Seriously Geeky Sundays

What Makes Me Smile

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Good morning, afternoon, and evening to you, word readers- Today is National Smile Day, so SGS is taking a look at the geeky things that make us smile; favorite movies, television shows, books and games are discussed. You can see how dated my preferences are! Featuring Gene Wilder, me missing the point, and Robert Pattenson’s English accent!

Seriously Geeky Sundays are brought to you by Heather over at Just Geeking By, check it out and join the fun. Every week has interesting prompts, and the questions are quite unique.

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Taming my TBR

Taming my TBR: Part 05

 

Taming my TBR

I’m back with another attempt to get my TBR list under control… or maybe it would be better to say I’m trying to keep it under three hundred titles at once. This week we take a look at birds, my old love neuroscience, how to not be a jerk, and some poetry inspired by space! How will it go? Not sure! Is there a good or bad outcome with taming my TBR? I don’t think so!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Opening Lines

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Happy Tuesday, popcorn puffins, hope your day is treating you nicely and you’ve eaten something delicious. This TTT features my favorite opening lines, and you know what it taught me? Most opening lines are pretty mundane. And all those writing “rules” I’ve come across that tell you not to start with describing the weather or with your lead character waking? Yeah, people ignore that a lot.

Below the cut you’ll find opening lines by the likes of Tamsyn Muir and Martha Wells, and some old favorites like Karen Cushman and Francisca Lia Block. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Geek Pride

May 25 if Geek Pride day, and in celebration this Seriously Geeky Sunday takes a look at geeks in popular culture and our own personal geek story. We’ve come a long way from being defined as “a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.” Seriously, the etymology for this word is crazy.

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Book Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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I hopped on the feel good train for a quick little respite in the pages of this book. Told in an  epistolary style by Mary Anne Shaffer and finished by her daughter Annie Barrows, this book tells the tale of Juliet Ashton, 33 and emerging with the rest of the world into a post WWII land. Through random chance, a man on the English island of Guernsey acquirers a book once belonging to her, and finds her name and address written within. What begins is a correspondence between Juliet and the people of Guernsey that will lead her away from home and into the arms of a small, tight-knit community that spent five years under Nazi occupation.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Reasons Why I Love the Tortall Series

 

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Happy Tuesday, Lord and Ladies of Blogland- this weeks TTT I look at ten reasons I love the Tortall Series by Tamora Pierce; soon to adapted by Lionsgate and Playground Entertainment. Mithros help us all, because this could be a travesty waiting to happen. Here’s ten things that are great about the series that could subsequently be messed up in some way or another by an adaptation. I mean how are they going to get the budget for some of the effects? And Playground Entertainment has only produced stage productions. *winces* We will see, I suppose.

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Food in Fiction

Heyo everybody, this weeks SGS is all about food. From the most decadent and delicious desserts to Soylent Green, food in fiction runs the gamut of mouth watering temptation to retch worthy disasters. Get ready for shwarma, reality defying cakes, chocolate, and of course, Kingdom Hearts. I wrote this post before breakfast, and let me tell you, it was hard to do on an empty stomach.

 

 

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Warning: Spoilers for Soylent Green.

 

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Book Reviews

The Vine Witch

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Elena Boureanu emerges from a seven year curse and returns to the place she once called home. But things have changed; what was once a world renowned vineyard now produces something more akin to vinegar then the ruby hued wine that once came from it’s vines. Her Grand-Mère was forced to sell the vineyard, and it’s new owner, Jean-Paul Martel doesn’t believe in witchcraft. Too bad for him then, that his land is riddled with curses, and the only one who can undo them is Elena…

This debut novel from author Luanne G. Smith is set in early 20th century France and follows Elena from the marshland she was trapped in as she attempts to reclaim her home and her power. Once a powerful vine witch, the years she spent as a toad have left her weak, but that doesn’t mean she cannot sense the truth, someone has lain a series of curses and hexes across her beloved Chateau Renard. Now she has to contend with more then her weakened state if she wishes to save the land she once called home. Non believers, rivals, and ex lovers all will challenge her as she attempts to right seven years of wrong and find revenge along the way.

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Top Ten Tuesday

The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

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I have a hard time not finishing books, there’s been a few I force my way through out of stubbornness and maybe a certain fatal optimism. We’re going to have reach far back into my reading history to find a grand total of ten books, but the ones that are on here, boy did the leave an impression. And by impression I mean a lingering miasma of general unpleasantness that lends itself well to headaches, sighing, and eye rolling. Here we go!

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Seriously Geeky Sundays

Families in Fandom

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there, be it child or paw parent, keep up the good work and have a mimosa for me, OK? I have to go back to work today for the first time in over a month and I don’t want to.

To celebrate the day, Seriously Geek Sundays is turning it’s focus towards families; conventional, unconventional, secondary, found. It’s an all-inclusive deal full of doting and dangerous grandmothers, fierce Knight Champion mothers, siblings more powerful than gods, and Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

Curious to know how I managed to sneak ma boi in there? Read on to find out!

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