The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

Author: Felicia Day

Date Started: June 8, 2019

Date Finished: June 11, 2019

Overall Score (out of 10): 10

Favorite Quote:

“There are enough negative forces in this world—don’t let the pessimistic voice that lives inside you get away with that stuff, too. That voice is NOT a good roommate.”



I wasn’t able to find a way to write a traditional review of this book, but Felicia Day isn’t a traditional author, so I hope you can forgive me. These are my thoughts about the book, without spoilers.

So I really think Felicia Day and I should be best friends. Her book is so relatable. I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, even without seeing her in The Guild. I haven’t seen much of what she’s been in, outside of Eureka and Supernatural, but Charlie on Supernatural is one of my favorite characters ever. She has embraced the title of “Nerd Girl” and I love her for it.

I was walking through the library one day and happened to see this book on the shelf labled “Staff Picks.” Apparently, Will wanted library patrons to read this book. He’s my hero. I got so excited about seeing this book that I immediately took a pic of the cover, sent it to my husband with the caption “Lookie what I found!”

I started reading it that night, but had so many books on my “to read” list that Felicia had to take a step back for a little bit. I regret that decision now, because her book was so fun to read and I felt honored that she would let the world into her life like that. She was so open and honest about things she went through and her thoughts about things. It felt like a conversation, instead of a book.

Felicia isn’t a linear thinker, that’s pretty obvious. But what nerd is? Nerds tend to go from subject to subject pretty quickly. Personally, I think that makes her more relatable as the book goes on. She finds a pretty awesome way to fix the nonlinear world though. She picks a subject and talks about that from beginning to end then goes onto the next one. It actually keeps us from getting confused. I loved it that way.

Felicia went through a lot of bad stuff, that part is pretty obvious too. She dealt with anxiety and a pretty crappy internal voice saying she wasn’t good enough. It didn’t help that she dealt with people saying she basically wasn’t allowed to be a nerd girl. They thought she was trying to be the voice of a movement. But whatever, she’s a pretty awesome person, and super super smart. She loves what she does, and this book was to share some of that love with the world.

Have you read this book? If not, you totally should. When you’re finished, please come back to let me know what you thought! I love talking about books! I could do it all day! Happy Reading!

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