There’s a lot to unpack in this book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about death.
Yes, this book is very controversial. But of course, I love to read that kind of book.
In psychology, the overjustification effect refers to the phenonmenon in which a person becomes less intrinsically motivated to do something after they begin receiving external rewards for doing that thing.
It has been looking more and more likely that the future of warfare in general lies in cyberspace.
Does anyone remember that time when the government put us on semi house arrest for like a year because of a disease? And it sucked?
This play was surprisingly clever and hilarious– though I suppose I should not have been surprised as it is Oscar Wilde.
This isn’t my favorite of Vonnegut’s books, but it was still an interesting read.
Albert Camus’s The Stranger may be a short novel, but it definitely packs a punch. An existential-dread-inducing punch but nevertheless a comforting one. It’ll make more sense when I explain that.
The crypto bros cannot be stopped.
Overall, The War on the West does a good job of exposing most of the disturbing trends I see in my generation and in America (and Europe) in general.
Literature has long been used as a way to communicate about the human experience, to broadcast ideas across continents, to connect with people of vastly different backgrounds, to expand empathy, to broaden people’s perceptions of the world.
So, germs are freaking scary.
The Metamorphosis is a very weird little book which is just one long extended metaphor. And I’m going to go ahead and interpret the hell out of it now because we all know I am very very knowledgeable about Literature.
That was a very intriguing book.
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a book tag. And I mean a LONG time. But I recently remembered that it’s halfway through 2022 already– as if time could pass any faster– and I decided I might as well keep the tradition going and do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag again.
In the years since it was published, Shrier’s book has been the subject of calls for Amazon to stop selling it, for Spotify to take down her interview with Joe Rogan, and at one point was *removed from shelves* by Target– all to prevent people from hearing her “harmful” message.
Whenever I see news about yet another school shooting, there are three main questions that always run through my head.
What does your favorite book say about you? (Part 2)
So, the narrator of this book is utterly unhinged.