August 7, 2019 • Geek Girl
When we think about sisters, we’re flooded with love and nostalgia about the women who supported through our entire lives. We think of heartfelt texts (and group text, for those of us with multiple sisters) and one-upping each other with a #NationalSisterDay post on Instagram. But we’re bookworms, so of course we celebrate sisters in the nerdiest way we know how: with a quiz to determine who your literary sister might be.
July 23, 2019 • Fiction, Geek Girl
Veronica Mars is back for a fourth season and we couldn’t be happier. The season premieres on Hulu on July 26 and we’re counting down the days. Veronica is hands down our favorite private investigator (sorry, Jessica Jones) and we’re eagerly anticipating this eight-episode adventure. Which got us thinking about the young detectives and private investigators that populate our bookshelves.
June 25, 2019 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Women's Interest
So you love Octavia E. Butler. We get it. We love her too.
But now what?
You’ve read Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred (1979), and you loved the time travel plot that wove seamlessly with slave narratives of the pre-Civil War South. You’ve read Fledgling (2005) too, or maybe you enjoyed Butler’s other shorter fiction like “Bloodchild,” her novelette which won the Nebula and Hugo Awards in 1985. Perhaps the current political climate had you racing towards her dystopian novels Parable of the Sower (1993) and Parable of the Talents (1998), which presented a view of the future that includes environmental horrors, walls erected around the middle class, and a terrifying fundamentalist leader whose rally cry is “Help Us to Make America Great Again.”
If you’ve enjoyed reading Butler’s fiction, we have some other writers whose work you should add to your reading list.
June 10, 2019 • Geek Girl
Nancy Drew was an iconic teen sleuth who solved mysteries involving clocks and staircases all while driving a hip blue convertible. Ever wonder what the original Nancy Drew would be like in today’s world? Yes, there is a Nancy Drew movie out right now, but ever wonder how the original character -- the one whose stories are bound in a yellow spine – would handle today’s world?
May 21, 2019 • Geek Girl, Television
Photo by Ivan Jevtic on Unsplash
Season 15 of The Bachelorette has started and the drama is already ramping up. (Chill, dudes!) We’re still dissecting the entrances and opening weird flexes of all of Hannah B’s suitors. But what if – just to shake things up – Chris Harrison introduced a new group of men for next week? We were thinking…some literary dudes might fit the bill? Here’s our dream line up of literary bachelors – and exactly how we envision those first moments at the mansion playing out.
May 9, 2019 • Geek Girl
When Rosario Dawson confirmed the rumor that she and Cory Booker are dating, we couldn’t help but squeal. We admit it: our first thought was “Could Rosario Dawson potentially become First Lady?” But then we walked ourselves back. Sure, we love Dawson’s activism – and the fact that she wants to run for office one day – but we’re feminists through and through. Dawson’s accomplishing so much on her own. There’s no reason we should think of her as powerful because she’s dating Cory Booker. She’s got enough power to move mountains on her own. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite activists, letting their achievements shine. Get ready to get inspired.