A collection of geek women telling their own stories about love with honesty, humour and wit. A lot of them are really sweet and filled with the type of wisdom I don‘t always see in portrayals of romance.
Little cuddle bug finally calmed down from her morning rampage of the house (😟 please send puppy obedience trainer asap). Page wouldn't let me have my hand back to read for a bit. I kinda don't mind because these moments when she is calm and loving are few and far between right now. ❤
I've been dipping in and out of this anthology since November! I've finally finished it, and I loved it! I love the mixture of different formats for the stories and reading about the experiences of so many different women was refreshing - there's a decent amount of LGBT+ representation and something to appeal to every level of geekery. If Dark Horse do another one, I'm definitely picking it up!
Probably one of the most "me" books I've read. All of these non fiction stories made me realize that I'm seriously not alone in my love of fandoms, unattainable crushes (celebrity and non), dating, being a lady nerd and having to only show sections for fear of alienation, and my favorite the fact that I've met so many like minded nerds, ladies and gentlemen, on the internet!
My Friday #TBRBingo update! I may have joined this bingo game late, but I finally finished one this week....Whoo hoo for me! 😉🤣
"It's not enough to accept completely rational explanations for why that reply never arrived." Ok I can relate to that because my boyfriend never replies back immediately while texting. Then it is usually one word compared to 2 or 3 sentences from me. "Ok" is the most annoying reply. I used to drive myself nuts wondering why or even who- but I know he is at work and he doesn't talk much. So I don't let it stress me out anymore ?❤️?
Perfect note from the editor in the beginning of this edition, since I also happen to be reading Lord of the Rings with #LOTRChapterADay, and I usually do read my chapter snuggled up in bed each night. LOL. Seems like some good book karma today. 😉
Well this purchase from ThriftBooks sure made me feel better! I also got It, Uprooted, and Eliza and Her Monsters from Amazon! I am going to have a ton of packages coming again but my landlord is just going to have to deal with it 😂👍Thanks for all of your well wishes!!!❤️❤️❤️Impulsive spending is a real problem for me. At least most of you guys have jobs or much more income. It's better than getting drunk every day though, and a lot healthier❤️
Hey Guys, I haven't been feeling well the past week or so and I am too sick to go get my stomach med today so now that's messed up too. I will drag myself to the pharmacy tomorrow. My mom's birthday was Saturday and her family that I still have nightmares about every night are coming out of the woodwork. I'm even more isolated than before. Anywhoo..this book is due Wednesday so I am going to try to concentrate on this. ❤️❤️❤️ you guys!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I was going to post about Lumberjanes for #comicsbywomen, and then I realized I had this--just bought for a friend! It's a nonfiction anthology of comics/illustrated stories featuring work from Noelle Stevenson, Margaret Atwood, Mariko Tamaki, Marjorie Liu & lots more! It includes stories of both fans and creators as it explores the lives and loves of "geek girls." I wish it used a different moniker than "girls," but: alliteration. #anditsaugust
"You should know better than to kiss a writer. They always tell." -Alicia Contestabile
A collection of over 50 brief personal essays, about half in prose, the other half comics, by women talking about love and romance. The variety is astonishing, including late-bloomers, queers, divorcées and demisexuals. Funny, sad, inspiring, raw, bittersweet and triumphant. It was great to read a few stories every day, in between other books.
Satine was at her most contagious just before death & Christian was making out & sleeping with her as often as possible, which means his lungs are now a tuberculosis feeding ground.
This movie says the greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love & be loved in return. I say the greatest thing you'll ever learn is the need to tell your partner you have an infectious disease that could kill them, but maybe that's why I don't write musicals.
There's a safety and security in crushing on celebrities or the characters they play because deep down we know we'll never meet them. And therefore they can never disappoint us. But holding people in our real lives up to the same standard gets problematic.
[PS. Can you spot me in this crowd?]
My first love was a cyborg.
Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. They rebuilt him. Better than he was before. Better …stronger …faster.
But he was American. I was English. He was fictional. I was seven. It was doomed from the start.
-'Cherry' by Cherelle Higgins
Almost every piece in this anthology was a hit for me. It has a good balance of written and graphic pieces, and covers a good range of topics under the theme of secret loves. Every piece left me wanting more, no matter how long it was, and I can't think of a better recommendation than that! I think my favorite essay was the one about Spock. What was yours?
Got money for my birthday today, which means book shopping! 🎉🎁 Found this in my book browsing- anyone read it? Is worth it or nah?
I really, really, really enjoyed reading all the different stories from all the different and amazing women in this anthology. All these women are joined together by their love of all things geeky, whether it be books or comics or TV shows or video games. It's pretty damn amazing and inspiring. #GeekGirlForever
I loved the stories in this book! 💚 There is a variety in kinds of relationships, types of love, and different places in relationships. A lot of the stories really spoke to my experiences as well and I LOVED all the geeky references and settings.
The only thing that I had a rough time with was the short stories...I've never been a fan cause they are over before I've become invested (the comics are the exception). Even so, loved the book! 😊