fear and loathing in las vegas

Fear and Loathing reads to me like the most extreme, and probably effective, anti-drug PSA I’ve ever read. The problem is, I know that if I had come across this seven years ago, I would’ve thought this was the manifesto for living. Back when I was a professional writer, this life of jumping from destructive […]

get a financial life

All personal finance books are bad. This one is written with clearer language than most, and it gives some direction. But, it still gives too much. It still doesn’t grab me by the horns and say to DO THIS. It’s got some good explanations that helped me, so it was worth a read. But, if […]

comics update

I guess I’m a Marvel stan now. Based on my last post about comics, I started reading some stuff on Hoopla. We have up to 8 takeouts per month, which is pretty awesome considering that I plan to mostly use it for comics. I checked out more than I could chew, and I only ended […]


I’ve been trying to get into comics for a decade now. I’ve read the entirety of Scott Pilgrim and Persepolis. I generally find comics to be difficult to read, the left to right structure is hard for my eyes. People have recommended me comics, but the medium is hard to understand and I have no […]

gallagher girls

I finished the Gallagher Girls series this past weekend. I read the books in a bit of a fever — #1 was a nostalgia trip of a really cool book that was extremely short. #2-4 were fun and sucked me into their worlds. #5-6 were… a slog. Let’s go through them 1 by 1. The […]


I’ve been half-heartedly reading the Vampire Academy series for ~2 years now. I like it… sort of. It’s a bit odd. The world is interesting, though, and I’m attracted to the best friendship between Rose & Lissa. I apparently already finished Frostbite, which I found out when I skimmed the entire book again. Oh well. […]

percy jackson: the sea of monsters

I’ve been rereading the Percy Jackson series as an easy, breezy adventure story. It’s not very good, but it’s paced quickly and the world is vaguely interesting. I’m going to finish the series to see where it ends up. I remember the series quite well from when I was a kid, but I’ve forgotten a […]