In between feeding Jessica, cuddling Jessica, changing Jessica’s many nappies, trying to give my eleven-year-old a bit of much-needed big sister attention and (not least) trying to catch up on sleep, I’ve been eagerly following the fate of the World of Warcraft Reader. It’s risen like a rocket on the Amazon bestseller list, from 132,000th most sold book last week to around the 6000th today. Yesterday it even had a brief spell in the 3000s! Awesome.
cat on WoW Reader
Even our cat, Maestro, approves of the book. He’s not really that into reading it, but it’s a real comfy cat bed!

4 thoughts on “the World of Warcraft Reader makes a very nice cat bed

  1. […] Via the blog of one of the editors of the anthology Digital Culture, Play and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader, to which I have contributed with a chapter, I was made aware of the fact that our anthology is right now doing quite well sales-wise! Today it’s #6,780 in Books (most sold) and #2 in the “Entertainment>Puzzles &Games>Reference” category on That’s quite good for an academic book, isn’t it? I finally received a copy myself last week, and I must completely subjectively and smugly admit, that as print and bound object, both in terms of layout and content (a lot of very clever colleagues have contributed, it does look nice… Talking about academic books on games, I should also note that three current and former ITU colleagues of mine, Jonas Heide-Smith, Susana Tosca and Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen have also recently premiered with a book (monograph)¬† on games Understanding Videogames, published by Routledge. I know they have put a lot of work into writing a general and thorough introduction to understanding what video games are and how you can analyse them. Judging from my students responses (they are all referring to it already), sales of that is also going well! Congrats to the authors […]

  2. BalletGirl

    Maestro is magnificent!

  3. Matthew

    What a fantastic picture! Jill, would you be willing to share the original full-res picture? I’d love to make a wallpaper out of it.

  4. on my level

    I like the picture too… cherries are nice touch, but not to sure about the box on kleenex in the background. 🙂 I really like the WoW reader, but for leveling the game, I recommend one of the online guides.

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