Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Geek Girls Unite
Today the book Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits Are Taking over the World by Leslie Simon crossed my path and I was instantly hooked. The book has chapters with titles like Fangirl Geek, Literary Geek, Film Geek, and Funny-Girl Geek. Of course, I immediately identified with Literary Geek. In one passage the author writes about how as kids, literary geeks eagerly anticipated summer reading lists and library read-a-longs, and I have to admit, that was me. She also pays homage to 90s magazines Sassy and Jane, both of which I read loyally. The book is definitely worth a closer look.