2014: What I Read

Following up on Monday's musical retrospective, it's time to award some superlatives to the books that I read in 2014. Straying even farther from release dates than with my musical entry, this list reflects books that I read in 2014, not necessarily books that were released this year. Most Hyped Book (That I Didn't Really Like) - [...]

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

At this point I've read all of John Green's books and enjoyed each of them immensely. I've also become a big fan of the VlogBrothers as I slowly make my way through their massive catalog of videos. Despite my age placing me slightly outside of the group's target demographic, I am proudly a Nerdfighter. If [...]

NaNoWriMo 2014

Last year was the first year that I participated in National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to pound out a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November, forgoing all editing and simply striving to create. It's an admirable goal, writing a novel in [...]

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines is a book about an anagrammatically-minded child prodigy struggling with the fact that he might not be so special after all. It's also a book about a romance-predicting algorithm, a road trip, and coming out of your shell. Oh, and it's kind of a comedy. It's a complicated - and excellent [...]

Good Will Grayson

Good Will Grayson

When I recently suggested to Caitlin that she should read a couple of John Green's books - that I thought she would like them - the resulting conversation went a little something like this: CAITLIN IS ON THE COUCH, WATCHING FINDING BIGFOOT. BRENNAN ENTERS, STAGE LEFT. Brennan: You should really read a couple of John Green's [...]

Late to the Party

I'm the kind of obsessive fool who doesn't do very well with partial experiences. I have a hard time enjoying a TV show unless I get to start at the beginning, if I start a book I need to finish it, and if I dive into some kind of series, I've got to consume the whole [...]