Tonight (Thursday, July 30th) from 6-8 p.m., Geek Girl Darcy will be at Garrett Library. Stop by for her talk on Expectations Talk and get a copy of The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading signed.
Archive for July, 2009
Jul 30 2009
Jul 28 2009
Hop on over and say hi!
Jul 28 2009
Jul 27 2009
I’m kind of geeky excited that she included a picture of Firefly. You’ll have to click on through to find out why. Also, you can learn a bit about how we write and manage our time (or not) balancing a writing career with fulltime day jobs.
Jul 27 2009
LibraryThing has a feature where you can check whether you will like or dislike a book based on … well, various factors, I assume.
So naturally, I had to check to see if I would like The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading. Here’s what I got:
So I think that warning error may have something to do with it. Still. Does this make any sense?
In other things you don’t see everyday, the Wendy’s Napoleon (Fancy Baconator Combo):
This comes courtesy of Fancy Fast Food. I’m also extremely fond of the Boston Krème Brûlée & Fruit Tart (Fancy Dunkin’ Donuts), because who doesn’t want to turn dessert into more dessert.
Jul 26 2009
Not surprisingly, my name appears in many titles, especially nonfiction, such as: When Charity Destroys Dignity (I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.) and The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity (How is this my fault? I haven’t been international for years.)
I am also very mysterious, as seen in the mystery/thriller search: Death by Charity (Again, I apologize. Wow, a lot of things are my fault.) and Who Will Tie Your Shoes?: An Absence of Charity (I had no idea I was supposed to be tying everyone’s shoes.). Then there’s the Len Deighton thriller simply titled Charity. (Because it’s all about me, Me, ME!)
A girl could get a complex.
But check it. I’m also in several romance novels. These are my favorites:
Is it me, or does the guy look like circa 1990s Seattle grunge meets Nicolas Cage with a bad perm? And she’s all: If I just ignore him, maybe he’ll go away. Chasing vs. Stalking? You decide.
Then there’s this:
Him: Dang, my sleeve’s all bunched up and I can’t get my arm through. Again. And why is my shirt tucked into my pants? I’m so confused.
Her: (note the barely contained eye roll–that’s not passion, that’s disdain) Gawd, he can’t even dress himself. Sigh. Now where’s my circa 1860′s blow dryer and round hairbrush. My layers need some work.
Your turn! Are you a funny title? More than one? Do a search and add your title(s) in the comments section.
The 100 best movie lines in 200 seconds. Get ready, they go by pretty quick:
I’ve watched this a couple of times, but I still get lost on the count of how many I’ve seen. Anyone else a movie/old movie/geek movie buff? Yeah, there are some classic geek moments in there too.
Bonus points if you can ID the movie line we use in The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading.
Jul 25 2009
Look out, everyone! Geek Girl Darcy is going to be everywhere!
Okay, not *everywhere*, but she’ll be around in real time/life.
Thursday, July 30th 6-8 p.m., Garrett Library
Saturday, August 8th Glenbrook Mall Barnes & Noble 11-2
Thursday August 20th 6-8 Garrett Library
If you’re in the area, stop on by to meet Darcy!
Note: We’ll let you know if there’s a time/date change.
Received this week from ultra-cool teen librarian Mari Hardacre of Allen County Public Library:
Wow! We didn’t even know we’d been reviewed – but here it is:
Yay! for Reviews! and Yay Yay Yay for Librarians!
Jul 20 2009
There is perhaps no more famous line than this one, from Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE. It has become a part of pop culture, used again and again in various forms.
Take, for instance, the first line of The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a high school girl on a class trip to England should be having the time of her life.”
So, in honor of the similarities between the first lines in our book-and also just to amuse ourselves-we’ve joined forces with Mandy for a one of a kind contest!
To enter just complete this sentence: “It is a truth universally acknowledged…”
The more humorous and amusing, the better!
One Entry for completing the sentence and commenting here. Please include your email address so we can contact you if you win. (Your email address will not be visible to anyone but us.)
Feeling creative? Get 1 Extra entry if you blog about this contest using the supplied HTML code below.
For the extra entry, please leave a separate comment with the link and your first line. (That’s two chances at a first line.)
Contest open until July 31st at Noon Pacific Standard Time.
An autographed copy of THE GEEK GIRL’S GUIDE TO CHEERLEADING goes to the first line of our choice, and an autographed copy of PRADA & PREJUDICE goes to the first line of Mandy’s choice.
Code available below the cut.