Friday, April 17, 2020

A Short Stay in Hell by Steven L. Peck

Soren Johansson, an ordinary, Mormon man always believed he'd be reunited with his loved ones after death. Then he dies. He wakes to find himself cast by a God of a religion he's never heard of into a Hell based off the Library of Babel: "a vast library he can only escape by finding the book that contains the story of his life." In Steven L. Peck's existential novella about theology and philosophy, the author explores a chilling version of eternity, captivating readers from every background and every belief system with the idea that everything everyone believed turns out to be wrong. Though a short read, it haunts you long after you've finished reading it. It questions the concepts of finite and infinite, and it takes a beloved hobby of many—reading—and turns it into a horrifying nightmare. With plenty of dark humor, thought-provoking quotes, and a simple premise, the author forces readers to come to their own conclusions about the cruelty and hope of humanity in the best way possible, and I will forever wonder why I hadn't heard about this book earlier.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

In my opinion this is one of the most interesting Harry Potter books (even though it is not technically part of the series). I love the turn of events near the end.

The Untamed (tv series)

I really like this TV show because it's really creative and surrounds around the story of 2 men who you would consider complete opposites in ancient mystical China? It also does a lot for LGBTQ+ representation in East Asian countries considering the censorship.

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

I really enjoyed this engaging thriller because it gives a personal perspective of what it's like to be a forensic psychologist - which is something I am very interested in. It is a very disturbing story & left me wanting more.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

It is a good book that can teach kids a lesson of bullying.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

In my opinion I believe that The Giver portrayed the dystopian society very well of which Jonas the main character lives in. It portrays emotions very well, and put me in circumstances of what I would imagine I would do if I was in that situation.

PC Building Simulator (game)

Great for planning your own PC and is realistic in terms of building and cost.