GNBC Pick: The Handmaid’s Tale

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Knopf Doubleday

Hi Guys!! Long time no see… again. Much to my chagrin, the unofficial theme of this year (i.e., my posting schedule being completely shot to hell) has continued lately, and I’m sure that seemed like an indication that I had completely forgotten about our book club. But while my blog and social media posts may have suggested otherwise, I have spent much of the past month considering our next read!

In fact, I spent about a week or so thinking about the three different books that I mentioned at the end of our last meeting, but I couldn’t quite make up my mind. Then, I remembered an earlier observation I had had about men being the writers of all of our fictional selections, while women were predominantly the authors of the non-fiction ones. Read More

GNBC: As You Wish

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Touchstone

Happy Friday nerds and welcome to the first installment of the GeekyNerdy Book Club for 2017!! I know our “meeting” was originally scheduled for yesterday, but it’s been a crazy week over here and better is late than never, right? (I know, I know, it seems to be the unofficial theme of this week.)

Anyway, I hope you all had as much fun as I did reading Cary Elwes’s As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. As I mentioned in our selection post, I’ve always loved the film version of William Goldman’s fairy tale and have long been intrigued to learn more about what it was like to make it. In that regard, Elwes did not disappoint! Read More

GNBC: March Selection

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Touchstone

Happy Monday readers!! I’m sure it has seemed like I’ve forgotten about our GeekyNerdy Book Club lately (along with blogging in general), but the truth is, I’ve been thinking about our next read since our last “meeting” in December. I was hoping to kick things off in January, but a nasty head cold completely upset my schedule and pushed the pick post into February. Then, I kept changing my mind about what I wanted to read/suggest, which is how we’ve ended up going two months into 2017 without a single selection. BUT, that changes tonight!  Read More

Golden Son

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Del Ray

Warning: There are some mild spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk!

Over the past few years, I’ve developed a bad habit as a reader – I skim ahead. I don’t do it all the time, but I do it often enough that I consciously avoided the impulse to skip forward while reading Pierce Brown’s Red Rising. I was really enjoying the book and didn’t want anything to be spoiled!

The sequel, Golden Son, was a different story. While reading that, when I finished a chapter, I thumbed through the next few pages A LOT. Read More

Red Rising

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Del Ray

Warning: There are some mild spoilers in this, so proceed at your own risk!

I follow a number of book-centric accounts on Instagram, many of which seem to be focused on young adult novels, so I’ve seen my fair share of artistic photographs highlighting the books in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy over the years. I had never really looked into his books though, 1) because I am super partial to Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games series and 2) the last time I read something that was hailed as “the next Hunger Games,” I was sorely disappointed.

Then, in December, shortly after my feeds exploded with excitement over Brown’s cover reveal for his next book (the first in a new Red Rising trilogy), I overheard a couple of coworkers talking about their latest reads. Read More