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melstein  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading this week?

I posted a thread on the suggest me a book subreddit asking for suggestions based on my obsession with Serial and True Detective and someone suggested Capote's In Cold Blood. I found it at a local book store for like $6 and started reading it.

I am grateful for that person on reddit who suggested it because I'm half way through and it is exactly what I was looking for.

Very good point. Also, I completely agree the main things I love about Freaks and Geeks is that it's hilarious and that it's incredibly relateable. I feel like at different moments I relate to almost every character at least once at some point just in the first season

melstein  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What book has impacted you the most?

The book that impacted me the most would be the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I read it in school long ago and I loved it so much that I read at least once a year still. I find themes within the book when I read it and find it so relatable. It may be for young adults, but it is still impacting my life as an adult.

"Stay gold, Ponyboy."

melstein  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone here a socialist as well?

Can you explain what you mean by voluntary hierarchy?

I got my first Kindle a few years ago and still love it. One of my favorite things about having a Kindle is that tons of classic books are free to read on your Kindle. That has gotten me into reading old stuff and classics that I've never read.

More specifically, I've gotten really into H.G. Wells lately. I really liked The Time Machine. Invisible Man wasn't my favorite. He also wrote a short story that I thought was fantastic called the Red Room.

I love the original trilogy even with the flaws that Lost World and III had. I didn't hate Jurassic World, but I didn't like it and there's a main reason for that: the dialogue.

I love Chris Pratt and I thought the premise was just fine. But oh my gosh did the script have to be full of the cheesiest one liners ever?! Maybe the trilogy had those too. Maybe I'm just used to it in those. But throughout the entire movie, I blew air out of my nose at the dumbest one liners said through the whole movie.

That is my main problem with Jurassic World.

I'm really really excited about Goosebumps! I love R.L. Stine. I admittedly still read Goosebumps books as a 24 year old married man. I also watch the series frequently on Netflix. So I look up to R.L Stine as a reader and what he created.

I know that the movie is a fictional movie with Stine as a character, but I'm very excited to see if they capture the feel that I see Stine's life being. Plus, I am very excited to see how Jack Black is going to portray him.

melstein  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite beer?

My favorite beer as of lately is from a brewery here in Atlanta called Orpheus Brewing. They make a beer called Atalanta. It's a tart plum saison and its absolutely delicious.

melstein  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

I'm here from Reddit. I like this site the most so far because of the community feel. Though, I am having more trouble than I'm willing to admit figuring the site out.

I'll ask one question here and see if anyone can help me out:

Concerning my feed, can I make that show tags or can I only follow people and have their posts show up on my feed? I just wondering if my feed is a topic thing or a people thing.

Thanks!