TLC Book Tour: Who-ology: Doctor Who, The Official Miscellany by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

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Doctor Who: The Official Miscellany
by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright
Copyright 2013
BBC Books
ISBN: 9781849906197
If there's one thing in the entertainment world I love more than Doctor Who I've yet to find it. I would have never have guessed that a boring night of channel surfing nine years ago would have led to the love affair that I have with the Doctor Who series. Since discovering the series in 2005, I haven't missed watching an episode and have even went back in the archives to watch the Classic Doctor Who that originally aired in 1963.

With 50 years of rich history it's easy to find something Who related even if you aren't near a TV. There are board games, video games, action figures, t-shirts -- and books! Yes! I mentioned the 'B' word! There are tons of books to keep a Whovian entertained for ages. With the 50th anniversary coming in November the BBC is re-releasing a set of 11 classic Doctor Who stories, one for each incarnation of the Doctor, with beautiful new covers. If that isn't enough, there are also several new books in the pipeline including a great book of Doctor Who trivia entitled, Who-ology. It's not due out until June 11, but I was lucky enough to snag a pre-release copy thanks to TLC Book Tours and BBC Books and I have to say it's a must-have for any Whovian worth their salt or anyone curious about the series.

Who-ology is a mish-mash of facts and figures from 1962 when the series was a twinkle in the BBC's eye to the current series's 2012 Christmas Special: The Snowmen. Ever wanted to know just how many times the Dalek's, the Doctor's archenemies, have shouted EXTERMINATE (469 to be exact, pg. 205) or just exactly what a "Timey - Wimey Detector is? These questions and more are answered in Who-ology.

At close to 400 pages this tome may seem daunting to non-readers but it's well organized and the table of contents make it easy to jump around to different chapters and to read small sections at a time. There are also some nifty charts and drawings for those who like visual aides. I sat down with this book almost as soon as I got it and couldn't put it down. Even I, a fan for years now, learned some new things. It is truly amazing just how many connections the show has had over the years and how many people have launched their careers on the series.

Who-ology: Doctor Who, The Official Miscellany is most definitely a book I highly recommend. I plan on passing it along to my younger brother who is a teen Whovian. It's great for almost any reader young and old. Kudos to the writers and BBC books for putting together this wonderful book and allowing us TARDIS-less humans to journey through 50 years of Doctor Who history. I hope there's a book like this for the next 50 years!

~ Don't forget to stop by this blog on May 30 for my review of the Doctor Who books, The Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss and June 17 for my review of The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett PLUS GIVEAWAYS of each book (open internationally)!!!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.* 

~ Pre-order your own copy of the book HERE or at your favorite bookseller.

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~ Read what other's on the TLC Book Tour are saying about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary collection books HERE.

A bit of an extra for your viewing pleasure --  Doctor Who BAFTA 50th Anniversary Tribute

Happy Reading!


  1. SO FUN!!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed Who-ology! Rene, thanks so much for sharing it with your readers and for being a part of the tour!

  2. I've seen this show several times, but I'm certainly not as great of a fan as you, Renee. Who-ology sounds like a fabulous book for real Doctor Who fans like you!

    1. It's definitely an interesting read! Thanks as always for stopping by. :-)

      Renee C.


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