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All My Friends Are Still Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John
Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley
Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick
Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
A Female Focus: Great Women Photographers by Margot F. Horwitz
A Finder's Fee by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood
The Girl in the Well Is Me by Karen Rivers
The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure by Lissa Evans
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel by Jess Keating
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts by Esta Spalding
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
Mission Mumbai by Mahtab Narsimhan
The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
Mutt's Promise by Julie Salamon
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie R. King
Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass
A Taste for Red by Lewis Harris
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

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The invisible Pokémon Go player
Mind the gap (between reading and reviewing)
On reading diversely
Stop Americanizing imported English language books

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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You're Never Weird on the Internet: 08/04/16

You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day is a memoir about a life of gaming, becoming an actor, being a YouTube star, and being a target of the Gamergate shit storm.

I know of Felicia Day's work on two series: Eureka and Supernatural. In reading this memoir, I'm suppose to know her from her YouTube (and later Netflix) series, The Guild. I haven't seen a single episode and I'm not really inclined to watch at this juncture.

The most fascinating and horrifying part of the book is the last couple chapters that deal with her part in Gamergate. As I was following her Tumblr because of her role as Charlie Bradbury on Supernatural, I saw her initial post about feeling the need to cross the street when she saw a male fan approaching, something she had previously never felt the need to do.

I also saw the initial flurry of comments that came in response to it. The doxing and threats and other horrible stuff happened over night. By then I focused on something similar happening to a pair of librarians, so colleagues by proxy.

It's an uncomfortable read at the end of an otherwise quirky and delightful memoir. Granted there are places I skipped because I don't share her unbridled enthusiasm for MMPORGs or for YouTube but I still got caught up in her bubbly writing.

Four stars

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