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I'm a stressed out mom that works way too much and uses reading as my escape time. I've been really enjoying picking up books that I know absolutely nothing about other than the title and giving it a go. This book roulette has been helping me push my boundaries and read books I likely never would have picked up before.

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Success! KnitAFett has read 93 of 80 books.

The Chaos Machine (AudiobookFormat) 5 stars

We all have a vague sense that social media is bad for our minds, for …

Very information heavy in a good way.

5 stars

This was a really fantastic informative piece. It covers how social media has changed from its origins, heavily focusing on facebook and youtube with twitter and even reddit thrown into a mix. Max does a great job explaining how the algorithms that these companies have utilized helped to desensitize and encourage people to adapt far right thoughts and lifestyles. There is also coverage of how social media algorithms have helped encourage people to find underage children attractive. Nasty stuff, but the information needs to be out there. The Trump and Bolsonaro elections are covered, of coarse, with the Trump coverage leading up to January 6th. He also covers how social media played crucial roles in protests and talks about the negatives that came along with the positives.

A lot of what was in here, I already knew. But there were a lot of holes that were filled. I knew facebook …

stopped reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies (EBook, 1954, Perigee) 3 stars

The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on …

DNFing 🤷

I read this in high school and enjoyed it a lot. It was the only required reading that I ever actually did. It just slogged on this time, though, and I have too many other books I would like to read instead of putting more time into a reread of this.