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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Young Adult genre is not much really about furnishing stories in dystopian settings, they are coming of age stories. Usually featuring young protagonists who are thrust into a world that is dark and hopeless, where they must fight and face monstrosities- challenge their identities and gain moral courage.

A TERRY PRATCHETT TESTIMONIAL

We all love stories. We like stories of heroics, of romantic tales of freedom, justice, and equality. But there is also something ridiculous in all of them and what makes Discworld so wonderful is how it reevaluates all those stories and made fun of them, revealing to us the folly, the deceit, and eventually the truth.

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The Martian by Andy Weir, Will Have You At ‘Gallows Humor’

...we've seen castaways in movies and books despite all odds against them, they survive. But Tom Hanks have coconuts and atmosphere (and Wilson) in his 2000 movie Cast Away. Andy Weir's hapless astronaut explorer- Mark Watney had to grow his own potato farm (in Mars!) and make oxygen!

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ON NOT KEEPING A TO-READ LIST

I have met people who consider reading books as a race or a competition. Where is the pleasure in that? When you don’t allow yourself to grieve for the ending of a book or a series? When you never feel the agony of waiting for a book to arrive at the post? When you don’t feel the quickening of the pulse as you read the first words of a book you know you’re going to fall in love with? These things happen mysteriously.

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The Relevance of Lawrence

“We can’t all be lion tamers.” – Lawrence of Arabia So far, nothing has ever bored me immensely except Charles […]

The Martian by Andy Weir, Will Have You At ‘Gallows Humor’

...we've seen castaways in movies and books despite all odds against them, they survive. But Tom Hanks have coconuts and atmosphere (and Wilson) in his 2000 movie Cast Away. Andy Weir's hapless astronaut explorer- Mark Watney had to grow his own potato farm (in Mars!) and make oxygen!

ON BEING AN ATHEIST

It’s a vicious word. Being an atheist had always been equated to being godless, heretic, sometimes even satanism. This is […]

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