Weekly Wrap Up #1
So this is a new idea I have been considering for a while. In these weekly wraps I am going to be talking about what I have reading/playing/watching and what I plan to read/play/watch in the coming week. So let’s see how this goes :)
This week I read two books. I am actually really happy about this because I have been in a massive reading slump all year. Actually I took a break from the internet, reading and pretty much everything at the beginning of this year. This wasn’t ideal but it has allowed me to come back and rediscover my love for reading which has been awesome.
The first book I read was 1984 by George Orwell
I thought this was an absolutely brilliant book! I gave it 5/5. It’s about an oppressive government that attempts to completely control their citizens. This really makes you think about how governments can control the way people think. Additionally it made me reflect on how much language enables free thought. In the novel the government is trying to introduce a new language called Newspeak and the whole purpose of it is to restrict vocabulary. This is a classic novel but I still found it incredibly interesting today.
The second book I read was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
This book presents a nine year old’s boy experience with the holocaust and a friendship he forms with a jewish boy. His father is a commandant and they move to live outside a concentration camp. The author presents this through Bruno (the nine year old boy) eyes and my main problem with this was how ignorant he seemed of the situation around him. I feel as if he was nine he would have a bit more of an understanding of what is happening around him. Besides this it is a very impacting and emotional story. I gave it 3/5 stars.
In this coming week I hope to be able to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner because I really want to be able to watch the movie. I have heard mixed things about it but I am still interested. Also I plan on reading Leaving before the Rain by Alexandra Fuller. I actually reviewed her first book Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight here.
Lately I have been playing alot of the Sims 2 and I recently got Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. I have forgotten how much I enjoy the sims 2. I recently had to reinstall it and I played it without any custom content for the first time in ages. I was surprised how much I still enjoyed the game despite the reduced content. I spent way too many hours just playing through my sims life. Then when i took a break I copied my custom content folder in… That was a mistake because soon I spent too many hours looking at all my custom content again.
Talking about custom content. I may have played half an hour of oblivion only to realize that after you get out of the first stage you can’t change your characters hair again. Then I may have spent 3 hours looking through custom content for oblvion. It was bad.. But now my character has pretty hair! I really hope to get more into the gameplay this coming week. I only just got out of the first stage in the end and I can’t wait to get more into the story and see the world. I have never played an elder scrolls game before and so this is pretty exciting for me!
The summer season of anime has just begun and I am so excited about it. I have tried two of the new series Classroom Crisis and Aoharu x Machinegun. Besides that I also watched the latest episode of Baby Steps which was so adorable just saying. However no spoilers.
Classroom crisis seems like it is going to be an interesting series. It’s set in space and there is a class of really smart students who build spaceships… I don’t know. It didn’t really interest me that much until the last like 5 minutes. Let’s just say there is a character who I think will be really funny. I will probably keep watching this for a few more episodes.
Aoharu x Machinegun was so funny. It feels like ouran high school host club crossed with an action anime. I really enjoyed the first episode of this anime and can’t wait to continue it next week.
In the coming week I hope to try some of the other new anime that has come out. I don’t really have any ideas about what in particular I want to watch but if you guys have any suggestions let me know :)
I am just going to say i have discovered the co optional podcast. It’s amazing.