August 24, 2018 • Fiction, Geek, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Jorge Luis Borges has a literary career chock-full of wondrous ideas and conceits, but perhaps none of them are as compelling as his “Library of Babel,” a library the size of the universe, containing all possible 410-page books. Most of the books, naturally, are gibberish, but those inside the library believe that somehow, somewhere, there are books of coherence and meaning, if they could only find them. Unsurprisingly, book lovers and authors alike have fallen in love with an idea, and made it their own. Here are a few of our favorites.
August 23, 2018 • Fiction, Geek, Geek Girl, Movies & Film, Television
[source: Geek Tyrant]
John Krasinski might be known as the adorable Jim Halpert from The Office, but don’t let that fool you. This Emmy-nominated actor is far more that just a likeable prankster, and at the end of this month, he’ll be proving his action hero talents by starring in Jack Ryan, a new series from Amazon. The series is based on the literary adventures of the titular character, lifted from the pages of Tom Clancy’s Ryanverse thrillers. Ryan is a CIA Analyst, an ex-Marine and past history teacher, and he’s been delighting fans of Clancy’s works for decades (first appearing in 1984’s Hunt For Red October).
August 22, 2018 • Fiction, Geek, Geek Girl, Humor
[source: Stills From Films]
Ever since The Lord of the Rings extended DVDs delivered hours of behind the scenes footage, we’ve been obsessed with learning more about what our favorite actors do to pass time on set. Bungee jumping, drinking, exploring New Zealand—and that was just during The Fellowship! Film stars aren’t the only ones that have fun, though. It can take years for an author to complete a book. That’s a lot of downtime. So we reached out to some famous literary characters to learn more about what they did while waiting for the final pages of their story to be penned.
August 22, 2018 • Curated Book List, Geek Girl, History, Women's Interest
With Women’s Equality Day (August 26) approaching, we recommend these five titles to inspire women of today and tomorrow! From biography collections to picture books celebrating girlhood to feminist scifi, fantasy, and poetry, there’s something for everyone on this list.