Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wanted: Geeks

So we have has a blast with the Geek A Palooza in December, and are ready to fire up the engines of Ready Player One in January. One more thing we need in 2012... we need MORE GEEKS!

The mission of The Geek Girls Book Club is to be a place where anyone can read the books that are generally passed over by the mainstream book club. We have read so many amazing books in just 8 months. (Click the link on the side for the Goodreads group page and you can see all the titles.) My wish for 2012 is to really spread the word about the GGBC and be able to reach more people who would like to be in the company of such excellent geeks as yourselves.

So your mission, if you choose to accept it: SPREAD THE NERD WORD. That's it. Tell your friends, teachers, librarians, barbers, and whoever else would enjoy this group. Maybe we can make the world a bit brighter by making a safe place for all ages and creeds of geek to gather and talk about the things that really interest them. Maybe we can get people to like reading and maybe even themselves a bit in the process. You can print out a flyer and leave it at your local comic or book store or coffee shop (With their permission of course.) Word of mouth and posting on your blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr would be fantastic as well! Going to a Con? Feel free to spread the word there too. I'd love to see a GGBC tshirt in the crowd!

Thank you to all of you who are so passionate and just plain amazing about this group. I never dreamed that we would have over 600 members in several countries by now. It is all because of the drive you all have to make this happen, and I can never thank you enough. You all rock my geeky socks. Let's make 2012 The Year Of The Geek.

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Year New Fiction!

It seems impossible, but soon 2012 will be upon us. A year filled with new beginnings, and for us, new fiction. I thought it might be fun to start out the year with a new book. A book that really speaks to geeks and that many are really wanting to read (or listen to the audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton).  So here it is, our first book of 2012: Ready Player One

The read begins on January 1st and we'l dive into this bad boy on January 28th. May the New Year and your new fiction be filled with Geeky joy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Geek A Palooza Starts Today!

1. Be sure to read all about December's craziness a few posts down. December Geek A Palooza
2. Grab yourself a copy of The Star Wars Craft Book.
3. Share your projects with us on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook
4. Share a favorite children's book with a child you love and donate a copy to charity if you can.
5. Post what book you shared and why you love it, and what charity it went to if you donated a copy.

Lather, rinse, repeat for all of December. Let's see how much book geek love we can share and how many Star Wars crafts can be made and have a great time doing it.

Happy Holidays to you most excellent Geeks, you all warm my Grinchy heart.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Princess Bride discussion starts today

Here it is! Time to start talking Princess Bride! . Favorite quote? Favorite character? What did you think the story was mostly about? Love? Revenge? Reinventing yourself? Power?

Post your thoughts on Facebook, Goodreads, here in the comments, or on Twitter: #GGBC

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Princess Bride discussion starts in one week! Please B.Y.O.S.F.M. (Bring Your Own Six Fingered Man)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

December Geek A Palooza!

'Tis the season to be stressed out, grumpy and overwhelmed! Hooray?

We are going to turn all that around my dear nerds. This December, we at the Geek Girls Book Club are going to have ourselves a party. I don't care what your religious affiliation is, or if you have none at all. This time of year gets to the most stoic geek, and we all need to have some well deserved fun. 

So, here's the plan:

~The book for December is the amazing Bonnie Burton's Star Wars Craft Book
If you are so inclined, you can pick this up about everywhere, but I love to buy from local bookstores and Think Geek when I can.
You just need to buy/borrow/adore a copy and pick out one or every craft in the book. Then post those photos to Twitter (@NikkiSticks #GGBC) Facebook or Google +.  We are going to have an internet geek crafting blowout. You can keep the crafts for yourself, use them as gifts, or organize a crafting party with your IRL friends and/or kids. Not crafty? See the next phase:

        ~ Do you remember your favorite children's/preteen/teen story? One that really meant something to you? Helped you to love reading and gave you a real adventure? I want you to find that story and re read it. Then I want you to share that story. That could mean reading it to a fledgling geek you love, sharing it with a friend or donating a copy to your local library or a charity like Toys For Tots. What we are after is sharing ourselves and the power of reading. There are almost 500 total GGBC members, and that much power used for good can really change the world, and us, for the better. Let's show 'em what we got geeks!

Post the book you reread and shared and we will have a drawing for some fun prizes and everyone who participates is entered!

Of course, you can do both these things. (I am!) I hope you do. Invite all the crafty, reading fun geeks you know to join us. Let's change a season of stress into a season of awesome geekiness and amazeball amounts of fun. You with me?  Start your nerdy engines and post whenever you want all through December.

Monday, November 7, 2011

We're on Google plus!

Geek Girls Book Club Google +

Be sure to add us into your circle and share with your fellow geeks... looking forward to December's departure from the normal book club fare and having a bit of extra fun...The Princess Bride discussion will begin on November 26th!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New book begins today

The Princess Bride read starts today! I hope you have an immunity to iocaine powder.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

November voting...

Here are the finalists for 'books made into movies' for November:

Leave a comment here to vote, or at @nikkisticks #GGBC on twitter, or on Facebook in the GGBC group.


    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


        Sherlock Holmes

          The Princess Bride

          Tuesday, October 4, 2011

          The reads of November...

          So it is time to think about November my dear Geeks, and that got me thinking. There are so many Geeky movies that we love and watch during the colder months, and many of those movies are based on books. What is your favorite geeky movie that was based on a book? Let's put together some ideas, and we will vote soon.

          Unleash the Geek ideas!

          Saturday, September 24, 2011

          A little thought from Dream...

          It is sometimes a mistake to climb, it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt. ~Dream (Sandman "Fear Of Falling")

          The Sandman/Comic/Graphic Novel read begins today on Facebook, Twitter at #GGBC and on Goodreads. 

          Friday, September 9, 2011

          Graphic Novel discussion

          The Sandman/Graphic Novel/Comic discussion begins September 24th. You can share what you read, your thoughts about Sandman or suggestions for others at #GGBC1.  Also, feel free to discuss on Facebook and Goodreads.

          The "Horns" read will start October 1st, and will be discussed in time for Halloween.

          Happy Geek reading to all!

          Wednesday, September 7, 2011

          October's Read

          Time to announce the Geek Girls Book Club selection for October: "Horns" by Joe Hill! This is going to be one hell of a read! Starts October 1st.

          Wednesday, August 31, 2011

          Sandman read...

          The graphic novel/comic and Sandman read starts tomorrow September 1st. The announcement for October's surprise selection will be coming soon. It is a perfect October read!

          Be sure to share what you are reading in the discussions for Sandman. Comment on what you read and why you liked it or didn't like it... that will give all us geeks a really great idea resource for what graphic novels/comics to read on our own next!

          Also, American Gods discussion continues on FB, Twitter at #GGBC1 and on Goodreads.

          Wednesday, August 24, 2011

          American Gods discussion starts 8/27

          Saturday we start discussing American Gods. It is going to be the whole book, not breaking it into sections; if you are not done beware of spoilers! We can keep the discussion going as long as we need to. The graphic novel/ Sandman read starts September 1st!

          (On Twitter use #GGBC1 to leave your American Gods thoughts.)

          Monday, August 15, 2011

          Next Month's Graphic Novel Is...

          Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"
          If you cannot get a hold of a copy, or wish to read something else, that's fine. It is about the genre and finding something you enjoy. The read starts September 1st.

          Sunday, August 14, 2011

          A Life In Pictures...

          Looks like Sandman is in the lead for next month's graphic novel read... don't forget to vote! Also, I'm suggesting that if the winning title is not your cup of tea, or if you can't get a hold of it; read a graphic novel/comic that appeals to you. This is about enjoying the genre more than anything else. It should be a lot of fun!

          Monday, August 8, 2011

          New GGBC shirt!!!

          The new GGBC shirt! (I couldn't resist the Gigi pose, lol)
          It fits great, and has really nice color. Great job Cara!
          If you want any GGBC swag here is the store:
          GGBC Store

          Sunday, August 7, 2011

          Winner of week 3 is...

          Winner of week 3's Game Of Thrones discussion GGBC swag is.... Erin DeMoss! Congrats Erin! Cara will get your info and send your swag!

          We are currently reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods, and we are going to just discuss that one as a whole book, starting August 27th.  Hope you are enjoying it so far! 

          Don't forget to vote on Goodreads or FB what next month's graphic novel/comic read will be!

          Wednesday, August 3, 2011

          Geek Girls Book Club store now open!

          Geek Girls Book Club store

          Welcome to the new GGBC store, where you can buy logo items that show your Geek Girl pride!
          Thank you again to Cara for her awesome designs... she will be adding more ladies and new items from time to time, so be sure to check in when you can.

          Any money made goes directly to helping to pay for small costs I have with postage and giveaways and mostly, money will go to different literary charities. NO MONEY goes to me whatsoever. I want this club to be about community and making the Geek world a better place. I will be sure to let you know when I hear from Cara that we have some money from the store to donate, and let you know exactly where it went.

          Thank you all again for your INCREDIBLE support. You make my Grinchy heart grow 3 sizes.


          Monday, August 1, 2011

          American Gods have arrived

          Geek Girls Book Club: American Gods by @neilhimself read begins today! What are you using? The original? 10th Anniversary edition? Audiobook?

          Sunday, July 31, 2011

          Second round of GGBC swag winner

          Winner of the second round of GGBC swag is... Jonathan Misner! Congratulations! Cara will get your details and send you some swag!

          One more winner announced next Sunday.

          Wednesday, July 27, 2011

          A few details about Geek Girls Book Club

          Just wanted to post a quick note about GGBC and how it works:

          The books chosen every month are either by voting, popular request or chosen to fit a theme. You can suggest a favorite book anytime for future reading!

          If you cannot get a book or are not interested in reading the month's selection, that is totally fine. There are no participation requirements.

          If you want to read along but not take part in the discussions that is also fine. Please feel free to read and enjoy other members' comments.

          I will try and give enough time for everyone to get the book well in advance. Remember, you can take the whole month to read the book, and you don't have to be "caught up" with the group. This is for enjoying great books, not deadlines. I want people to like bookclub! 

          Please feel free to pass along GGBC info to your friends. The main website iswww.geekgirlsbookclub.blogspot.com all information and links are there. Also, I am at @NikkiSticks if anyone has any questions.

          The only rules are:
          1. Be repectful of the other members' opinions.
          2. No Spamming
          3. Enjoy your reading as you do best!

          Thank you to all the amazing GGBC members!


          Charity Book Drive TBA soon...

          The charity book drive details will be announced soon... but get your unwanted books ready to donate to your favorite charity starting on Halloween.
          Prizes and spreading the geek book love... it will be a fantastic event.

          Monday, July 25, 2011

          American Gods

          Our new book for August 2011 will be the amazing Neil Gaiman's American Gods. The read begins August 1st. Thanks to everyone for voting!

          Saturday, July 23, 2011

          And the winner is...

          For the first round of prizes in the Game Of Thrones discussion, the winner is @melme! Congratulations!

          We are starting the second third discussion of the book today, so be sure and post a comment and get entered into our second GGBC giveaway!

          Also, voting for the August book ends tomorrow (Sunday, July 23rd). Be sure to vote! Will post the next book on Monday.

          Monday, July 18, 2011

          New blog design!

          Thank you to Cara for the great new look of the blog! I am loving how it turned out, and even more pleased that there are so many incredibly cool Geeks out there that are a part of this group. Feel free to invite friends to join, and Cara will be at SDCC sporting some of the brand new GGBC swag! Be sure to join in the Game Of Thrones chats to be entered to win some GGBC swag as well. And all going to SDCC this week... have fun and let your Geek flag fly!

          Sunday, July 10, 2011

          Geek Swag! Be sure to get in on the latest book discussion!

          Just a reminder that the Game of Thrones discussion starts next Saturday- and those of you who have read the book and involve yourself in the specified discussions will be entered to win GGBC swag! Each remaining week in July we will pick members at random to recieve free buttons, stickers, and magnets (photo posted earlier). Just make sure you post your thoughts on the book here, Twitter or on Good Reads! Winners announced Wednesdays. 

          Thursday, July 7, 2011

          Getting ready to discuss Game Of Thrones...

          Going to divide the book up into thirds to discuss and then be ready for the August read. First 3rd will be starting on Saturday, July 16.

          Tuesday, July 5, 2011

          Time to choose a new book!

          Here are the choices this time for August 1st read:

          - Clash Of Kings (GOT book 2)
          -American Gods
          -Dark Tower (1)

          Vote on FB, Twitter, or leave a comment here.
          Voting closes the last day of July.

          Thursday, June 30, 2011

          Wednesday, June 29, 2011

          Geeky Crafting...

          And here is the new group for all of my fellow geeky crafters out there...

          Geeks United In Crafts

          This is a place where all geeky craft pursuits will be glorified, appreciated and shared with other geek crafters.Please feel free to join us!

          Monday, June 27, 2011

          Winter Is Coming.

          And this just makes it even better:

          The read begins July 1st. More Muppet Game Of Thrones Here: Muppet posters

          Sunday, June 19, 2011

          For your webpage enjoyment...

          Here is a whole page of bloggy, avatar goodness with our new GGBC logo. Thank so much to Cara for putting all of this together!

          GGBC Logo resource page

          Saturday, June 18, 2011

          Final edit of logo...

          I am so incredibly pleased with the logo by Cara, and so proud of this group for its creativity and just plain awesomeness. You are a marvelous group of geeks my friends. Thank you.

          Wednesday, June 15, 2011

          And our new logo is...

          Congratulations Cara! We can look forward to some GGBC shirts and such in the near future! What would you all like to see with the new logo? Shirts? Mugs? Let me know!

          Wednesday, June 8, 2011

          Logo Designs So Far:

          Aquasodio's Design
          Luna Station Quarterly's Design

          Submissions due June 15th, and you can pick your favorite on FB, by leaving a comment here, or on Twitter at #GGBClogo

          Tuesday, June 7, 2011

          Logo Design Contest!

          Don't forget to submit your design for the logo contest! post on Twitter using #GGBClogo or post it onto the Facebook group. All designs in by June 15th!

          Friday, June 3, 2011

          It's Friday! Let us all raise our Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters!

          "Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.
          Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V
          Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
          Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
          Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones.
          Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
          Sprinkle Zamphour.
          Add an olive.
          Drink...but very carefully."

          Wednesday, June 1, 2011

          ...and time to start a new book!

          Time to drink your beer and eat plenty of salted peanuts, grab your towel and start to read Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy!

          Starting the discussion June 11th on the first few chapters.

          Time to leave The Shire...

          "Roads go ever ever on. Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen, And horror in the halls of stone, look at last on meadows green and trees and hills they long have known." ~ Bilbo Baggins
          I hope you all always find your way home, and I hope you enjoyed our first GGBC book...

          Friday, May 27, 2011

          Monday, May 23, 2011

          Facebook poll to choose the new book!

          Please take a minute to go to the GGBC Facebook group page to vote on our new book!
          Geek Girls Book Club
          The next book will be announced this Friday.

          Wednesday, May 18, 2011


          Starting chapters 11-15 this Sunday. Beware the Dragon! Or, bring marshmallows. On FB page or Twitter at #GGBC3.

          Tuesday, May 17, 2011

          Time to choose a new book!

          So what should we read next GGBC-ers? Post your suggestions in the comments, on Twitter or on FB.

          Monday, May 16, 2011

          Logo Design Contest!

          Okay Geek Girls Book CLub members, it is time to pick a logo! So please submit your ideas and we will vote on a winner. Tag me: @NikkiSticks and #GGBCLogo! You can also post here on FB. All ideas are welcome!

          Llamas Logo Entry

          You can also post a link to your blog or website with a design in the comments.

          Sunday, May 15, 2011

          There and Back Again...

          And now the Geek Girls Book Club has a webby home! If you are interested in joining please contact me on Twitter at @NikkiSticks or check us out on FB Twitter Geek Girls Book Club on FB. For the story on how GGBC was started and a few blogs that were kind enough to mention us, look no further:
          Pajaba.com article
          GeekSix.com article
          KentuckyGeekGirl.com article

          We are reading The Hobbit as our first book, so join us geek ladies and gents!