It seems now that proclaiming yourself a “nerd” is the cool kid thing to do. I’m with Hardwick. I suffered so little kids can wear SNES faded tees that say “Old School” and a part of me hates myself for it. But I digress.
So in an effort to break from the mainstream, I have decided to return myself to uncomfortable nerddom. I have a secret shame. Well, in thirty two characters, it will no longer be a secret.
I AM A ROMANCE NOVEL JUNKIE!!!!!
Yes, that’s right. I am absolutely enamored with those books. A story with a disfigured man and a countess hiding from the law? YES! A vampire that doesn’t sparkle who is completely obsessed with a nobody paralegal? I just snagged it for my nook. I swear that my life would be complete if someone gave me the Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day romance cover ripoff that Zaboo gave Codex in Season 4 of the Guild (RUNON’d!). I would probably record myself squeeing for about a minute and post it up on youtube for Daniel Tosh to make fun of.
I could keep spouting out the various storylines that seems to always be recycled in the romance genre, but as this is Nerds in Babeland I figured I would toss in some romance novels geared mainly to the Velma in all of us.
The Nerd Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson ranges all over the nerdometer. Granted, you know how they’re all going to end, but they are hysterical reads nonetheless. I found myself at points shouting “a f***ing model would not be trying to engineer a hovercraft”. Oh yes, those words were uttered from my mouth. I would suggest that if you do invest in the books, you do so on a nook and make use of the LEND ME feature. Make six friends and each buy one! Save money and read about nerdy sex!
For the comic book nerds who adore the idea of superheroes, there are a series of books set in the fictional town of BIGTIME, New York. This series by Jennifer Estep, make for a fantastic read.
Bigtime is chock full of superheroes and supervillains. The entire series starts with a perfectly average girl on her wedding day. Something inside her pulls her to find her soon to be husband and she walks in on him doinking her maid of honor. But that isn’t the part that shocks her the most. She realizes that the man she thought she knew was a superhero and the best friend who she shared her deepest darkest secrets with was an ubervillain. She vows to unmask the superheroes of the world for the good of the people around them.