Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Emma Watson, who we all loved as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movies. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a timeless story and explores growing up and friendship.
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The Brands Boutique will have pop up shop at Anime Expo on June 29-July 2, 2012 selling merchandise from 10 different and local indie brands in California. One of them is Marlowe the Monster by my friend, Shing Yin Khor, which will be available at the shop this year.
How can you not love her work? These monsters are so adorable and she puts in a lot of work with all her individual pieces. They’re all handmade by her, baby, make no mistake. She not only sculpts them, she paints them and she publishes books and comics. Yes, she is one productive and busy lady — which is why I appreciate it when she takes time to eat ramen with me once in awhile!
Here’s an interview with Shing and her participation this year with Brands Boutique.
This year, we’ll be joining The Comic Bug for Free Comic Book Day! Come out and hang out with Gizzy B, Fortune Cookie, Pilbeam (who is visiting from England, whoo!), Sailor Mizz and our newest recruit, Wicked Phoenix.
There is no better reason to party than free comic books all day. Go to the store’s website at www.thecomicbug.com for more information.
Watch this video to see all the goodies that the Bug is gonna have for you!
See you all there!
No, I am not referring to the movie staring the sexy Zac Efron. I am referring to the way two books in particular have made me feel. My favorite type of story is one that leaves you feeling bittersweet, lusting for more, and may even have you rolling around on the floor because of the drama. A good story is one that takes you out of your own world and puts you in one where in alternate universe you can be the hero. The last time I felt this way was when I was a teenager reading books like His Dark Materials and Harry Potter, fantasy and science fiction books full of love, fighting, and purpose.
The two books I am talking about areÂ Legend by Marie LuÂ andÂ Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.Â I devoured these books. They had everything I want in a story; a strong female character, the fight between good vs. evil, and of course a love interest.
During Geek Girl Con 2011, Shing of Sawdust Bear Press and I had the pleasure of sitting next to Ada’s Technical Books inside the exhibit hall. The owner, Danielle Hulton, was at the convention for the entire weekend and I found it really cool that she owned her own bookstore! I think most of us book lovin’ people have had dreams about spending the rest of our lives surrounded by books.
Below, I interview Danielle on her fabulous Lady Geek life as a bookstore owner in Seattle!
What makes Ada’s Technical Books different from the rest of independent bookstores? Where did the name come from?
The Lady Defective Geeks discuss young adult books and the dystopian genre. They discuss several books like ‘Legend’, ‘Hunger Games’, ‘1984’ and ‘The Giver.’ We also try to figure out what we would do if we were thrown into a Battle Royale type situation. Basically, we would all probably die quick deaths and Sailor Mizz just wants to rescue all the cats.
The British Library has a special exhibition on Science Fiction called Out of this World. It’s on till the 25th of September.
It’s not a gigantic exhibition, but they had a lot of really interesting books on display, some incredibly old ones. It covers everything from political satire, to comics, to pop up books.