Geeking out is my perrogative

Some might say I am in the perfect profession to fan the the flames of my inner geek. I freely admit to having a lot of geek loves and sharing them with whoever will listen. I have always loved discovered new things to geek out over and re-visiting old favorites. Currently, I am indulging in several gems that I just can’t stop talking about.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – This is a fantastic short film that I saw just a few days ago for the first time. The SC State Library shared it on their Facebook page. (Like a good tech geek, I followed suit and shared with all my online friends too ). I was enthralled with the artistry of the film. The books we read become such a large part of who we are and this lovely film celebrates that. You can only imagine how excited I was when this lovely little film won an Academy Award this past Sunday night. I have always been fascinated by short films;they seem to be able to tell a great story in a very short time, and this one in particular as it has no dialogue.

Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits are Taking Over the World by Leslie Simon – I heard about this book a few months ago but just got around to reading it this week (Story of my life.) Anyway, I enjoyed the premise of celebrating geekishness. The author highlights different types of girls geeks in each chapter and heralds top “goddesses” that have accomplished great things. I like books like this because if I read about something I love, I am excited but If I discover something new, I am equally excited to expand my horizons. I am a funny-girl, film, literary and fangirly geek and proud of it. I sincerely hope that young girls read this and can celebrate all that is offbeat and awesome.

Bossypants by Tina Fey – In the Simon book, she heralds Tina Fey as the queen bee of funny girl geeks. I could not agree more. Tina’s biography came out almost a year ago and I   completely loved it. This is one of the few books that I have read and listened to. If you have already read it, take a listen to the audiobook because it’s amazing. Tina is even more hilarious when you hear her read her words.  I fell in love with her comedy watching her on Saturday Night Live  in my teens. I was amazing to see a funny, smart woman who was also a writer. I highly recommend this book and exploring Tina’s time on SNL and her current show 30 Rock. I am also very excited because one of the book clubs at my library will be discussing Bossypants next month. I am excited to hear others’ perspectives on one of my favorite books.

Keep on geeking out…

 

About Theresa

I am a librarian in Reference Services at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have always been passionate about history, education and the value of books in all of their forms. I also love how quickly we can access information through the immediacy of the web, especially social networks like Facebook and Twitter. I look forward to growing in my chosen profession.

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