Friday, September 23, 2016

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy
by Sam Maggs

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @sammaggs

Published: 2015
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Non Fiction, Feminism, Humor
Hardback: 208 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
I'm a fangirl.
More often than not, people hit me with that word in a derogatory way. They use it to make me feel devalued, unintelligent, and immature. And you know what? They couldn't be more wrong.

Zombie sighting:
A segment on zombie walks can be found in chapter 1 page 41.

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.

My two-bits:

A fun read with a focus on fangirls and their fandoms. Loved how it got into the different aspects of the on-line and real life goings on.

A good way to get in the know of some the hip and happening when it comes to the current pop culture.


* part of Quirk Books Summer reading (details)


  1. This is different from my usual, but it pulls me in. I'm curious what is out there, too.


Imagination Designs
Images from: Lovelytocu