Monday, July 15, 2013

Super Pop!

Super Pop! by Daniel Harmon
4/5 stars
Zest Books, 2013
279 pages
Non-Fiction Pop Culture

Source: Received an e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely adore trivia, lists, and pop culture so checking this book out was a complete no-brainer especially once I saw Liviana at In Bed With Books' positive review. I'm glad I checked it out because this book was so much fun! I don't have a lot to say about it other than I really enjoyed reading it.

I do consider myself pretty familiar with many areas of pop culture but I was pleased to discover even more new things. I did know a lot of the movies and books but there are also music, video games, and more that were new to me. I appreciated the chance to get some new ideas for entertainment to check out. The list topics are arranged in five areas and then pretty randomly within each category.

What I liked the most about the book was that it is not just lists. There are full-on (often very humorous) paragraphs explaining why something is on the list as well as providing bonus materials on occasion. I literally laughed out loud at several points and shared a few tidbits with the people around me.

Overall, I think this would be a fun book to keep as a reference, definitely something you would want a hard copy of rather than the e-book version I read. My copy featured black and white illustrations; I am wondering if the actual book has color to match the cover.

20 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! I do enjoy a good list, especially when pop culture is involved.

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    1. I love lists too-they're actually one of my favorite things to both make and read.

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  2. Oooo I'm a big fan of trivia too! I'm pretty good with movies in terms of pop culture, but I'm woefully uneducated in anything else so I think I would have a blast with this book! What's a piece of trivia you learned?

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    1. Can't remember any specific piece of trivia but I really enjoyed the color he provided about the film Amadeus for example.

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  3. ooh fun!- I hadn't heard of this one actually. Must have missed Liviana's review. It sounds like a great book to share with friends.

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    1. I definitely shared it with friends-they LOVED getting to hear me laughing and stopping what they were doing to listen to me explain and read aloud.

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  4. Yeah, I consider myself pop-culture savvy too, so I was impressed by the variety of things that were new to me. And the long (funny!) paragraphs about everything helped me narrow down what I thought I would like.

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    1. Yes, I could tell some things weren't for me but there are still a few I'll check out at least.

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  5. Glad the paragraphs were included and funny!

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    1. They really added-just a list would have been so boring.

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  6. This book sounds like a lot of fun! I'm not that great at trivia, so maybe this could help me with that. Great review!
    -Danna

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    1. It was so much fun and a super fast read-check it out!

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  7. This soudns like a really fun read. Glad you like it. Great review.

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    1. "Fun" is the operative word-perfectly describes this book!

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  8. I don't think I'm up on my pop culture but I bet I would have a lot of fun with this book!

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    1. If you like learning, then you'll have a good time learning through this book.

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  9. I've never heard of this, but it does sound like a fun read :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. So cute and such a good time-glad I gave it a read.

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    1. I enjoyed it so much-a little different from your usual trivia book with its long paragraphs but super fun.

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