Quarterly review: FY14Q1

Each quarter I do a quick roundup of the book and film reviews that I do on Goodreads and Letterboxd. These reviews are too short and too off-the-cuff to be included with the more indepth reviews I do on this site. Below are the highlights of the quarter.


As for books, so far I have had an amazing first quarter and am 6 books ahead on my 2014 Goodreads reading challenge with the pleasure of reading FOUR 5-star books!

★★★★☆ Homeland

★★☆☆☆ Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

★★★☆☆ Journey to the Center of the Earth

★★★★★ Among Others

★★★☆☆ A Wizard of Earthsea

★★★★★ The Hard Thing About Hard Things

★★☆☆☆ Doomsday Book

I would like to give a special mention to The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama. I rated this book 5-stars but have held off on a review, since it is the first of a two-volume set. I would like to say that it has been a very influential book on me, and I mentioned it in my review of Morozov’s To Save Everything.


Although I saw 7 films this quarter, not even one garnered a review. You can see all of them on my Letterboxd film diary.

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