This isn't a young adult book but I didn't really read many of those as a kid. (I was way into a Series of Unfortunate Events, though.) If I was reading anything as a kid, I was much more interested in reading stuff like Classy Freddie Blassie's autobiography or something.
But I do remember that there was some book of horror short stories that I used to read all the time as a kid. I forget what it was called but that shit was legitimately scary. I remember it had these really creepy illustrations too. Wish I could remember the name.
@selfconfessedcynic: The scope of some of the content has changed but I don't see how someone could watch the BioForge stream or this week's TNT and think that their enthusiasm is gone or that they're jaded. Those were two of the best videos that Giant Bomb has ever produced. Not to mention all the Iceland stuff from the past couple weeks, which has been fantastic across the board. I'm just not sure what people want out of them. No matter what they do some people are just never happy.
I get the concern over Quick Looks because Patrick is definitely in a lot of them. I would assume (and hope) that this would mean more Rorie in Quick Looks but I don't know. But I'll never understand this attitude about the "good old days." The site is the same, it's always been the same. The "jaded" complaints or whatever are such bullshit.
I played 3 matches against bots and I definitely feel more knowledgeable than when I started. My first match was with Drow Ranger, who I later found out is a pretty popular beginner hero but I was mostly running around having no clue what I was doing. The second game I found my bearings a bit more playing Nature's Prophet. I really liked his root ability and his ability to teleport anywhere on the map. But I really didn't understand his ultimate and never felt like I was using it effectively. And in my third game, I played as Io, which was a huge mistake. I knew from watching Patrick play him during his first game on Unprofessional Fridays that he was different but I didn't realize how different. His tether ability was really confusing and I never felt I was using it right at all and his ultimate seemed mostly useless, outside of one instant where I used it to avoid a death that I'm pretty proud of.
Overall, though, I feel like I have a better understanding of the game but the thought of going up against real people is still pretty terrifying.