Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
In this week's blog, I wanted to do something a little different. I enjoy reading a lot and I read various types of books from Science Fiction all the way to Physics and Cosmology books. Each book I read leaves some kind of impression on me that in turn influences what I make in some way. So, I thought it might be interesting if I started sharing some of the books I've been reading and the ones that stood out for me.
#1 Hex: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt is probably my favorite book of the last year. It scratches that Stephen King itch while bringing a very new and fresh twist on the supernatural.
I won't go into any spoilers or even detail for that matter as I think this is a fantastic book to go into blind and enjoy the ride it takes you on. It's a book that I couldn't put down and it's definitely influenced me.
#2 Strange Weather: Joe Hill
Strange Weather by Joe Hill is a collection of four short novels that I found to be very entertaining. Each one strikes that perfect balance between the strange and the unnerving of both the unknown and of human nature. With each novel providing a twist that packs a punch, it's the perfect book for firing up that imagination.
#3 The Physics of Everyday Things: James Kakalios
The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios is the perfect book for those of us who want a better understanding of physics but don't want to get bogged down by a very theory heavy academic book. The book instead takes you on a journey through physics through the perspective of an average day in your life. Breaking down the physics of your everyday interactions in a way that not only makes sense but leaves you with a sense of not only a better understanding of physics but a practical and useful knowledge of the subject. I very much suggest reading this book if you're interested in physics but nervous about jumping in.