Staying at home is the norm... What are you reading?

Xprimentyl

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Just finished The Pop Tart Insurrection, a story about a college-aged guy name Magnus Haycock who one day, after an incident between his toaster and his Pop Tart, becomes fed up with the status quo and complacency, and vows to take over the world.

Relatively short read, shy of a couple hundred pages, medium print, can be knocked out in a day or two if you've the time. It was written and recently released by my high school English teach Marcus Herzberg. He was kind enough to even write an inscription on my copy. That said... it's alright. It just sort of plods along as everyday stuff happens around this highly intelligent, disaffected kid who's constantly challenging the system. It's not bad, just really uneventful and ends where it gets interesting. Not sure if it's meant to be the first in a series of books, but if that's the case, it really needed to be more substantive to capture the reader's attention for later installments.
 

Chimpzy

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Just read Guts by Chuck Palahniuk. I got sucked right into its tale of teenage sexual discovery. I did not faint.
 

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Mega Man: Volume 2 - Time Keeps Slipping (3/5)

As far as I can tell, this is an interquel of sorts, coming after vol. 1 (adapting Mega Man 1), while Vol. 3, far as I can see, is an adaptation of Mega Man 2. So, on one hand, Flynn's doing his own plot, on the other, it's a weaker one than Vol. 1, and let's be clear, none of this is in-depth. Least Mega had a character arc there.

I'll give Flynn some credit for his worldbuilding elements and for introducing Gil and Stern, plus keeping the Robot Masters around and giving them some, albeit basic, characterization. Though it's kind of surreal to see human feds using bullets against robots in a setting like this, but meh.

Anyway, it's okay.
 

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Pride and Prejudice. Surprisingly captivating for a story simply about rich people trying to get married. A much more deserving classic than Les Miserables, which I still cannot bring myself to return to.