I’m a geek.
A huge, nerdy, bespectacled, geek.
And now, a Geek Mom. So how excited was I to receive a copy of “Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families?”
Heh. Snort. (Pushes glasses back on nose). Super excited.
Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson and Jenny Williams, the editors of the wildly popular GeekMom Blog have written an engaging, funny, practical and crazy geeky book for all of us out there who want to get our geek on with our kids. If you didn’t know that “The Hobbit” opened last Friday, this may not be the book for you. If you got advanced tickets, suffice it to say that this book boasts a section entitled “Throwing a Hobbit Feast.” Under selecting the menu: “Three to five good cheeses…Enough boiled eggs for one person at least…Pickled things…Meaty things…Bread.” Are you asking yourself, “what about second breakfast and elevenses” yet?
“I’m incredibly proud of the whole book, though I’m especially fond of my Teaching History Through Superheroes project. I love Natania Barron‘s advice on creating a steampunk costume by thrift store shopping, and Jenny Williams’ ode to Ada Lovelace and Kathy Ceceri’s cool project on creating sparks in the microwave. Yes, you can try this at home.”
By now you should be getting a really good indication if this book is for you, Mama.
But seriously, Geek Mom offers far more than a chance for Mama to simply get her nerd on. It is full of projects and advice, home-science experiments and superheroes, games and tips. And even if you’ve never cracked a Sci-Fi book or seen an episode of “Battlestar Gallactica”, if you’re a creative, clever, thought-ful parent, you’ll dig this book.
“Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.”
So. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for that mom in your life who loves to get her geek on, and by that, the editors of this book mean that gal who when she gets involved in something, gets really involved in it…pick up a copy of Geek Mom. Christmas is just a few days away, so here’s where you geeks may need to take a step back. Sure you could probably get it really fast from our affiliate Amazon or even gift the kindle edition, but hey. Why not put on a coat, grab a cup of coffee, and head down to your local bookstore and pick one up in real life. While you’re at it, you can geek out over all of the other real live, hard copy books in front of you. Sure your glasses might fog up when you come in from the cold.
But trust me. It will be worth it.