Author Archives : Nancy O'Toole Meservier

One Nerd + One Violin = Endless Possibilities: An Introduction to the Music Videos of Taylor Davis


Sometimes, it’s hard not to get caught up in the music of our favorite geeky properties. All I need to hear are the first few notes of “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter, the wolf-like howl in the opening credits to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or pretty much anything from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and I am there,…

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A Team Divided: The Serial Bookburners Goes Big and Small in Season Three


Bookburners: Season Three (2017) Written by: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, Andrea Phillips, Mur Lafferty Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: The weekly serial has 13 episodes of approximately 50 pages each Series: Bookburners Publisher: Serial Box Disclaimer: I received a copy of season three of Bookburners from the publisher, Serial Box. This was not done with the understanding that I would write a review. The fact that I received it for free…

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Give Brains a Chance: Five Reasons Why You Should Check Out the White Trash Zombie Series


Several years back, I found myself burned out on one of my favorite genres: urban fantasy. Sure, there were certain reliable authors that I could depend upon (Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, etc.), but it felt like whenever I picked up a book by a new author, I would come up disappointed. Everything I read either felt like a low quality…

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Women of DC Rebirth


DC Comics can be a bit of a clusterfuck, rebooting their own lines every few years, retaining some aspects of the previous comics while throwing others right out the window. But sometimes, a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered, which is what DC decided after the uneven results of their New 52 experiment. With Rebirth, DC renumbered all…

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Magic at the Vatican: Bookburners Levels Up in Season Two


Bookburners: Season Two (2016) Written by: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery, Andrea Phillips, Mur Lafferty, Amal El-Mohtar Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: 734 (Kindle version; although I listened to the audio) Series: Bookburners Publisher: Serial Box Disclaimer: I received a copy of season two of Bookburners from the publisher Serial Box. This was not done with the understanding that I…

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My Favorite Things: Lying Cat, The King of Wakanda, Kick-Ass Theme Songs, and Sweeping Epics


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re still all about Wonder Woman, and her awesome soundtrack, and we continue to be obsessed with the Black Panther…

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My Favorite Things: Magical Movie Scenes, Teaser Trailers, Video Games, and Wonder Woman x3


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about Wonder Woman, apparently. Don’t believe me? You will when you see that references to the superheroic film…

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Television in Book Form: A Review of the Serial Bookburners


Bookburners (2017) Written by: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery Genre: Urban Fantasy Pages: 787 (Hardcover) Publisher: Saga Press/Serial Box Why I Chose It: I’ve previously enjoyed works by a couple of the authors involved in Bookburners. That, and I find the concept behind Serial Box to be really interesting (more on that below!). The premise: The…

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My Favorite Things: New Gods, Monstrous Comics, and “Lost Girls”


They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we’re all about one of the “New Gods” on the American Gods television show, a beautiful new music video that’s…

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