Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Zombie Alert! Zombie Alert!


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pssst! Over here! Yes, you! Come here!

Have you heard about the new breed of zombie virus? Yes? Well have you read it? 

Well let me tell you: It's in this book called The Infects. Written by Sean Beaudoin in third person; The Infects tells the story of a boy with the name of Nick who after an accident at his job, he gets stuck at some sort of juvenile detention camp with other "inmates" who were sentenced for mysterious crimes. While at the camp, Nick is awake one morning to find one of the inmates among them had turned into a zombie and had started to devour the camp counselors there. From then on the zombie infection starts to spread throughout the campsite and further into the forest. 

Nick soon groups with the remaining human inmates who then fight to survive the zombie apocalypse. However, the crazy part is as they all continued to fight to survive in this forest full of Infects, Nick soon finds himself into a spiral of unprecedented events.

Reading this book, I found myself wrapped and hooked. The beginning of the book starts with quite a bang. The way in which Sean Beaudoin wrote this book was amazing. There is consistent dark humor through the pages parallel to that of your good meme and the suspense is not very predictable. I found myself every chance I could throughout my work week to continue reading this book. What was going to happen to Nick?! And the world at that?! And this is not the crazy part! 

The crazy part is close to the end where Nick discovers the origins of the zombie epidemic. I couldn't believe it. At the point of this discovery I found myself in anxious moment to discover what will happen next. Then all these conspiracy theories start coming into Nick's view in which not only had him thinking but had me thinking of society itself.

It was only a matter of time in which I started thinking what if this book is really just a huge metaphor for the crumbling of our youth's morale in today's society. Just plain crazy!!!! BUT DE-LI-CIOUS!

This is definitely an awesome book. And I would recommend it to those who love a good zombie that isn't your basic survival memoir. Or even for those of you who love a good conspiracy zombie story. And of course ZOMBIES!

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Double Smash! Book Review Part 2. (Prosolar Mechanics)

I be coming round the mountain when she comes.....

Well hey there! Hope you are having a swell day. September has set lose its engines with some
breezy days this past week and school is already here.

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So far I have finished 15 books for the 2013 goodreads book challenge. Out of those 15 books I have finished three volumes this summer of a comic book series called Love and Rockets.

In my trips to the library I found the first volume on the stands and I figured why not? I've seen it so many times but never picked it up. So I did this time and boy was I glad.

Maggie the Mechanic: a Love and Rockets Book is a compilation by Jaime Hernandez that follows (in chronological order) the story of Maggie, a girl who lives with her best friend Hopey. One morning Hopey wakes Maggie up and pushes her out to work as a mechanic. From then on the comic follows her story as a mechanic and then diverges into the stories of her family and friends.

At first when I started reading this book, I was apprehensive because believe it or not, there was just too many words for me (I know I know!). But as I continued to read; I realized there is a good plot here. The inking and art style is what got me interested, but the stories themselves got me hooked. There are random dinosaurs, female wrestling, and surrealistic moments of human reflection through some of the characters. The characters themselves are definitely relateable and there is no gooey romances. The humor is great and there are some sad scenes but overall, it's a great comic book series.

If you are interested in comic books that have realistic themes such as break-ups, being gay/queer, punk, a mechanic but manage to keep a subtle science fiction tone, I would recommend this book to you.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Friday, September 6, 2013

Double Smash! Book Review Part 1. (It's A Science!? Say What?!)

  Hey guys,
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Hope you all have started September well and may the Fall may begin to greet you well *bellows cape*

I've been in transit from book to book on the fly and am going to be sharing some with you. I would like to start September with a non-fiction book because it sure has been a while.

If you may or may not have known I am not as much of a fan for non-fiction as I am for fiction. It really has to be either a subject that interests me or something I am required to read for a class. And that shouldn't be the case. We should be able to read up on something random and capture what we
learned because you never know when that knowledge will come back in the forefront of your brain and help you. But enough of sermons today!

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Reading some articles on our biology I have learned that at the times we hug, talk, and kiss with loved ones; a hormone in our bodies becomes active, oxytocin. It rises especially within physical activities such as sex and kissing.

Now, I've heard about sex but what about kissing? Recently, I finished a book that took a further scientific approach on kissing. 

Found randomly in a library I went to in the city, The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum explores the science behind kissing (double whammy woah!).

Kirshenbaum explores what are some human biological effects that occur before, during, and after kissing is done. Kirshenbaum also shows a mini-experiment she had done with a small group of volunteers using a special machine and pictures of different types of kissing.

It may sound a bit boring to read because of all the facts but it is interesting to read because Kirshenbaum shows how it plays into the bonding between romantic couples. How many diseases that can be exchanged besides mono and how it can be a major part of human interaction.

The only con I found consistent throughout the book was the fact that Kershenbaum didn't do any further experimentation. She only gives suggestions on how kissing can be further researched and explored in the scientific field. I understand maybe Kirshenbaum had put that there for anyone who is in the field to further look into it; but I think it would have been better that she had gone the extra mile and spoken with human biologists on how these experiments can be carried out and maybe even made a further attempt in getting a bigger experiment done.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo