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25 Geekette Book Recommendations

Today is my twenty fifth birthday! This means I get to be a little selfish. As a teacher and a former bookseller, there are books I have always wanted to shove at everyone I meet, whether they like it or not. Obviously they are great books, but they aren’t popular, so people don’t want to pick them up.

Here are the 25 books I wish all Geekettes would read:

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Here There Be Dragons…Sort of. Top 5 Unconventional Dragon Stories

Dragon-slaying is so old-school. But if you don’t slay dragons, what do you do with them? The authors of these five works have some unique ideas, having reimagined the nature of dragons and built up stories around them. If you love dragons but are tired by the same old treasure-hunting, maiden-eating cliché, I invite you to check these out. Continue reading Here There Be Dragons…Sort of. Top 5 Unconventional Dragon Stories

Most Anticipated Books of 2015

With 2014 coming to a close, there are a lot of things I’m going to remember fondly, however I’m very excited for 2015 to start and the main reason is books! 2014 had some great ones, but I’m ready to start reading some items that I’ve been anticipating for a very long time. I also feel that 2015 is going to bring a lot of conclusions to some wonderful series.

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Dragons and Women: A Winning Combination

imageDragons have become very popular recently. With George R. R. Martin and Peter Jackson giving dragons new life on the screen (though technically both The Hobbit and Game of Thrones have been around for years) it’s not uncommon to find gifs of dragons, sketches of dragons, and even cakes with dragons on them on the internet. Originally, dragons were the enemy. Now…? Dragons are often still the enemy, but more and more they’re becoming the friend, the allies in battle. Perspective on these gold-obsessed creatures is changing in a fascinating way.

There are several dragon books I’m particularly fond of because of their portrayal of women. I love seeing the relationships between humans and dragons in different worlds, or maybe just how a world of dragons would work.

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Geeky books for Geeky Ladies

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As a former bookseller, an educator, a book club leader, and an amateur book blogger, I have looked at books from just about every aspect. Most of all, I love finding the hidden gems and recommending them to people. I read everything from picture books to non-fiction memoirs, and I believe there is a book for everyone and I will find it.

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