Blog Wrap-up ):


Final post fam :/

From clip art (:


Word count: 328

Well, boys look like we’re done here. I have done all the assignments for my class and it’s time to part ways ))))): It’s been amazing these last couple of months and it means more to me than you will ever know XD. Being able to read all of these books that I probably would not have, actually having people listen to my stupid butt and it has had a good impact on my life these last couple of months. I used to think that literally, no one cared about what I thought about books, so I never talked about it. I really never talked about books before so I didn’t know how to do it at first, so I just kept writing random things that were extremely long and it actually worked and I expressed myself.


Now I have the confidence to talk about books with anyone. It may be super small and trivial but that means a lot for me and I will always owe you guys that.  I like to think that everyone who saw my post liked them and that makes me feel better. If anyone even remotely enjoyed something I made makes me so much happier than I was. I really did need this. I was feeling lonely and shellshocked from my first semester in college. I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t make that many friends in my first semester. But I had my books. I didn’t talk about them or my writing, but now because of you people I have made friends, and I have things to talk about with total strangers. Truth be told, that’s a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to pay back and I am so grateful to all of you for giving me that. Thank you and have a great life homies (:


Ps. All and gifs are from Imgur and the picture is from Clip art


Catch-22, Final Book Review ):

Book Title: Catch-22

Author: Joseph Keller

Book Page count: 476

Review Word count: 579

Catch-22 Book review

Taken from my Samsung Galaxy

Hey guys, the title isn’t trolling, this really is the last book review I’ll do here ): It has been a bunch of good times and I sincerely thank anyone who has read any post I have made. I’m so surprised that anyone actually read any of this outside of my class and you guys have been awesome. Anyway, enough of all the mushy emotional nonsense, let’s review this book before one of us starts crying ):


Catch-22 is a book like no other. It is my favorite war book of all time, and one of the greatest American novels of all time. What this book did so well was taken a concept in war and present it in a different way. When most people think of war, our minds think of darkness and atrocities. Catch-22 does not shy away from this, but Joseph Heller has seen all types of war books before and essentially said with this book, what if we do it this way? What other books can take one of the worst events in all of human history (WWII) and make it fun and funny? Joseph Heller is obvious in his satire which makes the story so much funnier. But throughout all of this, the book is still meaningful and extremely powerful. Catch 22 uses its uniqueness to push the message that war is ridiculous, better than any other book I have ever read. Which brings up an interesting idea.


Doing things differently than it has been done before is the single most important thing in all of writing. Writing is another plane of existence where you’re in complete control. There are no rules, no right, no wrong. The only thing that exists, is what you want to do. Why would write some cliche that has been done before? Naturally, when you write, you’re style will mimic the books you have read. It will seem like you’re reading an author that you’ve read before. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it differently. Consider this. A lot of people can write well. Just as good, if not better than you right now. So just write the most ridiculous and unique story you can, that stays true to you. Be weird but stick to the things you like. Because as catch-22 proves when you do thing unique and you let your real personality bleed the pages you can get your point across much better.

“The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”- -Joseph Heller, Catch-22

The book is absurd. And it uses that to push it’s main message, that war itself is absurd and ridiculous. What sense does it make that we live on a relatively small rock traveling at thousand of miles in the vast emptiness of space and we kill and murder our only friends in this universe? When you get down to the core concept, war is fucking ridiculous.


Alright people, it has been so amazingly awesome. I have woken up at three, four, or five in the morning nearly every review. It has been awesome and I wouldn’t change a thing. I think I will make one last post but that’s pretty much just going to be a big thank you. So, I hope all of your beautiful faces have great times and continue being awesome, thank for reading! (:


PS. all gifs were taken from Imgur and the book cover was taken on my Samsung Galaxy S7

Hello all it is 5 am on a Monday, what’s up?

When you can’t come up with a clever title but wanna be witty so you end up getting in a catch-22

Taken from my Samsung Galaxy

Word count: 465

Yup just like the post title says, I am currently writing this at five in the morning, and I just splashed water on my face because no time is too early for all of you. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I was too tired to write this last night…anyway It’s Monday and I am currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I’m currently on page 161 of 505 so I have some reading to do this week. It is extremely satirical and an amazing read. The way the deal with the absurdity of war is just amazing. I’m not going to talk about it too much now so I don’t have to repeat myself in the book review, but I will say that so far it’s freaking awesome.My favorite quote so far is


“Fortunately, just when things were blackest, the war broke out.”


I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time, and if it wasn’t for this class or book I don’t know if I would have ever gotten around to it so thanks (:. The tipping point for me was when I was struggling to find a book that I was genuinely excited to read and I was watching American dad. Steve subtly mentioned it in one of his jokes (I can’t remember it right now ):) and it was like a lightbulb went off on the top of my head and honestly I’m so happy it did.


This raises a more interesting question, though. Why is it that people sometimes need a push to do things even if it is something we really want to do, sometimes even things we know we need to do. Why don’t we all just do it instead of needing to get to the point where we need something to give up help in doing it. Are we just wired to be lazy and we act so inadvertently. Or is it a mental block that we sometimes set up for ourselves so we don’t have to deal with the consequences. Kind of like the kid who never swings the bat in little league because he’s too scared to strike out. Or can the argument be made that if we do need a push to do things, we don’t really want to do them in the first place? I don’t know but I would love to see what you guys think.


That’s all for this post, a week from today I’ll be doing a book review on catch-22 and I think you guys will really like it (: I hope you enjoyed this little thing and I hope you have a great week!



ps. All gifs were taken from Imgur and the book cover was from my phone (:

Sherlock Holmes The Hound of The Baskerville, Book Review #4

Book Title: Sherlock Holmes The Hound of The Baskerville

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Word count: 248

Review Word count: 420

Sherlock Holmes The Hound of The Baskerville Review

Taken on my Samsung Galaxy (:

Hey guys, sorry I was gone for a hot minute there, but I’m back homies. Fun fact about me, I love sherlock holmes so freaking much. I actually consider myself the sherlock holmes of my time. I have the stuff to back it up too. I solved many cases, most notable is the mystery of the missing sock (My dog took it thinking it was a toy). But this isn’t about me ():) this is about this book and I was so excited when I found this at books a million and I immediately thought of you guys! (actually, I thought of the book costing 7.99 but hey, I thought of you too)

Anyways, enough nonsense, let’s get our sherlock on. This book was a lot of things. It was extremely clever and hard to predict. It was immensely fun and kept you hooked the entire time. For me, this was the quintessential sherlock holmes book. It almost felt more sherlocky the first two Arthur Conan Doyle books. If you like sherlock or even the idea of something like him, you’ll love this book. However, I don’t it would ever compare to a study in Scarlett. Part of me wants to say that this book is written better and should feel like the superior book. But, a study in scarlet was eye-opening to me . I always knew about, even watched the movie they made about it, but I never took the time to actually read the books. Once I did it was amazing, and I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in maybe 8  or ten hours and I’ve loved it ever since. This brings up an interesting idea, do you have any connection like this and why? Something where you think something is better but you’ll never admit for seemingly no reason at all. I’m curious to what you people think. If you haven’t already read this book because I loved it and I feel that most people would too.

Whelp, I’m not sure what book I’ll be reading next but I will be back to write one of my last reviews on this website in a couple of weeks ): until then do you and have fun (:

All gifs were taken from Imgur, and the book cover I took on my phone

Book word count: 248

Review word count: 420

Stephen King on Writing, Book Review #3 (:


Okay awesome, probably the single greatest intro I have or ever will write. I feel dumb even writing this after writing that beauty. But we must push forward. And this week I am reviewing Stephen King On Writing. The book is 291 pages and if I really have to say who wrote that would suck. But why not, couldn’t hurt. It was written by Stephen king. P.S. 5 points if you realized that this is the same picture from my last post talking about this book. You earned them be proud.


I took this on my Samsung 


Whether you like Stephen king, whether you think he’s overrated, one thing is for certain, the dude can write. Maybe you don’t like his work or think there are better writing out there. And I won’t argue with you on that one. For a couple of reasons (mostly because I really couldn’t care to find a reason to and I’m noticing this bit is going on way too long already) but whatever those reasons might be, it should not be denied that he is a good writer. He is one of if not the greatest living American author and he wrote a book to help other writers. It’s somewhat of a waste to not read this book if you want to be an author, truth be told.

It’s somewhat of a waste to not read this book if you want to be an author, truth be told. Don’t get me wrong now I usually loathe books like this. A lot of times I feel that this is used by a lot of writers just to make a quick buck. However, this one was genuine, it was real. He mixed it in with autobiography and brought it all together to make it feel like a real person was talking to you. Not some big shot writer who’s better than you, not somebody telling you what to do, but a real person. Here is by far my favorite quote from the book

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

Maybe I’m buying into the cheap line and the glitz and glamor of it all, maybe I’m just naive. But what I did sense from this book, more than any other of it’s kind, was the fact that this was real. It almost felt like I had a writing coach, someone who was actually trying to make me better and it was refreshing, useful, and unlike anything I have ever read before, and I’m grateful.

Anyway, thank for reading hope you had fun and I sincerely hope you pick up this book to improve your writing. I know it helped me a lot and I think it will do the same for you. Have a great and swell day homies (:

P.S. All of the pictures were taken from Imgur and Giphy and Tumblr. (Expect many more Kermit the frog gifs in every one of my post from now on)

That’s all folks (:



I took this on my Samsung

Word count: 377

Hey guys what’s up, it’s sorry for the dumb title but let’s just ignore that, or don’t. I don’t tell you what to do, and if I did this wouldn’t be a priority. I would tell you to stop taking directions from random people on the internet. Whatever, It’s Sunday and I am currently reading Stephen King On Writing and it’s actually a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I won’t bore you with the details here, I’ll do that in my book review next week. I am on page 150 out of 291. And it’s a really fun read. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book.

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
So, I would definitely read this book if you have any interest in doing any writing of your own or if you like to just inside of the mind of a writer. It’s actually a super fun read or maybe I’m just too much of a Stephen King fan. Speaking of, if you somehow haven’t seen 11.22.63 on Hulu, what are you even doing with your life. Probably something more productive than me sitting on my couch surrounded by 15 different family sized chips on the weekends. Well more like 8, but you know what I mean. However I would really recommend reading the book first, it’s somehow even better than the show in my opinion and an amazing read. Definitely in my top 5 books of all time. And the book cover is the coolest thing in the world. The right side is the front and the left is the back of the picture. Anyway, I think that’s all I have to say. Anything past this point would be writing from lack of food. By the way, I think we need to protest all McDonald’s until they bring back chicken tender, but that’s and argument for another day.
I hope you enjoyed this thing, it’s different than most of my post but it was a fun little thing. The first picture was from Imgur and the second was for anyone who was wondering. Anyway, I will write the book review this weekend and post it then. Hope you all have a swell day and life (:

Frankenstein, Book Review#2!!

Title: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley

Book Word count: 203

Review Word count: 1119

Frankenstein Review


What’s up people? It’s been a while, you look well. Not mad that you didn’t call or anything, I was doing some important stuff too… Sorry for the weird intro I am currently writing this at 4 In the morning because somehow I convinced myself I should do this after the super bowl. Fun fact about me I cannot stay awake past twelve, like ever. Either way enough of the nonsense, let’s about Frankenstein.

So, out of every picture ever made from Frankenstein, I could have chosen any out of thousands and it would have worked just fine for this blog post. But I chose this one. Well, there are two reasons on why I did that. One, my first attempt at this picture was a selfie, but I looked beyond horrible. And two I found my copy’s book cover to be the most profound and meaningful to the story. Here’s another little fun fact or a little tidbit about me. I absolutely love nature and at the risk of sounding like a hippy, one of my favorite things in nature is a dead tree. I feel as if they have a story to be told in everything about it. The fact that they were abandoned by their leaves, how they did by possible never leaving from their one spot, but most of all I love looking at their branches. How they connect and disconnect from one another. The ways they intertwine is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful things in all nature. Whenever I see a tree like this I always think of the branches as decisions. How one can just flow and how something you thought could never be relevant to something eventually finds its way over. It’s really one of the most poetic thins in all nature. And I cannot stop thinking between the parallel between this tree and the story Frankenstein. The book Frankenstein has many themes and is incredibly well written and I feel one of the main themes in the story is decisions and free will. Throughout the story, Victor Von Frankenstein makes it adamant that he does no believe in the idea of free will. He is often saying that he was born to do this, and I am not sure how far genetic research was at the time, they often mention breeding and being a product of your mother and father in contrast to becoming your own person.

“I thank you,” he replied, “for your sympathy, but it is useless; my fate is nearly fulfilled. I wait but for one event, and then I shall repose in peace” – Frankenstein, Mary Shelley


This is a quote from the Victor in one of his letters and I think the premise of it is pretty obvious. There is no combating faith if you were born to do something that is what you must do. However, the monster he created is, at first, a direct contrast to his very idea. The monster is born ugly and hideous and strange compared to everyone else, and when he tries to fit in with everyone else he is shunned. He experiences anger for every being created and is compelled to revenge and violence. However, throughout the story, we learn that the monster is very intelligent and compassionate, but in the end, fate could not be avoided.

But let’s play with this idea of free will in the story. If fate controls all of the actions that we do can we be held accountable for anything we do? Are we just being puppeteered by some guy in the sky and is he to blame for all that I have done wrong and all that bad that has happened to me in my life. And if this is the case what separates us from any other form of life? If the Doctor couldn’t control his fate any more than the monster could what separates us from the characters at all? When bad situations happen to us, it is natural to curse what we believe to be our creator and even feel anger towards it. Even if we are never completely positive that it exist. However, in the monster’s case, he personally knew his God. Who is to say we would act any differently given the chance. Maybe that’s all of our fates, maybe we were just born to one day destroy and curse those that give us life. Maybe one of the main points of ever existing is just to simply build resentment so one day we can eradicate our creator.

There are not many guarantees in life, one is pain. We are brought into this world and we create pain for whoever bringing into life. We live every day hoping for happiness but it is never promised and is often seen as foreign when found. Pain, however, is ubiquitous. No matter how easy you think someone’s life in comparison to yours, tribulations are universal. The second and only other thing that is guaranteed in life is death. It will not last forever, everyone will one day pass away. Is all the pain and suffering just one giant build up for a battle between man and God, peasant vs Creator, son vs Father? Is it preordained? Are we going to curse our creator or just accept death and use our decisions as lessons for whoever analyzes us well enough? Do we share the fate of the monster, or can we accept out malfortune and embrace death with grace like a tree?

Frankenstein is the first book to ever make me think about this before, it has never even been an afterthought for me. It is one of the Greatest books ever written, if you have not read it before, I suggest you go and buy this book as soon as possible. It is riveting, and definitely in my top three favorite books of all time. I am curious to hear what you guys think, let me know if you think I have a point, or am I just sounding like a crazy person. If you do end up reading it, read it with this in mind and it should be fun. Anyway if you’ve made it this far, thank you and I hope you have an amazing freaking day (:

P.S. Tom Brady your life is way too good man, I think that’s why I don’t like you. Like we get it you’re the best player to ever play, but let the dolphins win one every now and then, it’s not like you need it.

Book Word count: 203

Review Word count: 1119


Frankenstein book cover, from Pinterest


Sorry that the title is in caps, I promise I’m not yelling at you. Anyway what’s up people, I hope you had a great weekend and are as excited for Monday as we all are! So for an update of what I’ve been doing, I’ve been reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and I am in love. It is amazing and I cannot put it down I am on page 175 of 203 and I had to slow myself down immensely because I really don’t want to finish this book, but I do. It’s more of I love it so much, I’m sad to see it end.

When I read things I try to take a philosophical question that the book is trying to make me think about, even if it isn’t there is no crazy philosophical questions to be asked. However in Frankenstein, there is one blatantly obvious question that pops out in the story, what does it mean to be human?  I’m not going to go too in depth now because I will be doing a book review next week but it is an interesting question to think about. It is the monster in Frankenstein who goes on to say

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”

*SOMEWHAT OF A SPOILER ALERT ABOUT FALLOUT 4 FROM HERE ON OUT* Here’s a fun fact about me, I love video games, I love them with a passion. For so many reasons but I’m not going into that right now. One of my favorite games of all time is the fallout series. Although I don’t think it is as good as New Vegas,  I want to talk about Fallout 4 briefly. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game essentially you are in a  nuclear apocalypse world two hundred years in the future. In fallout series, the invention of the transmitter was never invented. So during the 50s, people went into nuclear technology instead of what we have today. As a result, the televisions and the computers and such are much less advanced than what they are now, however they do have interesting technology, such as laser pistols and awesome power suits. So you start off in the year 2077 and you get to see one of the nuclear blast go off, while you are rushed to an underground vault only for select people. The people of the vault end up tricking you and freeze you. You wake up momentarily to see a man steal your infant child and murder your wife. You then go back to being frozen and awaken once again. This time you escape the vault and start your journey to find your son.

Now there is a rumor of this organization known as the institute who abducts people and no one is sure why. Naturally, that is where you begin your search and there is a man who finds abducted people named Nick Valentine. He is what the games refers to as a synth or an artificial human being. With giving no more spoilers (although I don’t think I did) of the video game, you have an option to roam through the wasteland with him in search for your son. If you do, you can eventually build a relationship with him and become very good friends. You find out that he is dealing with very complex issues of who he is or if he is a person at all. He has memories of his past life, even has the same mannerisms and emotions, however, he does not know if it is enough to be considered human. In my ending for Nick Valentine, he never finds out his identity crisis but takes pride in what he has done. He is an example of who you are being what you do and nothing else. He does good for others, therefore his entire identity is about doing good and that’s enough for him. At the end of the day, what is being human? Is it the biological aspect of our bodies? Or is it something more, is identity a dumb idea to be chasing after anyway, or is knowing who you are important to making yourself a better person? I don’t know, but I like to believe who you are, where you come from is not important, helping others and doing the best you can with your current situations seems pretty human to me.

Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts on this, do you like it or am I just reaching for nothing and should just shut up and play the game and go get destroyed by deathclaws already. Feedback is always appreciated and I hope you enjoyed and have a great week (:

PS. All hyperlinks came from Giphy, and the image for Frankenstein came from Pinterest of a cover for the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.

Word count: 779

Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness In The West, Book Review#1!!!

Title: Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Book word count: 349

Review word count: 943

Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West Review

From google, Book cover from Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West

Hey people, so I have never wrote a book review before, so I apologize in advance if I mess something up. I read this book over the weekend and I was really excited to actually be able to share my opinion on it with somebody. Usually my way of expressing my opinion of a book is by buying a couple of extra copies of the book and throwing them at random strangers on the sidewalk and coming back a week later. It hasn’t worked… yet. Anyway I would to hear anyone else’s opinion so if anyone does read this I would love feedback. Thanks in advance for reading (:

If I had to describe my impression of Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West in one word it would definitely be confusion. Not of me being confused of the plot or the writing style, but almost a moral dilemma for me. Being as young as young as I am you can end up taking things for granted. Whether it be the food on your plate, the roof over your head, or just the newest iPhone that is coming out. When reading this book I noted something else that I was taking for granted, something different. I took for granted what I thought were certainties in life. I believed there was a good and an evil. I believed everything beautiful was good and all of the nasty and disgusting was evil, but this book has given me a new angle on things and I’m not sure how to feel. Throughout the book you follow a character who is only referred to in the story as “The Kid” and at first you are meant to believe that the antagonist Judge Holden is just that, he is supposed to be the clear bad guy. However as you continue to read the line between good and evil becomes more and more confusing. Does the judge represent the devil and all that is wrong  with bad people gaining power. Or is he just the representation of a byproduct of an omnipotent omniscient Godlike being. I found this quote extremely interesting in the reading, that was said by judge Holden, and I feel that it gives perspective to this idea.

“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”   – Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West

If there is a Godlike being who has endless power, how can he tell the difference between right and wrong when the answer is sometimes neither. Should anything be in that situation? I don’t know but what I do know is this book is at the very least making me think and ponder about ideas which I never would have and if a book can do that I would genuinely enjoy it every time.

Do not take this as me forsaking God or whatever religion you do believe in, but see this as me simply attempting to figure out where I stand on these issues. When evil is used to fight evil does that make it justice? For the most part I think we can agree violence is wrong and evil under most circumstances. But I think there is a part of us as people that would see evil fighting evil as good. Here is a video that went viral for example *WARNING VIOLENCE AND PROFANITY ARE BOTH USED IN THIS VIDEO*. Here we have two students fighting in the middle of a classroom, and one of the students accidentally hits the teacher. Another student who was watching immediately jumps and knocks down the student who struck the teacher. The student who was fighting the other then attempts to attack the one who hit the teacher and the student from before fends him off as well. The room goes silent and the video ends. There are a lot of people who see this and have respect for the student who defended the teacher, me included. But why? He attacked two people. I and many people believe that their is a time for violence when it is used correctly. But wouldn’t that mean that there is sometimes beauty in evil? But let’s talk about something else briefly. Theoretically  if someone like Adolf Hitler (who is one of the worst people to ever exist in my opinion) was a magnificent artist could we appraise his work. Or has his wicked actions nullify his work? There are no right and wrong answers here, well if there are I don’t know them. What I do know is this was my exact thought process when reading Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness In The West. I believe that the best of books are there to tell a story and challenge your beliefs so you can grow on them. I don’t know if everyone would take this same idea into this book. Maybe you will get a completely different interpretation. Maybe I’m grasping at straws and trying to make something out of nothing. But I do challenge you to read it with this in mind because in my opinion because this book is a beautifully written, well constructed, horrifyingly confusing read and I would recommend it to anyone who has any interest in reading.

I hope you enjoyed my book review, it’s different but I had a lot of fun making it. If you liked it that’s amazing and I’m super happy you did. If you didn’t I’m sorry and I would love to know why. I really hope to hear back from anyone reading this that would be awesome. Next book I will read is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, if you have any thoughts of something I should read let me know and I’ll read it. I hope you have a great day (:

Book word count: 349

Review word count: 943



This WordPress is both owned and ran by Raymond Maldonado. I think he is a swell guy, he does some really awesome things. For example he never lets his microwave go off by stopping it at one second. Every time. He never spoils shows for anybody, like if you were talking with him you would never find out that Glenn dies in the most recent season of the Walking Dead. He also has two dogs, who this WordPress is named after. Here he will be reviewing books and making many entries, so I really do hope you enjoy it. That’s right Raymond has been writing this entire thing. Yup I wrote all of this. Hey. We just destroyed this third wall together man, we did it. Anyway here are top ten facts about me that I’m willing to put on the internet, not that I don’t trust anyone here with my information, I just don’t like you.

  1. My favorite show is Rick and Morty.
  2. My favorite movie is The Muppets Christmas Carol, but my favorite trilogy is definitely the Back To The Future movies. Any movie franchise passed three movies, my favorite  will always be Star Wars.
  3. My favorite book is The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.
  4. Writing titles of books or anything always gives me anxiety because I don’t know if I’m doing it right.
  5. I am a college student in my second semester, and I am currently running this page for my creative writing class.
  6. My writing style is very comical (but I try to make it smart and serious as well), so if I have to post anything of my writing here expect that and if you do not like it I’m sorry ):
  7. I am running out of facts to think of.
  8. I feel bad that these facts are not more informative.
  9. I am a firm believer in the idea of if no one I will see today hasn’t seen this outfit it is brand new.
  10. I think they need to end fast and furious, like I think they’re just milking it at this point. It should have ended a good four movies ago. I feel like they’re that guy who keeps saying he’s going to quit smoking but then is like just one more. No judgement here if that’s you though, do your thing. Unless you’re whoever makes fast and furious movies, you need to stop the nonsense.
  11. This is an extra fact.


    My dogs are always relevant (:

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