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.
The crypto bros cannot be stopped.
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.
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.
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.
So, the narrator of this book is utterly unhinged.
I had very mixed feelings on this book.
Just a short essay I wrote about graduating high school
Call me a book snob, but I’m still a Vonnegut stan.
I think I’m obligated to give this book five stars first because of its impact.
Pondering the end of the universe never fails to cause me to go into a state of existential vertigo.
It’s hard to escape problematic classics. Like it or not, literature has been and always will be steeped in the zeitgeist in which it was written.
If you’re no fun, you might call this book gimmicky. I call it brilliant.
AI books? Yeah I still can’t get enough of them.
This is not the first book I have read about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and he remains one of the most inspiring historical figures that I have ever read about.
I’m about two years late to the hype train, yeah, but at least I finished the book.
The rabbit hole of book and author cancellations at the hand of YA Twitter is a deep one– and it’s a symptom of a larger cultural problem in the book community that we would be remiss to ignore.
I discovered my worst fear when I was around 10 years old.