The Geeky Book Lady On Tumblr and The Snail Mail Challenge

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It is a rainy and dreary Saturday morning. It’s one of those days that is perfect for curling up and reading a book, which I plan to do shortly. In the meantime, while I have been waking up and getting civil with the world, I decided to do something.

Over on Tumblr, I had a generic account where I re-blogged various things but never had a theme. Until this morning when I got my book blog started. Like here, it will be full of geekery and books.

I have also debated on a Facebook page. I have no idea why. My brain comes up with the most random ideas when I am bored/stressed/falling asleep. Time will tell if I do it. I still have it in the ‘that is the stupidest thing you have ever come up with’ category.

If you are over on Tumblr, you can find me atย http://ageekybooklady.tumblr.com/

Feel free to say hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ And if you have a geeky and/or bookish blog, I will be sure to follow!

Also, tomorrow is February 1st, which is the start of my snail mail challenge! (AKA a month of letters) I am very excited to start this. I had six e-mails from people who are interested in getting something from me this month which I think is pretty cool. Especially since I expected a big fat zero! I am really looking forward to starting this. First up is Shannon, who I have been DYING to write to since I first heard from her. We have so much in common. When I read her e-mail,ย I totally squeeeeed!

I hope that your day is a great one. I will be back tomorrow!!

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Two Quick Book Reviews

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It is a snowy and blustery Tuesday morning. ‘Bastard Storm 2015’ has started up, which means I have a snow day! Nobody wants their nails done on a day like this.

I have two options. 1) Be productive. Get the house work in order. 2) Stay in my SOA onsie and be lazy. Guess which option I am going with?

I finished book two of the year this morning. Then I remembered I had wanted to do some book reviews this year, so here I go with a quick one on each of the books I have read so far.

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Locke and Key vol 2 and the SOA collectors edition.

#1-‘Sons Of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition’. For any fan of the TV show S.O.A, this book is a MUST have! The show was created by Kurt Sutter, evil genius in my opinion, and it had fans hooked for seven seasons. Even now if someone were to watch it for the first time, odds are they are sure to get hooked right away just like I did. The book is a perfect compliment to Kurt’s creation. The large hardcover book (which I swear smelled like leather when I opened it on Christmas morning) is full of info on all seasons, words from the cast and creator, and stunning photos. I savored each page and absorbed it all. If you haven’t finished the season, WAIT to read this. Spoilers abound! As a huge fan of the show and major fangirl, this book is perfect and I give it a 5 out of 5.

#2-‘Locke and Key: Vol.2 Head Games’. A friend of mine mentioned this series to me a few years ago. It sounded interesting and it wasn’t until last summer that I bought book one at Fan Expo in Toronto. I devoured it and had hoped to get the next one for Christmas, which I did. Last night I began to read it, and this morning once I knew I wasn’t going into work, I curled up and finished it. I love these books. A haunted family, a creepy old house, and keys that do all sorts of weird and twisted things. I have been a lover of the supernatural since I was a kid, and these books are right up my alley. This book focuses on a key that can unlock your own head. Want to learn something in a few easy seconds? Pop your top and throw the book in. Want to forget a horrible memory or forget how to cry? Reach on in, take it out, and you will feel much better. Joe Hill is a brilliant writer and the art work is fantastic. It makes me want to get the next book ASAP. I want to know what other horrors are in store for this family, and what other keys exist.

If you are storm stuck like I am, I hope you make the best of it. I rarely get days like this so I like to savor them like when I was a kid getting to stay home from school.

Book Shelfie

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It is a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I just walked in my office. I stop to admire my bookshelves, which I have recently gotten cleaned and organized. None of my friends get how fun it is to play with the books, rearranging them and making room for ย new additions. If I am weird, then I don’t want to be normal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A view of my floor to ceiling book shelf. Lots of books and lots of geekery.

I try to keep it organized the best I can. By that I mean I like hardcovers all on one shelf. What irks me most is when I can’t put all of one author on one shelf. My Stephen King paper backs are on one, and the hardcovers are on another. I know, I know. #Bookwormproblems.

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One of my Sons of Anarchy plushies Mr. C gave me for Christmas. There was no way I wasn’t adding them to the shelf.

During the holidays, when I had the chance to look at some book themed blogs, I noticed a lot of people had mini lights to make their shelves festive. I plan on doing that soon, just for the fun of it. I figure it will make my cave a bit more cozy at night.

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My SOA plush dolls chillin among my books.

One thing I really had to do when I cleaned this up was get rid of junk laying about and stacking them properly. Things got messy with my cheap library sale finds. As you can see, I have plenty of room for new additions. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jack Skellington, Sally and even Sam Winchester sit atop keeping watch.

I have never owned a shelf this big before. When we found out we were moving into this house, and Mr.C brought me over, my eyes popped out of my head. It is by far my favorite thing in our home. I know other people have bigger and better, but to me, my books and shelf are perfect. It holds all of my favorite things and offers many places to escape to.

What things are on your shelf, aside from books? Does your get messy with new books shoved in, or is that just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰

10 Problems Only Pen Pals Have

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I was on Facebook this morning when I discovered this post that one of my friends shared. I thought fellow snail mailers would find this cute. I personally relate to numbers two and four the most!!

I hope everyone is having a happy Saturday so far. Aside from cleaning (boring!), I finished my first book of the year. Kinda of sad seeing as how the month is almost over, however I feel like I am getting back on track with things now that the month from hell is just about finished.

 

10 Problems Only Pen Pals Have.

Letters Vs Emails.

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I love this post!! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I can’t wait to write to Shannon next month during my snail mail challenge!

The simple joys of life

As a child, I would often receive letters and packages in the mail from my grandmother and occasionally, my aunt. Each package was a fun surprise and I looked forward to ripping into the brown paper wrapped boxes and discovering a beautifully written letter, freshly knitted colourful socks, stickers or books. She always hit the nail right on the head with her awesome little parcels and I was always delighted when the I would open the mailbox and find a parcel pick-up card.

As I grew older, my fondness for a full mailbox did not dissipate and I grew up to be that weird girl who orders stuff online at intervals to make sure I regularly have a full mailbox. Recently, I rediscovered the website Interpals and found a few women in my age range who enjoy all the delights of pens, papers, rubber stamps and stickers just as muchโ€ฆ

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Month Of Letters

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A couple of weeks back I mentioned my personal snail mail challenge. Come February, my goal is to write one piece of mail each day.

I was on one of my penpal groups the other day, ย http://www.geekgirlpenpals.com/, and I spotted a post where someone mentioned a month of letters, which happens to be February. I love the fact that I am not the only one out there that has the same thing on their mind, to have their own snail mail challenge.

While I am no longer looking for new penpals, my earlier post mentioned that if you want a piece of mail, I would be only too happy to send you one come next month. I have had three people get in touch with me so far, and that is three more then I thought I would have to be totally honest. So I am pumped! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m going to spend some time this evening getting crafty and maybe making some envelopes. In the meantime, if you want some happy mail but have yet to contact me, go for it! As long as I don’t get a MASSIVE request, I plan on sending snail mail to anyone who would like a piece. Because who likes getting boring bills and junk mail?!

My email for this is thegeekybooklady@hotmail.com. Tell me a little about yourself and your address. And don’t worry, your addy is safe with me. Soon as I write you, I will delete the email and that’s that. If you have sent a legitimate email to me and have not heard back, it is because your message was marked as suspicious, and I won’t open anything of that nature. Oh, and to those lovely people who wrote asking for money, fuck off please ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I find these funny, I mean who the fuck falls for that shit these days???)

Has anyone else decided to do this, or at least attempt it? I am looking forward to creating some happy mail to send off around the world ๐Ÿ™‚

Checking In

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I haven’t been very active here the last couple of weeks due to some personal issues. Some things have taken a back burner without me meaning it to happen. My 2015 has started out on rough footing. And soon my mom will be having an operation, which will mean my focus will be purely on her (which it should be).

I still intend to do my snail mail challenge come February. I have received a couple of emails in regards to it and they will be the first people on my list to send a little card or note or letter too. I am really looking forward to this even though things here have been wonky.

I hope all of you are well and that this year has been treating you great so far. I have had the bonus of making a new friend, one who is geeky and understands a lot of the personal stuff I have been going through. So even though things are a bit crappy, it could be worse and hey, good stuff is still happening.

Much Love,

~The Geeky Book Lady