Bill Nye Saves the World! S1E1

Bill Nye (the science guy)  has started a new show exclusively on Netflix to save the world! Bill is still the same quirky guy I watched growing up. He has a crew of lab assistants with him, but you really only got to see one person in the first episode; Karlie Kloss. I’m unsure how the rest of the assistants will help in the future episodes.

There weren’t many science experiments in this first episode, but there was a LOT of talk about climate change. I think that was the point of the episode – to make Bill shut up about climate change! There’s also a special and short appearance by Zach Braff!

Check out the trailer below! I’m definitely going to be finishing this season.. along with a bunch of other tv shows I’m currently watching.

After this first episode, I am left wondering – how on earth do I help stop climate change?

Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

This one was a little bit different. I mean, you’d always want to see some fan fiction go on in your favorite stories. This story takes place shortly after Belle trade’s her dad for a place in the Beast’s prison.

The library is eventually gifted to her and she finds a very strange book; a book that can take her to different worlds. You soon find out that this book was sent to Belle by Death herself (I guess Death is now a she). The only reason why Death sent this book was so that she could beat her sister, Love, in a bet to see if Belle could ever fall in love with the Beast. Death hates to lose, but her sister does also.

A Man Called Ove

A fun and simple read about a grumpy old man who is trying to figure out how to live after losing the only thing that understood him. There’s a good balance of comedy and tragedy that’ll keep you turning the pages. If you’re looking for a little hope in your life, I’d definitely recommend this one.

 

 

Book count for 2017: 1

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Shit, this book man, I don’t know what I can really say. Through fiction or nonfictional stories, this book throws you into the shit of the Vietnam war. I admit the book was all over the place, but it didn’t matter. It seemed to just flow.

I’ve played plenty war video games that try to put you in a soldier’s shoes and show you the terrors of war, but nothing was ever as immersive as this book was. At the end, it really gives you something to appreciate. Definitely recommend this for anyone who just needs or wants to feel small.

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source: Amazon

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3rd Quarter Crazy

Ah,

I’ve been a little MIA. Work has been a little crazier than usual. I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to. I guess, as long as I get back into the habit, it shouldn’t be all bad. It’s gonna be a mighty long week. Tesla definitely is, as the employees say, “boot camp”.

For now, on my day off, I’m binge watching Netflix : Luke Cage while writing a list of things to do for the week.

Luke Cage isn’t that great of a show, but for some reason I just want to figure out what happens at the end.

Stiletto

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*spoilers below*

Stiletto (Audio Book via Audible)

Stiletto starts off just like The Rook – right in the action. You’re introduced to two new characters, Odette and Felicity, early on in the story. As the story progresses, the chapters switch back and forth between the two until eventually they are tied together. Odette is a Grafter and Felicity is a simple Pawn. Odette, just as all other Grafters has certain modificatons done to her body. Felicity was born with the power to learn of an inanimate item’s past by her touch.

The Chequy and the Grafters are in the middle of a merger that is pushed by Rook Thomas. Generations of children from both sides were raised to hate one another. The horror stories of the atrocities committed by the other party were told year after year. This leads to a lot of resentment and fear in the parties. A small group of young Grafters try to sabotage the talks through guerrilla warfare and scare tactics. They end up dead and the merger proceeds.

The ending does hint at a third book; what will happen to Odette and Prince third in line for the throne? Where is Gestalt hiding now? He has a few bodies growing for him. What about Chevalier Eckhart? I don’t think he was mentioned at all, yet he made a narrow escape in The Rook. Seeing that there’s a 4 year gap between The Rook and Stiletto, we might have to revisit this series further down the road.

This was my first audiobook through audible that I actually completed. The story kept my attention the whole time. I couldn’t stop listening!