Have You Hugged A Book Today?- November 2017

What? A blog post, actually posted on time?


It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide… ;P

Oh look at that, I fell behind.


In my defense I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and stuff…which I guess isn’t really much of a defense at all. Oh well, here we go!

Here’s the link to my star rating breakdown if anyone needs a refresher. It’s also up in the header.

  • Books I’m Currently Reading:
    So I’m not technically reading anything, currently. Which is weird. I need to fix that. Seriously, it’s making me antsy now.
  • Books I’ve Finished:
    1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon: Five Stars

Fog’s Book of the Month

PrintWithin The Wires by Night Vale Presents

So, remember earlier when I said I was listening to a lot of podcasts. This is one of those podcasts. “Within The Wires” is possibly one of the most interesting and fascinating ways of telling a story I have ever heard. Of course that probably shouldn’t have surprised me, since it’s made by the same people who brought us Welcome to Night Vale (where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep). But honestly? I think I’ve enjoyed this even more than Night Vale.

Season One of “Within The Wires” is told through a series of relaxation tapes, recorded in a place called “The Institute”. It’s surreal and you immediately get the feeling that there is more to these tapes than you were expecting. But as they progress, you begin to piece together the circumstances that have brought both the listener and the voice on the tapes to the Institute. It’s beautifully told, even as you’re trying to glean the clues that put everything together into a cohesive whole.

It’s really something special, I haven’t ever heard anything like it. I highly recommend you listen to at least the first season. It’s only ten, half-hour episodes, and it’s definitely worth your time.

Until next time!

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