At this point, writing about the books that I read in the past year feels like reaching a checkpoint in an overly-long JRPG dungeon.Read more "2021 Selfies…with Books! Year in Review!"
It is the mission of this life to identify the many ways one falls short from living an honest existence. Rather than consider this a morose undertaking, it’s rather a necessary exercise to reach meaning.Read more "The Uncompromising Nature of Tragedy"
Another year down, another retrospective look at the year through the books that got me through it.Read more "2019 Selfies…with Books! Year in Review"
We need only observe present elements of society to imagine which future we might be inching closer to.Read more "Indefatigable: An Optimist Reads 1984 and Brave New World"
Society is a self-forming pyramid. No amount of dynamite or ideology will topple the hierarchy.Read more "Hierarchy"
2018 saw a much-shortened list of completed books, but if you’re looking to start reading something new, check these out!Read more "2018 Selfies…with Books! Year in Review"
The Person: Bruno Two truths inform my nature as a reader: I read books primarily for entertainment and I read passively. My books you’ll find devoid of highlights and notes on the margins, each paperback or hardcover unburdened by the weight of sticky notes. I find those activities distracting and ultimately inconducive towards a meaningful […]Read more "On the Spectrum: An Existentialist Comparison of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged And Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception"
Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 both depict a future devoid of thought, but not awareness. Both protagonists differ very little in their demeanor and the books share such similar commentary about complicity and passive acceptance that they might be taking place in the same literary universe.Read more "INEXTINGUISHABLE: AN OPTIMIST READS 1984 AND FAHRENHEIT 451"