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Calendar Girls – July 2020 – Embrace Your Geekness Day: Favorite Book With Geeky Characters

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The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, Dani at Mousai Books and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

For today’s post, the theme and my selection are:

Embrace Your Geekness Day: Favorite Book With Geeky Characters 

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WINNER:

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston
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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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I love books about geeky characters, but this story didn’t ONLY have a fun and geeky heroine, it also featured a few other tropes I love, namely the fairytale retelling aspect and a bit of the pen-pal trope. Meaning, I loved, loved, LOVED this book!

Runner-ups:

Who are some of your favorite geeky characters?

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4 Comments

  1. Yes, Nina Hill was such a lovely geeky character! Not sure why I’ve never read Geekerella, though!

    1. I loved Nina! Hope you’ll love Geekerella if you decide to pick it up though 🙂

  2. Great pick! I love Geekerella!! It was such a sweet, fun book, and it made me so happy on the inside.

    1. Thanks! Yes, Geekerella is definitely a feel-good book 🙂

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