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Mini Book Reviews: If You Give a Man a Cookie – A Parody / A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies / Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom / The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! / The Crime Book

I received an e-arc of each of these books from netgalley and this is my honest review.


If You Give a Man a Cookie: A Parody

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Numeroff, author of the hugely popular children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, offers this hilarious parody of her own book for the man in your life.

If you give a man a cookie…he’s going to want milk to go with it…God forbid he should get it himself.

If You Give a Man a Cookie is a woman’s commentary about her helpless man and the chain of events that leads him on a journey from the bed to the bathroom to the couch and back to bed at nightfall.

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
 My Review: 3 Stars
This is an entertaining parody, made by the author of the original. The artwork is great, and its written in the same children’s style of the original, which makes it pretty funny, but its full of common stereotypes and is a little patronizing, which brings it down a little for me.

A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse 

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A darkly comic fable that offers visions of the apocalypse for every letter of the alphabet.

Starting with a father whose son has been asking questions about global dangers, A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies takes us inside our worst fears, laughing at some and taking others seriously. With macabre verse and fantastically gory illustrations, it provides gallows humor for our doom-haunted times.

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
 My Review: 5 Stars
 A super fun, if darkly comedic bedtime story. Its written like a kids book, but much like “Go the Fuck to Sleep”, you probably shouldn’t read it to kids, especially younger ones. As it is all about the morbid inescapable end of the world. The art was super gorgeous though, and I thought it was hilarious.

Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom

Irreverent Lettering for Every F*cking Occasion

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Want to wish someone a happy f*cking New Year? Or perhaps you want to tell a Facebook friend that no one cares about her a**hole cat? Now you can express your irreverent sentiments with beautiful calligraphy and hand-lettering!

Send an artfully lettered note telling your boss to f*ck off, your company that a meeting is bullsh*t, and more. With a crash course in learning calligraphy and hand-lettering, you’ll also get a chapter on cringe-worthy words like “moist” and “dingleberry,” along with more than 25 gorgeous hand-lettered signs that you can hang anywhere including favorites like “Monday is a D*ck,” “Your Spirit Animal is an A**hole,” and more.

Just because it’s profanity doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful! Tell the sh*tty person in your life how you really feel with delicate swirls and hand-drawn letters in Your Spirit Animal Is an Asshole!
Pub Date 26 Sep 2017

My Review: 3 Stars

This is pretty funny, it about writing and lettering in different fonts and style, with sassy/cussy humor as its frame. Pretty entertaining but I’m not super into it.


The Geeky Chef Strikes Back!

Even More Unofficial Recipes from Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, and More!

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The Geeky Chef is back with even more delicious, real-life recipes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, TV shows, and video games. Discover the foods you’ve always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to The Legend of ZeldaFireflyMinecraftFinal Fantasy, and more.
In the Geeky Chef Strikes Back, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined the delicious foods in these faraway worlds and created recipes that are sure to transport you to galaxies far, far way. So if you’ve found yourself craving Pumpkin Juice from Harry PotterLingonberry Pancakes from The Big LebowskiNorma’s Cherry Pie from Twin PeaksWife Soup from Firefly, or the White Dragon Noodles from Blade Runner, then look no further. With easy step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos, these creative recipes are perfect for your next big viewing party or your standing reservation for a party of one. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer!
Pub Date 15 Sep 2017

My Review: 5 Stars

I like baking, and I am a very geeky human, so I LOVED this. There was nice mix of fandoms, and I recognized most if not all, even of the ones I wasn’t a part of. The pictures and graphics are very nicely done, and the instructions super easy to follow. I want a physical copy of this one!


The Crime Book

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An essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time, from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes and more.

From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through info-graphics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish, and study the police and detective work of each case.

Find out how pirates, the Japanese yakuza, Chinese triads, and modern drug cartels operate around the world. Dive deep into the Black Dahlia murder investigation and follow other high-profile cases, including Lizzie Borden with her ax and the Patty Hearst kidnapping.

Learn how media coverage changed through history, from the tragic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to romanticizing Bonnie and Clyde’s doomed fate to the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby, which is considered the first international crime tabloid story.

The Crime Book is a complete compendium for crime aficionados to add to their collection.

Pub: May 2nd 2017

My Review: 4 Stars

Super interesting read! Well formatted, descriptive, and detailed without getting bogged down with them. The crime stories chosen were well written and had a nice variety. If true crime is something you like, its a good read. Though not meant to be read straight through all at once.

4 thoughts on “Mini Book Reviews: If You Give a Man a Cookie – A Parody / A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies / Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom / The Geeky Chef Strikes Back! / The Crime Book”

  1. Ok, if that cookbook has food from Final Fantasy I may just have to check it out

    And def going to get a copy of the asteroid book for my sister. She collects ‘kid’s’ books like those. She has Go the F*** to Sleep, and it’s companion, and a slew of ‘my first fandom’ books like counting with the Doctor, a Star Trek alphabet, amusing stories for Supernatural and Firefly.

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