Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Embrace your Inner Geek

Today is Embrace Your Geekiness Day.  There's still some time.  You don't have to actually embrace the Geek inside today.  Let's take baby steps.  Let's start by admitting you like something Geeky.  It's OK, you're at home.  No one has to see you.

Stop and think about it for a few minutes.  It may be something more mainstream like Star Wars or Star Trek.  It could be something more recent like TORCHWOOD or Eureka.  Well, TORCHWOOD is probably a bit out there for you.  I understand.  BBC America does like to push the envelope.  But they are considering an American version for Fox, so maybe it will appeal to more audiences over here at that point.  You could prefer books like those by Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, or Greg Bear.

It could be that you aren't into any of these things.  That does make me wonder why you even read my blog, but that's OK.  We don't all have the same tastes.  Since today is about Geekiness, maybe you could try one of these things.  A trip to the library would get you Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.  Flipping through the TV would probably get you one of the movies or shows.  Try something new.  You may thank me.

I mentioned Card a couple of times to a friend.  And then someone else mentioned him to her.  She finished Ender's Game and emailed me how good it was.  I shipped out the rest of the series to her.  In a book exchange of sorts, she sent me The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  I devoured the book and can't wait for the sequel.  It's a book I never would have found on my own, so I'm glad she sent it to me.  Trying something new has found me a new author that I truly enjoy.  You don't have to go far out on a limb, maybe just push your comfort zone a bit.  Give it a try and let me know what you find.


Bri said...

I like some Star Wars... mostly episode 1. I read Dean Koontz, that is kinda out there. Oh, and I like Twilight... does that count?! LoL

C. Beth said...

Well, you know I'm now a Card fan. :) I finished Ender's Shadow and decided to go back to the Ender series, so now I'm reading Ender in Exile. I don't think I've told you, we've started Doctor Who! We're on Season 2. My inner geek gives me a lot of happiness! :)

SciFi Mama said...

Bri- Love Star Wars, but more of an original trilogy girl personally.

Beth- I'm so glad you're a Card fan. Exile is a great book. It really bridges the gap Card had left in the Ender series. Have you gotten to the part of Dr. Who where you meet Captain Jack Harkness? He's the main character in the spinoff, TORCHWOOD.