Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
1 Star , Reviews / April 26, 2015

This really turned out to not be a book for me. I found some things that irked me, very little amused me and nothing really informed me. I’m still a little unsure who the correct demographic for it is as it is quite basic in all the details (be sure to take water to that con!), so current “geek girls” will not find much in here they don’t already know either through experience or common sense. I suppose it could be used by young girls who aspire to become “geek girls”? Young boys in hopes of finding a description of their dream fangirl? Or maybe just geek girls that have been too introverted to find their place, people that are super fans but somehow are completely unaware of events and online spaces where they can meet like minded people? It even has a sections that range form how to write fanfic to how to use twitter. Twitter? And Facebook? This is a guide for geeks that also includes instructions for how to use these forms of social media? Maybe it’s for Grandma Geek Girls? I am really not sure who is unaware of Twitter at this point. But never the less, I…

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
5 Stars , Reviews / August 12, 2014

OK, so what can make a a really good ghost story even more terrifying? Hmmm…. how about being stuck in a ghost story with your co-workers. *Yikes* What could make it even creepier than that? Place it in a big box commercial furniture chain Super Store. *Shudder* Full of corporate propaganda! *Gasp* And a trail of put together furniture featured on a Bright and Shining Path *Screams* I really had no idea what to expect going in to this, but I was so strangely excited to get it. Well, I will admit, I thought the story was going to have more of a visual aspect to it. I had seen the front and back cover images, and thought, “Wow, how cool and bizarre”. I thought of graphic novels, and some of the books I’ve read my kids (like Huge Cabret) where part of the story is told through images.  This book is not that, but absolutely do not take my misconception as a negative. This book is an insanely fun ghost story that will have you second guessing those fake doors on showroom displays and cringing if you hear of a midnight special, and absolutely dreading any piece of furniture that requires the use…