I’ve been reviewing this series since book 1 and I’m rather sad that it’s over. I loved checking my email and, twice a year, finding an email containing a review file for the newest Andy Smithson book. It was like a miniature, surprise present. This last installment arrived in my email just in time for my birthday. It was perfect timing, wasn’t it? Continue reading
This is the total of books that I received in the mail on my ‘Banner Book Day’. Continue reading
I had quite a good week when it comes to book acquisition. Not only was it the week of our library book sale, but I also got a good deal of ARCs in the mail.
More on them tomorrow. Continue reading
Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe
This was a short book (159 pg); there were only 2-4 pages on each state. I liked that, though, it made the book easy to read in short bursts of time. Continue reading
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
I received a NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was a light and quick read, a wonderful Cinderella retelling with Geek Culture as the center. It brought out the finest points of a fandom, as something that brings many different people together, connects a child with a parent, and a story with a community that encourages one to be their best self.
I am going out of town this weekend, and starting at 1:00 pm on Friday I will no longer have time to sit and read for an extended period.
Seeing as I am going out of town, I will be returning all 15 or so of my library objects.
I have a library addiction, but don’t we all? Continue reading