Category: "Books"

Read Chapter Three of My Book!

It's a little rough but I feel like it's ready to go out to all 10 or so of you who have been reading it. I will definitely be revising after I finish the whole thing. There's still quite a few chapters to go. Feel free to comment or email with your… more »
posted by brendoman | 05/28/13| 05:48:00 pm| Books| 2 comments »

Download Chapter Two Of My Book!

Chapter Two of my Untitled Memoir Project is now available for download and to celebrate that I have created a dedicated page here for the book. You can get both chapters here. I am currently working on Chapter Three but I am not sure when it will be… more »
posted by brendoman | 04/13/13| 10:01:00 pm| Books, Anything Else| Leave a comment »

Download the First Chapter of My Book at

I am in the process of writing a book. It is something I have been wanting to do for basically half my life. It is basically the story of my youth and the death of my father and how that affected me. There's both humor and heartbreak. I want to… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/26/13| 07:47:00 am| Thoughts and Ideas, Books, Anything Else| Leave a comment »

The Brax Book Is Here!

Phil and I are pleased to announce that Brax The Alien Rocker Presents: Tales From Planet Earth Volume 1 is available for purchase. We got our first copy and it looks even more awesome than I thought it would. Thanks to Wil Wheaton for recommending… more »
posted by brendoman | 10/12/11| 10:54:00 am| Site News, Books, Anything Else, Comics| 1 comment »

VOTD: My Interview at the Ready Player One Signing" style="color:#FF9B00;" target="_blank">Game Reviews - E3 2012 G4 was at the signing for Ernest Cline's amazing book, Ready Player One and they interviewed me. You can see for yourself at the 1:50 mark. They misspelled my… more »
posted by brendoman | 09/27/11| 11:15:00 am| Books, I'm a Big Geek, Video of the Day| 2 comments »


Pottermore: Register your interestPottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books. Come back on 31st July to find out how you can get the chance to enter Pottermore early. more »
posted by brendoman | 06/23/11| 09:33:00 am| Books, I'm a Big Geek| 2 comments »

Hogwarts is almost done!

John over at The Disney Blog has an awesome photo of the nearly completed Hogwart's castle at Universal Orlando. I'm planning my trip already. While the castle and rides and what not have me excited, it's the idea of visiting the Three Broomsticks in… more »
posted by brendoman | 01/26/10| 09:36:10 am| Books, I'm a Big Geek| 1 comment »

Books of our Youth

I sent Danny's daughter Emma a set of Ramona books as a late birthday present the other day. While I was browsing around on Amazon I was flooded with a wave of good memories. My dad read to me at a young age but the first chapter books I read on my… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/24/09| 06:54:31 pm| Books| 8 comments »

Link of the Day: Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure - Children's Story Books - CYOA Oh my gosh, the rumors are true and it appears that Choose Your Own Adventure books are back. The website isn't the greatest but there is some cool stuff on there for any CYOA fan. I'm tempted… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/11/09| 01:47:52 pm| Books, Linkworthy| 2 comments »

Neil Gaiman Responds to Kindle 2 Audio Controversy

Neil Gaiman's Journal: Quick argument summary My point of view: When you buy a book, you're also buying the right to read it aloud, have it read to you by anyone, read it to your children on long car trips, record yourself reading it and send that to… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/26/09| 12:22:16 pm| In the News, Books, I'm a Big Geek| Leave a comment »

More Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs News

Mr. T and Bill Hader Join 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' - Cinematical While speaking with Anna about her upcoming projects, she did tell us a little bit more about the voice work she's doing for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the… more »
posted by brendoman | 08/19/08| 03:01:16 pm| Movies, Books| Leave a comment »

Half Blood Prince Teaser!!

Looks pretty darn sweet. more »
posted by brendoman | 07/30/08| 09:20:25 am| Movies, Books| Leave a comment »

Marvel to Release The Stand Graphic Novel

Comic Book Resources - CBR News: Marvel to Adapt Stephen King's "The Stand" This is pretty sweet news: "I did go to Marvel and ask them if they would have any interest in adapting 'The Stand' as a graphic novel and they are going to do that," King… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/18/08| 11:22:32 am| Books, Comics| Leave a comment »

Final Harry Potter Film To Be Cut In Two

The Final HARRY POTTER Film Is Actually Two Films Now...And They Have A Director!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. I'm glad they're doing this but I actually wish they had done it for a couple of the previous… more »
posted by brendoman | 03/13/08| 02:48:13 pm| Movies, Books| 1 comment »

Prince Caspian Trailer Is Up

YouTube - Prince Caspian - Official Trailer This one looks like it might be even more epic in scale than the first. It's been awhile since I read the books, but I recall this one being my favorite. It's definitely going to be a geektastic summer… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/05/07| 11:24:25 am| Movies, Books| Leave a comment »


I finished Harry Potter last night. It was fantastic. I put the book down a couple times to do some other stuff, but read the last 400 pages or so straight through. Great read. I'll definitely miss having a new book to look forward to, but it's also… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/23/07| 07:32:11 pm| Books| 1 comment »

One Week.....

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is only one week away. So that means it should be on my doorstep sometime Saturday afternoon. My plan is to turn off my computer the night before. It will not be turned on until I finish the book, which hopefully… more »
posted by brendoman | 07/14/07| 05:46:35 pm| Movies, Books| 7 comments »

7th Harry Potter Book Launches July 21st

Final 'Potter' launch on July 21 - Thanks to Les for the heads up on this one. The final installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, will hit stores on July 21st. The pre-order deals are already flying: Many… more »
posted by brendoman | 02/01/07| 01:59:23 pm| Books| 2 comments »

Angus Forever!

So I was searching randomly at work, something I do often, and I found this page on author Chris Crutcher's website. Who is Chris Crutcher? He wrote the short story that inspired my favorite movie, Angus. So on his Angus movie page, I was pretty… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/31/06| 11:26:24 am| Movies, Books| 1 comment »

Free John Hodgman Audio Book

John Hodgman has reported that you can dowload the audio version of his book, The Areas of My Expertise for free from iTunes Music Store for a limited time. Get it here. I'm at work so I can't check it out yet, but I've heard it's pretty sweet. more »
posted by brendoman | 12/19/06| 05:13:25 pm| Books| 2 comments »

Interview With The Brendo

Edward Humes - The Online Home of Over Here So this guy interviewed me today about my time at Biola. He's doing a piece about BU for Los Angeles Magazine. I can't say that I said only good things about the school. I did say some good things. We… more »
posted by brendoman | 12/07/06| 02:39:33 am| In the News, Books| 1 comment »


Today was quite an excellent day. Chris and I decided to hit up a couple Tower Records stores since they are in the process of liquidating all their merchandise. The CD's and DVD's are still not quite a bargain, even at 40% off. The books, however,… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/17/06| 01:51:54 am| Movies, Books| Leave a comment »

More Harry Potter Predictions

brendoman's bits: Harry Potter Predictions Okay, so this post over at my old TypePad Blog has generated 776 comments in three years. I thought I would update on what I wrote, which was shortly after Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was… more »
posted by brendoman | 11/16/06| 02:39:53 am| Books| 1 comment »

Best Clueless Book Title Ever

hBoing Boing: OMFG manual not what it seems This is pretty awesome. See also: I would upload the pic, but Privoxy is not allowing the upload window to pop up. more »
posted by brendoman | 11/14/06| 02:02:09 pm| Books, Funny Stuff| Leave a comment »

Hi Res Order of the Phoenix Promo Pics

OotP Here's some cool high-res promo pics for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Very cool. Everyone looks so grown up! more »
posted by brendoman | 09/25/06| 05:54:14 pm| Movies, Books| 1 comment »

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