Author: E.J. Russell

10 Questions with E.J. Russell

Posted October 10, 2015 by Kate in 10 Questions, Guest post / 0 Comments
10 Questions with E.J. Russell

So today I am happy to be hosting E.J. Russell for our feature, 10 Questions. She has a book out called, Lost in Geeklandia, and if you want to read my review of the book you can click here to read it. Our questions today are being answered by Charlie Forrester, the heroine in Lost in Geeklandia, and a seriously awesome nerd. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit better, I know I did.   Q: What is the one thing you never leave the house without and why. A: I need a tether to the internet, so I always carry one with me, whether it’s a cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Or, you know, all three. Q: What is the number one item on your birthday wish list? A: This is going to sound weird, but either a goat or an irrigation pump. Not for me. But organizations like Heifer International allow you to donate items like animals, sustainable farming supplies, and basic needs equipment, to help developing communities. This has been sort of a focus for me since I was a kid. Last year, my roommates donated a beehive in my name. It was awesome. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Buggy software. There’s just no excuse. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: Ishmael by Barbara Hambly. It’s the ultimate data mashup between two television shows that she clearly loved as a kid – Star Trek: TOS (set in space in the 23rd century) and Here Come […]

Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell

Posted September 22, 2015 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell

I’m pretty sure anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge geek/nerd/whatever you want to call it. I grew up going to Star Trek conventions, I can probably quote more Sci-Fi related stuff then I can quote the stuff I learned in college, heck I actually have the phrase “Live long and prosper” on my wall in my entryway, it’s literally the first thing you see when you walk in my house. So needless to say, this book appealed to me right off the bat. Plus I thought this book had a really cool cover, I don’t know why I like the cover, I just totally did. So the book follows two people, two people who used to be childhood friends, and then life happened. Our heroine, Charlie, was always awkward in school, but she had her one true friend Daniel, and then Daniel had some hard life events and kind of turned on Charlie by the time they were in junior high and high school. So for Charlie seeing Daniel again as an adult is really just bringing up all the traumatic memories from being an awkward teenage girl. Plus it doesn’t help that when they sit down together with a group of friends Daniel tells just about the worst story ever, only humiliated Charlie in the process. So as a character I liked Charlie well enough, she awkward, and all about comfort, she relies on her statistics to get her through situations. She had a great group […]