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18 March 2015 @ 07:38 pm
Escape From The Overworld.  
So I am feeling better than last week. My back pain is down to a 5 from the 8 to 10 it was the last time I posted. My PT said my muscles were really banded back there. The biggest issue now is how bad I want more pain pills. For a few nights there I got to experience what it felt like to be pain free again and it was glorious and I want to be able to feel that again, but I can tell how easy it would be to fall down that rabbit hole. Boo that.

Anyways, I thought I'd review one of the books ceitfianna left here for me and The Nephew. This one is called Escape From The Overworld: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure. It is based on the video game Minecraft, which I know very little about, but I know enough about video gaming to get this book. In it a character from Minecraft gets sucked through a computer into our world and makes a new friend, an eleven year old girl who is routinely bullied at school. She takes him around to see her world without realizing she has left her computer on and it is letting monsters from Minecraft into our world. Then she has to rise up with the Minecraft kid to save our world and close the portal and even gets a chance to best her bullies. It was fun and cute and read a lot like those Fic-For-Kids I write for The Nephew, some fanfic for kids who play Minecraft. Hell, if I could get the thumbs up from Marvel, I could start publishing those Avengers fic I have written for The Nephew, damn!

Unfortunately, it seems The Nephew has already read this one. He dropped by unexpected and I had it sitting out and he said, "Hey, what's that book for?" And I said, "Never you mind!" Then he said he'd already read it and I said 'no way,' that it had just been released and he probably had one of the other ones. I asked his dad though and he was like, "Oh yeah, we have that one. We bought it the day it came out. That's what happens when you are a gamer kid with a gamer dad." I'm still putting it in the bag of books for his birthday though and he can pass it on to a friend or to his school library.

It was a super cute, fun book and anyone who has a kid into gaming should really buy it! Hell, adults who are into gaming would enjoy it too.
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 19th, 2015 01:18 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're hurting less, babe.
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on March 24th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
My back seems to be fully healed now, with some very minor lingering pain in the hip area, but tbh that's pretty normal. So relieved it didn't last very long.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 25th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Kate: Pirate King adulationceitfianna on March 19th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
Oh that's so cool that's he's already read it, but let him know that the copy I brought is autographed by the author.
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on March 24th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
but let him know that the copy I brought is autographed by the author.

Oh, I will! I didn't even realize that, so glad you pointed it out!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 30th, 2015 07:15 am (UTC)
I only know about Minecraft because my friend's son is totally into it. I am going to send her the title of the book in case her son hasn't read it.
dodger_sister: readingdodger_sister on April 2nd, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
I only know about Minecraft because my friend's son is totally into it. I am going to send her the title of the book in case her son hasn't read it.

Yeah, I know just enough about Minecraft to have been able to enjoy this book. Mostly the delight in it for me was recognizing how much The Nephew would enjoy it! How old is your friend's kid? It seems like a perfect read for 7-11 years old, depending on reading level.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on April 4th, 2015 06:00 am (UTC)
He's 11, so it'll probably be a good fit.

Is your back feeling better?

dodger_sister: alison lohmandodger_sister on April 12th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
Well, as you know, my back is better, thank you. But now I have had the flu and my mom is driving me crazy, so...at this point I think it is mostly low stamina/energy levels from having been laid up most of the month and high anxiety from it all. So yeah, it's been a long month or so, but I am trying to work my way back up. Thank you for asking, bb!