5 Fandom Friday: Books I Own and Haven’t Read
So, I’m participating in my very first 5 Fandom Friday prompt. Thanks ever so much to The Nerdy Girlie for creating these each week.
The reason I’m suddenly participating in this week’s prompt is because it’s all about something that bothers me daily: my TBR.
I have probably dozens of books in my backlog. They sit on my shelves staring at me, judging me, mocking me for being such a slacker. And yet, I buy more. It’s a sickness, really, and one that I don’t intend to cure myself of anytime soon.
So here are five books I’ve had for varying amounts of time, but which are basically begging me to pick them up next.
1. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
I’ve mentioned previously that, while I love comics, I’m still new to them. I also love comics history, and the underlying unique narrative structure of the graphic novel. Everyone says that no book will make you appreciate comics the way this one does. One day I’ll find out it they’re telling the truth.
2. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
This book combines so many things that fascinate me, from current events, to politics, to hacktivism and the seedier side of the internet. I’ve been captivated by the idea or Anonymous for years, but never entirely sure whether they and organizations like them are a good idea, or anarchy for anarchy sake. Maybe this book will help me make that decision.
3. On Writing by Stephen King
As an aspiring writer of one form or another, there is no book more people or websites recommend than Stephen King’s half-memoir, half-guidebook. I bought it because I have an immense respect for such a prolific and widely enjoyed writer, despite only having read one of his works (The Colorado Kid). I’ve had it for ages, but keep getting distracted by other things.
4. Girl Sleuth by Melanie Rehak
I lived on Nancy Drew books for at least a whole summer around the 6th grade, and longer. I’ve read all the originals, and about 200 of the further adventures, played several of the computer games, even watched both the 2007 and 2002 movies (and if anyone can find me a copy of the 2002 film, I will owe you a giant favor, or a giant cookie). Nancy Drew, more than nearly any other fictional character, influenced and shaped a hugely important part of my life, and I find her history, or what I know about it anyway, equally fascinating. If I ever get around to reading about it, of course.
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Between this and The Martian is there any other book we’ll be more excited about this year?
So, those are my top 5 books I have, but have not read. What are some of yours?