Monday, November 17, 2014

We at the Geek Girls Book Club try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

The Holidays. They are upon us kids, and whether you celebrate, imbibe or hide under the is that time of year again.

This is our 3rd year of a GGBC Holiday tradition: NOT reading a group book.

This time of year is already stressful enough without adding another "should do" to your list. Instead, we here at GGBC celebrate December in two ways.

Celebrate what YOU want to do. Are you a writer? WRITE. Are you a crafter? Craft the hell out of it, baby. Baker? Cookies for days.

Celebrate by making space during the month to create something you enjoy. Then please share your project and/or a favorite book on the subject at #GGBC or on the Goodreads or Facebook group. It is so amazing to see all the different projects over the month, and to get ideas and inspiration from other Geeks.

To get you started, here's a few of my favorite crafty inspirations:

The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton

World Of Geekcraft by Susan Beal

And don't forget our sister group on Facebook, those Geeks are posting cool, incredible stuff daily: Geeks United In Crafts.

Secondly, we celebrate by giving books to people who need them:

This year, we are helping a small business in Wisconsin, USA to get their free geeky community library section of their store going. Take a minute and check out the great stuff going on at Uber Dork Cafe: Uber Dork CommunityUber Dork Cafe Facebook pageLocal Paper article on Uber Dork Cafe

Natali, the owner and one of the first members of GGBC is an incredible lady who just had a successful Kickstarter campaign to help her dream of this business become a reality. A big part of this Cafe is having it be a safe place for kids and community to come together. She has begun a small, free to use library that kids can use to get and read books. Read, return, repeat. So I thought it would be cool that if you had some favorite kids or Young Adult books you want to donate, to send them with Geeky love to Uber Dork. New or gently used is great, and Geeky is highly encouraged. No one makes any money on these books, they go directly to making the book selection the biggest and geekiest possible. The best way to ensure future readers, is to get them books often and early. Reading is a powerful magic in the world guys, let's help to spread that happy a bit.

If you're interested in sending a book, here's the shipping information:
Uber Dork Cafe
N89 W16750 Appleton Avenue
Suite A
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

If you send a book, please feel free to share what you sent at #GGBC, and if you want to be a secret giver Geek, then let me say thank you right now. You are my favorite part of this season, giving to make the world a little brighter.

So there you have it. Make time for you, help the GeekGirls Book Club make a little library, and if you're so inclined, have a very, happy holidays.

I'll be over here, singing loud for all to hear. Hope you are too. <3