We’re reaching the part of the year when most of the books that Geekettes picked up at Book Expo America are actually being released–and that means I found myself with three books to review all being released on the same day. The books range from sci-fi/fantasy to YA romance, and I’ve written up my thoughts to share with all of you!
Back in 1914, Constance Kopp– along with her younger sisters Norma and Fleurette– experienced an unfortunate altercation with a man by the name of Henry Kaufman. After having run his automobile into the three sisters’ horse and buggy on a road near Paterson, New Jersey, a battle of wills, and eventually of bullets, ensued as Constance sought reparation from the factory man for damages regarding the sisters’ only means of wheeled conveyance. As a result, Constance Kopp became one of the first women to be deputized in the United States.
Inspired by this historical skirmish, the bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart, offers us a fictionalized account of the story in the charming novel Girl Waits With Gun.
Of all my interests, I find myself gravitating towards a few fandoms and geeky phenomenon more than others in any given month. I am enthusiastically enthralled with many things, but here are some of the geeky stuff that caught my eye this month…
- Loot Crate
Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service that, for a good price, will send the “Looter” (as its subscribers are called) a box full of geeky items every month. They promise a $40 value in each box, which only costs about $15 per month, depending on which subscription plan you choose. (The Looter saves more money the more months they sign up for.) These items can vary from shirts and socks to action figures and comic books. I find that the quality of the box varies depending on the monthly theme, but I’m usually pretty happy with the selection. I am always excited when I see that black box on my doorstep and it gives me something to look forward to each month.
This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Toronto, Ontario and attend an exquisite little show at the Bata Shoe Museum that I had discovered whilst searching the web for my museum exhibits article from April. Despite the specific name of the museum, this beautifully-curated exhibit contained vast amounts of information and a darling selection of extant 19th-century garments, accessories, and related manufacturing equipment, in addition to, of course, a lovely and satisfying variety of shoes.
Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century is a gem of an exhibit that would interest not just lovers of footwear, but those who are fond of the strange, dark, dirty and tragic side of the 1800s.
We’ve completed month eight of the 2015 Reading Challenge! Two-thirds of the year down, one-third to go. Check out our progress since last month. Also, this month, we’re kicking off our monthly giveaway. Enter by next Friday to win Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, Unbreakable by Kami Garcia and some cool YA swag! Please read to the bottom for instructions on how to win. Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: August Updates & Giveaway!
Welcome back to the next installment of my report from D23 Expo 2015! Last time, we took a trip down nostalgia lane and looked at the Goofy Movie 20th Anniversary Panel. This time, we’re going to take a look at the highly anticipated Live Action movie panel. So prepare for some epic news y’all, it’s gonna be good, trust me.
The summer is the hardest time to be a gamer, for me. I like to be outside a lot, and I budget for outdoor adventures like kayaking and hiking instead of games. Now that the weather has turned here in New England, I am starting to see my weekend time consumed with games and working on my Warhammer 40K army again. Hooray! Continue reading Fall Game Titles I am Looking Forward to: Highlighting Indie Games!
For me, it started while channel flipping. I was fourteen, just starting high school and currently in charge of the remote. There was no Netflix back in those days, so my fellow hunter gatherers and I had to click through a lot of advertisements before something interesting caught our eyes. After several minutes, a man with a blue glowing chest, appeared between a cooking show and a news report. I could have kept clicking and seen what else was on…but I flipped back. The strange glowing chest, the high-tech armor slowly being assembled around him, the basement lab, the monotone A.I. voice….I was intrigued. I stayed and watched all the way to the end. That decision sparked what my parents thought was a phase, my sister thought was annoying, and what all my friends at school thought was weird. I can say with rigid conviction that I would not be anywhere near the person I am today without Tony Stark.
These are the confessions of an Iron Fan. This is the journey this character has taken me on.
original “Armor Wars” cover art by Skottie Young Continue reading Confessions of an Iron Fan
Theresa Buchheister is best known for joining the Pokemon crew in 2015. She is currently the voice director for the English dub of this highly popular series, though that is not her only claim to fame. She is an incredible person and an inspiring director. As an avid participant in theater, she has created her own theater company, in addition to being involved in many projects that would make the average person insanely jealous. Dalin and Kenny sat down and asked Theresa some of the burning questions we had on our minds…
The Daily Geekette had a huge presence at this year’s Book Expo America and Book Con. When all was said and done, we did end up picking up a few of the same books, but there was one book almost all of us picked up and read, and that’s George.
George, penned by Alex Gino, tells the story of a 4th grade girl “who the world sees as a boy named George.” Her grade is putting on a play of Charlotte’s Web, and Melissa (her preferred name) believes that if she can play Charlotte on the stage, it will help everyone see her as a girl.
I, personally, felt very strongly about George, and would love to share my thoughts with all our wonderful readers.