Book Crush: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

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Since I participate in massive amounts of reading it was about time I took the time to tell you all about literature near and dear to my heart. I am going to starting off on this ongoing series of “Book Crushes” with a young adult book written by (my author crush) Sherman Alexie author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, War Dances, Reservation Blues and more. The best-selling Native American author Sherman Alexie brought us his first young adult novel in 2007, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. This semiautobiographical coming-of-age tale is about Arnold Spirit, aka Junior,…

Picture of the Week- Deathly Hallows

Fantasy Movies & Television Picture of the Week

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 comes out midnight on Thursday Nov. 18th and of course I’ll be in line with the other muggles and a cup of Butter Beer to keep me warm.  It’s only fitting to have this weeks Picture of the Week dedicated to Potter and pals. The image I decided to feature is the Deathly Hallows symbol which is simple and to the point. “The symbol of the Deathly Hallows. The vertical line represents the Elder Wand; the circle, the Resurrection Stone; and the triangle, the Cloak of Invisibility” (Harry Potter Wiki). Previous Potter Posts: Harry Potter Tattoo…

Tattoo Tuesday- Shakespeare Edition

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It’s Tuesday again and you know what that means!  This week is dedicated to The Bard.  I just adore Shakespeare and it was about that time to show it off, with other people’s tattoos lol!  Literary tattoos are my all time favorite because literature means so much to me (I got my Bachelors in Secondary Ed- English).  I feel like literary quotes can not only be deeply personal but also has the ability to share the commonalities of the many people who can relate to that quote/author/book or character.  If you have any literary tattoos (or geeky tattoos in general)…

Breathers: A Zombie Lament

Books Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk Zombies

Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body, United States of Tara) is set to produce the adaptation of the zom rom com (zombie romantic comedy) novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament by S.G. Browne.  The screenplay was written by Geoff LaTulippe (Going the Distance).  Rumor has it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (newest Hollywood it-boy who deserves it) and Scarlett Johansson (who makes up for her lack of acting skills with curves and good looks) are going to star in the film. Breathers info via Screen Rant: “Breathers tells the tale of a regular man named Andy (presumably Gordon-Levitt’s role) who is resurrected and returns to the world of the…

F*ck Me Ray Bradbury

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Great authors are what us Lit Lovers daydream about!  I wonder if Ray Bradbury has seen this?  Probably not since he said that, “We’ve got too many Internets.”  Either way thank you Rachel Bloom for this sci-fi naughtiness!  And get a free Download of the video here! Warning: Lyrics are NSFW because of the frequent use of the F word and mentions of ejaculating on books and such. [Source Geek Girl on the Street]

H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast

Books Fantasy Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

I’ve been in a Lovecraftian mood recently and stumbled upon of the best podcasts I’ve ever laid ears on.  It’s the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast. It is nowhere near new but I had to share this discovery with you all.  Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer are the hosts and they do an outstanding job. Even though many Lovecrafts stories are short, they are also dense and this helps readers untangle their way and better understand and hopefully appreciate Lovecraft.  Each week they go over one or two of his stories and to be honest you don’t even need to reread…

Novel-T: Shirts for Lit Lovers

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I first saw these Novel-T shirts on Gaming Angels and I fell in love!  Novel-T’s are jersey’s for the all-stars of literature.  There are two teams, the American Canons and the National Puncs.  They have either the author or a character’s name on the back, and an image associated with that author/character.  The shirts cost $24.95 and are made in Brooklyn.  You can order them here and they are available at select Borders Bookstore locations.  Also $1 of every Vonnegut or Trout shirt sold is donated by Novel-T to Doctors Without Borders and  $1 of every other shirt sold is donated…

Tattoo Tuesday-Children’s Books

Art Books Random Geekery Tattoo Tuesday

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My brain nearly jumped out of my head with excitement as I explored the beautiful bounty of literary skin art on Contrariwise.org (and a few other sites).  Out of all of my many obsession literature is by far the one dearest to me.  It tickles my soul to see so many people who felt a such a deep connection with an author, novel, character, quote, etc. and were inspired to put it on their body.  This weeks theme I’ve decided to do a tribute to Children’s Books and authors. My earliest and fondest memories of literature was Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughtersbecause…

Tattoo Tuesday- Harry Potter

Art Books Movies & Television Random Geekery Tattoo Tuesday

Hogwarts

This is the first post in a series of geeky tattoos I will do every Tuesday. Today’s theme is Harry Potter.  The Deathly Hallows countdown begins!  If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.  READER SUBMISSION: Jenna’s tattoo: “I saw this design by Karen Hallion and *had* to have it as a tattoo. Just finished it yesterday. Kat Harris at Blackstone Ink did it :)”   

Re:Joyce

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Raise your hand if you’ve read Ulysses… Okay now raise your hand if you understood it… I thought so. But don’t be ashamed readers because even I, an avid literature lover, failed miserably at attempting to navigate through the dense and unfriendly jungle of Ulysses. The novel Ulysses, written by Irish author James Joyce, has been called, “A demonstration and summation of the entire movement [of Modernist literature].” The novel takes place in Dublin on Thursday June, 16th 1904 revolving around the main character Leopold Blooms. Best selling author and BBC broadcaster Frank Delaney said, Ulysses is often called the…