storm front

Welcome to the first episode in our new series, The Geek Embassy Reads! This series is the official book club for the site. We will read a book and then come together to share our thoughts about it. Storm Front For the first installment, we read Storm Front by Jim Butcher. This is the first installment of The Dresden Files series. From the Amazon description: For Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s aRead More →

sandra glahn guest post

Recently at the grad school where I teach, I attended a prospective-student event in which the faculty introduced ourselves by including not where we got our Ph.D.s, but by something much more important: our favorite cartoon characters. The first words out of my mouth were “Wonder Woman,” whose history veiled in mystery Smithsonian Magazine disclosed  in their November 2014 issue.   I’ve read some great stories in comics, and I received my Ph.D. in no small part due to them. One-third of my comps related to literature. So I reviewed major plots and characters for my oral exams by borrowing and reading Classic Comics (aRead More →

library aisle with lots of books

As my days fill up with activities and I seem to have less and less time to read recreationally (reading is a big part of my day job), There are certain books that stand out in my long, long list of books I’ve read during my life. They are books that opened my mind to new worlds of stories, provided comfort during difficult times, or are just plain fun and entertaining to read. And then there are also the books that opened my mind to what books really should be and that kept me going back to the library again and again. The Golden CompassRead More →

This week we review an excellent anthology focused on women gamers. “Chicks Dig Gaming” from Mad Norwegian press is a great collection of stories and articles we are sure you would love. We share some quotes from our favorite stories in the collection. We WRaP up the episode with what we are Watching, Reading, and Playing. We’re loving some fall TV and new games this week. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda WATCHING “Constantine“, NBC “Godzilla” “Bad Judge“, NBC “Awkward“, MTV READING “Chicks Dig Gaming“, Mad Norweigen Press, (Amazon) “Chasing the Dead“, Tim Weaver PLAYING “Civilization: Beyond Earth” “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” COMING “TheRead More →