Geek girls and cheerleading, geek girl and Jack Paulson, those things were like oil and water. Impossible to combine. “Honey, do you want to talk about what's been bothering you all weekend?” “I—” How did Mom even know?
Author: Charity Tahmaseb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there’s one thing worse than blending in to the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there’s a manual. Too bad it doesn’t cover any of the tough questions like: What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party? And how do you protect your best friend from the biggest player in the senior class? Bethany is going to need all her geek brainpower just to survive the season!
Follow The Geek Girl Mysteries series as IT Manager Mia Connors swaps her tortoiseshell glasses for a magnifying glass as she seeks to uncover clues to clear her name, help solve cases that stump even the FBI and get a chance for a ...
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Carina Press
Mia Connors finally has this #adulting thing under control. She's set to launch a massive project at work, her social calendar is filling up and, if you can believe it, she might finally get the guy. But when one of her grandparents' close friends is discovered floating in the lake—D-E-A-D—all she's after is justice. And there's only one person who can make that happen. Deputy US Marshal Jake Archer is working undercover when he gets the call about a murder in Horseshoe Falls. The vic may have been close with Mia's family, but it doesn't take long for Jake to discover that he had far more enemies than friends. Horseshoe Falls is abuzz with news of the murder, and Mia's determined to get to the bottom of things, despite Jake's direct order to stand back. Jake didn't open his heart to the possibility of a future with someone just to let her get herself killed. Now they have to contain the panic within Horseshoe Falls, apprehend the fugitive and figure out how to salvage their relationship—before Mia finds herself in the crosshairs. Book Three of The Geek Girl Mysteries
Don't miss geek girl Mia Connors's first case in A GEEK GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER—available now! A GEEK GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER The Geek Girl Mysteries, book one “Anyone looking to step further than the usual cozy crime story will enjoy ...
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Carina Press
It's been three months since Jake Archer rolled into town, accused Mia Connors of murder and stole her heart. She hasn't heard from him since. So when a man collapses at the fall Renaissance Faire, she's surprised to see the US marshal arrive on scene. And shocked when he points the finger at her—again. Mia would sooner be able to resurrect the poor fellow than poison him. Jake Archer's career has been rising fast, but it's about to come to a crashing halt. The Ren-Faire victim was in protective custody—Jake's custody—and they were painfully close to nabbing a major crime boss. If Jake doesn't solve the murder soon, he'll be fetching donuts instead of protecting his nation. A difficult enough task without the alluring Mia Connors in the way. Working with Jake to catch the killer might push Mia into crazy-cat-lady territory. But with a murderer on the loose—and Mia's reputation on the line—they'll have to work fast to find the killer before the killer finds them. Book two of the Geek Girl Mysteries
The Next Generation of Geek Girls Seventeenyearold Aruna Prasad is one of those young change makers who has been influenced by all the empowering discussions around women and technology. She's an admirer of both Sheryl Sandberg and ...
Author: Heather Cabot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
"I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.” - Kelly Ripa Meet the women who aren’t asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it—building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.
Dear Reader, This month, Julie Anne Lindsey kicks off a new cozy mystery series with A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder. When a geek girl finds a friend's body in her office, she puts her high IQ to work uncovering the killer.
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Carina Press
Geek girl Mia Connors has to find her missing friend, solve a murder and clear her name. Read the first book in Julie Anne Lindsey's addictive new mystery series! IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu's timing couldn't be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia's family's business relies on her presence. Mia doesn't have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale. Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she'd ever imagined. 75,000 words
But I mean, this is the girl who was in here last Friday night?” she asked. “Mousy brown hair, big black glasses.” “Yeah, that's her,” I said. “Netty,” said Kate, leveling with me. “That girl's a nerd. You're a pretty young woman with a ...
Author: Nicolette Dane
Publisher: Nicolette Dane
A stressful job in finance has made it impossible for Netty to have any semblance of a love life. When a huge new project falls in her lap, Netty is just about at her wit’s end. Late one Friday night at work, however, life brightens when a knock on her office door unveils adorably geeky Henrietta, her company’s IT consultant. Henry—computer geek, gamer, sweetheart—takes Netty on a ride that makes her question herself. Always the pretty popular girl, Netty finds herself irrevocably changing as she gets intimate with nerdy Henry, prompting her to wonder whether the path she’s been on has actually been the right one for her. Now Netty must shrug off the negativity around her new relationship, and navigate the conflict of interest it presents. Could this love affair with Henry be just what Netty needs to break out of her funk? --- This book is written for those who love lesbian romance, lesbian fiction, lesfic, lesbian authors, lesbian writers, lesbian lovers, lesbian novels, lesbian books, and lesbian stories.
Author: Gina Lamm
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher... An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber—200 years in the past!—she realizes she may have escaped a little too far. Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn't looking to fill it with another—least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing... Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He's a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He's horse-drawn. She's Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
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Author: Audrey O'Shea
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
A straightforward demystification of electronics and the Internet of Things A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things breaks down and simplifies electronics and the Internet of Things for the layperson. Written by a leading technical school instructor with a talent for bringing complex topics to everyday people, this book provides concrete examples and practical advice for anyone interested in building, repairing, or studying electronics and functional Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A Geek Girl’s Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things explores a wide range of topics including, among others: Ohm’s and Watt's Law Series and Parallel Circuits Diodes, transistors, capacitors and relays Motors and Pulse with Modulation Using light to control electricity Photovoltaic Cells and Transducers Enhancing circuits with Arduino Connecting circuits to networks The distinguished author’s website includes videos to help you build and enhance projects, along with deeper information to enrich your learning. Additionally, the book goes beyond theory and teaches readers how circuit components become IoT devices and provide the data that drive our modern world. The combination of hands-on activities and solid pedagogy ensures long-lasting retention of the material for everyone.
Thus, even if the idiot nerd girl does have a comprehensive knowledge of a fan object, the object itself is deemed unworthy. Ironically, the meme frequently uses examples of mainstreamed geek culture to critique mainstream geek culture.
Author: Suzanne Scott
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within pop culture fan communities When Ghostbusters returned to the screen in 2016, some male fans of the original film boycotted the all-female adaptation of the cult classic, turning to Twitter to express their disapproval and making it clear that they considered the film’s “real” fans to be white, straight men. While extreme, these responses are far from unusual, with similar uproars around the female protagonists of the new Star Wars films to full-fledged geek culture wars and harassment campaigns, as exemplified by the #GamerGate controversy that began in 2014. Over the past decade, fan and geek culture has moved from the margins to the mainstream as fans have become tastemakers and promotional partners, with fan art transformed into official merchandise and fan fiction launching new franchises. But this shift has left some people behind. Suzanne Scott points to the ways in which the “men’s rights” movement and antifeminist pushback against “social justice warriors” connect to new mainstream fandom, where female casting in geek-nostalgia reboots is vilified and historically feminized forms of fan engagement—like cosplay and fan fiction—are treated as less worthy than male-dominant expressions of fandom like collection, possession, and cataloguing. While this gender bias harkens back to the origins of fandom itself, Fake Geek Girls contends that the current view of women in fandom as either inauthentic masqueraders or unwelcome interlopers has been tacitly endorsed by Hollywood franchises and the viewer demographics they selectively champion. It offers a view into the inner workings of how digital fan culture converges with old media and its biases in new and novel ways.
GEEKGIRL: MODEL MISFIT. Copyright © 2013 by Holly Smale. All rights reserved under International and PanAmerican Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right to ...
Author: Holly Smale
Category: Young Adult Fiction
You can make a geek a model, but you can't make her chic. More hilarity and high fashion await in the second book in the internationally bestselling Geek Girl series! Harriet Manners is a model—but she feels even less popular and more awkward than she did when she was just a geek. So a summer modeling job in Japan sounds like the perfect vacation, even if she has to bring along her crazy grandma Bunty, and even if she might run into Nick, her gorgeous supermodel ex-boyfriend. No one is going to ruin Harriet's fabulous Tokyo adventure—unless she accidentally ruins it herself. . . . This sequel to Holly Smale's #1 bestselling debut novel, Geek Girl, is perfect for fans of Mag Cabot's Princess Diaries series and Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series.