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)
This book was previously on my Favorites Shelf (both the electronic one and the physical one) with a rating of 5 stars. Though I haven’t re-read the book since first giving it that rating, I’ve simply taken more time to observe and consider the book’s later effects on me and my world views. Since this is, to some extent, a “didactic book” (my name for books that teach), its effect on my mind and not my emotion or imagination are what I’m consider. … More Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
3 STARS 6/10 less now than then Yep, chapters 9.01 – 20.3 dropped past 4 stars and down to 3. Why? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you, now isn’t it? The Pros: Emma: Before, I thought it was pretty unrealistic that a bully would so persistently go after one particular person (Skitter). … More Worm by Wildbow Review #3