Literary Things, etc

Things I've Written

Articles, Essays, Poems, & Other Blog Posts

  • “pinewisped” • May 12 2021
  • Mini Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages • Mar 21 2021
  • A complete guide to making a Minecraft server on a Raspberry Pi • Mar 17 2021
  • “endless time” • May 4 2020
  • On Good Music • Mar 7 2020
  • “fade/blinks” • Mar 1 2020
  • Mini Book Review: The Overstory • Nov 7 2019
  • Mini Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere • Jul 5 2019
  • Ode to the Cities 97 Sampler • May 4 2019
  • florence • Oct 11 2018
  • A semi-condensed synopsis of my lungs • Aug 28 2018
  • hi! • Aug 27 2018
  • For Contests

  • Power of We contest by United Way & the StarTribune (runner-up)
  • Letters About Literature contest by the Library of Congress (tied for 2nd place at state level)

  • My Favorite Books

    1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
    3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell / Paper Towns by John Green (tie)
    5. Keepers series by Ted Sanders
    6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    7. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

    Books I've Read ↓

    Some Books Jack Has Read

    A Man Called Ove
    liked it
    A pretty solid book... definitely straightforward in terms of writing style (but I haven't read any of Fredrik Backman's other books, so I don't have much experience with regards to him), but a worthwhile story nonetheless. Probably not ...
    All the Light We Cannot See
    it was amazing
    My third favorite book in the history of ever... probably the most beautifully written, stunning book I've ever laid hands on. Finishing it makes the reader cry for reasons too deep for even themselves to understand.
    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    really liked it
    Full disclosure: I'm a huge fan of John Green's books, so I'm probably a bit prejudiced towards this book. I really enjoyed reading it - it's certainly different than John's stories, but it's simultaneously strikingly similar. It's half ...