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What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Posted on: October 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm, in

 by Randall Munroe By the writer of the webcomic xkcd, this book follows the same idea: use hard science as humour.  Munroe doesn’t dumb it down, either.  The concepts are challenging. In this book, he takes reader submitted questions and examines what would happen if: a baseball were thrown at near the speed of light; […]

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage

Posted on: October 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm, in

by Haruki MurakamiI’ve been reading books that are a little more light-hearted so I thought it would be a good time to switch it up a bit. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami is definitely not light-hearted, but it is a fantastic read. Friendships, love, regret, openness, and death are […]

Bioshock: Rapture

Posted on: October 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm, in

by John ShirleyBased on the video game series BioShock, this novel stands very well alone as a story in its own right. Set in the underwater utopian city of Rapture, BioShock: Rapture tells the story of the founding and Ayn-Rand-type vision of a city where all people are equal, paid each according to their contributions […]

Attachments

Posted on: October 8, 2014 at 11:27 am, in

Attachmentsby Rainbow RowellLincoln is hired at the local newspaper to read staff emails flagged as inappropriate. At first it seems to be the perfect job: he works mostly alone, the job is pretty easy, and at times amusing. However, when Lincoln starts to look forward to reading emails between coworkers Beth and Jennifer he starts […]

The Yard: a novel

Posted on: October 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm, in

By Alex Grecian Here is one that I could not put down even though at times my queezy stomach told me I should. I even contemplated calling in sick to work just to read this book. Alex Grecian uses actual historical characters and places to add to the reality of this story. Take a step […]