Friday, April 20, 2012

Because we're cool like that.

Oh and for next month's LOtR read? It is totally acceptable to watch the movies. I am a sucker for those movies. And make a snack. And let's all agree that I can have Boromir for an imaginary boyfriend.
I know that for some the book is hard to get through, so just enjoy this story however you'd care to, just don't google "Boromir Fan Fiction" because, WOW.

Update: I am unable to respond to comments for some reason, so I wanted to absolutely agree that the movies are not the same as the books, but if the books are just not the writing style you enjoy, or you find the read simply not for you, please enjoy the movies; because this story is too good to miss.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We've been there, now we're going back again...

May 1st will be the one year anniversary of the GGBC. I can hardly believe it. Stay tuned for a full on chock full of thanks and geek love blog about that later, but for now I need to announce the book for such an occasion. We started one year ago with The Hobbit, because according to a certain NY Times journalist, women don't read that. I thought it was appropriate that a year later we dance with the one who brought us, so our read for May is:

We are going back to the shire my precious, oh yes we are. I also have another May Anniversary request. There has been a whole lot of "who's geeky enough to be called a geek" discussion out there. You all know that I believe that we can be geeky about many things;  movies, comics, math, science, ewoks, swords, LARPing... the list goes on and on. What I would like you to do is either here in the comments, at the Goodreads or Facebook group or on twitter with #GGBC, tell us what you really get your geek on about, and a favorite book to go with it. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a graphic novel or whatever. But loud and proud say, "I am a geek about _____, and this book is my favorite about such awesomeness." 
I'll go first. I am a geek about gardening and farming (I KNOW!) and this book is my favorite about such awesomeness: The Fabulous Beekman Boys. If you have seen their TV series you understand my love of these men and taking a historic farm to new, amazing heights. It is the most fun and real account about farming I have ever read, so please check it out if you are so inclined.
Let us all share each others geeky loves, and be inspired to learn more about things to add to our obsessive arsenal. 
There will also be a geeky, sweet surprise from our own @ChefKittie. All will be started and revealed May 1st. Please join us for the interwebby festivities, and let your geek out to play.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

National Library Week!

To all of us who love reading and love our local libraries, this is a week to celebrate. I'm so grateful we live in a nation with such incredible libraries and staffed with so many knowledgeable and amazing librarians. To all who work for, volunteer and support our local reading treasures, thank you from all of us at Geek Girls Book Club!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Call Sounds Today...

Art by: DeviantArt user DrFaustusAU for

     So today begins our dive into the murky, Cthulhu infested waters of H.P. Lovecraft. You can get your free copy right here thanks to Ebook. The copy is free, but please think about donating to her page for being so cool as to put this work out there for all to enjoy. There are also lots of Lovecraft works available at your local library and bookstores, so feel free to choose what works best for you. The discussion starts Saturday, April 28th.
     We really want to get some exposure to this incredibly important author, so read what calls to you, pardon the pun. If you'd like to read more about Lovecraft, the Cthulhu Chick website is full of information. He was a very odd and interesting man, and his work has influenced much of what came after him.
     This month is going to be a wonderfully creepy one. Enjoy the journey dear Geeks.