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

The 100 (Season 1)

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The CW

Last fall, as the few shows that the Mysterious Mr. C and I watch on a regular basis were airing their winter finales, I was struck by the fact – once again – that there isn’t too much that qualifies as “Must See TV” for us anymore. It’s a bit ironic, since so many people talk about the past few years as the second golden age of television, but things just weren’t catching our interest. Even shows like The CW’s The Flash, which we still watch fairly regularly, are viewed more out of habit than anything else. So when I fell in love with Syfy’s Incorporated, I was super excited to tell you guys about it! Then, I learned it had been cancelled and felt like I was starting from scratch all over again.  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

Nerd Alert

This week was one of those odd ones for me: The individual days seemed to drag on forever, but the weekend seemed to get here surprisingly soon. It will likely be over just as quickly, especially since I actually have plans! I had brunch this morning with some great girlfriends who I haven’t seen in awhile, have brunch with my cousin tomorrow (who I also haven’t seen in awhile), and the Mysterious Mr. C and I are heading to the theater at some point to see John Wick: Chapter 2. It may not be all that relaxing, but reconnecting with everyone has been just what I needed!  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