In August the theme for Read Watch Play is #geekread. Given that the new Rockdale Library is operating for the first full month in August, we felt it was more than appropriate that we get as involved as we can in this campaign. That’s right, libraries are hubs of geekdom (mind blown!).

So to help release your inner geek, for the rest of August we will be giving you recommendations on this blog. We will be featuring biographies, fantasy, sci-fi, adult lit, magazines, and films that will get you reaching for your black rimmed glasses and pocket protectors.
But what exactly does it mean to be a geek, a nerd?  Zachery Levi put it nicely:

Nerd. One whose unbridled passion for something defines who they are as a person, without fear of other people’s judgement.

To put it simply it means to fall childlike for something, to let your passions run no matter how absurd you may look. Its about being a lover. A lover of games, books, films, whatever it is doesn’t matter. What matters is having no fear when going on your flights of fantastical fancy. Be inspired by the words of Mandy Hale:

So you’re a little weird? Work it! Different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!.

We begin our embrace of our weirdness on Monday with our first category: biography. Got a hankering to read about some famous fellow geeks? Tune in Monday to get some recommendations.

Got any geek favourites you like to nominate? Just leave us a comment down below.

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