Nerd Alert

As you may or may not have noticed, the nerd world celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday yesterday. While this is technically incorrect (she didn’t appear in comic books until December 1941), the celebration was tied to her appointment as an honorary U.N. ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Unsurprisingly, the move sparked a backlash, proving that William Moulton Marston’s superheroine is as controversial as ever.

Though I certainly understand the reasons for the criticism, as a recent Wonder Woman convert, I still wanted this week’s “Nerd Alert” to honor Princess Diana of Themiscyra. As such, all of the links below are Wonder Woman-related. Enjoy!  Read More

GNBC: December Selection

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Saga Press

So, I’ve got to be honest with you readers. After several months of selecting different reads for our GeekyNerdy Book Club, I was a little unsure about what direction to go in for the final selection of the year. To be sure, I mentioned a couple of options in last Thursday’s post, as did Mei-Mei, but as I weighed the choices again, nothing was really grabbing me. Then, I thought about the fact that I’ve done a pretty good job of choosing male and female writers, but it struck me as I did that the men have written the novels, while the women have authored the non-fiction choices. Since I’ve been feeling a bit feministy lately, I wanted to change that, but nothing was easily coming to mind.  Read More

GNBC: The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Vintage

Vintage

Happy Thursday readers, and welcome to the fourth installment of the GeekyNerdy Book Club!! Before I get started, I want to say a quick thank you for all of your patience over the last few weeks, well, months really. My posting schedule was much choppier than I ever anticipated this summer and I pretty much fell off the face of the Earth this September. Then, I rescheduled our “meeting” twice because things were just so crazy! Though I felt terrible about all of that, many of you simply took it in stride and wished me well on everything I was juggling, which was greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for that! Now, on to the discussion!  Read More

The Legend of Wonder Woman

DC Comics

DC Comics

Several months ago, when my schedule allowed, I attended a “Heroines Book Club” at the comic book store that the Mysterious Mr. C and I frequent the most. While the writers of the chosen comic books didn’t have to be women, their subjects were and I figured – as a self-proclaimed GeekyNerdyGirl – that it would a good way to get my feet wet since I am, admittedly, new to the genre.

From the start, I knew I was a bit of a black sheep – I was the only one that didn’t have an existing pull list at the shop and wasn’t known by name, and I often hadn’t had time to read that month’s selection, but I still went because I enjoyed hearing everyone else’s thoughts and learning more about the wide world of comic books and graphic novels.  Read More

GNBC Date Change

Update: This post will now go up next Thursday, October 13. I know, I know –
I really didn’t want to reschedule our next book club meeting again, but I didn’t quite anticipate how draining working six days a week, editing a 524-page book, and moving would be! And ultimately, I would rather have you guys think of me as a flaky blogger than put up a half-assed post, just to have something by the “due date.” To help (sort of) make up for the extended delay though, I’ve got an entire 
Wonder Woman-themed week planned, so stay tuned for that and, I promise, come hell or high water, we will “meet” next week to discuss Jill Lepore’s book!! xx  Read More