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Why I am Skipping Season 7 of Game of Thrones (GoT)

I’m not watching this upcoming season of GoT. HBO can take my money subscription wise but that will not sway me. (There are many shows in their lineup that deserve more of my time anyway, like Westworld.) For the first couple of seasons, clutching the books and waiting to see my unsuspecting friends’ reactions kept […]

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Thirteen Reasons Why Not

Statistically speaking at least 80% of people surveyed have thought about suicide in any way, shape or form. It doesn’t mean they wanted to kill themselves and had the resolve to try, it just implies that during the most desperate times of our lives many of us have thought of how it would feel like […]

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Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix)

After reading and reviewing the book by Jay Asher, I thought the filmed for TV adaptation was going to be a tough act to perform. My doubt level was high and it had nothing to do with the fact that Selena Gomez was a producer; the story is about a teenager’s successful suicide attempt and […]

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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Thirteen Reasons Why, 10th Anniversary Edition

I picked up this book at my local Costco because it had a sticker that read “Netflix Original”. My goal was to devour it before it hit the screen. If the masters at Netflix manage it well, this adaptation should become an instant hit. Why? It is a tale about suicide, the people that pushed […]

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16 Reasons 2016 Sucked And The 1 Reason It Didn’t 

2016 was a Jabba the Hutt year; it wasn’t pretty, took more than it gave, and crushed whatever hopes we had to break with its chains. The year was so bad that not even Fidel Castro survived it, and there’s over 600 assassination attemps listed under his name. As a community we were taught a […]

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Jonah Berger uses his Wharton education experiences and professional study findings to explain why certain ideas stick and others flop. Although Gladwell and Kahneman have broached the subject in other books I have reviewed, no one has really dissected the art of transmitting information and making certain topics trend faster than others. Yes, marketing is […]