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: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore, David Lloyd (Illustrator)

V for Vendetta

A man must live of with an idea. Although an idea, no matter how brilliant, will not suffice unless action is taken upon it. This story reminds us of our own. It’s something familiar, relatable.

There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.

Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of people blame society for it’s high standards and media for it’s silent expectations. I’ve encountered numerous times where people point fingers without making sure their own hands are clean.

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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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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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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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Book Blogger Hop: Reading Environment

So I’m cheating a little bit because I didn’t pick this week’s question, mainly because I’m a rebel and I liked last week’s question better. Sue me.

Last week’s question is:

Can you read in a room with noise or do you have to have total quiet?

I definitely need silence, whenever I read. It doesn’t have to be completely quiet, but enough to keep me from getting distracted. I don’t know why, but I just can’t concentrate whenever I can hear noises. I actually envy people who could read while listening to music–that’s amazing! Go and audition for the Britain’s Got Talent! Pretty sure you’ll woe Simon in no time.

This is where I usually read. Plus the preview of the book I’m currently reading hehe. This place is perfect because I have an electric fan right beside me (because its hell here in the Philippines) to keep me from melting. It’s part of the living room and the kitchen is right around the corner. So snacks are in reachable distance. And I just lie here and read. Sometimes I get acrobatic and start doing different positions, hahaha!

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