GNBC: July Selection

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Simon & Schuster

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.  Read More

GNBC: The Handmaid’s Tale

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Knopf Doubleday

Unlike many of our other GeekyNerdy Book Club meetings, I’m not entirely sure how to start this one. This is likely due to the fact that I am still trying to process my own feelings on the book, which were compounded this evening by some disappointing political news. Believe me, I don’t want this blog to turn into some sort of soapbox (I think we all could use a break from the noise) – it’s just that living in the DC metro area and being a federal employee make everything feel more immediate and personal to me than to, say, someone living on the West Coast. Anyway, all of that aside, I know that our latest read, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, is going to stay with me for a while.  Read More

GNBC: “May” Selection

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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