Posts tagged "books"
I got a Kindle for Christmas. It has really brought the act of reading back into my daily routine. I just finished my first e-book, How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and his Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain. I first saw its author at Dragon Con 2015. I’m so glad I kept my promise to myself... Read more »
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is barreling toward us. I’ve always liked the holiday- and this is coming from someone who didn’t really have a boyfriend until college. When I was single, I’d throw parties for all of my loner friends. In times of commitment, I’d try to make Valentine’s Day interesting with... Read more »
Book reviews aren’t normally in my wheelhouse. The folks at Quirk Books, however, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse- a free copy of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher. Um, YES. It came out in July, but it’s new to me! The book’s title says it all; this is a beat-for-beat re-imagining of A... Read more »
When I think of the library I went to as a child, I remember beige walls and a quiet atmosphere. I borrowed all the Curious George, Dr. Seuss, and Winnie the Pooh they had. I did not, however, have access to comic books… or huge statues of the characters therein. Seriously, get this: The Northlake... Read more »
With the excitement of the Super Bowl behind us, we citizens of Chicago woke up to snow covering our sidewalks and cars. Brrr…! In my opinion, nothing is better on a snow day than a blanket, cocoa, and a nice book. In honor of Winter (and Capricon coming up this weekend), I’m happy to present... Read more »
Halloween 2012 is mid-week. This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well. It’s about time you finalized your plans! Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween. Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out? Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »
I have a very awesome, much-anticipated press event to get to, so I am going to type this GEEKend’s local events AS FAST AS I CAN!! 1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Presented by the World of Weird Monster Show, a live cast is doing the Timewarp in Wilmette. Costumes and participation are encouraged.... Read more »
Game of Thrones Season 2 has ended. The Winds of Winter won’t be out ’til who knows when. Seven hells, I hate waiting! That said, A Song of Ice and Fire is reaching a popularity threshold I’m not entirely comfortable with. Ask me some other time about the Daenerys “fans” I met at my last Cubs... Read more »
It might be a sign that I’m getting older, but I’ve been avoiding the trendy social networking/news/imagery sites. Pinterest, Tumblr, Plurk, Reddit… I asked my geek guy to explain the differences to me. It didn’t work. …BUT THEN, in a shocking twist, I discovered Meetup.com. The site totally gets my stamp of approval. Meetup users... Read more »
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