Discovering The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy


Nerdiscoveries is a feature hosted by The Bibliophile Confessions where we share our new discoveries that totally make us nerd/geek out.

Okay so we all know how long it was since our last Nerdiscoveries post and since it’s Blogoversary month, we’re bringing this one back!!!

So not all of you knows (except if you’re my younger sister or Jem or my Tumblr mutuals or my friends irl) how much of a fangirl I am. If you’ll take a look at my Tumblr account… nope not the bookish one. My multi-fandom account, it looks like this.

Looks a bit simple right? But I kid you not, that account is full of reblogs of things that I truly love. Take for instance that sidebar picture. That’s Kyle Simmons from the band Bastille. That black and white picture? Agents of SHIELD cast.

If you’re following me on Tumblr, you’ll mostly find Supernatural, Marvel, Arrow, The 100 and a lot of bands on your Dashboard. This also serves as a bit of precaution in case you’re interested in following me. Although, I’m not that active anymore, which totally makes me sad because I do miss talking to friends that I made there.

Anyways, this Nerdiscoveries post is dedicated a non-fiction book that I discovered in Edelweiss while looking for new e-ARCs. Also, this is the first non-fiction book I am going to feature in the blog.

22926684Title: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
Author: Sam Maggs
Publication Date: May 12th 2015 by Quirk Books
Amazon // Book Depository // Goodreads

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.

Two thumbs up for this one! Read this book for less than 24 hours because I really can’t put it down! Pretty much hilarious but it’s way more than that for it discusses how empowering, special and unique it is to be a fangirl.

I enjoyed devouring this book. The first part was really funny and informative at the same time. Most of the fandoms mentioned in this book are the ones I’m in, like Supernatural, Sherlock, Harry Potter and Marvel. I’ve never felt so close to a book before until I’ve read this beauty.

I have learned a lot of things about being a fangirl. It’s very informative and like what I said earlier, empowering. It’s such a great idea to have this book discuss the issue of feminism, especially when your a part of a fandom dominated by men.

I also enjoyed the interviews with several notable people. It made me realize that even though they’re famous, they’re just the same as me, when it comes to being passionate about what I love. I agreed to everything they said. Heck! I agree to everything written in this book!

I would definitely recommend this to everyone. Actually, I think every single fangirl/fanboy out there should have a copy of this book, especially that it discussed proper manners and etiquettes not only in a fandom, but in the internet/real life in general.


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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Ah, my Tumblr is very fangirl-y as well! It’s mostly The Raven Cycle, Supernatural, Marvel, and other miscellaneous things I’m a fan of. :P Lately it has been like 95% related to The Raven Cycle though, but that’s because I have no self control.

    I really want to read this book! It looks like such a fun thing and something that I would really enjoy. (Which I hope it is.) I just want more books about girls who love THINGS — books, TV shows, movies, YouTubers… The list could go on.

    Basically: I want more books about heroines that are also fangirls.
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    1. I knew Bastille wasn’t the only thing we have in common. Hahaha! I’ve yet to finish The Raven Boys but I’ve read the first three chapters and I was totally hooked! I hope you get your hands on this one soon! I’m pretty sure you’ll love it!

      Thanks, Sydney! <3

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