It's a good thing I love to read. Prepping for a game is so intense! I'm excited about it though. #dndnerd
I love this series! Barnes does an amazing job of summarizing the past books enough so I don‘t feel lost reading it after a year long gap. I already preordered the next one today. The only thing I didn‘t like was that romance between Nash and Libby. The age gap was gross and weird, but I loved everything else! 5🌟
Also, I would totally reread this series from Xander‘s perspective:
As usual, the games/riddles/puzzles driving the story were fun and outrageous. My goal wasn't deciding if I was on Team Grayson or Team Jameson (neither) as it was just getting closure in this series; Barnes left some loose ends, probably for the next book to solve. I was hoping for more character-driven moments but in the end it felt like a hollow conclusion to the first book in this series.
With Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow still fresh in my mind, I think this account of not only Nintendo‘s rise but video game culture in general makes a nice companion. Supposedly, there are some factual errors, which is a shame because I quite enjoyed it. It‘s not a deep dive, but it gives a casual gamer like myself a bit of insider information and like Zevin‘s novel, a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia.
This is a really well thought out book with some gorgeous illustrations and photos. It's very much aimed at fans, there are sections that revisit things that happened in the games.
I enjoyed reading about the thought process behind character creation and how CR got to where it is now.
I also really liked that they highlighted what spells/items/strategies characters went with. Really showed that you don't need magic items to play at high levels
I'm looking for #ISpyBingo recommendations. Specifically, I'm looking for suitcase, mirror, window blinds, and pizza. Any suggestions?