Treasure hunting. Code breaking. Doodles and audio clips. If your reading experience doesn’t include these elements, then I guess you haven’t picked up Emilie Autumn’s new ebook edition of The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. While the detective skills may seem more fitting for a mystery novel, TAFWVG is actually part-autobiography, part-historical fantasy about being institutionalized for mental illness in the Victorian era and today. Emilie Autumn continues her dedication to a personalized relationship with her fans by developing this new level of interactive fiction. Continue reading Interactive Fiction: Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls Ebook Review
Over the summer, I participated in a Sci-Fi reading challenge by Fortified by Books. In addition to motivating me to get around to reading some great sci-fi, it made me realize something liberating: you can invent your own reading challenges! For years, I have been participating in those year-long 50 category challenges, but sometimes they started to feel oppressive. That’s why I love these short-term challenges that increase my knowledge of a specific genre. So this fall, I challenged myself to break into a genre I rarely touch, by reading as much nonfiction in the month of November as I can. Here are some of the books I chose: Continue reading Personal Reading Challenges: Nonfic November
Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj on The Big Bang Theory, has officially hopped on the bandwagon of TV stars writing memoirs, and we’re glad he did. Ever wonder the secret to playing someone so lovably awkward? Hint: it comes from lots of real life practice, as Kunal reveals in this collection of autobiographical essays called Yes, My Accent is Real. I had the opportunity to meet Kunal briefly at a book signing at Book Expo America, and I have to say, he is as sweet and funny in person as the character he plays. At BEA, I got an excerpt of his forthcoming essay collection, which I will review for you below. Continue reading A Review of Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar’s Debut Book
With 2014 coming to a close, there are a lot of things I’m going to remember fondly, however I’m very excited for 2015 to start and the main reason is books! 2014 had some great ones, but I’m ready to start reading some items that I’ve been anticipating for a very long time. I also feel that 2015 is going to bring a lot of conclusions to some wonderful series.