Sometimes I like to bring my knees to my chest, wrap my arms around them, and lean forward.
That's just how I roll.
I almost beat Jeff once but sadly lost on time. I also stalemated him thrice.
The 10th Anniversary edition has a lot of cool artwork of different scenes throughout the book, a different map layout, a nice dust jacket, and more. This is one of my most treasured possessions.
READ THIS BOOK.
Seriously, that's the best way I know of to describe this book. It's incredible. Just read it.
This book is a must-read for anyone with autism or a loved one with autism. Interoception is the ability to feel the inside of your body (heartbeat, hunger, pain, etc.). People with autism tend to have a weakened interoceptive sense and have a harder time feeling things like hunger. This book talks more about what it is and how to help it.
This is NOT an opening book. It explains the reasoning behind moves and helps to learn why some moves are good or bad. Some of the moves explained are tactical in nature, and some of them are more positional. It is perfect for teaching chess fundamentals.
One of the few beginner chess books written by a world champion, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess is a phenomenal book for beginners at chess. If you aren’t sure if this book is for your skill level, then it’s a perfect book for you. I would recommend it for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of basic tactics.
I tell a lot of dad jokes, but I don’t have any kids. I’m a faux pas.
This book includes both beginner solutions to the rubik's cube as well as more advanced methods ot be able to solve the cube quickly. It also has solutions to the smaller (2x2x2) and the bigger cubes (4x4x4 and 5x5x5).
I learned to solve the Rubik’s cube because I had a lot of free time and nothing better to do. It is much easier to learn than people make it out to be. This book will make the cube easy to understand and enjoyable to solve.
I first read this book because my younger brother read it for his school's required reading. All the books I've read by this author bring a very novel (see what I did there?) concept.
In the Arc of a Scythe series, Neal Shusterman presents a new take on the dystopian future genre. He describes a utopian future with the protagonists trying to stop a group of people from destroying the utopia. While there are some glaring flaws in the grammar and plot, the uniqueness of the series makes for a great read.
The Glass Castle is a tragic but uplifting memoir about the challenges Jeanette and her siblings faced due to their parents' dysfunction. I first read it because it was a required reading in high school, but it is one of the few nonfiction books I love.
Hounded reminds me of The Lightning Theif's older sibling. It's the start of an urban fantasy series based on Irish mythology. It is the first book I bought at this store, and I immediately fell in love with this series. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy or mythology.
This book is the story of a boy, Ender, who was born specifically for the purpose of leading a defense against the Buggers, a sentient alien species. This book takes you through his journey from being recruited, training at a school in space, and commanding his troops in their fight to save humanity from the Buggers.
Strange Planet is a book filled with light-hearted comics pointing out some of the strange customs we have. I thoroughly enjoy looking through these comics every so often when I have some down time.
I love life hacks. There are a bunch of neat life hacks in here that I had never heard of, including everything from helpful tips for studying to ways to find discounts.