I’ll be doing a new (and hopefully weekly) feature here on KGG where I take a look at some of my favorite things from the week: Stuff That Doesn’t Suck. I was recently turned on to this idea by my best friend Leila and I’ve decided to adapt it to fit the style of my blog here at Kentucky Geek Girl. Stuff That Doesn’t Suck, or STDs for short, was created by Pam at Bookalicious. She does hers on Saturday, but I’m not sure that I’ll nail it down to one day in particular. Anyhoo, I’m addicted to random internet browsing and finding awesome new things so I am really looking forward to this series!
Without further adieu…
Blog That Doesn’t Suck
Within Pages is a new blog written by none other than my very best friend Leila! We both began playing World of Warcraft in 2007. In 2010, she became a rising star in the World of Warcraft blogging community at A Healadin’s Tear where she wrote about the trials and tribulations of guild leading, holy paladin-ing and general World of Warcraft news. Like me, however, she has left the game and turned her attention toward other things. Case in point: book blogging! She has started a fantastic new blog and will focus primarily on Young Adult literature, a genre that is close to her heart. Please show her some love and like her new Facebook page as well! You can follow her on the Twitter @justcallmelila.
Book That Doesn’t Suck
At the behest of a good friend, I started reading A Game of Thrones from the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. I happened to begin reading it just before the HBO series premiere (It premieres tomorrow!!) and just before a scathing review was published in the New York Times by Ginia Bellafante. I whole-heartedly disagree with Ms. Bellafante’s opinion that women do not enjoy fantasy fiction and that romance and sex was only inserted into the book (and subsequently the television show) to entice female readers/viewers. (P.S. There was such reader outcry against the review that the NYT had to disable comments on their site.) I’m only around 130 pages in, but I must say that I love this freaking book already. I think that Martin is creating a fantastic world. I don’t have HBO, and I have decided to finish the book first, so I won’t be watching the show right away, but I did want to post a little something about the TV series. I can’t give a fair review yet, that will come later, but the only thing I can say without a doubt is: Winter is coming.
Web Series That Doesn’t Suck
I absolutely love “Awkward Embraces” and I feel as if this show was made for me. I’m going to write about it in more depth in another post soon, but I did want to include it in my first STDs post. I’m a geek girl. I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, making obscure references, and playing video games and so does Jessica, the star of Awkward Embraces. The show, now in its second season, also follows her friends Candis and Lyndsey as the three friends experience dating highs and lows. Like I said, I’m going to write about the show in more depth later, but I definitely wanted to include it here! You can read more about the show here and follow the show on Twitter @AwkwardEmbraces. Watch episode 1 from Season 1 here.
Drink That Doesn’t Suck
I tried a new wine for the first time last night. Moscato is a sparkling white wine produced in the province of Asti in Northern Italy. I’m not much of a wine connoisseur, but I thought it was delicious! It was a nice change of pace from my typical drinks.
What didn’t suck for you this week? Let me know in the comments below!