I feel mildly guilty posting the Book of Secrets as a BookBin2011 entry. Why? Because: a) It’s only 151 pages; and b) it’s 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches tall (give or take a centimeter). So, no, not a long read at all. In fact, I read the entire book twice while sitting in an airport terminal, waiting to board a plane for New Orleans. Yes, if you saw a groggy, disheveled-looking nerd at a D.C. area airport at some point last week, thoroughly engrossed in a pocket-sized black book, there is a good chance that you experienced a rare sighting of the White Wolf.
Was it good for you, too?
Anyway. If you’re like me, always curious about things that you’re not supposed to know…or maybe even curious about things that you didn’t even know you weren’t supposed to know…then you’ll enjoy this cute little tome of life’s little secrets. Like want to know about the secret first screening of Star Wars? Or the secret life behind the James Bond theme? How about Nixon’s secret Apollo 11 speech? Or the most important secret of them all…the Colonel’s secret fried chicken recipe?
Come on, you know you want to know all these things. So head on over to one of Loba’s favorite online haunts, ThinkGeek.com, and pick up your own copy of the Book of Secrets.
And while you’re there, if you find yourself with a few bucks to spare, go ahead and pick me up a Mace Windu lightsaber. You know, just in case you’re feeling generous… 😉
Final Verdict: It’s cute. It’s small. It’s fun to read, fun to flip through, fun to tuck into your pocket. Therefore, it’s also fun to keep.