How to read Tolkien, in my experience
Aug 26, 2021
I’m a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and It’s not the first time friends ask me about how to read Tolkien books. I even discussed this on Twitter because of some misconceptions people have about some of his book. To make things clear, I decided to write this with my opinion on the topic. Do not pick a book at random Tolkien has a long list of published books, some of them he published in life, but most of them were published postmortem, edited by his son Christopher Tolkien.
Review of The Dark Tower Book Series
Aug 25, 2021
Last month I finished the final book I wanted to read about The Dark Tower Series. I wrote reviews for all books, but I also want to write one single post about the story as a whole. I will try to not write spoilers here, especially for the main plot, but I may touch some points that I feel are quite interesting and you may want to experience yourself, especially in the Song of Susannah, so be warned.
Review of The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight
Aug 24, 2021
Book: The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep without Leaving Them to Cry-it-Out by Kim West. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This is not a book I read because I was excited to read it. It’s a book I read to make my nights less bad and try to understand how to improve the life with babies. I read this after a friend mentioned it had sections on how to deal with multiples.
Review of Polished Ruby Programming
Aug 17, 2021
Book: Polished Ruby Programming: Build better software with more intuitive, maintainable, scalable, and high-performance Ruby code by Jeremy Evans. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I got a contact from Packtpub about this book. The deal was to receive the book for free in exchange for an honest review. Here I am, just finished the book and will write about it. The book is quite good, there’s a lot of good information there, and I would totally recommend to someone investing in Ruby.
A book inside a book
Jul 21, 2021
This is a post I’m postponing since 2016. 😅 I built a case for my Kindle using a book with a nice cover that a friend gave me “for sacrifice”. The process was simple and the result is great IMO. I will describe the step by step here in case you want to do one for yourself. This is the book I got: The first step is to glue all pages.
Review of The Little Sisters of Eluria (The Dark Tower, #0.5)
Jul 9, 2021
Book: The Little Sisters of Eluria (The Dark Tower, #0.5) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s a fun story for those who are into the Dark Tower series. It’s a short story actually, and brings a bit more about Roland’s early adventures, happening a bit before “The Gunslinger”. It doesn’t add much to the whole story other than just showing a bit more of a random place in the Mid-World, but it’s still an enjoyable story.
Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole
Jul 7, 2021
Book: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I wish I have read this book in chronological order. The book is not bad, but reading it right after finishing the series just because it was released afterwards was not a good call. On the other hand, I’m wondering if I would have enough motivation to continue reading the series if I read this book right after book 4.
Review of The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Último livro da série, também lido (ouvido!) em Português, então vamos ao review em pt-BR. Eu estava bem curioso com o fim da história e como as coisas se resolveriam com a torre, o ka-tet, Mordred, o Rei Rubro, etc. Também estava preparado para muita coisa, dado que é um livro do Stephen King. A forma que o King construiu os personagens foi fantástica e me deixou bem apegado a eles.
Review of The Lottery
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read The Lottery after reading The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3. They mention the book because of a situation happening in Lud, and they call it “Shirley’s nightmare”. I took some notes about it and added this short story to my reading list. It’s funny how random the situation is in Lud when the plot is revealed, but their case was much more complicated 😅.
Review of The Masque of the Red Death
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read this book after reading Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6). This book was mentioned because the “Red Death” was described there too, so I was curious to read the original story. It’s all about a prince defying the disease by locking his people inside their castle walls with enough supplies and goodies. They do “masked parties inside.