GNBC: The Princess Bride

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Mariner Books

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the final GeekyNerdy Book Club “meeting” of the year! I know it’s a week late, but it took me a little longer than I expected to process my feelings on The Princess Bride, William Goldman’s most popular novel. In fact, I keep feeling like I need to rewatch the Rob Reiner film as a sort of palate cleanser. That’s not necessarily because I didn’t like the book, more, it just felt super uneven to me and I was left almost not knowing how to feel.

It started with the three introductions that weren’t really introductions. I was expecting something more traditional, a detailing of the book’s origins or reflections on the film’s longevity after its lackluster release. Read More

Nerd Alert

Earlier this summer, I decided that – for the first time in nearly 20 years – I would revisit all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, as well as the eight companion films. My plan was to chronicle my thoughts on the 26th of each month, beginning in June – the actual bookiversary for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

While I was able to stick to that schedule for the first two months, things went off the rails a bit after that and I found myself continually behind. For the past several weeks, however, I have been consumed with the series and am determined to close it out this week! In honor of the occasion, everything in today’s “Nerd Alert” concerns the Boy Who Lived. The next five days will wrap up my revisit posts and then I’ll share a full series debrief on Saturday. It’s a lot, I know, but I hope you enjoy!  Read More

Nerd Alert

Whelp, nearly a month has passed between posts – again – and while I have a ready-made list of reasons why, I think the biggest one was simply wrapping my mind around my shifting posting schedule and thinking of the “Nerd Alert” as kicking off the week, as opposed to ending it, like it did when I was posting on Saturdays. Schedules are funny things: Growing up, my weeks always ran from Sunday to Saturday, but a few of the planners I’ve started using make Monday the start of the week, which is fine . . . it just takes a few mental gymnastics to juggle the two at the same time! So, instead of wishing you a good weekend, I will hope that you all have a great week!  Read More

GNBC: November Selection

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Mariner Books

Helloooo readers!! Before I get to our final GeekyNerdy Book Club selection for 2017, I have a quick editorial announcement to make.

After months of repeatedly missing my declared posting dates, I decided that it was time to reevaluate my schedule. In looking at my various have-to-dos, want-to-dos, and wish-to-dos, shifting things over by a day seemed like it would be a little more manageable. So, for October at least (I’ll sort of test things out and see how they go), my posts will be going up on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Okay, now on to the fun stuff – our next book club read! Read More

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. Read More