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My Bookshelf

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My mom recently gave me a bookshelf, and my fiance and I put it together and placed it in my room, I quickly started filling the shelves with the books I’ve collected over the past couple of years since I moved in with my fiance.

Some of these books I’ve read, most I haven’t yet. And yes, I still own the whole Twilight Saga. I’m not ashamed to say that at the time even though I found it to be dumb and immature, I still enjoyed the series. I was in middle school, cut me some slack.

The little figure on my shelf is a Pokemon that McDonald’s had in their Happy Meals at the time, and so I got this one. Reshiram is a legendary Pokemon from the Black and White games. It is said that when Reshiram’s tail flares, the heat energy moves the atmosphere and changes the world’s weather.

I just wanted to share what my physical bookshelf has on it. Its shelves are ever growing crowded as I keep finding books that I want to add to my collection.

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REVIEW: 2018

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We have come so far in the past year! I started this blog as a hobby, and I’ve been sticking with it! I am so proud of myself for accomplishing so much in just a year!

But enough about me, we’re here to talk about books.

I read a lot of books, comics, and manga that it seems a little overwhelming. I’m going to list the most memorable reads of 2018. These are oldest to newest.

Shark Island by Chris Jameson is the novel that started this crazy ride. It was a fun and thrilling read. Even though it was a bit ridiculous, I still felt the intensity of it all.

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns when I saw the recent Aquaman movie I instantly thought of this comic. It was so refreshing to see a movie stick to the source material.

The High Climber of Dark Water Bay by Caroline Arden One of the first Advanced Reading Copy novels I read. I loved this novel, and it’s one that I’d like to reread in the future. A good novel for an outdoor-lover.

Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui This manga takes a unique take on the dungeon crawler genre. I enjoyed this manga, and I’m eager to read more from this series in the future!

Four Months in Brighton Park by Larry Ehrhorn I was requested to read this book by Mr. Ehrhorn. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It needs more attention and recognition, so I highly recommend if you love a good “coming of age” story!

2018 was a great year! The start of a reading adventure, and hopefully a future full of more fun and books! Cheers! I hope to see you in 2019!

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DISCUSSION: Political Correctness and the Holidays

It seems like every year around the holidays’ people find something to be outraged about. It has gotten to the point where I’m desensitized to it.

I’ve noticed that there’s been outrage around the classic Christmas cartoons Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. They’re old cartoons. Of course, this shows how much society and our culture has changed. Does this mean we should suppress it? I don’t think so.

I think we should use these classic cartoons as a teaching moment for the kids. Explain that these are classics and they’re old. Teach them whatever you don’t agree about the program, but also show them how simple and happy the cartoons are.

I believe political correctness will become a problem when we start using it to delete the past. We should be able to learn from our mistakes, not try to hide them. History is important to any culture, and to see it disappear saddens me.

I am not a Social Justice Warrior by any means, but I do have a small handful of causes I stand up for. None of which involve trying to ban classic holiday cartoons and classic Christmas songs. Let the holidays be fun, save the Social Justice Warrior stuff for the upcoming year.

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DISCUSSION: Christmas is Upon Us

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Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is less than a month away. With the upcoming holiday and New Year, I’d like to reflect on this year and plan for the upcoming months.

I started this blog in January of this year. I felt like it’d be a fun side project to distract me from reality. It was a rough start, still kneading out the bumps, but more or less I have a rhythm going.

Hopefully, I’ll be still keeping this blog going for days to come. I enjoy being able to share my thoughts about the books I have read. Even the off topics discussions are fun too!

My plans so far for the next year is going through my “to be read” list. I have crates of books that I’ve purchased and I’d like to try and make a dent on that massive list.

I would also like to review books that I’ve read in the past. I like the Harry Potter series, but the later books are long and massive. I’ve read so many it’d be difficult to pick which ones I’d reread.

So those are my thoughts and ideas at this point in time. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday/Christmas/whatever holiday you celebrate! Thanks for reading my blog!

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Going to Retropalooza!

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I’ll be leaving for my once-a-year trip to Arlington, TX for Retropalooza on Friday. A retro video game convention, where nerds and geeks can get together and enjoy sharing the same interests.

This will be my third year going. Each year I enjoy it more and more. The people you meet are just there to have fun, just like you are. The guests are popular Youtubers that either play video games or discuss video games in general.

As always I’m going to be bringing plenty of reading materials, both ebooks and audiobooks. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things by the time I get back!

Thanks for everything guys, I know it’s taking me a while to get back to reviewing. I appreciate your patience.