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Beauty and the Beast Movies & Book Recs

I loved Beauty and the Beast as a kid! It had a bookworm, magic, fantastic music and beautiful animation.
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I watched it again recently and still loved it, despite the Stockholm syndrome issues.

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I finally saw the new live-action Beauty and the Beast yesterday. I thought it was really entertaining! Best part of the film, hands down: Gaston. He was absolutely brilliant.


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Finals Week: May the Course Be With You

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It's that joyous time of the semester again: final exams.

It is a little stressful.

Okay, maybe a LOT stressful.

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston (3 stars)

I'm a nerd. Liking superheroes, space explorers, etc. is more "mainstream" these days, but it's still fun to see books dive into full blown geekery!

I received a copy from the publisher for review. Thank you, Quirk Books!
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Series: n/a
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Fairy tale retelling
Published on April 4, 2017
Published by Quirk Books
Final Rating: 3 stars
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Geekerella is readily recognizable as both a Cinderella retelling and a paradise for nerd references. The geek in me loved being in on the secret code and reading about characters who love genres I do.


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