Sunday, 28 June 2015

My Version of Perfect Coffee Table Books


The moment I saw both of these I thought two things, they are perfect for me and I need them ASAP! So I bought them almost immediately. For now they are books for my nightstand, but once I have my own place, these are the kind of books you'd find on my coffee table. 

Since they are more coffee table books than actual fictional books, I thought I'd cram to book reviews in one. I'm still going to use the same format I use for all my other book reviews, so this is going to be a bit of a long post.


Started: June 25, 2015 | Finished: June 25, 2015

Alice in tumblr-Land by Tim Manley
Published by Penguin Books on November 5, 2013
Genre: Humour
Pages: 265
Book Copy: Hardcover
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to "happily ever after" — and have us laughing all the way.
Rating: 5/5

My Review: 

Two things I love Disney and social media! Combine those things and you have this book. It takes the stories you loved as kids and turns them into adult themed stories. Each character has their own story about modern issues, and throughout the book it gets added to. By the end you know where they are at in their "life".

Very cute, creative book! I enjoyed it!!


Started: June 25, 2015 | Finished: June 27, 2015

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy. A Handbook for the Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
Published by Quirk Books on May 12, 2015
Genre: Humour
Pages: 208
Book Copy: Hardcover:
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.
Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This book speaks my language! If ever you want a book that gives you insight into what fangirls lives are like, this it is. From the different words we use, the right and wrong ways to handle different social media networks. How to write and review fanfiction, and the different fanfiction terms. How to handle going to conventions. All that, and more! This book has it all, and it's a cute little book to flip through and learn more about what you already know and love.

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