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WTF by Cathy Yardley

WTF by Cathy Yardley WTF by Cathy Yardley
Series: Geek Actually #1.1
Published by Serial Box on June 7, 2017
Source: Publisher
Genres: Episodic, Chic Lit, Geek
Pages: 69
Format: eBook
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Meet your new best girlfriends. Michelle is a hard-nosed Science Fiction editor who is used to things going her way; Taneesha is a talented video game programmer who is used to being the odd (wo)man out. Aditi is a fantasy writer on the verge of her big break; Christina is a rebel on the sidelines of Hollywood. And Elli is a fan – of anything and everything that keeps are from “proper adulting.” Together they are Rebel Scum (at least in their shared group chat), and best friends through thick and thin. They might live far apart but through the power of the internet and a shared love of all things geek, they are ready to face the world side by side.

This is the 1st episode in the first season of Geek Actually, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Cathy Yardley.

Michelle and Aditi have been friends for ages, but with Michelle as Aditi’s editor for her debut fantasy novel, their relationship is under a bit of strain. Aditi needs to blow off some steam—a hot Tinder date does the trick (and then some). Meanwhile, Taneesha and Elli are both having some job trouble.

Amber and I were talking yesterday about what makes me a geek – because I’m obviously a geek. Just the fact that I write book reviews for fun probably qualifies me, but add in our weekly board game night and the fact that we literally had a 45 minute discussion on monster types the other day and there’s little doubt. But I don’t have any geeky female friends like the women of Geek Actually. I do wish I had a group of friends like them.

In this episode, we meet all the women and learn a bit about where they’re at in their lives. We see their jobs, husbands and lovers. It’s fun and sexy but it also touches on some heavier topics  like body image and sexism. I love the diverse cast of characters and people who I have something in common with (not that I ever go out of my way to swing by a PokeStop).

I have read serial fiction before and it’s a format I enjoy. I like the short episodes that flow together. I’m looking forward to spending more time with these characters. After this introduction I like them but don’t care about them yet; I am interested to see where their stories go.

About Cathy Yardley

Cathy Yardley writes fantasy, chick lit and romance. She loves J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts, Jim Butcher, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter, Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, Stephen King, Jennifer Crusie, Marian Keyes, J.K. Rowling, and a slew of other authors.

She calls herself a geekgirl. She loves the San Diego Comic-con. She’s a bit Sherlockian, but hasn’t gone full Whovian yet.

She loves being an author. Loves writing. Loves promoting. Loves everything about it.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

My Favorite . . Evil Book Character


My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

My favorite evil character is probably the White Witch from The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe. She’s powerful, strong and cunning. She’s terrifying – she can turn animals and people into stone and plunged Narnia into an endless winter with not Christmas. Have I mentioned I hate cold weather? She’s also gorgeous, in an icy way.

Tilda Swinton as The White Witch

Who’s your favorite evil book character? Join in at Maureen’s Books.

Readers’ Workouts – 6/20


I made my goal this week. Saturday was Relay for Life, so we spent most of the day walking at the track.

This week:

I really need to get back into Pilates, weight training and running. Walking is great, but not quite enough for me. And I’m paying for a gym membership that I need to be using more.

Tuesday – Walk with the dog
Thursday – Walk
Friday – Walk with the dog
Saturday – Relay for Life
Sunday – Pilates
Monday – Walk with the dog

Meal ideas:

Grilled chicken with potato wedges
Shrimp with penne
Corn and black bean salad

Year Fitness Goals:

– Lose weight. Goal – Lose 26 lbs. Current: -9.4

– Run 2 5ks, 1 10K and 1 half. Completed – 1 10K

– Hit my weekly step goal (56,000 steps) for 48 weeks. Weeks completed: 20

How was your week? Readers’ Workouts is hosted by Joy at Joy’s Book Blog.

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