According to Wikipedia: “The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit…”
Well, that pretty much sums up my dream date! In fact, it sums up the kind of person I aspire to be, although I’m rarely as ‘expert’ or even as ‘non-mainstream’ as I might like. Next best option? Dress the part!
This Christmas, get your geek on with fabulous book-themed treasures from BookGeek. Readers of This Charming Mum get a whopping 20% off at checkout with the code CM20, right up until 31st December 2016.
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5 important reasons to get your book geek on this Christmas
1. Look smarter
People who wear glasses are smarter. Fact. Just like red cars go faster. Ok, not a fact, but this is why geek chic is a ‘thing’. Give the impression of intimidating intellectual superiority with décor or jewellery that says ‘I know things …. Important things.’
Always read something that will make you
look good if you die in the middle of it. – P. J. O’Rourke
2. Stand out from a crowd
Who wants to be a cheap mass market paperback when you could be a rare first edition? Forget the tacky designer purses or same-ol’ department store t-shirts and choose unique, attention grabbing accessories that celebrate literary love.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading,
you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami
3. Find your tribe
The funny thing about embracing your individuality is that you’re far more likely to connect with a like-minded group! A Book Geek tshirt or tote bag is 100% guaranteed to attract the admiring glances of other book geeks. Need to weed out the ‘keepers’ in your circle of friends? Casually throw out a quote from Tolkien or Carroll at your next dinner party and see who responds!
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence
we have that people are still thinking. – Jerry Seinfield
4. Celebrate literacy
All geek jokes aside, have you ever considered the role of literacy in world peace? If you’re an avid reader, you are not just clever – you’re jolly lucky! Imagine a life without the knowledge, stimulation and fact checking abilities that reading provides? Plenty of people around the world miss out on the kind of education we take for granted here in Australia. Books and reading are in many ways a ‘cause’ worth standing up for and encouraging. Wear your geekery with pride, not prejudice.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world
a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian
5. Spoil yourself
Christmas is a time of giving. Yes, sure, that’s part of it. But what about YOU? Whether you’re a parent, a carer, an overtired worker or you’re simply sinking under the weight of too many books on your bedside reading pile, you deserve a treat at this time of year. Those who love you will probably be buying you a book for Christmas – why not grab yourself a funky book bag with a difference?
There’s so much more to a book
than just the reading. – Maurice Sendak
Book geeks know that a love of reading goes way beyond the actual words on the page. It’s a hobby, a distraction, an education, a lifestyle! Celebrate your geekery – or the geeks you love – this Christmas with 20% off beautiful bookish treats from BookGeek.
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