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Review: Fandom at the crossroads by Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

Published 08/01/2014 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Fandom at the crossroads 
Author:              Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis
Pages:                   239
category:           Supernatural, Non Fiction

The story:

Fandom At The Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships is an in-depth exploration of the reciprocal relationship between a groundbreaking cult television show and its equally groundbreaking fandom. For the past six years the authors have inhabited the close-knit fan communities of the television show Supernatural, engaging in criticism and celebration, reading and writing fanfiction, and attending fan conventions. Their close relationships within the community allow an intimate behind-the-scenes examination of fan psychology, passion, motivation, and shame

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I’m always fascinated about what’s going on in te mind of people and to get the chance to combine that with my other love: Supernatural I just knew I had to read this book.

I loved reading it, to get an insight into the mind of the fans but also read about what the actors and the creative people behind the series think about fans. People have a strong opinion about you when you tell them you’re a fan of something.  Reading this book gives you insight in everything about fandom, it’s a really good thing that the authors are fans themselves. That makes the book so great if you ask me, they know what it feels like to be on the other side of the fence.

The side where people think you’re just crazy because you like a show so much that you would travel around the world to meet the people on it, that you would spend a lot of time online getting in contact with other fans or writing your own stories.

The verdict of a book addict:

If you would really like to know what fandom is about, this is a must read. And if you’re a Supernatural fan it’s so amazing to read the responses of the actors.

Total of Ratties:

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Review: Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Published 02/01/2014 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Nevermore       Nevermore
Author:             Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pages:                 312
category:           Supernatural

The story:

Twenty years ago they lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it.

Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker’s haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an ’80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that’s bizarre even by New York City standards, it’s the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.

Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe’s horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don’t rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I admit that this isn’t the best Supernatural book I’ve read, but I still liked the story As a huge Supernatural fan I just had to read the books, I know I’m little late starting them.

The story was entertaining and could be a story from the television series. Although it was a little weird to read about Sam and Dean and not watch them on a screen. But I enjoyed the book and I will be reading the other books in this series.

 The verdict of a book addict:                                                               

Fun read and I’m glad I’ve read this book and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of them!

Total of Ratties:

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Review: Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls by Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis

Published 11/11/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls 
Author:              Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis
Pages:                246 for the paperback edition
category:           Supernatural, Non Fiction

The story:

Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the road—crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M.

They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointment—it’s all here.

And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether it’s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. “Crazystalkerchicks”—that’s what they heard fromSupernatural crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains andtheir libidos.
Fangasm pulls back the curtain on the secret worlds of fans and famous alike, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone who’s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passion—or hit the road with a best friend—will want to come along ( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

So as I stated in my last review of Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting I’m a huge supernatural fan. So when I saw this book about the fandom and read that it was written by two women in love with the show but also mothers and professors I just knew I had to read it.

As a mother, working woman and a huge fan of Supernatural just like the writers I do get some strange looks and comments from people around me. They just don’t understand how I can be such a big fan of a series and a mother at the same time. basically most people think that the moment you become a mother you can’t be a fan of something.

That’s also what I read in this book, people don’t take you seriously when you are a fan. They think you’re weird and that you don’t have a life. Well this book proves them wrong! Because we do have a life! It just also includes watching Supernatural and talking about the show and it’s stars.

I loved the way this book let’s you see the life of a fan, but I also loved to read the interviews with the actors and creators of the show. If this book did anything to me being a fan, it made me an even bigger fan of the show and the actors and creators.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great view into the mind of a Supernatural fan with a lot of great interviews and fan stories. It inspired me to start my own little blog about being a fan of this amazing show.

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

Review: Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting by David Reed

Published 11/11/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting         
Author:              David Reed
Pages:                 272
category:           Supernatural

The story:

My name is Bobby Singer. In twenty-four hours I’m gonna lose my memory. So here’s everything you need to know.

Monsters, demons, angels, vampires, the boogeyman under your bed: I’ve seen it, I’ve hunted it, I’ve killed it. I’m not the only hunter out here, but there aren’t as many as there used to be. Not near as many as there need to be. I’ve learned everything I can about every damned critter that walks, crawls, or flies, and I’m not gonna let that all be for nothing. I’m not going down without a fight. I’m not letting everything I’ve learned disappear. So that’s what you’re holding in your hands—everything I know. Anything that’d be useful for Sam, Dean, and the hunters that come after me.

It’s a guide to hunting…it’s a guide to me. My last will and testament. Ya idjits

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

Let me first start this review by confessing something: I’m a Supernatural Addict and proud of it! So that’s of my chest haha. So I knew that someday I had to read this book. I’m always a little scared for reading this kind of books because I love the show so much I always fear the book will be horrible.

But I wasn’t dissapointed at all! From te first page until the last I was hooked on the story and all the information Bobby gave in the book. Bobby has always been one of my favourite characters of the show and I read this book in his voice. I could see his face, hear his voice and I just knew this was a good book.

The verdict of a book addict:

This is a great book, I love it just as much as I love the Supernatural series!

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

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