Review Controversies and My Stance on the Matter [Part Three – Rating Systems]

This one is kind of fascinating for me, mainly because I have a limited understanding of how this one happened. I will say that I'm fairly certain the history of this does not come down entirely to books, though I suppose there's a very strong likelihood that reading material was one of the first things…

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Review Controversies and My Stance on the Matter [Part Two – When You DNF a Book]

I came across this one a while ago, but it's always just sort of stuck with me. I found the discourse around it fascinating, though I disagreed vehemently with the position that was being put forth. Now, what's the controversy? Well, if you, as a reader decide to DNF a book and you give it…

Farewell, Stephen Hawking

This was a devastating thing to learn about late last night. As I'm sure many of you are already well aware, the brilliant Stephen Hawking died in the early hours of March 14th. His genius and wonderful contributions to science will always be celebrated and the man himself will be sorely missed. I think it's…

We Need to Talk About…Parkland, Florida

At this point, I can't even count or recall the number of articles and threads I've read discussing the shooting situation in Parkland. I imagine many of them have certainly made their points much more eloquently than I ever could. I am so proud of the kids who have taken it upon themselves to be…

We Need to Talk About… (#2) …E-Readers

How many of them are out and about now? I'm actually only truly aware of three, though I'm sure there must be others. I remember when e-readers were first announced. My parents were somehow infinitely certain that they would be perfect for me, to which I immediately vehemently disagreed. I held that stance for years,…