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Geekerella
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dads old costume), Elles determined to winunless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for consbefore he was famous. Now theyre nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all hes ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fakeuntil he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
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VioletMoonBooks
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TheBookbabeblog84
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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And just like that I appreciate Sage 😂😂😂! And I will never trust a vegan food truck lol. #books #currentlyreading #reader #happiness #bookaddict

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Rachiiebookdragon
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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A cute book, pretty good all in all. 5/5

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Eggs
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Johanna414
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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This was cute and fun, but didn‘t necessarily blow me away. I did like the way the author blended a traditional fairy tale with geek culture.
I‘m flying through the audiobooks this summer, but can‘t seem to get through any physical books... 😕

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Purplerosiepage
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Mehso-so

Cinderella retelling with some nice touches, but few surprises. I‘m so torn with this rating, because the story had my attention. However, I have a few too many nits to pick. I might have liked this better if I‘d read the print edition as opposed to the audio.

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GypsyKat
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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It turns out that I actually have a lot of #Purple books.
😊💜

#ColorMePretty @Sweetkokoro

CarolynM 😍 Gorgeous! 2mo
Texreader Gorgeous! 2mo
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BookishJess Mistborn!!! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Awww this is so gorgeous!!! 😱💜💜💜 2mo
StayCurious You have a lot of pretty books! 2mo
GypsyKat @BooknerdsLife @StayCurious Thank you! 🥰💜 2mo
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mandi1082
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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This story was super cute. I did find some of the story really cheesy but not enough to annoy me all the much.

4⭐⭐⭐⭐

AndreaLove This is on my TBR 3w
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kezzlou85
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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This is such a cute retelling. I love these sorts of stories and this one was really good. The story was current and fun. The ending was perfect and I enjoyed every word. Ella is a perfect lead and I instantly fell in love with Darien. A wonderful story.

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Sarz
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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4 ⭐
I really enjoyed this take on Cinderella - my inner geek was fangirling quite hard most of the time. But there was one huge flaw that I couldn't look past - the plot centres on Elle's stepmother selling her father's house, but it says explicitly that the stepmother holds the house on trust for Elle until she is an adult. Which means she can't just sell it - that's not how trusts work! This kind of ruined the story for me...

Cinfhen Are you an attorney??? 😉😂that point would annoy my hubby too!! Although I‘ve heard this retelling is actually really fun 2mo
Sarz @Cinfhen Haha, I am 🙊 I'm pretty insufferable when they don't get it right! It is a GREAT story, once you get past the fact that it's entirely basis is legally incorrect 🤣 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘d bug me too!! 2mo
Cinfhen 🥰‼️😂😂 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Awesome choice! Although that plot detail would bug me, too. 2mo
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IndoorDame
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Mehso-so

💯 escapism, this, funny, modern, nerdy, rom-com version of Cinderella was a fun, feel-good read.

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sdbruening
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Pickpick

I loved this book (listened to the audiobook). As a fantasy/sci-fi nerd myself, this version of Cinderella really resonated with me. I appreciated that even though it‘s YA, it was still well-written and not too young. Very clever parallels to the fairy tale.

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SmolTaco
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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At some parts of the story you will either a) want to roll up into a ball and cry b) want to punch one of the characters and or c) want to yell at one of them. It was so beautifully written and you could tell she put a lot of emotion into this book.

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JamieLou
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I‘d really like to start this book but also I am still obsessed with The Sun is Also a Star AND I‘m still in the middle of Lara Jean‘s story, along with two murder mysteries. Oof.

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ShyBookOwl
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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1. Any cottage or campsite near a beach ☀️
2. Gelato 🍧
3. A casual hike or canoe ride 🚣🏽‍♀️
4. Mojito 🍹
5. Sunglasses 😎
6. The dock at a nearby bay 🌊

I tag anyone who wants to join in!

I also tagged Geekerella because comic con is a beloved summer event for so many ppl 😊

#summersantasurvey

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sarahgreatlove
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I really enjoyed this ❤️❤️❤️ very light and fun but lovely and relatable... I like fairy tale retellings, and this Cinderella story told through fandom, cosplay and conventions was 😍😍😍. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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litenthusiast
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I loved this book. There was just something about her writing that hooked me, plus it is a fairytale retelling. She honestly seems to understand fandom and how it bonds people together. In her acknowledgments Poston writes, "There might not be real magic in this world, but there is the power of fandom." I am now a fan of this series.

GondorGirl I just started the sequel! The first book was so adorable! 4mo
litenthusiast @GondorGirl I read the second book first because it was given to me. I really liked both of the books. I hope you enjoy The Princess and the Fangirl. 4mo
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dariazeoli
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Trees are blooming and flowers are popping up around the neighborhood!

Just about twenty minutes left on this #audioread. Out early this morning while my Roomba, Arnold, vacuumed the bedroom.

#litsywalkers

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Our Roomba is named Roberto (after the criminal robot on Futurama) 😂 4mo
dariazeoli @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love it! I named mine Arnold because robot vacuums are another step toward Skynet being self-aware and Terminators rising up 😁 4mo
whippoorwill815 We went old school and named ours Rosie after the robot from The Jetsons 😂 4mo
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dariazeoli
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I really did need the cold brew. I could have done without two more books to read 😉

#litsywalkers

JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘ll love DJATS🌸 4mo
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Chelleo
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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⭐️⭐️⭐️🎧2019.04.11
A cute, geeky retelling of Cinderella. One of those instanceS where I felt that a POC character was written into the story but given little development or context. It felt lazy...considering how many details went into the faux fandom that the story was built on. That said, it still managed to be a fun read.

KathyWheeler This was a book I bailed on; I think the problem may have been my mood at the time though. I‘ll have to give it a second chance. 4mo
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BekaReid
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Also me!! I ALWAYS scrape out every last bit of PB. doesn't everyone do that?! 👀 😉

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BekaReid
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Oh yes, peanut butter is a must have staple in n this household!!

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witchinguptales
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite. 💖

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dariazeoli
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Another beautiful day, another #audiowalk to the park! I listened to the tagged book to and from, but I brought my Kindle for some reading with this view.

Here‘s hoping Spring is sticking around!

#litsywalkers

DivineDiana It is a beautiful view! 5mo
Clwojick Can anyone join #litsywalkers ? I love this idea! I always have my headphones in and audiobook on when I‘m walking. 5mo
dariazeoli @Clwojick I think that‘s all @kaye asked us to have so sounds like you‘re already walking with us! 5mo
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Kaye @Clwojick Yep, the info you received is correct. All you need are legs and and an audiobook. Most people click a photo of something they see while walking. Welcome 🌷 5mo
Kaye @dariazeoli So nice to start seeing pictures without snow ! Very pretty photo 5mo
dariazeoli @kaye Thanks @kaye - I agree; loving everyone‘s spring views! 5mo
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litenthusiast
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I loved "The Princess and the Fangirl" so much that I'm starting the first book in the series today!

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Ravenclawsbookshelf
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Read from March 1st to March 31st 2019

Is this book for everyone? Maybe not! Is this book for anyone who loves Fandom? Absolutely! I loved this retelling of Cinderella.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Characters 5*
Pace 5*
Writing 5*

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RealLifeReading
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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And with Geekerella, I‘m done with winter for #booked2019
Looking forward to Spring!

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🎉🎉thanks for sharing 💜 5mo
RealLifeReading Thanks @cinfhen ❤️ 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 🎉🙌🏽📚 5mo
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RealLifeReading
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Oh! This was such a fun and delightful retelling of Cinderella! I love that it has a scifi TV series and con as its centerpiece. And a geeky fangirl Cinderella. Oh! And the Magic Pumpkin food truck and Elle‘s coworker Sage is a great character too. A fun feel good read! #booked2019

Cinfhen @LauraBeth read this one and gave a similar review!! I may need to read it one day 🤫 5mo
RealLifeReading @Cinfhen you should! It's fun! 5mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I believe this is from @CBee 🤞🏼😁 if so I thank you!! It‘s very kind and I have been wanting to read this! I love the Litsy community so much!

CBee Holy moly, I didn‘t put my handle! Yep, it‘s from me ♥️♥️ Hope you enjoy it!! @Ash.on.the.line 😁😁 5mo
Ash.on.the.line @CBee thank you again! 🥰 I can‘t wait to start it! 5mo
CBee @Ash.on.the.line you are so very welcome ♥️ 5mo
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MellieAntoinette
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Soooooo .... this was unexpectedly delightful. I literally picked this up thinking, eh ... one chapter. Read it in one sitting! WHOMP!!! Like being hit by a book velociraptor! Bring on book 2!

BethM There‘s a book 2? I enjoyed this one! 5mo
Reggie I really enjoyed this one. I didn‘t know there was a book either. I like when books nerd out on a pop culture reference that‘s specific to that book. Like the quasi Star Trek show in here. 5mo
MellieAntoinette @BethM Comes out 4/2 and will follow Jessica Stone/Princess Amara this time! 5mo
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MellieAntoinette @Reggie True story! I liked how this was done too! It left a lot to the imagination and revealed details only as needed to build the story up not tear it down! 5mo
Lovesbooks87 I loved this book too! I have the second one preorder since I read the first one over Christmas break. Only a little bit longer to wait for the second one!! 5mo
TsundokuAleax I love this book so much. It is such a love letter to fan culture. Also the con they go to is kinda based on Dragon*Con (Atlanta). The author has stated this and having gone a few times, totally has the right feel. 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I am a sucker for a fairytale retelling. When I heard this one was a Cinderella tale against the backdrop of fandom and geekery, I was so excited. Once I dug in and realized it was primarily a YA romance, I thought "oh! That makes sense... uh oh." Romance is not my typical genre, but this was a good first experience with it. It was cute and fun and I really like that a point was made to have a brown "prince" and even a same-sex romance.

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ShyBookOwl
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I'm really enjoying this so far. Elle and Darien are charming (see what I did there 😉)... but I think my favourite character is actually Sage 😂

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Pamwurtzler
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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This is a cute #fairytaleretelling involving a food truck, a movie being made, and a seriously wicked stepsister. #booked2019 #ReadingUSA2019 #SouthCarolina

Cinfhen It does seem sweet! But it‘s also SCREAMING YA!!!!!!😜 5mo
Pamwurtzler @cinfhen Definitely!!!!! 5mo
Librarybelle Sounds like it would be a great read between heavy reads 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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Finally starting this today! As a person with geek-like tendencies, who is also a sucker for a fairytale retelling, I think this book was made for me 🤓

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ♥️💜💙❤️🧡 5mo
ShyBookOwl @ProfReader thank you 🤗📚🎉 5mo
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ReadingSusan
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Loved this YA book. It was so fun. I always love fairy tale retellings. Although, there really are too many Cinderella ones.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I liked this too, there must be 2 choices in Litsy database for this book, bc my rating doesn‘t come up on your post. They need to merge the two. 5mo
thewallflower0707 I really liked how positive this book about fandom was. I‘m very excited for 5mo
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ReadingSusan
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I love that lines in the acknowledgements are highlighted! ❤️❤️

RealBooks4ever And I agree with those sentences! 💜 5mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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For anyone interested, there's a live author visit tonight in TBR & Beyond at 8 pm EST

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QueenJen
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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This is the perfect book for my geeky soul. Not only is it a Cinderella retelling (which I love), it is also filled to the brim with geeky references!! Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Firefly, Lion King, Princess Bride!! There was even a mention of Supernatural!!! (Fangirling!!) There's a Comic Con with cosplay and a full on tribute to all the fandoms. THIS! is my favorite book right now!!
5🌟!

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GripLitGrl
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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📚 Geekerella
🎥 Revenge of the Nerds
🎶 In the Garage by Weezer
I've got the Dungeon Master's Guide
I've got my 12-sided die
I've got Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler, too
Waiting there for me./Yes I do 🎶

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Great song! 6mo
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nikkiy_reads
Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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When a student convinces you to read a book.....

hermyknee Good call 6mo
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ralexist
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Fulfilling my #Booked2019 Winter challenge of "Fairy Tale Retelling" was on the easier side for me as this had been sitting on my TBR pile for a while. With its roots in the Disney-fied version of the tale, this sets Cinderella in the world of SciFi Fandom and Cons. Cute and light it was a fun quick read for the challenge.

Cinfhen This was a “difficult” prompt for me...totally outside my reading comfort ~ your choice looks like it may have been a better choice, however my book was SUPER SHORT so that really helped 😉 6mo
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LouBeth
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Geekerella
Cinder
A Court of Thorns and Roses
Cruel Beauty

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

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Traci1
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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My daughter asked me to take her to the library today, like it was something she has to ask. I'm always up for the library. This was the stack I came out with. She got so many we ended up having to make two trips to the car because we couldn't carry them all.

BlameJennyJane Love the OddThomas series! 8mo
Crazeedi I love when I struggle to the car with too many books!! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly You‘re doing parenting right! 8mo
rabbitprincess Now that's a successful library haul! 8mo
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LauraBeth
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This is uplifting and adorable. Very sweet and “clean” YA (these are teens who drink Orange Crush, rescue the neighbor‘s neglected dog and say “frack” for their curse word). Fans of You‘ve Got Mail will enjoy this (in addition to the modern epistolary moments - there‘s twirling!)
My only complaint is that it could have used another copy-editing pass. There are many typos that interrupted the reading experience.
#booked2019 #popsugar #litsyatoz

saresmoore It always baffles me when copy editing mistakes make it into the final printing. Did no one read the book, first? I think I would love being a copy editor... Also, your description of this book reminds me a bit of My Lady Jane. I think fans of this would enjoy it (and vice versa). 8mo
Traci1 You had me at You've Got Mail... ❤ 8mo
Lindy @saresmoore From being friends with a meticulous Random House copy editor, who has explained the many ways errors can happen, I have more patience with mistakes… but I draw the limit at 3 in a book. More than that is too much. 8mo
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LauraBeth I agree @Lindy - I‘m patient with 2-3 mistakes but I lost count in this book because there were so many. It was a bit sloppy. 8mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore when I started out in magazine publishing, I was required to work in every department for a few months and my very favorite (after marketing) was working in editorial with the editors. It wasn‘t glamorous but I always found it to be my happy place. 8mo
LauraBeth @Traci1 there‘s even a specific reference to You‘ve Got Mail, which I loved. 💕 8mo
silentrequiem Ugh. I listened to the audiobook so didn't see all the mistakes. Loved the story do I'm glad! The mistakes would have driven me crazy! 8mo
LauraBeth @silentrequiem Hopefully, the spin-off will be proofed better than this one! 8mo
silentrequiem @LauraBeth Ooh! I hadn't realized there was a sequel! 8mo
RebL My daughter and I read this one aloud. Maybe because it was an ARC or maybe because we were reading aloud, typos were not a problem for us. ~ Also, I guess I missed that you work in magazine publishing. That‘s cool. I desperately wanted to work for a glossy when I graduated college. 8mo
LauraBeth @rebL I was so troubled by it that I googled “Geekerella” and “typos” and it seemed to trouble a lot of other folks too 😂. I spent 15 years working in magazine publishing in NYC before moving to a different industry. It was a lot of fun and I loved every minute of it! Have you read - It accurately captures the glossy magazine industry. 8mo
RebL Stacked it. I so, so loved George and Jane. When those mags disappeared, they took most of my glossy dreams with them. 8mo
Cinfhen Nice job, Laura!!! Tagging @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage so we can track the completed prompts 😁 8mo
LauraBeth ☺️I‘ll try and remember to tag y‘all on my next one @cinfhen, @4thhouseontheleft, @BarbaraTheBibliophage (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen No prob...eventually we‘ll find u 😘😘 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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After reading The Princess and the Fangirl, I immediately had to start this one. A cute, geeky, modern take on Cinderella with a fangirl & the actor starting in a movie remake of her favorite series accidentally falling in love over texts. Throw in a sci-fi convention, a pumpkin food truck, a couple of awful step sisters, & a best friend with fashion aspirations and you've got it. A very cute, light read, & just what I needed to end off the year.

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KimmyM
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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This was delightful! I started last night because I was sick with a stomach bug and it was just the kind of fun distraction I needed. 4/5 🌟

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rachelsbrittain
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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The Princess and the Fangirl was so cute, I couldn't help myself and immediately downloaded Geekerella on Hoopla. Wish I could've found it in an ebook, but I'll take what I can get.

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Lovesbooks87
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I loved this book. This was a total #blameitonlitsy buy. I had seen so many people talk about how great it was and I had to pick it up and it didn't disappoint. A geek retelling of Cinderella. I loved Elle and Darien. I can't wait until April when the sequel The Princess and the Fangirl comes out!

BookaholicNatty This looks really good!!! I‘m definitely going to have to check it out! 8mo
Lovesbooks87 @BookaholicNatty it was really good Natalie! 8mo
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hermyknee
Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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I also hit my 2018 reading challenge goal with this one!

Trashcanman Woot congratulations! 🎊💐🎉 8mo
hermyknee @Trashcanman thank you!!! 💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾 8mo
Minispok Congrats! 🎉🎈 8mo
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LauraBeth Nice! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
julesG 👏👏👏 8mo
Bklover Congratulations! 🎉 8mo
umbrellagirl Yay 😀 8mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 8mo
Reggie Yayyyy!!! 8mo
Owlizabeth Wahoo!!! 8mo
irre 🎉🎉👏👏 8mo
JoScho Yay! 💜🎉💜🎉💜 8mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉 8mo
mrp27 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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