April 2018 Favorites

Reading This month I only read technical books. In particular AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam and Resilience and Reliability on AWS: Engineering at Cloud Scale. Though it’s just temporarily since right now I’m just focused on my completing my AWS certifications, I’ve taken a break from the traditional fantasy fiction that […]

March 2018 Favorites

Reading Reading wise, March was somewhat of a slow month. The only real reading I’ve done this past month was that of AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam book, for the technical certifications that I’m studying for. Gaming For gaming, I played a whole lot of Middle-Earth Shadow of War, and I must […]

February 2018 Favorites

As an effort to keep myself motivated to write more on this blog, and also inspired by different YouTube channels that I’m subscribed too. Starting forward I’m going to be posting a monthly blog post which I will briefly share all the interesting things I did each month. This can includes but not limited too: […]

Book Review – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I’ve been reading a ton of J.R.R. Tolkien these last few months, so naturally the next step is to start reading some of C.S. Lewis’ works. I’ve started reading arguably his best known work, The Chronicles of Narnia. Like with The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia is a fantasy children’s book (or series), and also […]

Book Review – In-Flight Portuguese: Learn Before You Land

Anyone who is completely new to Portuguese, this book and it’s companion CD is going to be a complete waste of time. This book is really short and it doesn’t go into detail whatsoever; it’s simply just phrases. Aimed for travelers, this book’s phrases teach (or translate really); phrases that a traveler might need to […]

Book Review – The Lost Road : And Other Writings

The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth book in the History of Middle-Earth twelve set book series. In this book, we finally start reading the early manuscripts that will make up the stories regarding Númenor. The first title portion of this book, The Lost Road follows a very unique short story that connects […]

Book Review – The Shaping of Middle-Earth

The Shaping of Middle-Earth is a continuation of the development of early myths of made up The Silmarillion. This book is mainly just a combination of passages, that further develop Tolkien’s amazing mythology. The Shaping of Middle-Earth is divided into seven sections: 1. “Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales” 1. “The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’” 2. “The […]

Lord of the Rings TV Series

Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth. https://t.co/QowUmf8t3S pic.twitter.com/YVciEX3u2t — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 13, 2017 When I first heard the news that Amazon was going to making a TV serious based on The Lord of the Rings, I honestly didn’t really paid much attention to it. Since my impression was of; oh look, another major […]

Book Review – Gwent: Art of The Witcher Card Game

I must admit, I didn’t fully play Gwent until my third Witcher 3 playthrough. Gwent: Art of The Witcher Card Game is a beautiful 245 page art book that can be used as reference or companion to the stand alone Gwent card game. This book does NOT teach not play Gwent, but rather it gives […]

Book Review – The Art of The Hobbit

Aside from being a philologist, and an amazing author, J.R.R. Tolkien was also an artist. Albeit, not necessarily his forte. Tolkien created vast amounts of sketches and paintings associated with his literary world. This includes the actual cover art of his novels, as well many others that illustrates important events in his stories. Many of […]