GNBC: Shockaholic

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SIMON & SCHUSTER

Happy Monday readers!! I don’t know about you, but I’m still having trouble realizing that we are nearly halfway through September and more than two-thirds of the way into this year. On top of that, though I knew that I was about a month and a half behind in sharing a discussion post for our latest GeekyNerdy Book Club read, I didn’t realize that I had chosen Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic almost three months ago!

As you may remember, when I chose Shockaholic, I did so because I realized that I didn’t actually know all that much about Fisher, outside of her role as Princess/General Leia in the Star Wars films. I generally knew of her, but there was very little that I could actually say about the woman herself.Continue reading “GNBC: Shockaholic”

The Defenders

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Disney 

It’s safe to say that 2017 has been a tough year birthday-wise at GeekyNerdyHQ. I re-broke a toe on the morning of my name day, and not quite three weeks ago, just a few days before the Mysterious Mr. C’s, he was in a pretty nasty car accident. Luckily, he’s physically okay – just a few minor bruises from the air bag and some whiplash – but dealing with the emotional and mental fallout from such a traumatic incident, as well as the insurance companies, has been draining.

As such, we’ve spent much of the past few weekends hunkered down at home bingeing on Netflix. Two days after the crash, it was season three of Voltron: Legendary Defender. A week after that, it was the first season of Attack on Titan. And this past weekend, it was Marvel’s The DefendersContinue reading “The Defenders”

Nerd Alert

Happy Saturday nerds, and welcome (finally) to a new installment of the Nerd Alert!! I knew that it had been a while since I’d shared a link roundup with you all, but I was still shocked to learn that the last one was in April.

Yet despite the fact that it has been nearly four months between alerts, I’ve still been compiling a list of potential links… I just haven’t been sharing them. So, since I’m starting to get back into a blogging rhythm, I thought I would use this post to clean things up a bit. Some of these links are slightly dated – two were clearly tied to the Oscars, which were in February – but I still hope you enjoy!Continue reading “Nerd Alert”

Revisited: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Scholastic

It’s the 26th of the month, which means that it’s time for another installment of my Harry Potter read-a-thon! This time, I’m delving into Book 2 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Unlike the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which featured a few angles that I didn’t really remember, there wasn’t anything “new” that caught my attention during this re-read. In fact, I didn’t take a single note!

Instead, it was only when I started watching the movie that things struck me a little differently – though this was mainly because it had been a while since I had read those parts of the book. Continue reading “Revisited: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

Valerian and Laureline

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Though Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was listed third on my Movie Must-Sees list for 2017, it was easily the one I was most looking forward to. While I haven’t been a big fan of the films that I’ve seen by director and screenwriter Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and Lucy), I was interested in Valerian because I felt like I could get into it on the bottom floor – instead of playing catch-up like I usually do.

The film, which premiered last Friday (and has decidedly tanked), is based on a long-running French comic series, Valerian et Laureline, which was written and drawn by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, respectively. While the series never really took off in the United States, its influence can be seen in a number of other science fiction franchises, namely Star Wars.Continue reading “Valerian and Laureline”