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Books on My Holiday Wishlist

Happy December! ’Tis the month of gift-giving holidays, so if you are at a loss for what to ask for or what to get your YA-reading loved one, check out the recent releases on my list for inspiration. Continue reading Books on My Holiday Wishlist

Night 5 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

jodi-picoult-photo-2014Happy fifth  night of Chanukah all! Tonight I’m going to talk about Jodi Picoult, an American author known for her deep, heart-wrenching novels like My Sister’s Keeper as well as writing for DC Comics’ Wonder Woman. Continue reading Night 5 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

Night 3 of Hanukkah: Daniel Handler Trivia Edition!

One of my favorite authors growing up– and to this day– is Daniel Handler. You may know him better by his pen name: Lemony Snicket, behind A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions. Handler is Jewish, so on this night of Hanukkah I would like to celebrate him.

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Night 1 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

CassandraClare2It’s that time of year again! The Geekettes plan to celebrate this year’s Festival of Lights by sharing with you some of our favorite Jewish authors and how their faith/culture influences their works.  For Night One, I would like to talk about Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series and creator of the first famous Jewish vampire. Continue reading Night 1 of Chanukah: Favorite Jewish Authors Edition

The Geekettes’ Favorite Holiday episodes!

As demonstrated by other recent posts here at The Daily Geekette, our staff absolutely loves the holiday season and the nerdy treats that come with it! Among those are, of course, lots of wonderful holiday-themed episodes of our favorite TV shows. Nearly every show in existence has at least an episode or two, so narrowing down our favorites was a tough job but we still managed to come up with a list of a few favorites. Check it out below!

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Night 8 of Daily Geekette’s Channnukahhh Celebration

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them! I don’t love how little attention Jewish characters get for being awesome characters, in the same way that female characters do. However, one female character got to be beautiful and popular and Jewish, a rarity in films.

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Nights 6 and 7 of Daily Geekette’s Hanuka Celebration!

imageIf you’re wondering how I’m celebrating two nights of Hannukah as one, I’ll explain myself! Last night and tonight I’m writing about two women who are always referred to together. Thus, they each get their own celebration but as one article. Curious? Keep reading!

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Warm-up your wardrobe!

Looking to stay warm and cozy, but ALSO fashionably geeky this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck, as there are myriad choices when it comes to comfy garb in a variety of styles and fandoms.

Suzy, making snowflakes.
Suzy’s busy making snowflakes, but you can stay snug and toasty!

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Night 3 of Daily Geekette’s Hanukkah Celebration

imageGenerally, when people think of Jewish comic book characters, they immediately think of Magneto, but he’s not the only mutant who is one of the chosen people. I do think that characters being Jewish mutants is a bit of a redundancy, as mutants in the X-Men series are a metaphor for many of the trials faced by the Jewish people, but as their history is a warped version of ours, the Holocaust still happened, but was even worse for the Jewish mutants such as Erik.

My favorite X-Men, in no small part because she’s Jewish, is…

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