White Noise by Don DeLillo. The first thing that comes to mind after reading this book is Post-Modern Nihilism. This is one of those books that gets you thinking about how little sense life makes. In other words, it helps you realize how crazy things have gotten over the year. Yet at the same time, it shows you that people have always felt that way. In a way, it seems like the world doesn’t make sense now, and maybe that is something new, but the truth is, it has always been this way. People have always thought the world didn’t make sense and was getting worse.
Writing on the walls, check out these quotes. Since the lockdown started, I’ve been filming my videos in my childhood bedroom. What is interesting about the room, is that it has writing all over the walls. It is something I started doing many years ago, and have continued to collect to this day. If you are curious about what you see, let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have a quote to add, leave it in the comments if it is something I can add, I might.
Watchmen Alan Moore Review. The most famous line from the Watchmen is ‘Who watches the watchers?’ In this video, I talk about that idea and a few others. Are Superheros super, or are they just like us? Was the Watchmen the start of a movement or a sign of the times? If anything, it seems like the world has started to wonder, can we trust those people who have power?
The Gods Themselves is one of Isaac Asimov’s greatest books, he won the Hugo and Nebula awards for this book. What’s important about this book is that it questions some of the things we take for granted. For example, when we create new technology, can we turn back, even when it is necessary?
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is one of those books that will make you look at the world in a different light. It will change the way you think about the way you live life and inspire you to live another way. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it, no only is it inspirational, but it is also highly entertaining.
Growing up with a learning disability, or maybe some form of dyslexia, I had a lot of trouble with school. This video is about all the things I went through and explains why I love reading so much.
This situation was a struggle, but my parents helped me a lot along the way. Learning disabilities are a challenge for anyone who goes through them, but they are also invisible to most people. Learning disabilities aren’t as noticed as other types of disabilities and ways of standing out. But they do have a significant effect on peoples lives.
The key point was that I couldn’t read until I was 15, and this is the story of My Personal Experience With Dyslexia.
I recently read ‘The Reason You’re Alive’ by Matthew Quick, it was a great quick read, and this video is about what I found interesting about the book. One thing that stands out, is that it is really good at giving you the perspective of someone you’ve likely never taken seriously.
On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora erupted, and this was the beginning of The Year Without Summer. It filled the sky with ash and other destructive things. As a result, there was a year without summer, basically, summer never came. This was mostly a result of the sun being blocked by the aftermath of the eruption. But many other things happened, which made life for many people across the globe much more complicated.
The Year Without Summer by Rachel Lebowitz explores that idea and brings in stories and references from other similar catastrophes. When the unexpected happens, people don’t know where to turn. And in the end, they end up turning into people they didn’t expect to be.
How I found The Year Without Summer
I found this book randomly but was very curious about the topic. Honestly, the book is a mix of mediums. If you are looking for a historical account, you aren’t going to find it here. That said, this book is a great dive into the issues and a long-forgotten past. If anything, it has me thinking about today, and what I should be doing to prepare for the future.
In a lot of ways, if you look at what is happening all around the world, it doesn’t seem that far off to fear something like The Year Without Summer. Recent news has flooding in China, fierce wind storms in America and a pandemic affecting everyone all around the world.
If you are looking for an interesting and experimental look at events from our collective past. Than The Year Without Summer is a great quick worthwhile read.
You can find the book on Amazon (non-affiliate link). If you are curious about how the world can change really quick, this is the kind of book your should be taking a look at. We often forget how quickly things can change, as life seems to stay the same, but if you were to take 2020 as an example, its very clear that life can change fast.