Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
Narrator: Holly Conrad, Jessica Almasy
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Date Read: May 2015
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
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.
Publisher: Quirk Books
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read/Listened for Review (Quirk/Penguin)
Overall Rating : 3. 50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs is an excellent primer for the new girl to the geekdom but for the rest of us it was more just fun to read.
Quick Thoughts: I totally picked this to review on a whim. I am a Geek Girl. I volunteer at Cons. I cosplay at bookish events. I even game (Alliance Rules, Horde Drools) on occasion (to be hones I am more of an old school gamer: Gabriel Knight, Zeus, Ripper but I do like WOW, StarCraft, and Diablo). I thought maybe I was the target audience for this book but I would say it is more for those on the outside looking in. It is more for those that want to know more or break into the geek world. I thought Sam did a great job at covering the “biggies” in the world. I would totally gift this book to a future geek girl with no problem. It just really isn’t for the established geek. Trust me, you already know this stuff!
Narrated By Holly Conrad, Jessica Almasy / Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Holly and Jessica did a great job with the narration. They were excited, interesting, and their pacing was spot on. This is a short audiobook and honestly probably the way I would suggest going if you were to pick it up!
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