Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Summer is waning. Even here in North Carolina, where the hot season tends to linger a little longer than I’d like, we’ve had hints of autumn. My daughter just started preschool, and my son is back to school next week. But they had some great times this summer—we traveled, we relaxed (well, at least they did), and we immersed ourselves in some great books.

Geek Speaks… Fiction! With Veronica Scott

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From her fascination of the sinking of the Titanic to her work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, best-selling author Veronica Scott has had numerous influences in her science-fiction romances.

Between the Bookends: July 2015

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This month in Between the Bookends, the GeekMoms have been reading about alien parasites, parenting skills, dark fantasy, climbing Everest, and the songs that tell the story of modern Britain.

Between the Bookends: June 2015

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Books about Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, plus a report on the new Judy Blume and the new teen smash, The Selection series, are among what the GeekMoms are reading.

Between the Bookends: May 2015

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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’

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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

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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: February 2015

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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.

We Are All The Bad Mother

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“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.