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Lookout! The Pages of Peril Podcast is on a not-so-secret mission to unearth the very best choose your own adventure style books while pitting the hosts against each other in a gamebook choose-off that will crown one of them, Champion Chooser.

Original Adventures

Original choose your own adventure style stories written by Pages of Peril and performed on episodes of the podcast.  Read along with the show or test your own wits with these online adventures.

The Blog of Peril

The Best Used Book Stores: Green Apple Books in San Francisco

Used book stores. One might say they're the thrift stores of literature. I would say that they're treasure troves of mystery and endless possibility (and also I would agree with the thrift store thing). Once you step inside a used book store, you never know what you might find. Maybe a cookbook that only has dessert…

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Educational Benefits of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

Gamebooks, like the Choose Your Own Adventure series, are seen by some as an activity for after your homework is done. Gamebooks are free reading books, fun books, books that you should read after your other real reading is done, right? I say, wrong. I take exception with the idea that verbose prose is real reading…

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The Secret of the Artist Who Illustrated the First Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Choose Your Own Adventure #1 is titled the Cave of Time and it was released by Bantam, not to be confused with the mini bagels Bantam Bites, in 1979.  The original cover illustration would become a hallmark of Choose Your Own Adventure books and the guiding light for the rest of the series.  The cover was…

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The Many Names of Choose Your Own Adventure Style Books

The Choose Your Own Adventure genre of book traces its origins back to 1976 when Edward Packard published the "Adventures of You" series and its premier title "Sugarcane Island". The "Adventures of You" series would eventually become the classic 1980s and 90s Choose Your Own Adventure book series which accounts for a large number of Pages…

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Gamebook Reviews

Please Do Not Feed The Human: Decide-Your-Own-Destiny

Please Do Not Feed the Human is a modern take on classic choose your own adventure books. This book uses novel like writing , though some choices you make can lead to arbitrary outcomes. Please Do…

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Goosebumps: Escape From Camp Run-For-Your-Life

After your careless Uncle Eddy drops you off at Running Leaf, the "go-to" summer sports camp, you find this "camp for the cool" has some very uncool things going on. From blue scrambled egg fights, to…

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Escape From Minecraft: Pick your own quest

After drinking a potion on an exclusive Minecraft server, you black out, and find yourself trapped in Minecraft! Will you explore the blocky world, or try to find a way back into real life? The choice…

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Time Travel Inn

In this modern choose your own adventure book, you'll do lots of reading to uncover the secrets of your grandma's quickly forgotten disappearance. Begin your search or forget about her and focus on the motel business,…

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Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure

Embark on a history heavy adventure about traversing the Oregon trail by choosing your way past many perils, most of them boring and without a fair context, on your way to Oregon or California. This choose…

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By Balloon to the Sahara – Choose Your Own Adventure #3

You're with your best friends and your trusty dog in France ready for a hot air balloon ride filled with unbelievable views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert when a storm forces you into…

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