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.


  1. Whoo-hoo! Can you believe I've never read any of the LoTR series? Excited my first time will be with the #GGBC!

    I am a geek about TOO MANY THINGS. Have to think about this one for a bit. :)

  2. I am a geek about theatre and commedia dell'arte, and this book is my favourite about such awesomeness: "The Mysterious Mr. Quin" by Agatha Christie.

    Looking forward to the LoTR read - I'm going to try and read "The Fellowship of the Ring" at least.

  3. I am a geek about Jane Austen (among many other things). My favorite of her books is Emma.

  4. To my surprise, being geeky about so many things, I have come to realise that I really get my geek on about building and construction, particularly environmentally-friendly methods of home rehabilitation. Not that I'm a particularly able renovator, you understand; I just enjoy reading about it, watching it ("Grand Designs" is one of my favourites), making up plans in my head and designing homes in Sims 2. To that end, my current favourite book about home renovation is "How to rescue a house" by David Ireland - being British-based, his methods are far closer to what we use here in South Africa than the US styles of building.