June 29, 2017 • Geek, Geek Girl
If you’re an avid bibliophile, who also happens to be well-versed in social media, then you probably have heard of the subculture on Instagram called bookstagram. It’s a wonderful community of readers who share their love for books, but more specifically, share their love of taking photos for books. Here are a few tips on taking photos and navigating your way through being a #bookstagrammer.
June 23, 2017 • Geek, Geek Girl
Whether she’s playing the iconic Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, the heartbreaking and heartwarming Hannah Pitt in Angels in America, or the ABBA-belting Donna in Mamma Mia, one thing’s certain: Meryl Streep has got it going on. To celebrate our love for Meryl, here are five geeky roles we’d love for her to play.
June 23, 2017 • Fiction, Geek Girl
Catfishing is defined as “luring someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.” Contemporary teens and young adults are well aware of the dangers of online fraud, but online and virtual romantic relationships often prove that love is blind. We’ve highlighted four YA titles in which catfishing takes center stage, leading to either happily ever after or disaster.
June 22, 2017 • Geek Girl
Jordan Ellis is the incredible force behind Jordandené, which creates all sorts of geeky products—everything from tees and tanks to undies and bags. All products are homemade in Brooklyn. We're super excited to be featuring Jordan here on our blog.
June 9, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Women's Interest
As the lone Canadian in Wonder Women, Sarah Emma Edmonds has a special place in my heart – and hopefully in yours, once you hear about her amazing exploits. You can read her story in full in my book Wonder Women, but I thought I would share with you my quick Coles Notes* on one of the most bad-ass nerdy babes in history, supplemented by original ephemera from Michigan in Letters, Collections Canada, and her own book.
June 8, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
Invariably, when I go on tour or to cons to talk about Wonder Women, someone asks me to pick my favorite woman in the book – and let me tell you, that is a nigh impossible decision. So many of these women have the most kick-ass life stories, and I feel so incredibly honored to have been able to bring them to print.