First Friday of February and I’m already finished 2 novelss for this month alone. I finished 15 in January, so I’m well ahead of the pace to hit my 100 books read in 2018 goal. I forgot to mention I also read 5 graphic novels next month. Also this month, a couple new craft breweries will be opening here in Maryland. Thinking of doing brewery reviews this year, if I can find time. I’m still struggling to finish a game for review I started a few weeks ago due to lack of time lately. I also decided to make the feature image of one of the books I read this month, because Warcross was amazing and shits all over Ready Player One (FIGHT ME).
- VinePair takes a look at the Top 10 cities for beer lovers to take their next beercation at in 2018.
- What happens to all that manga in Japan that gets returned or are defective? Why they get turned in to toilet paper!
- Diversity in Young Adult novels is up, which a great thing. Here are a couple articles from Bustle that focus on this subject. The first talks about Why We Need Diverse YA Books That Represent Marginalized Characters In All Of Their Complex, Quirky Glory, while the second article browses through February 2018 releases that showcases quite a few books focusing on diversity and minority characters.
- Going in to this generation, I was still going with Xbox over Sony, but things changed. As Microsoft struggles with an exclusive games issue, they are considering a major acquisition going forward according to rumors.
- As a fan of Young Adult novels, I’ve never really been a fan of the movie adaptations myself, but John Rocha of Collider explains why the YA Movie Trend has Died Off.
- As a Marylander, I had to throw a little home state love to Kacy Cataranzo as she reports to NXT to begin her wrestling career.
Best Beers of the Week:
- Jailbreak Brewing – Ephemeral Vol. VIII
- Bell’s Brewery – Hopslam (2018)
- Burley Oak Brewing – Passionate Hypothesis V2.0
- [Book] Libba Bray – A Great and Terrible Beauty
- [Book] Marie Lu – Warcross
- [Book] Yeonmi Park – In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
- [Book] Madeleine Roux – Catacomb
Bundles of the Week:
Videos of the Week:
Kim SuYoung does a beautiful cover of Destination Moon
Justin Timberlake’s new album is out and I’m really enjoying it. Check out his “Man Of The Woods” video.