Why You Will Like This Book:
- Compulsively readable.
- Highly amusing.
- Full of geek references and internet-speak.
- Full of geek references and internet-speak. (Probably not everyone's cup of tea. In fact, I would probably say, if you don't already recognize Felicia Day, you probably won't enjoy this much.)
I found it a bit inspiring, too. Like me, she enjoys learning pretty much everything under the sun. She has struggled with depression and social anxiety and the overuse of the computer. Unlike me, however, she is immensely hard working. Think of all the cool things I could accomplish if I pushed through my lethargy a bit more!
There's only one thing that at all lessened my enjoyment, and even then it wasn't by much: it's a little too bad she was so isolated as a homeschooler growing up. It gives a bit of a bad rap to homeschoolers, while in reality, some of them can be very well-socialized. This wasn't her fault, of course. It would just be nice to have more normal, well-adjusted representation of homeschoolers in media. There are so few of them.*
* By this, I am not claiming to be well-adjusted myself. See the previous paragraph about struggling with depression and social anxiety and the overuse of the computer. But I grew up in a very large group of homeschoolers, and many of them are splendidly well-adjusted and perfectly able to blend in to any group of people at all without seeming weird.