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ARC Review: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Read 10th May, 2015

Author: Sam Maggs

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Release Date: 12th May, 2015

5 Stars

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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.

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The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek Girls is everything that I had hoped it would be and more.

Told with an interesting, humorous voice, this book is an absolutely wonderful read. Whether you’re into books, movies, TV shows, gaming, anime, comic books or science, I highly recommend checking out The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galexy.

Aside from all the awesome points featured above, there are also short interviews at the end of each chapter with some iconic people including Beth Revis (author of the Across the Universe trilogy) and Victoria Schwab (also known as V. E. Schwab, author of The Archived, Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic). Plus, Tamora Piece is mentioned, who is one of my favourite authors of all time.

A quick, enjoyable, insightful read, why wouldn’t you want to pick it up? Do I also need to mention fandoms such as SuperWhoLock, Harry Potter, Tolkien, Marvel and DC? Oh, and don’t forget the mini section on fanfiction…

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Though I do not have the physical copy, I have seen it on BookTube and under the dust jacket is absolutely gorgeous – it even has a TARDIS and a book on it!

Thank you so much to Quirk Books for approving my request for this book on NetGallery! (Which I have literally just found out is pronounced and spelled NetGalley – whoops.)

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Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery

Finished on 4th August, 2013

Author: Dr. Kate Middleton

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5 Stars

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What is an eating disorder? What are the symptoms? What causes them? And is full recovery possible? Written primarily for young adults, this insightful handbook is designed to push those suffering from eating disorders towards recovery. Information is provided on every aspect of eating disorders, including what they are, how they operate, who is prone to have them, and how they can be treated. Worksheets and positive case studies designed to be motivational complete this informative guide that is perfect for those with a disorder, as well as their family and friends.

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As you can probably tell from the date read, this review is long overdue. I thought that I had posted it onto my blog with the original lot of reviews from Goodreads, but it seems not.

Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery is an extremely helpful and insightful guide to eating disorders. It covers what they are (focusing on anorexia and bulimia), understanding why someone might have them, some of the emotions and thinking patterns behind it and a step-by-step guide on what recovery is and how it is possible to obtain.

Every sentence is jam-packed with information and practicalities. This book is written not only for those suffering from an eating disorder (or think they are) but is also aimed at parents and even simply curious readers.

Kate Middleton (not the one who recently married into the English royal family) is actually the director of one of the main eating disorder corporations called Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC). So, you can rest in the knowledge that this book was not simply written from theory, but from real people’s experiences and practical handling.

All in all, Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery is a very informative, helpful, jam-packed book for not only sufferers, but for parents and curious readers.