“Favorite Reads of 2016 -Vlogmas Day 14” on YouTube

Watch my latest vlog for Vlogmas Day 14! I talk about some of my favorite reads of 2016. ūüėé


Five Favorite Classic Books -Top Five Tuesday 

Happy Top Five Tuesday! The following is a list of five of my favorite classic books.

1) Moby Dick by Herman Melville. It’s chock full of allegory and truth!

2) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The ending really got to me when I first read it. So many feels!

3) Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Yes, today it’s considered by some to be overtly racist but that doesn’t mean it’s not good literature. It was written during a very different time.

4) The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. One of my absolute favorite books on the subject of time travel. Wells had his finger on the pulse of the future.

5) Animal Farm by George Orwell. Almost as allegorical as Moby Dick but much more relatable to today’s political climate.

That’ll do it for this week’s Top Five Tuesday! Thanks for visiting my blog! Keep on rockin’! ūüėé

Madman Rants Blog Posting Schedule

Hello, Everyone! I thought I should post the list of my blogging schedule.

Here it is:

1) Metal Monday: I post something heavy metal or hard rock related.

2) Top Five Tuesday: I post a list of five of my favorite movies, books, songs, bands, actresses, actors, quotes etc.

3) Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW): I feature a favorite actress and/or model.

4) Thirsty Thursday: I post a review of a favorite alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage or something about a local bar, tavern, watering hole.

5) Funny Friday: I post something that recently made me laugh such as a video, joke, meme, quote, photo etc.

6) Scientific Saturday: I post something science related. Because learning is important.

7) Sociological Sunday: I post something relevant to the field of sociology. It could be humorous, it could be very serious. It could also be a mix of both.

So, there’s my blog posting schedule for each day of the week. Of course, I’ll still be posting other stuff as well but this schedule will help remind me to post something at least once a day. ūüėé


Leaves of Grass Book Review

The first time I read Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman I didn’t know what to expect. Not only is it deeply poetic and philosophical but it’s also quite illuminating.

It’s hard to say exactly what it’s about because in all honesty it’s about everything and everyone that resides within this magnanimous universe.

One could say Whitman was more of a hopeless romantic than a poetic genius. Though, it’s best to let his work speak for itself.

I give Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 5 out of 5 stars! ‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź


On Bullshit Book Review

This pocket sized book is an essay on the definition of bullshit and the differences between bullshit and lies.

The author makes some pretty convincing claims and arguments. But he inevitably points out that anything can be considered bullshit nowadays. Even sincerity can be bullshit.

I give On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt 4 out of 5 stars. ‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Book Review

The movie is good but the book is even better! Mostly because it’s written from the perspective of Chief; he’s a lot wiser than he let’s on.
And the character McMurphy is so much more layered and complex that it makes one want to become his best bud!

If you like well written novels about mental illness then I highly recommend One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars! ‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź‚≠ź


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