophical question for all us artists: should we create Art for Art’s Sake, or should we also include Political/Social/Moral messages in our works? … More The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1895)
I was eager to see how I would view the series while reading it as a senior. Would I be bored with it, knowing the plot? Would I have outgrown the writing style?
The answer is no. I could hardly restrain myself to only re-reading the first book. … More The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter (2003)