Happy Monday nerds!! If, like me, you were at a comic con this weekend, you are probably having a stronger case of the Mondays than usual. As such, I thought I would go with a relatively short post highlighting the next selection in our GeekyNerdy Book Club!
After “last” month’s dive into Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s time to turn to a non-fiction read again and I’ve opted to go with Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic. This may seem a little unorthodox since Wishful Drinking is actually her first memoir, but from what I can tell, Shockaholic is a little meatier and moves on from her experiences filming Star Wars. Plus, it appears to delve more into some of the demons that (apparently) pursued Fisher in her final days.
Now, I’m not interested in reading this book out of some morbid curiosity; more, it’s that when Fisher died late last year and tributes were pouring in on social media, I realized that I knew very little of her outside of her famous turn as Princess Leia. I looked at her various memoirs and figured one of them would be on the list at some point. Then, Mei-Mei mentioned wanting to read them in her comments on our March selection and a Fisher book moved to the top of the queue!
Though Shockaholic is a relatively short book, I still want to give us all plenty of time to get it and read it, so we’ll meet back here on Thursday, July 27. Until then, I hope you all have a great week and… happy reading!