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 – Jinxes, Mazes and More

Summer is officially here. Time for kicking back and relaxing, trying new book series, and then scrambling to get the next part when you get to a riveting cliffhanger…yep, suckered again. Jinx. Jinx had a rough childhood – his parents died, his … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly

We all know video games aren’t real life. However, in “Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly” by Conrad Wesselhoeft, 17-year-old Arlo discovers that his amazing skills at playing a drone war game are being observed by the military. Does … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Enjoy an “Eighth Day”

As I’m helping get things set up for this year’s summer reading (and it’s going to be awesome, make no mistake), I find myself wishing for more time. In Dianne K. Selerni’s “The Eighth Day,” an eighth day can be … Continue reading

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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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