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Everyone is a fan of something, right? Whether it’s an actor, author, musician, television show, movie, sports team, book, or comic (or a million other things), we all have something (or several somethings) that make us squee with delight. And as long as you don’t act like Annie Wilkes, it’s totally fine. Having healthy interests in things is perfectly normal. And here are nine books that feature people who are big fans of things that you may enjoy (especially if you’re a big fan of books.)
This is a fun guide for women trying to make their way in the male-dominated world of geekdom, with helpful tips on making nerdy friends, cosplay, attending a convention, internet trolls, and more.
This is a charming book for people with big love for fictional characters and the enormous communities around them, and how to put your passions to use in your offline life and make them part of your own story.
The television series Supernatural has been around now for over a decade and has some of the biggest fans in the business. This is a memoir about how their love for the show turned two self-described sensible women into huge fangirls, and also a look at what it means to be a fan, where the boundries are when you’re a fan, and how loving the show changed their lives.
Perhaps some of the earliest displays of passionate fandom were the fans of the Beatles. You’ve probably seen the clips of the audience members at a concert, screaming and crying (and sometimes fainting). Members of the band have said that playing a show was pretty ridiculous, because you couldn’t hear yourself or your bandmates over the nonstop screaming. This is a look at those excited fans and what being a big fan means to them.
Coyne, who has worked several jobs in the entertainment industry, gives the dirt on meeting with several well-known celebrities, weird encounters and advice from celebs, and the world of celebrity gossip.
While a collection of essays on varying topics, one has always stuck with me: about the time Lethem dropped out of college, hitchhiked to California, and became president of the Philip K. Dick fan club. That is some serious dedication. Which paid off – the two eventually became friends. (Me, I would drop out of college to be president of the Jonathan Lethem fan club.)
Told through emails, text messages, journal entries, and blog posts, this is the story of two young women who meet through their mutual love of a show, and come to rely on each other’s friendship IRL. A charming contemporary take on friendship in the 21st century.
Cath and her twin sister, Wren, were big Simon Snow fans when they were young. But Cath never grew out of her love for the series, and spends her days obsessing over Simon Snow and writing popular fanfiction. But now the sisters are going to college, and Cath won’t have Wren there to guide her through the real world, Can she make her way IRL?
Graham has been in love with his best friend Roxy since the day they met and she asked him what Hogwart’s house he’d be in. Eight years later, they’re still best friends, but Graham wishes it was more. When he finds a way to get them into the New York Comic Con to see their favorite comic artist, he thinks it’s his big chance to impress her. But Graham learns that people pretend to be someone else at a convention – even Roxy. Will he have a chance to confess his love?