Best books of 2013

I have read several books this year, and I have to admit, I have found a book which I truly love. Though many would not like it, as it is a graphic novel, I find that this book is marvelous. First released in comic form in 1986 in comic form, this book has since been released ┬áin movie form and has spawned several prequel stories. I am, of course, referring to the extremely influential masterpiece by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen. Despite the fact that it is rather old, it outclasses anything I have read this year. It’s blend of action and mystery, with significant amounts of symbolism.

Next year, I intend on re-reading Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s novel, “The Long Earth” and begin reading its sequel, “The Long War”. I have truly enjoyed Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld series, and I am looking forward to this new series.

the cover of Watchmen
the cover of The Long Earth
The cover of The Long War


Technology Reflection

During this semester, in tech we have been learning about presentations. I did not do the research to the extent I could, but I think I researched enough to know which presentation type I would do. I settled on a TED talk style. In class, we researched several presentation tools, such as powerpoint. I researched Prezi, which would be the presentation tool I ended up using. I toyed with the idea of several topics such as old movies, but decided on a Scientific Analysis on Cartoon Characters. I made a storyboard which had a design which I ended up scrapping, and after all this, began to actually make the presentation. It took a while, but it was worth it. I truly enjoyed working on it, and hope that the next time I present it is easier to present and understand.