Gideon's Picks

Howdy! I'm Gideon and my interests are all over the place. From self help to cookbooks, I'm a DIY kind of guy. Is it queer? I'll read it. Is it science fiction or horror? Gimme! Is it poetry? You know I'm there. Bonus points if any/all of those make me laugh.
The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250760142
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

I never really thought that pop culture had a huge influence on how I viewed my sexuality back in the 2000s, the height of my hormonal youth. Perry's own experiences as well as their whip smart analyses really blew away any pretense I had of living in an unaffected bubble. No one person exists in a vacuum and, unless you have literally lived away from all the touches of society, pop culture has in fact influenced you. If you are like me, then this collection of snarky and poignant essays will hit close to home in the best of ways.

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together (Broke Millennial Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143130406
Published: TarcherPerigee - May 2nd, 2017

Money has always been an issue for me. From a very young age, I can remember my family's financial woes being a taboo subject. Money, you see, was and is a four letter word. It's no wonder I struggle with my personal finances even now! In comes this book with some much needed answers. Lowry covers everything from credit cards to student loans to personalized budgeting tactics. They really understand how fiscally screwed a lot of us can be, and offer realistic solutions that won't send you into a doom spiral.

Field Guide to the Haunted Forest Cover Image
ISBN: 9798572931358
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Published: Independently Published - November 27th, 2020

I first stumbled across Anderson on twitter where his blue bird blurbs shifted my perspective on the world. So, it was with zero hesitation that I picked up this book of poetry, which had the exact same effect. His vivid descriptions of nature are both comforting and mind-blowing. With a real knack for making one feel small in the universe, he simultaneously inflates our own importance amongst the stars. We're all weird jellyfish piloting meat suits on a mote of dust in the universe, and that's just fine. I'd like to think Anderson would agree.

Live to Tell the Tale: Combat Tactics for Player Characters (The Monsters Know What They’re Doing #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982122690
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 7th, 2020

It's no secret amongst my friends, colleagues, and even complete strangers that I'm a dungeons and dragons fanatic. I've been playing in two weekly games for at least three years now and it's safe to say I'm thoroughly hooked. Even so, a regular like me could always use some pointers on player tactics. Enter Ammann with this gem of a tome. From druids to warlocks and everything in between, LTT spells out each class's best bets in battle. It even goes the extra mile to include some hypothetical scenarios for your reading pleasure. From newbies to veterans, this book is a handy manual on how not to die when it's time to roll dice.

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A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities Cover Image
By Mady G. (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg
ISBN: 9781620105863
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Published: Limerence Press - April 23rd, 2019

For some of you, this whole pandemonium may have given you a lot of time to think and reflect on yourselves. At least, that's what happened to me and that introspection led me to this book. With it's cute and comforting art style, the often times difficult subject of gender identity is broached with absolute clarity. A suitable read for all ages of questioning persons, G and Zuckerberg's guide really does make identity exploration quick and easy. The daunting question of "who am I?" has never seemed so approachable.