Between the Bookends: May 2015

Bookends © Sophie Brown

This merry month of May the GeekMoms have been stuck on Mars, trapped in a strange town, debating the merits of STEM and creativity in our schools, and solving puzzles in a future dystopia. Check out our reading lists as we get ready for the summer.

Review: ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to The Galaxy’

The Fangirl's Guide to The Galaxy © Quirk Books (Fair Use)

There are some books whose titles that don’t just grab your attention, they leap up and lock your attention in a choke hold until you start reading them. ‘The Fangirl’s Guide to The Galaxy’ by Sam Maggs, released today, is one of those titles. The second I spotted the book, and its amazing cover, I knew I had to read it right then and there.

GeekMom Approved Reads for Surviving a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Hiatus

Sleepy Hollow © Boom Studios

It’s been six weeks since the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ hiatus began, and if you’re anything like me you’re really starting to miss the weekly adventures of Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Frank, and the other inhabitants of the little New York town. I’ve been reading my way through the various ‘Sleepy Hollow’ publications on offer to see which are worth reading over the summer.

Between the Bookends: March 2015

Bookends © Sophie Brown

This month’s Between the Bookends selection includes demonic advice, a future British dystopia, and dinosaur sex – just thankfully not all at once!

GeekMom Fashion Inspiration: Abigail Mills

GeekMom Fashion Inspiration © Sophie Brown

Abbie Mill’s clothing is all about practicality and comfort. Her simple style makes her easy to emulate and it’s a look that can be adapted to suit anyone.

Between the Bookends: February 2015

Bookends © Sophie Brown

This month’s Between the Bookends sees the GeekMoms reading about talking cows, dystopian future entertainment, a steampunked wild west, a wall of Trudd, and some big changes for Harry Dresden.

Wrapped in Plastic: A Revealing Look at Twin Peaks

Wrapped in Plastic © ECW Press

If it’s been a long time since your last visit to Twin Peaks, or you’d just like to explore the town in a little more depth, then Andy Burns’ new book Wrapped in Plastic might be perfect for you.

We Are All The Bad Mother

Recipe Rifle © Esther Walker

“I am a bad mother.” It’s a thought that has gone through all of our heads at least once, possibly daily. In the era of picture-perfect Pinterest parenting, the feelings of inadequacy come easily.

Storytime Magazine

Storytime Magazine © Sophie Brown

Storytime is a new magazine for children and parents to share that aims to encourage reading and interaction with stories, but without any advertising or free plastic clutter.

DIY Mickey Mouse Wreath

Mickey Mouse Wreath © Sophie Brown

This tutorial shows you how to cheaply make a Mickey Mouse wreath like the ones I saw on vacation at Walt Disney World.

GeekMom TableTop Games Quiz

TableTop Games Quiz © Sophie Brown

To inspire you to think about giving games this holiday season, I’ve put together a quiz featuring some of the most popular games on the geek circuit.How many of them can you identify?

Between the Bookends: November 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

As we leave behind Halloween and head inextricably forwards towards turkey, trimmings, and tinsel, the GeekMoms are still finding time to read. If you dare to join them this month you will find astronauts, dragonslayers, mysterious children, Plato, a platypus, and a rather curious dead dog.

Baking Bad: Let’s Cook, B*tch!

Baking Bad © Sophie Brown

It’s pretty easy to come up with a funny concept for a novelty recipe book, especially when a show as iconic as Breaking Bad is your inspiration, but do the recipes actually work? I’ve spent the last week finding out.

DIY Star-Lord Infinity Orb

DIY Infinity Orb © Sophie Brown

I needed Star-Lord’s Orb for a cosplay and put together this tutorial for anyone who wants to have a go at making one themselves.

Between the Bookends: October 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

It’s Halloween season and the GeekMoms have been reading some surreal and spooky books to prepare, as well as our usual varied choices. Check out this month’s Bookends for Floridian sci-fi, WWII France, a C. S. Lewis retelling of an ancient Roman myth, and a selection of classic children’s stories.

16 Ways for Twin Peaks Fans to Fill Their Time Until 2016

Twin Peaks © ABC

“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.” Yesterday Twin Peaks fans got a long-awaited present in the announcement of nine new episodes scheduled for 2016. But 2016 is a long way away, so how can we while away the days until we finally get to revisit the place where the owls are not what they seem?

Between the Bookends: September 2014

Bookends © Sophie Brown

Wondering what the GeekMoms have been reading this month? As the new school year begins, our choices include time travel romance, astronaut biographies, kings’ messengers, Irish immigrants, killer cakes, and The Doctor.

Con Recap: Buck 2014

Buck 2014 © Sophie Brown

GeekMom Sophie describes this con as two days and three nights of fun, which included some of the most interesting panels she’s ever seen.

Screening Twilight

Screening Twilight © I.B.Tauris

Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection of academic essays.