Author Archives: Johnathan

About Johnathan

Johnathan loves reading and engaging in geek fandom. He is also trying to devise a plan to make off with the library's secret stash of Legos.

Books for Dudes – Norse Code

Whether it’s due to the increasing visibility of Marvel’s Thor or because of the History Channel’s popular Vikings series (for mature audiences), Norse mythology has definitely had a resurgence in popularity. Check out these great Norse reads for teens.  Matt Thorsen constantly feels in … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Steelheart and Firefight

What would you do with superpowers? Hopefully, you wouldn’t turn out like the superhumans, called Epics, in Brandon Sanderson’s new Reckoners series. “Steelheart” and “Firefight” are the first two titles, and these YA books examine the idea of superpowers in a very … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Ultimate Comics: Spider-man, Volume 1

Think you know Spider-man? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t! Peter Parker, Spider-man, debuted in Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, and you can still read his adventures in comics, newspapers, and graphic novels today. In 2000, Marvel decided to … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – The Accidental Highwayman

Are you a fan of the “Princess Bride?” If so, then I highly recommend checking out “The Accidental Highwayman” by Ben Tripp. To give you an idea of the wit and humor in this book, you only need to look … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – The Iron Trial

You usually read stories with characters who want to succeed, whether in an adventure, a quest, a mission, etc. But what happens when the main character wants to fail?  From popular teen authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes “The … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Every Day

“Every Day,” by David Leviathan, challenges how we think of a main protagonist. This story is about A, who wakes up in a different body every single day. A tries to live each person’s life as they would or, at the very … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – The Amulet of Samurkand

“The Amulet of Samurkand” – intriguing, but kind of a hard title to remember. Instead, remember this name – Bartimaeus. While young Nathanial is the star magician in this story, it’s the djinni he summons, Bartimaeus, who makes this book such a … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Superhero Science

Radiation. Genetic modification. Mutation. These words are often found in science textbooks. They are also frequently found in comic books and graphic novels! While the stories are often fantastical, the characters themselves owe much of their origins and adventures to … Continue reading

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