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Endless

Endless-Reader@bookwyrm.social

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I married a librarian and want to make a profile she'd be proud of. I love children's, YA, Fantasy, Linguistics, Philosophy, and History of Science. I study narrative as a mental technology.

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Out of my mind (2010, Atheneum Books for Young Readers) 4 stars

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers …

A good perspective piece thinking on the life of someone brilliant but with cerebral palsy. I stand it in contrast to the story told by Wonder; I've only seen the film of Wonder, and the disability of that one was entirely aesthetic, but the masterpiece of the storytelling was the way the narrative considers the lives and reactions of those AROUND the handicapped. This story is entirely from the perspective of Melody, so is probably more complimentary than any of those around her. This was a real loss; still, it gives a chance to splash perspective upon those who have been around the profoundly disabled and to consider the minds that may be betrayed by their bodies.

Frankenstein (AudiobookFormat, 1999, Recorded Books) 4 stars

Sometimes regarded as the first science fiction novel.

The novel begins with an explorer, Robert …

Frankenstein is a marvelous book, so badly construed by every film rendition. Victor was weak of character, and so quickly regretted his playing God -- but not quickly enough, and guilt never became responsibility.

It is a story less amount the horrors of strangled victims and more about the insanity of hopeless loneliness and being victim to universal spite.

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Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons (Paperback, 2020, Apress) 3 stars

Rely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety and privacy written expressly for a …

Made me unreasonably angry

1 star

His points of concern are on the mark -- passwords bad, watch out for phishing and snooping, digital literacy good. But his recommendations drove me up the wall; it seems like a big ad targeting the "for dummies" crowd and taking advantage of their fear. There was little mention of the counter-arguments against any of the software he is pushing. This is not a balanced rebuttal of poor security practices, and struck me as exploitative.

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons (Paperback, 2020, Apress) 3 stars

Rely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety and privacy written expressly for a …

Made me unreasonably angry

1 star

His points of concern are on the mark -- passwords bad, watch out for phishing and snooping, digital literacy good. But his recommendations drove me up the wall; it seems like a big ad targeting the "for dummies" crowd and taking advantage of their fear. There was little mention of the counter-arguments against any of the software he is pushing. This is not a balanced rebuttal of poor security practices, and struck me as exploitative.

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