Book Reviews Archive

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Book Review: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

One of my biggest problems about how we talk about women in STEM is that we act as if we aren’t already here. Or if we do acknowledge women are already in these fields, we act as if it’s a new thing. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World aims to change

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Book Review: Beyond Innocence

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book. I don’t get any compensation from this review, unless you click on the Amazon link in this post to buy it. I’m behind on this review, and for that dear readers I apologize. The book was released on May 20th, and I actually

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Book Review: Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack by Andrew Schartmann

The music featured in video games is something I think most of us take for granted. Sure, as time goes on and soundtracks have gotten more epic we’ve started to pay attention. Afterall, Portal wouldn’t be Portal without Still Alive. But for the most part, we don’t recognize how important music is to a

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Book Review: Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music by Greg Kot

I remember when I first found out I could download music from the internet. I remember how easy it was to search for “song title download” and just have that song. And then when Napster became wide spread, how amazing it was that it was even easier. And how scary it was

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Comic Book History Lesson: Persepolis Review

My co-worker who reads comics came to me with a suggestion for two graphic novels she read as a class assignment in high school. Described to me as the story of a young girl in early 1980’s Iran who struggles with politics and expectations of women, but grows up and becomes punk,

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Review: Tyranny of Dragons

I don’t know what you guys do on your Friday nights, but here in Awesometown, we play games. We’re not picky on the type of games- board, video, tabletop, reindeer. (Especially reindeer.) Right now we’re at the beginning of a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign and I couldn’t be more excited. Buddy

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Book Review: Greyhound

When Nicole sent me the recommendation for Greyhound last week, I was both a) intrigued, because the tape on the cover reminded me of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, and b) concerned, because the tape on the cover reminded me of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park… …and let’s face it. Once you read Rainbow Rowell, it’s

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Book Review: Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha

Spoiler Alert: Beyond Addiction is the fifth book in the Beyond series. This review is assuming you read books 1-4, and contains some serious spoilers for those books. There are no spoilers for Beyond Addiction though. I love the Beyond series. A dystopian erotic romance featuring a bootlegging gang with hearts of

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Book Review: Empire (Redemption Trilogy, Book 1)

One thing I love about ebooks is that the format allows authors to publish their books without the backing of  a strong publishing house. They allow authors to distribute and promote their work even though they have limited resources. Authors can now make those limited resources go much further. One way authors will try

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Nutmeg Comic: “It’s Betty and Veronica Meets Breaking Bad”

“It’s Betty and Veronica meet Breaking Bad. But With baking.” That’s how Jackie Crofts described Nutmeg ]to me at Indy Pop Con. It’s a tagline that certainly got my attention. Nutmeg is set in a high school, where we meet Cassia, the new girl at the school. We also meet her soon-to-be