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 – “Blackout”

Robison Wells, author of popular YA books “Variant” and “Feedback,” begins a new YA series with “Blackout.” This thriller starts with super-powered teens attacking Hoover Dam, and the action only gets bigger from there. These teen terrorist attacks are happening … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – “Spirit Animals”

“Spirit Animals” is book series in which one author guides the overall story, but each novel features a different popular children’s and/or YA author (much like “39 Clues”). Brandon Mull, author of “Fablehaven” and other popular fantasy books, oversees the … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Jeff Smith’s “Bone”

While I enjoy checking out new series, there’s something to be said about enjoying an existing series from start to finish. Jeff Smith’s “Bone” series  has a complete story in the form of nine graphic novels. While these graphic novels can … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – “Origami Yoda” Series

Fold or fold not. There is no try. Tom Angleberger’s “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” is as much about life at a typical middle school as it is about Star Wars and the wonderful art of origami. Dwight, a … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Eleanor & Park

So this book talks about love. It also talks about standing up to bullies and covers a good chunk of comic book lore. Oh yeah, and someone becomes the victim of a nice roundhouse kick that should bring applause. What … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Fall is a time for the leaves to change color, for eating pumpkin pies and for taking walks in hoodies while enjoying cooler temps. Fall is also time for….mouse guard border patrols helping mice villagers keep safe from predators??? Welcome … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Ender’s Game

Ender is Earth’s only hope against an aggressive alien species referred to as “Buggers.” Ender is sent to Battle School, where the best and brightest are trained to take out these aggressive aliens once and for all. Ender is…only six … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Rithmatist

I never had to worry about nightmares involving flesh-eating chalk monsters…until now. Brandon Sanderson’s “The Rithmatist” is a fresh story completely different than many cookie-cutter fantasy books out there (although I enjoy the formulaic variety as well). This alternate reality world … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Hawkeye or Hawkguy

Superheroes without superpowers are far from powerless. Batman is one everyone knows. Thanks to last year’s Avengers movie, people are also starting to hear a lot more about Hawkeye as well. In “Hawkeye Volume 1: My Life As a Weapon,” … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Powerless

Hi, my name is Johnathan, and I’m the new contributor for Books for Dudes. Whether I’m talking about comics, science fiction or fantasy, my enthusiasm is pretty catching (or annoying, depending on the person). Need to know how a superhero … Continue reading

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