Tag Archive: non-fiction

I’ve decided that instead of pushing myself to read Ready Player One, I’m going to let myself read other books while I slowly read it. I’m enjoying it, but I’m not sure if I’m completely invested in it at the moment. I was starting to put myself in a reading slump, trying to force myself to read this everyday, so I’m going to let myself read other things as well. I mean I’ve already read two other books this month while I’ve been reading Ready Player One, so I might as well let my followers know I’m not just slacking. Here is the next book I’ve started to read:

Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
Genre – Humor/Non-Fiction

This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative–like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it–but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:

Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*

*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

*Description taken from Goodreads.

I’ve heard really good things about this book, and so far, I’m loving it. The humor is right up my alley, and I’m flying through this even though it’s 369 pages. Of course, it’s mostly made up of pictures, but it counts.

TBR (#2) – The Iceman

TBR – The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer

I’m already starting my next book from my TBR list which is quite exciting for me. I finished The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams quicker than I anticipated. It was a mistake to start reading right before bed because I couldn’t put the book down. The review for that book will be coming, so let’s continue to what I will be reading next. From my TBR Container, I pulled out Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno.

Genre: True Crime/Non-Fiction

A mob contract killer known as “The Iceman” for hiding a body in an ice-cream truck freezer, Richard Kuklinski boasted a personal body count of more than a hundred victims. Using guns, knives, poison, ice picks, tire irons, baseball bats, and bombs, the family man from New Jersey killed for fun, for money, to cover up his own crimes, and to satisfy his inner rage. Law enforcement officials knew all about Kuklinski and had a list of his victims, but couldn’t get near him—until undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse.

In this harrowing true-crime account, Anthony Bruno delves into the mind of a cold-blooded killer, chronicling the Iceman’s grisly crimes and probing the bizarre dynamics of Agent Polifrone’s dangerous liaison with him. For as Polifrone carefully built up a case against Kuklinksi, he knew he was running out of time—because the Iceman was planning to kill him too.

*Description taken from Goodreads.

I decided that I wanted a change of pace from the Young Adult genre and wanted to read a true crime book. Honestly, I’m a sucker for crime stories. The human mind fascinates me, so when a book comes out about a serial killer or the most notorious crimes in America, I get a little too excited to read it. As you might be able to tell, I’m looking forward to reading this book.