Title: But What If We’re Wrong?
By: Chuck Klosterman
So this was one of the most mentally engaging books I’ve read in a while. It was almost worth it, spilling coffee on the pages and having to buy it from the library.
Although if I hadn’t abused the poor library book, I would have likely bought this one anyways – it’s just that good!
Klosterman goes about imploding heads as he tackles issues big (like gravity) and small (like god particles), and talks to experts in fields ranging from children’s sports to science, to everything in between just to ask the question – but what if we *are* wrong?
And what if we are?
I mean, alot of these arguments make tons of valid sense. Open the book to any random page, and start reading – you’ll soon find yourself nodding along, agreeing that there is validity to his arguments, even if you don’t particularly agree with Klosterman’s vantage.
This is a book that is not meant to be read in a single setting, but rather to be enjoyed in bits and bites, allowing time to digest the concepts and to raise your own opinions about the subjects. It is written conveniently into little essays, divided up by topic, but references other essays within the structure.
This is a book to break out at a party, just because the cover blows peoples minds, and then to start reading aloud, seemingly at random, and watch the conversation around you emerge. (I’ve done that!)
This is a book to take on a roadtrip (as long as you aren’t the driver) to pull out when the radio stations have all turned to shit and you can’t pick up a decent channel for miles. Trust me, this book will carry you to your destination, although the conversations may not end, even when you get there. (Done this, too!)
This is a book with footnotes, that make you wish that more books added footnotes regularly. Who knew that they could be so fun?! Outtakes of a busy mind that have to be added, but don’t fit the flow any other way.
This is a book that will go on the shelf to be shared and showed off as frequently as possible. Because…
What if we’re wrong?
The holidays took their toll this year, as I’m sure you may have noticed. Or not.
Either way, I haven’t been around much since then. We’ve been dealing with stuff. So let me share a comic (xkcd)…
So yeah. It could always be alot worse.
But on the brilliant side of things, I’ve had alot of good pop up, too!
I have been pre-approved for books from BookBuzz.net. That is an awesome step for me! I now have free access to their current catalog, and will receive any book they post on ‘Galley, just for the asking. So far, I’ve looked around and am excited to move in on their titles!
Another positive, is a suggestion that has been made to me by a few people now – though for full disclosure, these are all people close to me – that I should start doing “unboxing” videos, opening the books and other goodies I get.
And, oh boy!, do I get quite a bit. I don’t order alot online or buy alot of stuff, because I don’t have alot of funding to spend. So I get stuff to review. Books, movies, even snacks, sometimes. And who doesn’t like that feeling of opening a new box full of goodies that just came in the mail?
So I’m going to start that, too. (I have a few boxes sitting around waiting just for this that arrived this week, so I’m all set.)
So, as you can tell, I have lots of plans for the future…
But sometimes I feel all…
And I stall out. I have so much to do that I spaz, jumping from one thing to another in an attempt to do it all at once. Have you ever done that? Almost everyone does that at some point or another.
And when it all gets too much, what do I do?
Well, maybe not that bad. Lol – But it is bad. I get so wrapped up in planning, I sometimes forget that the whole point is to DO stuff realistically, and I leave myself with like 2 hours to sleep.
So then I got to admit…
And that’s when I eat some white chocolate…
And remind myself that I am awesome.
(Heck, I learned how to put gifs on my stuff without a tutorial… Can you tell?)
So while I may wind up a little slowed down thanks to that other stuff, I’m not about to quit, or play it safe. It’s time to muscle up and show that I am a winner!
Besides… It could have always been worse:
And now, back to your (ir)regularly scheduled updates!