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15 Books About Geeky Women — Past and Present — In Honor of National Women’s Month

Happy National Women’s History Month! Along with celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, the entirety of March is a time to celebrate the cultural and historical impact of women in America. And this year’s theme is perfect for book lovers like us — Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.

Sometimes the stories of great women are overlooked (the past is called “his-story,” after all), and as a lifelong geek myself, I know that it can be tough being a woman who identifies as a geek. But we’re definitely not alone! From historical women who helped shape the face of science and math to modern geeky heroes who show us that it’s OK to just be ourselves, let’s highlight some of these amazing women — and these great books about them!

This Month in Goodreads Giveaways: Manhattan Mayhem, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, & More!

Whoa! Another month FULL of aweesome giveaways. Get excited, Goodreads users. We've got two books we're publishing with the Mystery Writers of America, the latest Nick & Tesla, and The League of Regrettable Superheroes, all up for grabs in this month's roundup! 

Click on the links below to check out the giveaways. Good luck!

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Survive on the Ice Until the Rescue Party Arrives

Gavin Francis, photo via bbc.com

So, chances are you're not in Antartica, but in January it feels cold enough that you could be there. If somehow, somewhere, you find yourself trapped in subzero temps, stay calm. The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: The Great Outdoors has your back (and hopefully a steaming cup of hot chocolate).

Top 10 Tuesday: All-Time Favorite Books From the Past 3 Years

Quirk Books is linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for Top 10 Tuesday! This week we’re talking about books from the past three years that were so fantastic and over-the-top amazing that they somehow made their way onto our “all-time favorite books” lists.

I am extremely selective when it comes to choosing which books are allowed on my “favorites” shelf. There sits great books that I have re-read multiple times and that only get better with age: Wicked by Gregory Maguire; Looking for Alaska by John Green; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson; Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan; The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler; The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter; etc. But there are a few books, published at some point in the past three years, that absolutely deserve a place on this shelf:

How-To Tuesday: How to Make a Hardback Charging Station

Welcome to the first How-To Tuesday of March! This week I’ll be showing you how to make a hardback book charging station for your lifeline, I mean, cell phone.

Super Author Birthday Fun Action Squad!

What if some of the greatest authors in the history of literature, all born this month, could celebrate their birthdays together? There's only one way to find out: SUPER AUTHOR BIRTHDAY FUN ACTION SQUAD!

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