Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Martian

Bring him back to Mars.

Science fiction is not on my top-to-buy list. It’s not even on the list. The reality of me picking and reading The Martian is highly unfathomable. But I guess, it’s destiny. Or it could be shit.

Well it’s, definitely, shit. Let me explain myself.

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Review: Blankets by Craig Thompson

Maybe I was asking for too much.

Back then, this was the classic recipe of an average teenage life. Where people were heavily influenced by religion. Where sibling rivalry was such a trend. Where puppy love was something innocent. So for a 90’s kid perspective, like me, it all sounds relatable. Something, I thought, I want to read.

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Report: Dr. Seuss’ New Book Release

Everybody knows who Dr. Seuss is. It’s the most basic children’s book, you can think of. Using simple words encourages children to read, accompanied illustrations and choice of colors keeps children’s interest, and the fact that it rhymes gives it an added bonus.

Although buried deep among these simple stories, lies a hidden and unexpected tale brought about his early experiences. Examples include: (source)

The Lorax is widely recognized as Dr. Seuss’ take on environmentalism and how humans are destroying nature.

Yertle the Turtle = Hitler? Yep.

The Butter Battle Book was pulled from the shelves of libraries for a while because of the reference to the Cold War and the arms race.

Moving on, just recently they announced a new book release by Dr. Seus! Which is crazy news, because HOW?! His last published book was around 1990, called Oh The Places You’ll Go! Not sure if someone’s just hiding Dr. Seus from us, but pretty sure it’s close to impossible to publish a book, when you’re practically dead. 

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Book Blogger Hop: Audio Books

I thought I needed a break from all the reviews I’ve been posting. I have two already, so if you’re interested click here. Enough rambling, and let’s get to business!

This week’s question is:

Do you listen to audio books?

Uhm, no. And there are two reasons why I don’t listen to audio books:

1.) Availability

Living in the Philippines, we don’t get that much access to books–much more audio books. We only have about three major bookstore, which is National Bookstore, Fully Booked and Powerbooks. And these bookstores usually prioritize mainly on New York Times Best Sellers and Young Adult. So I find it very difficult to look for unpopular Adult books, since they don’t stock that much. Out of the three, I find that Fully Booked has the most number of Adult books available. Hence I buy most of my books there (and also because I have a discount card, I need all the discount I can get)

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Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

FightClub

Too much testosterone.

Fight Club has been my second Palahniuk read. So far, there’s one thing I’ve noticed: It’s either he loves putting sexual element to his books or he’s just pretty horny. You decide.

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Review: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman, Chip Kidd (Designer)

Deciding to get an art course is to decide on a lot of things.

It’s to decide whether your passion would be enough to put food on the table, to afford a roof over your head, to pay the monthly bills—to earn a living. You’ll have a constant doubt. But you keep moving, until you reached graduation and everything hits you.. you have no damn clue where to start.

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Timely To Be Read: Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad is the perfect name for this TTBR since there’s a lot of mix of genres. And let’s be honest, I’ve been craving fruit salad recently. So this time, TTBR includes 9 books! My highest book number–achievement unlocked! And it’s purely adult fiction, so I’m sorry I didn’t include YA. I just couldn’t! I just had enough YA for now.

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