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Want It Wednesday #15 (Geektastic Edition!)

I'm mixing things up this week and letting out my inner geek!:)

Geektastic: Stories From the Nerd Herd (I couldn't find any cover art!)

About the Book: (From Amazon) Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I have been wanting this book since I heard about it a few months ago. I'm a geek, and reading stories about other geeks always makes me smile. Plus, there are so many geekdoms covered in this book, and so many awesome authors, I can't wait for this one to come out!:)

Even more geektastic:

To go with the upcoming Star Trek movie which hits theaters May 8, 2009, Genki Wear is releasing three fragrances based on Star Trek. Is it really geeky of me that I kind of want one? I love Red Shirt, which has the tag line: "Because Tomorrow May Never Come" which totally makes me laugh! Everyone has fragrances now-first Twilight, now Star Trek-what's next?

To get you feeling geeky, here's a trailer for the upcoming Trek movie-anyone else recognize Kirk from Princess Diaries 2?


  1. Yeah, Geektastic sounds fantastic! That's a drool-worthy list of excellent YA authors. :)

  2. I am so with you about wanting Geektastic! August is too far away!

  3. perfume based on Star Trek... you are *totally* a geek! but at least you are in the same boat as m.t. anderson & holly black & i guess uh.. me for that matter ;)

  4. Geektastic does sound really good and I am a self proclaimed geek too! But i have never gotten in to Star Trek

  5. I'm so glad there are other geektastic geeks-maybe we'll start a new geek trend or something?

    And yes, not many people are geek enough to wear Star Trek perfume, but I guess that just makes me a proud geek, right?:)

  6. I neeeeed Geektastic. It sounds amazing, and I'm such a geek and proud of it!


  7. Oooh. I do recognise Kirk! Chris Pineeeeeee :)

    Totally drool-worthy. lol

  8. No John Green in Geektastic? T_T but he made the nerdfighters


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