We are now well into the spring and April is now over and May has begun. It is time to provide my reading list for April 2022.
For the month I listened to 22 different titles, of these 6 were new titles, or 27.2%. The title I want to highlight for April is “Still Just a Geek” by Wil Wheaton.
Celebrated actor, personality, and all-around nerd, Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he reexamines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom–and now for the first time in audio, narrated by Wil himself!
From starring in Stand by Me to playing Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation to playing himself, in his second (third?) iconic role of Evil Wil Wheaton in The Big Bang Theory, to becoming a social media supernova, Wil Wheaton has charted a career course unlike anyone else, and has emerged as one of the most popular and well respected names in science fiction, fantasy and pop culture.
Back in 2001, Wil began blogging on wilwheaton.net. Believing himself to have fallen victim to the curse of the child actor, Wil felt relegated to the convention circuit, and didn’t expect many would want to read about his random experiences and personal philosophies.
Yet, much to his surprise, people were reading. He still blogs, and now has an enormous following on social media with well over 3 million followers.
In Still Just a Geek, Wil revisits his 2004 collection of blog posts, Just a Geek, filled with insightful and often laugh-out-loud annotated comments, additional later writings, and all new material written for this publication. The result is an incredibly raw and honest memoir, in which Wil opens up about his life, about falling in love, about coming to grips with his past work, choices, and family, and finding fulfillment in the new phases of his career. From his times on the Enterprise to his struggles with depression to his starting a family and finding his passion–writing–Wil Wheaton is someone whose life is both a cautionary tale and a story of finding one’s true purpose that should resonate with fans and aspiring artists alike.”
Note There are some trigger warnings for “Still Just a Geek”. There are some aspects which might be hard to listen to, so be warned.
If you opt to listen to the audiobook, you can listen to Wil read it himself, which is a very interesting experience given that the book is an annotated and expanded version of “Just a Geek”.
For May, I am not sure how many titles I will listen to. I know I mentioned that there is at least one new item for March, April, and May, but the new title for May is not released until May 31st, so we will see if there is a new title for May or not.
|Last Command (A Fallen Empire Book 0)||Lindsay Buroker||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|Star Nomad (A Fallen Empire Book 1)||Lindsay Buroker||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|Honor’s Flight (A Fallen Empire Book 2)||Lindsay Buroker||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|Ready Player One||Ernest Cline||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Red Shirts||John Scalzi||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Revolt in 2100||Robert Heinlein||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Methuselah’s Children||Robert Heinlein||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Pilot X||Tom Merritt||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Short History of Nearly Everything||Bill Bryson||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Still Just a Geek||Wil Wheaton||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|How To||Randall Munroe||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Project V.E.R.A.||Tom Merritt||No||Amazon||Apple|
|And Then She Vanished (Joseph Bridgeman Book 1)||Nick Jones||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|New York 2140||Kim Stanley Robinson||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Off to be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 Book 1)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 Book 2)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||Apple|
|An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 Book 3)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 Book 4)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 Book 5)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||Apple|
|The Vexed Generation (Magic 2.0 Book 6)||Scott Meyer||No||Amazon||–|